Age aint nothing but a chicken wing
A 92-year-old employee of McDonald’s was recently recognised as one of McDonald’s oldest employees. Goh Gwek Eng works at a McDonald’s store in Singapore and has ten children and 20 grandchildren.
Talk about a nugget of gold
A chicken nugget was once sold on eBay for $8 100. It resembled George Washington. Twenty-three people bid on the three-year-old nugget.
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Not playing around
McDonald’s sells around 1,5 billion toys worldwide – more than toymakers Hasbro or Mattel sell individually.
McDonald’s I’m Lovin’ It theme song is performed by Justin Timberlake, who made an estimated $6 million for the jingle. Timberlake wasn’t alone: In 2003, Pharrell Williams produced an I’m Lovin’ It EP that topped the charts in Belgium.
Usain seen nothing yet #I’mlovinit
Usain Bolt ate 1 000 chicken nuggets during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
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Lovin It Forever
If you’re living in Hong Kong and looking to get married at McDonald’s, you’re in luck. For $9 999 you can enjoy a ‘Love Forever’ party.
Gor-ge-ske on this
Donald Gorske holds the Guinness World Record for the most Big Macs consumed. He has had at least one Big Mac a day since 1972, totalling 26 000 Big Macs in his lifetime.
Which countries are missing out?
75 Countries still don’t have a McDonald’s. Even though McDonald’s has a strong global presence, North Korea, Bolivia and Iceland are among the countries that don’t have a McDonald’s.
Fun for the family
The world’s largest McDonald’s is in Orlando, Florida. It is 19 000 square feet and includes a bowling alley, arcade games and slides for children.
Get your daily dose
McDonald’s feeds around 1% of the world’s population every day.
McDonald’s sells 25% of its annual filet-o-fish burgers during lent.
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Minuteman Press International Climbs Franchise Direct 2018 Top 100 Global Franchises List
The Minuteman Press Franchise Jumps 34 Spots to #51 and is the First Printing and Signs Franchise Listed.
Minuteman Press International, the world’s leading design, printing, and marketing franchise, has earned their ranking on the Franchise Direct 2018 Top 100 Global Franchises list. The Franchise Direct rankings were generated using objective and measurable criteria including (but not limited to) system size, system revenue, stability and growth, franchise longevity, and best practices in the areas of franchise support and training. The Minuteman Press franchise was found to demonstrate these qualities.
“We are thrilled to once again be recognised by Franchise Direct as one of the top global franchises for 2018,” says Bob Titus, Minuteman Press International President & CEO. He adds, “This is especially rewarding because these franchise rankings take into account the longevity of our business model that has been tried, proven, and refined for over 40 years as well as the high level of ongoing franchise training and support we have provided to our owners since we started franchising in 1975.”
Titus concludes, “We wouldn’t be able to receive such high rankings without our owners and their dedication to our system. We are all passionate about what we do and to see our collective hard work be rewarded is a real privilege.”
As a top global franchise, Minuteman Press International offers key benefits of franchising to owners in addition to providing full training and ongoing local support. Because target customers are other businesses, Minuteman Press B2B franchises typically operate on a schedule during normal business hours. This enables Minuteman Press franchisees the opportunity to spend more quality time with their families.
Also, since many business owners use print in their operations and also seek out ways to market and grow their businesses, each Minuteman Press franchise offers a wide variety of products and services that meet the growing needs of today’s business professionals. This includes everything from print essentials, banners and signs to promotional products, full marketing and mailing campaigns.
In addition, Minuteman Press also offers a unique royalty incentive program to eligible owners that caps royalties above a monthly sales level. Visit www.minutemanpressfranchise.com for more information.
To learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and access over 80 testimonials and Minuteman Press franchise reviews, visit www.minutemanpressfranchise.com or call 1-800-645-3006.
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SA Fast Food Franchising On The Rise
Andre Beck, Sector Head: Fast Food and Restaurants at FNB Business, shares four key trends in franchising sector.
The fast food and quick service restaurant (QSR) sector continues to show steady growth on the back of what has been a tough economic climate in South Africa. With a contribution in access of 29%, QSR has by far the biggest share in franchising turnover.
According to the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA), the franchising market is worth R587 billion Rand, which is approximately 13.3% of the South African Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Andre Beck, Sector Head: Fast Food and Restaurants at FNB Business says, “Industry data shows that South Africa has seen more franchises opening fast food and restaurant outlets in spite of the floundering economy. This clearly paints a picture of a sector that is competitive and lucrative, and more importantly, it shows that the franchising has sustained appetite to grow further in the local economy.”
Beck shares four key trends in this sector:
1. Healthy food
Customers are mindful of what they consume more than before; they want to know which ingredients you have used to prepare their food. As a result, health centric franchise brands are penetrating the market.
2. Speed of delivery
Using technology to effectively serve customers; more fast food franchises have made it possible for customers to use mobile Apps and other digital tools to receive their orders quickly.
3. Free delivery
In this extremely busy environment, businesses have understood the power of bringing business to the customer’s doorstep step.
4. Month end peaks
A lot of consumers tend to visit food outlets during month ends to buy or eat with their families. This has become one of the most treasured habits for most families.
“Despite the intense competition for food franchising, this sector has exceptionally demonstrated that franchising remains one of the sectors that needs to be thoroughly explored to grow the economy and create job opportunities. As a bank, we continue to support businesses in this sector and firmly believe in their potential to flourish,” concludes Beck.
Despite the intense competition for food franchising, this sector has exceptionally demonstrated that franchising remains one of the sectors that needs to be thoroughly explored to grow the economy and create job opportunities. As a bank, we continue to support businesses in this sector and firmly believe in their potential to flourish,” concludes Beck.
FASA Launches Its 2018 Events To Renewed Optimism For Growth In The Franchise Sector
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With the economy showing a positive growth for the coming year and public and business sentiment on an all-time high, the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) is poised to spearhead initiatives and events that will nurture entrepreneurship, encourage small business development, add to skills growth and ultimately add much needed jobs to the economy.
The franchise sector has continued its growth trajectory despite the tough economic conditions of the past eight years, adding around 88 new franchise systems and 2 789 new outlets in 2017 – proving that franchising remains one of the soundest business formats, structured to withstand economic challenges. With a contribution of 13,3% to the country’s GDP through its 845 franchise systems, over 40 000 franchise outlets are giving direct employment to close to 400 000 people.
According to Vera Valasis, Executive Director of FASA, “the continued growth of new franchise concepts proves that franchising is the entrepreneurial heart of any economy – its growth might be temporarily curbed due to economic influences, but it remains the one business sector that is always innovating and has the highest success rate.”
Vera Valasis believes that on a global front, our changing world is opening up opportunities on the franchise horizon. “As spending patterns change, entrepreneurs will be looking at business sectors where there is an appetite for franchising and flourishing new industries will start to see the light. Niche markets are also offering one-of-a-kind franchises that give one the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a new franchise trend.”
With the country’s renewed energy and more positive outlook, both on the political and economy front and for those wanting to go the franchise route, whether as a prospective franchisee or as a developer of a new franchise concept, FASA has the following events and initiatives during 2018 which include:
- The FASA Franchise Manual, the official annual directory for the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA), is the ‘bible’ for the industry in South Africa. It lists all franchises but highlights in detail its accredited members and features practical articles – from how to evaluate a franchise to the legalities to setting up a franchise. Click here for your electronic copy of the 2018 manual
- FASA’s Awards for Excellence in Franchising, sponsored by Sanlam – the industry’s most prestigious accolades – takes place at a breakfast event at The Venue at Melrose Arch on Thursday 7th June 2018. FASA members can enter the Awards here. To book your seat to attend the Awards Event breakfast please email email@example.com – tickets are R290 excluding VAT per person
- FASA’s annual Convention, aimed at industry stakeholders as well as those wanting to franchise their business or purchase a franchise takes place at the Forum Campus in Bryanston on Thursday 28th June 2018. Convention. Delegates have access to attend no less than 50 lectures or presentations related to franchising. Click here to book your ticket to attend the convention. FASA members get a 50% reduction on the ticket price.
- As the economy recovers, FASA’s International Franchise Expo (IFE), taking place on Level 5, Entrance 22 and 25 of the Mall of Africa from the 29th June to the 1st July 2018 is where the who’s who of the franchising world will be on show to promote their brands and offer franchise and business opportunities. For more information visit IFE at http://ife.co.za/. Book your stand now – FASA members receive 35% discount on the cost of stands – click here http://ife.co.za/exhibitor-information/
The pubic are welcome to attend any of FASA’s events to learn more about the franchising business method. Members of FASA are given preferential rates to attend events. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 011 615 0359.
WIN WITH FASA
Win tickets to attend two important franchise events – the FASA annual convention and the Franchise Expo. Win 2 free tickets to attend the convention and International Franchise Expo valued at R6000.00
The tickets include:
- Free attendance at FASA’s Franchise Convention on Thursday 28th June for two people where you will have access to over 50 lectures/presentations on the day and find out everything about franchising from the experts
- Two Free entry tickets to attend the Franchise Expo at the Mall of Africa from the 29th June to the 1st July
- Two Free 2018 Franchise manuals.
HOW TO ENTER
Send an email suggesting why you would like to attend this year’s convention with the header “FASA Competition 2018 – Entrepreneur Magazine SA” to Giuli Osso at email@example.com.
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