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For those looking for great franchising opportunities at home, Franchise-UK can show the incredible amount of opportunity out there and keep you informed of top franchise news. But, for those wanting to know the global situation for franchises, there are a lot of exciting trends happening that could soon be making waves all around. From menu revisions to exciting new cuisine, there are some franchises booming that could soon make their way to the UK, while renewed optimism in franchises in the US can only strengthen future international opportunities.

McDonalds Goes Back to Basics

McDonalds remains one of the globe’s most recognized brands. With stores popping up all over earth, those golden arches are the international symbol for incredibly successful franchising opportunities. Aside from setting the standard for success when it comes to franchising, McDonalds’ policies and menu choices also have a huge affect on fast food across the globe.

So, it should be of interest to anyone considering breaking into this industry that a stripped down menu could be in the very near future, as reported by Reuters. The new CEO, Steve Easterbrook, was responsible for shaping a menu refocused on the old classics, burgers and fries, in the UK. Now with his new position, franchisees everywhere are calling for the same reforms to their menu items. From wraps to complicated espresso drinks, franchisees are blaming the wide McDonalds menu for slow service and other problems.

Middle Eastern Restaurant Chain Expanding Abroad

In other fascinating franchise news from abroad, Reem Al Bawadi middle eastern restaurant is making plans to expand further in the region with their offers of franchises at the Dubai World Trade Center Gulfood 2015. The flagship store in Dubai reportedly serves more than 100,000 customers a month, and the owners are eager to take this success further in the emirates and also look to potential franchise growth outside of the Middle East. If their Dubai numbers are any indication of the potential popularity, franchisees in other countries might soon be looking to give their locals a taste of this exotic franchise.

Franchise Sector Continues to Grow In The US

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that, “Job growth in the franchise sector has outpaced growth in the overall economy in the last four years.” Although there are some potential challenges ahead for franchisees in 2015, for the most part franchises in the US are continuing to expand, providing jobs and growing businesses that could soon become available internationally.

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