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U.S. Franchised Units

23802

U.S. Corporate Units

0

Total Number of Units

23802

Transfer Rate

Why is the System Transfer Rate important?

The System Transfer Rate represents all franchise unit transfers relative to the total number of franchise units. A lower transfer rate and lower overall transfers indicates a more robust and stable franchise system.

Rate (%) Number of Transfers (#)
2016 5.5% 1,412
2017 5.3% 1,323
2018 6.0% 1,403
3-year 16.7% 4,138
Growth Rate

Why is the Growth Rate important?

The Growth Rate is the percentage change of total franchise units from one year to the next. A higher Growth Rate signifies an expanding franchise system.


Rate (%) Number of Openings (#)
2016 -1.3% 703
2017 -3.2% 527
2018 -4.3% 473
3-year -2.9% 1,703
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Exit Rate

Why is the Exit Rate important?

The Exit Rate represents the percentage of closures and terminations that happened in a given year. A higher Exit Rate is a negative indicator and should be investigated further in order to understand if there are any potential issues with the system as a whole.

Rate (%) Number of Closures & Transfers (#)
2016 5.2% 1,004
2017 5.0% 1,340
2018 5.6% 1,494
3-year 5.3% 3,838