"Fiscal cliff" debate held back franchise growth in December

01/17/2013 | FastCasual.com

The Franchise Business Index declined slightly in December as headlines were dominated by lawmakers' attempts to avert the "fiscal cliff." "Unfortunately, Washington's inability to address the fundamental challenges facing our economy ... is keeping existing and prospective investors on the sidelines, thereby preventing Main Street franchise owners from creating new jobs," IFA President and CEO Steve Caldeira said.

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