Using Franchise Specific General Contractors
There has been debate among retail chains and franchises if there is an advantage to using a national G.C. to grow their business with or rely on local contractors as they go.
Most business operators have found that by using a General Contractor that is familiar with their look, product, and processes they are able to turn over their locations much quicker and more efficiently. They also find advantages with brand protection and reliability.
Once a relationship has been built with one contractor you can rely on them to meet your expansion needs. Trying different contractors from state to state or regionally can cost time, money, and there will be a learning curve that has already been taught to the national company.
If a company is looking for national expansion they should find a general contractor that can partner with them as they grow.