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Top 10 Secret Fears Of New Franchise Owners - What To Know Before You Buy. - What keeps would-be franchise owners up at night? Many put up a brave front, but beneath the enthusiasm to buy into a proven system often lurks deep-seated fears. ... [more] 27 Mar, 2015
Global Brew opening first franchise. - Global Brew Tap House, a craft beer-oriented bar that grew up in Illinois, is set to open its first franchise in Rock Hill this summer. ... [more] 25 Mar, 2015
5 Key Franchise Ownership Trends in 2015. - On the heels of the annual International Franchise Association (IFA) Annual Convention, here are my “5 for 15” trends impacting the franchising world this year... [more] 25 Mar, 2015
Why this local business owner changed her tune to franchising. - Just a few years ago, Laura Novak never thought she would become a franchisor; she figured her business would only grow on the corporate level. ... [more] 25 Mar, 2015
FASTSIGNS Recognized for 10 Years of Outstanding Franchisee Satisfaction. - Demonstrating reliable performance through 10 consistent years of annual placement in Franchise Business Review’s (FBR) Top Franchises list, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. has been named one of the... [more] 25 Mar, 2015
Meineke Car Care Center Puts its Foot on the Gas with Incentive Programs to Drive Expansion. - Meineke Car Care Center is poised for paralleled growth as consumers place a greater focus on preventive maintenance and entrepreneurs seek franchising opportunities within the industry. ... [more] 25 Mar, 2015
Quiznos CEO aims to build trust with franchisees. - Doug Pendergast joined Quiznos as president and CEO in January, with a number of challenges to address. ... [more] 24 Mar, 2015
The Melting Pot creates financing program for franchisees. - The Melting Pot has developed a solution to the common problem of franchisee retirements: Put up nearly all the money to help general managers purchase those locations. ... [more] 23 Mar, 2015


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In memoriam: Robert Riding. - Robert Riding, founder and publisher of Franchise World magazine, has died following a short illness, aged 83. ... [more] 27 Mar, 2015
Papa John’s sees franchise take-up in Scotland. - Papa John’s has announced expansion in Scotland with the addition of new franchisee Waleed Saleem who has taken over its Ayr outlet. ... [more] 25 Mar, 2015


McDonald's launches bizarre Big Mac fashion line. - Swedish fast-food fans can now wear their beef-based sentiments on their sleeves with a series of Big Mac fashion outfits and lifestyle accessories. ... [more] 26 Mar, 2015
Vodafone’s franchise network reaches 100 units. - The franchise store network of telecom operator Vodafone Romania has surpassed 100 units, located across 66 cities in 36 counties. ... [more] 24 Mar, 2015


Franchising on a budget. - To franchise with R800 000 or to not? This was a question that Moneyweb was asked by an aspirant franchisee looking to get into the food and hospitality sectors. ... [more] 23 Mar, 2015


$500,000 fine for cleaning franchisor. - A cleaning franchise now in liquidation has just been fined $500,000 for contravening Australian Consumer Law. ... [more] 26 Mar, 2015
Franchisee falls into administration. - Following the closure of Fairfax’s sparkling new print site in Tullamarine the Kwik Kopy franchisee in the same suburb is also about to close its doors, entering voluntary administration on Friday. ... [more] 24 Mar, 2015
What are Red Rooster and SumoSalad up to? - SumoSalad, and Red Rooster have announced a new partnership that will see SumoSalads served in Red Rooster restaurants across the country. ... [more] 23 Mar, 2015


New conference for franchise support professionals. - Helping franchise operations professionals improve performance is the focus of the first Franchise Operations Conference being held in Melbourne in May. ... [more] 25 Mar, 2015
Onerahi post office closing. - The post office in Onerahi is to close in April as part of New Zealand Post's shift towards franchisees; a move that will also see offices at Paihia and Kawakawa closing as soon as suitable outlets are found. ... [more] 25 Mar, 2015
Workshops offer unique learning opportunities for franchisors. - Five educational workshops to be held in Auckland in May will give New Zealand franchisors an opportunity to learn the latest in franchise management best practice, so they can be even more effective in... [more] 23 Mar, 2015


Steak 'n Shake to Open 15 Locations in Pakistan. - Steak 'n Shake­, the pioneer of the premium burger segment in the restaurant industry, announced today that Steak 'n Shake will open 15 new locations in Pakistan. ... [more] 27 Mar, 2015
Jollibee expands global footprint. - Homegrown fast food chain Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) is looking to open stores in new markets beginning this year as part of its global expansion program. ... [more] 24 Mar, 2015
The Melting Pot Expands Abroad with First Restaurant Outside North America. - The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. announced today its first restaurant outside of North America has opened in Jakarta, Indonesia. ... [more] 23 Mar, 2015


Russo's Signs Sixth Franchise Deal in UAE. - On the heels of its fifth signed agreement to bring Russo’s New York Pizzeria to the United Arab Emirates, the well-known, Houston-based Italian restaurant and brand is now announcing its sixth signed... [more] 27 Mar, 2015
World Franchise Forum and Expo in Dubai expands space to accommodate more brands. - The 7th World Franchise Forum and Expo in Dubai has created additional space at the venue to accommodate higher demand from franchise brands, an indication of the growing interest in franchising in... [more] 24 Mar, 2015
Asteco franchise expands into Bahrain. - Asteco, the Middle East's largest independent full service real estate company has added its first GCC franchise outside of the Emirates, in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the third Dubai franchise to its growing... [more] 23 Mar, 2015


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