Franchisees Aim to Prove DirectBuy Breached Its Contract.
bluemaumau.org - A judge has ruled that breach of contract claims against DirectBuy can move forward to determine if the members-only buying club overcharged franchisees for advertising and marketing... [more] 9 Dec, 2013
NPC buys 53 Wendy's restaurants for $30.4 million.
msn.com - Restaurant franchisee NPC International Inc. said Monday that it has completed the acquisition of 53 Wendy's restaurants for $30.4 million. ... [more] 9 Dec, 2013
Franchise Jobs in October 2013 vs 2012 Outgrowing Private Sector.
bluemaumau.org - Hirings among businesses that are small businesses or franchised continue to outpace private sector recruiting not only for October but for the past year. ... [more] 7 Dec, 2013
IFA Responds to Protests at Quick Service Franchise Restaurants.
franchise.org - IFA President & CEO Steve Caldeira released the following statement responding to protests at quick service franchise restaurants organized by labor unions and led by the Service Employees International Union... [more] 5 Dec, 2013
Quiznos Tries Again to Restructure Debt.
wsj.com - Quiznos is trying to restructure its debt for the second time in two years as the once-booming sandwich chain continues to falter. ... [more] 5 Dec, 2013
Corner Bakery inks new deals with existing franchisees.
fastcasual.com - Corner Bakery Cafe announced today the company has signed three additional multi-unit restaurant development agreements with existing franchise partners to introduce the signature bakery cafe to... [more] 5 Dec, 2013
Survey Shows Mandating a Minimum Wage Increase Will Hurt Employees and the Economy.
franchise.org - Research released today from the International Franchise Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce highlights the unintended consequences of raising the minimum wage... [more] 5 Dec, 2013
Thomas Franchise Solutions Opens Canada Office.
prweb.com - Thomas Franchise Solutions, the leading coaching and investment firm for franchisors, has announced that Jim Gormley of The Franchise X-Perts will lead its Canadian office. ... [more] 5 Dec, 2013
Home Instead Senior Care Opens 1,000th Franchise Location.
prnewswire.com - Home Instead Senior Care has reached a milestone in its 19-year history with the opening of its 1,000th franchise location - in Niagara Falls, Canada. ... [more] 4 Dec, 2013
UNITED KINGDOM / IRELAND
Domino's Pizza drops on surprise resignation of chief executive.
theguardian.com - Domino's Pizza has dropped more than 5% after the surprise departure of its chief executive, its second top manager to resign in the last few months. ... [more] 6 Dec, 2013
New directors spur more growth at GreenThumb franchise.
thefranchisemagazine.net - GreenThumb has appointed two new directors to the board as it prepares to take on its 500,000th customer in the next few months. ... [more] 5 Dec, 2013
Vodafone Romania launches store franchise program.
balkans.com - Telecom operator Vodafone Romania has announced the start of its store franchise program, for entrepreneurs who are considering entering the mobile communications business. ... [more] 4 Dec, 2013
Scooters targets SA’s middle class.
iol.co.za - Scooters Pizza had identified growth opportunities in the middle-class market and, unlike its main competitor Debonairs, which aggressively services low-income earners, it planned to open more restaurants in... [more] 10 Dec, 2013
Swimart launches dedicated mobile franchise network.
franchise.net.au - Australasian pool and spa group Swimart is launching a mobile franchise network – a move it describes as a logical next step for the business. And initially the franchise group will focus on... [more] 10 Dec, 2013
Cafe2U's 150th Australian franchise launched.
franchise.net.au - Australian-born Cafe2U has reached a significant milestone, having just reached its 150th Australian franchise with the launch of the Hallam, Melbourne operation. ... [more] 10 Dec, 2013
Harvey Norman franchisees fined for misleading consumers.
franchise.net.au - Four franchisees in the Harvey Norman network have fallen foul of consumer law and the Federal Court has ordered them to pay a total of $116,000 in civil pecuniary penalties. ... [more] 9 Dec, 2013
Fastway delivers story of hope for Starship.
franchise.co.nz - Fastway Couriers Auckland has lent its support to the Starship Foundation for the launch of i dream, the second book from a young inspirational author from Auckland called Muskan Devta. ... [more] 6 Dec, 2013
Hunt on for new Nando's owner.
nzherald.co.nz - Receivers of master franchise holder, called in by Heartland Bank, are working to prepare company for sale. ... [more] 4 Dec, 2013
ASIA / PACIFIC
INDIA - Control of Papa John’s India franchisee changes hands.
bizjournals.com - Papa John’s International Inc.’s franchisee in India has sold its majority interest to another company, the Louisville-based pizza chain announced late Monday. ... [more] 9 Dec, 2013
MACAU - Jardine buys KFC franchise here.
macaubusinessdaily.com - Jardine Restaurant Group says it wants to expand the business of fast-food chain KFC, after buying the franchise for Macau and Hong Kong from Yum! Brands Inc. ... [more] 6 Dec, 2013
INDIA - Subway marks India opening with sandwich charity auction.
qsrweb.com - To celebrate the opening of a new Subway restaurant in Hari Nagar, West Delhi, India, a Subway sandwich was auctioned for charity, generating Rs 51,000 (about $827 U.S.). ... [more] 5 Dec, 2013
PHILIPPINES - Cebu food outlet open for franchising.
inquirer.net - Two years after its birth, home-grown burger and comfort food brand Buddies Burger will start offering franchises by January. ... [more] 4 Dec, 2013
Wasabi Warriors to head to Dubai in 2014.
franchise.net.au - Pacific Retail's Wasabi Warrior brand will be expanding internationally next year with an outlet opening in Dubai and at home the chain will continue to grow across the metro areas of Sydney and Perth. ... [more] 5 Dec, 2013
Hard Rock International Prevails in Landmark Termination Case Against Mexican Hard Rock Cafe Franchisee.
prnewswire.com - Hard Rock International has terminated its franchise relationship with Operadora DB Mexico, S.A. de C.V., Hard Rock Cafe franchisee in Mexico, after several years of disputes relating to non-compliance with... [more] 9 Dec, 2013
Chanticleer Holdings Expands Hooters Franchise Agreement in Brazil.
marketwired.com - Chanticleer Holdings, Inc., a franchisee of international Hooters restaurants, today announced the expansion of its Hooters franchise agreement. ... [more] 4 Dec, 2013