At McDonald's despair, at Chipotle arrogance.
yahoo.com - Set aside for a moment the quarterly numbers for McDonald's and Chipotle. What immediately stands out when you do is the tone, and it speaks to what is becoming, ever more clearly, an undeniable shift in... [more] 23 Oct, 2014
Edible Arrangements adds new franchise revenue channels.
retail-business-review.com - Edible Arrangements, the world's largest franchisor of stores offering fresh-cut fruit arrangements and other fruit products, is expanding into two exciting new markets: military bases and universities. ... [more] 23 Oct, 2014
IFA Educational Foundation Launches Young Entrepreneurs in Franchising Global Competition.
franchise.org - The IFA’s Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Young Entrepreneurs In Franchising Global Competition, a contest targeting students and young entrepreneurs around the world. ... [more] 22 Oct, 2014
The Pizza Press Announces Launch of its National Franchise Program.
prweb.com - The Pizza Press, a fast casual, build-your-own pizza restaurant, is announcing the launch of its comprehensive national franchise program in partnership with Franchise Dynamics. ... [more] 22 Oct, 2014
McDonald's Reports Third Quarter Declines.
qsrmagazine.com - McDonald's Corporation announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014, reflecting lower revenues, operating income and earnings per share. ... [more] 21 Oct, 2014
Unishippers Sells 10th National Franchise, Continues Strategic Development.
businesswire.com - With more than 290 franchise locations across the nation, Unishippers recently sold the company’s 10th National franchise. ... [more] 21 Oct, 2014
McDonald's Franchisees Say The Company Is Bankrupting Them.
businessinsider.com.au - McDonald’s franchisees are furious that the company’s aggressive promotions and costly restaurant upgrades are squeezing their profits, according to a new survey. ... [more] 21 Oct, 2014
The Melting Pot Targets Portland, Maine for Franchise Expansion.
prnewswire.com - The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. announced today that it is actively seeking franchisees on the East Coast to bring its interactive dining experience to Portland, Maine, naming the city as a target for... [more] 20 Oct, 2014
Planet Fitness Announces Company's First International Expansion into Canada.
prnewswire.com - Planet Fitness, the inventor of low-cost, high-value, judgement-free health clubs, is set to open its first international location in December at the Galleria Mall in Toronto, Ontario. ... [more] 22 Oct, 2014
Burger King hunting for B.C. retail sites.
biv.com - Redberry Franchising Corp., the operator of Burger King Canada, has engaged Cushman & Wakefield’s retail and franchise team to help the company find sites for outlet expansion. ... [more] 21 Oct, 2014
UNITED KINGDOM / IRELAND
Project Pie, Former Hakkasan CEO Niall Howard to Develop 60 Restaurants in UK and Ireland.
businesswire.com - Project Pie will add 60 locations in the United Kingdom and Ireland following a new master agreement with The Canavan Co. UK Ltd., in partnership with former Hakkasan CEO Niall Howard... [more] 17 Oct, 2014
Pie Face quietly closes up New York shops.
smartcompany.com.au - Australian fast food franchise Pie Face has quietly closed six of its seven stores in New York City. ... [more] 23 Oct 2014
New theatre franchise heading to Australia.
franchise.net.au - The Razzamataz Theatre Schools franchise based in the UK is looking at the Australian market for expansion. ... [more] 22 Oct 2014
Top Snap under new ownership.
franchise.net.au - German-born Ralf Barschow is the new owner, franchisor and CEO of property photography franchise, Top Snap International. ... [more] 21 Oct 2014
Local ‘hubby’ claims top franchisee award.
redlandcitybulletin.com.au - Tony Eathorne may just be Victoria Point's handiest man after claiming the top prize at the recent Hire A Hubby Franchisee of the Year awards. Tony picked up the Queensland award reserved for a multi-... [more] 21 Oct 2014
Pizza wars, rebrands and customer loyalty on the menu at Franchise Marketing Forum.
franchise.co.nz - Case studies on how to manage the largest franchise rebranding program in the last decade, as well as how to survive pizza price wars will be featured highlights of this year’s Franchise Marketing Forum... [more] 20 Oct 2014
KFC sales plump Restaurant Brands profit forecast.
nzherald.co.nz - Restaurant Brands New Zealand, the nation's largest fast food operator, raised its annual profit forecast as it benefits from lower input costs, higher sales and restructuring of stores. ... [more] 23 Oct 2014
Mercedes-Benz collusion case has lessons for NZ franchisors and franchisees.
franchise.co.nz - A recent UK case saw Mercedes-Benz as franchisor and five of its dealers (franchisees) fined over £2.8 million for infringing UK competition law. ... [more] 22 Oct 2014
Guy Fawkes a boom for Hell Pizza.
stuff.co.nz - Hell Pizza is becoming a fireworks retailer. The company, known for its offbeat marketing campaigns, announced today it would be selling fireworks over the Guy Fawkes period - including with home delivery. ... [more] 22 Oct 2014
ASIA / PACIFIC
TGP receives AFFI awards for franchising excellence.
yahoo.com - For the second consecutive year, the country’s largest drugstore chain, The Generics Pharmacy (TGP), received major awards for franchising excellence from the Association of Filipino Franchisers, Inc. (AFFI)... [more] 23 Oct 2014
Krispy Kreme Takes Its Doughnuts To Powai.
franchiseindia.com - Established in 1937, American doughnut brand Krispy Kreme opened its outlet at Hiranandani Gardens in Powai, Mumbai. ... [more] 21 Oct 2014
Over 300 brands at Franchising & Licensing Asia 2014.
asiaone.com - Entrepreneurs and prospective franchisees met face to face with representatives of international brand concepts for 3 days during the 9th annual Franchising & Licensing Asia (FLAsia). ... [more] 20 Oct 2014
CIMB Private Equity Invests In 7-Eleven Franchise In Indonesia.
bernama.com.my - CIMB Private Equity has acquired a minority stake in PT Modern Internasional Tbk (MDRN), the listed retail operator and owner of the 7-Eleven convenience store franchise in Indonesia. ... [more] 20 Oct 2014
Cold Stone's Middle East franchisee recognized for branding efforts.
qsrweb.com - Cold Stone Creamery's Master Franchisee for the Middle East region, Apparel FZCO, has been awarded the Superbrands Award for Excellence in Branding for 2014. ... [more] 20 Oct 2014
Auntie Anne's Plants Its Flag in Aruba and Israel.
qsrmagazine.com - Auntie Anne's Pretzels has marked its entry into two new countries with recently opened locations in Reina Beatrix Airport in Aruba and Gold Mall in Rishon LeZion, Israel. ... [more] 20 Oct 2014