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Franchisee rights bill passes state Senate, heads to governor's desk.
latimes.com - Legislation to give small franchise owners protections against fast-food giants, convenience store chains and other corporations headed to the governor's desk Thursday after winning a difficult vote in the... [more] 21 Aug, 2014
IFA launches ad campaign highlighting agenda behind Seattle minimum wage law.
franchise.org - The IFA today launched an ad campaign to inform Seattle residents about the Service Employees International Union’s (SEIU) well-planned, strategic attack on independently-owned, small business franchisees... [more] 20 Aug, 2014
Original Soupman Signs First Veteran Soupmobile Franchisee.
qsrmagazine.com - Soupman Inc., the parent company of The Original Soupman, announced its first veteran Soupmobile franchisee, Sergeant Daniel Gilyeat from Kansas City, Kansas. ... [more] 20 Aug, 2014
Dental Fix RX Awards Its 150th Franchise.
prweb.com - Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair franchisor, announced it has awarded its 150th franchise, a Cleveland mobile repair unit, which is one of 11 agreements in Ohio alone. ... [more] 20 Aug, 2014
Pieology Pizzeria Names First Vice President of Marketing.
qsrmagazine.com - Pieology Pizzeria expanded its leadership team to include Debbie Porter, its first vice president of marketing. ... [more] 20 Aug, 2014
Snap-on Franchisee Conference Introduces Latest Innovations.
prnewswire.com - The Snap-on Tools Franchisee Conference (SFC), held in Orlando, Florida, played host to more than 8,000 registered attendees this past weekend; including principals representing more than 3,000... [more] 20 Aug, 2014

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CANADA


B.C. restaurateur Frank Di Benedetto adds 28-location chain to holdings.
vancouversun.com - B.C. restaurateur Frank Di Benedetto, owner of the Ricky’s All Day Grill chain and Fatburger franchisor for Canada, has bought ABC Country Restaurants, a 28-location chain in B.C. and Alberta. ... [more] 18 Aug, 2014

UNITED KINGDOM / IRELAND


Right at Home U.K. Recognized by BFA as Emerging Franchisor of the Year.
prweb.com - Right at Home U.K. is pleased to announce they have received the British Franchise Association’s (BFA) Emerging Franchisor of the Year award. ... [more] 21 Aug, 2014

EUROPE


Russia to McDonald's: We're closing it.
latimes.com - Russia ordered the closure of four McDonald’s restaurants in Moscow on Wednesday after government health inspectors declared the U.S.-based fast food chain was serving contaminated products. ... [more] 20 Aug, 2014
Burger King muses second try in Romania.
business-review.eu - US fast-food restaurant chain Burger King, which operates more than 13,500 restaurants worldwide, will send a delegation to Bucharest this autumn to analyse the potential of a reentry on the Romanian... [more] 18 Aug, 2014
Bakker Bart sued by over 50 franchise owners.
nltimes.nl - The class action lawsuit brought by franchisees against Bakker Bart headquarters continued in a court in Arnhem, where the popular sandwich chain is facing accusations of excessive greed by more then 50 of... [more] 18 Aug, 2014

SOUTH AFRICA



AUSTRALIA


Retail franchise underpays staff for a second time.
franchise.net.au - Daiso (Australia) the local arm of Japanese retail franchise, Daiso has entered into an Enforceable Undertaking with Fair Work. ... [more] 22 Aug, 2014
Narellan Pools takes on west coast.
franchise.net.au - Pool building franchise, Narellan Pools has made its foray into the Western Australian market. ... [more] 21 Aug, 2014
New marketing manager at Baskin-Robbins.
franchise.net.au - Ice cream franchise, Baskin-Robbins has appointed Geraldine Van Der Merwe as its new national marketing manager, replacing Julian Casa. ... [more] 20 Aug, 2014
Noodle Box back in Tasmania after franchisee exit.
franchise.net.au - Stir fried noodle chain Noodle Box has stepped in and re-opened its Tasmanian outlets following the departure of the company’s franchisee for the region. ... [more] 18 Aug, 2014


NEW ZEALAND


Teen quits job after boss tells her not to say 'kia ora'.
nzherald.co.nz - Monet-Mei Clarke, 17, resigned from the KiwiYo frozen yoghurt store on Cameron St this week because she was uncomfortable over franchise owner Margaret Lang instructing her not to say "kia ora"... [more] 22 Aug 2014
Two The Coffee Club Stores Go Head To Head in NZ Awards.
scoop.co.nz - The Coffee Club New Zealand has added to its long list of award nominations. Not one, but two of its Tauranga stores have been named as finalists in the prestigious 2014 Westpac NZ Franchise Awards ... [more] 19 Aug 2014

ASIA / PACIFIC


Sugarbun awards Sabah master franchise to Centuryin Group.
newsabahtimes.com.my - Sugarbun, a quick service restaurant, has awarded the master franchise for the whole of Sabah to the Centuryin Group, based in Sibu, Sarawak. ... [more] 22 Aug 2014
Hotel chains warm up to franchise model.
indiatimes.com - Two months ago, the management of the Tata Group's budget hotel brand Ginger set up a special six-member task force. It's been entrusted with plotting Ginger's rapid growth through franchising... [more] 21 Aug 2014
Trade Ministry to Adjust Provisions in Franchise Rules.
thejakartaglobe.com - Trade Minister M. Lutfi has announced that the government plans to loosen ministry regulations issued last year on business franchises and traditional markets in an effort to increase... [more] 19 Aug 2014

MIDDLE EAST



ELSEWHERE


FreshBerry expands in South America.
fastcasual.com - FreshBerry Frozen Yogurt Café announced plans to expand in South America. Kaled Mourad and his wife, Amani purchased the master franchise rights for Panama, Columbia, Peru, and Ecuador. ... [more] 19 Aug, 2014
Sub Zero Ice Cream to Attend the Latin American Franchise Expo.
prweb.com - Liquid nitrogen ice cream company Sub Zero Ice Cream will be attending the Latin American Franchise Expo while expanding the franchise into Latin America. ... [more] 19 Aug, 2014

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