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Labor Law Experts React to NLRB Determining McDonald's Is a Joint Employer.
bluemaumau.org - Labor law experts from around the country reacted to a determination yesterday by the National Labor Relations Board General Counsel that McDonald’s is a “joint employer”—despite the company’s... [more] 30 Jul, 2014
Wireless Zone Launches New Website for Franchise Development.
prweb.com - Nation’s largest Verizon Wireless franchise retailer launches new website that highlights Wireless Zone’s franchise process and development opportunities. ... [more] 30 Jul, 2014
Maui Wowi Hires Franchise Business Manager.
qsrmagazine.com - Maui Wowi Hawaiian has hired a franchise business manager with more than 25 years of experience in the food and beverage industry to join the team at the franchise company’s Colorado headquarters. ... [more] 30 Jul, 2014
McDonald’s Told It Has Responsibility Over Store Workers.
bloomberg.com - The National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel determined that McDonald’s Corp. has joint responsibility with restaurant owners over how employees are treated, a decision that shakes up the... [more] 29 Jul, 2014
Del Taco Offers Incentives for New Multiunit Franchisees.
qsrmagazine.com - Del Taco, a leader in the Mexican quick-service restaurant category, announced its new franchise development incentive programs for 2014, its 50th anniversary year. ... [more] 29 Jul, 2014
MassageLuXe Franchise Announces 2014 Expansion.
prnewswire.com - MassageLuXe was created by Todd Beckman, a man who had the drive and the ability to see that he could bring his idea of pure relaxation, stress reduction, and massage therapies to average income levels. ... [more] 29 Jul, 2014
Jamba launching franchise recruiting campaign.
fastcasual.com - Jamba Inc. today announced the launch of a new franchise recruiting campaign focused on single store development in existing and new domestic markets. ... [more] 28 Jul, 2014

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CANADA


Yogurty's First Major Expansion in Western Canada.
marketwired.com - Recently opened in Ottawa and Montreal, the Yogurty's franchise continues to flourish with eight new stores in Alberta. ... [more] 30 Jul, 2014

UNITED KINGDOM / IRELAND


Window cleaning business becomes “first of its kind” to join BFA.
startups.co.uk - Window cleaning firm Harvard Window Cleaning has launched as a franchise operation with accreditation from the British Franchise Association (bfa); the “first business of its kind” to receive bfa membership. ... [more] 29 Jul, 2014
Mothercare drops 6% as it loses both US bidder and finance director.
theguardian.com - Mothercare is under pressure after US predator Destination Maternity dropped its proposed offer and the departure of its finance director to Debenhams. ... [more] 28 Jul, 2014

EUROPE


Not lovin' it in Russia: McDonald's, Wendy's in Kremlin's cross hairs.
latimes.com - Two of the US' biggest burger chains have become the latest targets of Kremlin wrath, with McDonald's fast-food offerings under the political microscope for alleged impurities and Wendy's driven out of Russia... [more] 28 Jul, 2014

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AUSTRALIA


Zambrero expands overseas, announces plans for local market.
franchise.net.au - Australian-based Mexican food franchise, Zambrero will open its first overseas outlet in Bangkok, Thailand on 31 July, and there are plans to open additional sites across the world, as well as locally. ... [more] 30 Jul, 2014
Unfair contracts legislation to be extended to include franchising.
smartcompany.com.au - Public submissions into the proposed extension of unfair contracts legislation to small business, including franchises, close on August 1. ... [more] 29 Jul, 2014
Former Gloria Jean’s franchisee pays overseas worker $2000 in compensation.
franchise.net.au - Senan Pty Ltd, the former operator of a Gloria Jean’s franchise in Sydney’s Kings Cross, has paid $2000 compensation to a casual employee who was dismissed after she queried her pay rate. ... [more] 29 Jul, 2014


NEW ZEALAND


Burger King NZ losses grow.
nzherald.co.nz - Blackstone Group's Burger King chain in New Zealand widened its loss in 2013 as rising sales were offset by higher costs for raw materials and consumables, and increased property and consultancy... [more] 28 Jul, 2014
The heat is on for Jamaica Blue chefs.
franchise.co.nz - Six of the most promising professional cooks from across Australia and New Zealand will compete for the coveted title of 2014 Jamaica Blue Golden Cuisine Champion this week. ... [more] 28 Jul, 2014

ASIA / PACIFIC


Lord of the Fries to enter India.
franchise.net.au - Vegetarian fast food franchise, Lord of the Fries has signed an agreement that will see it open 50 stores in India within the next 10 years, if not earlier. ... [more] 30 Jul, 2014
Super K eyes franchising for growth.
bangkokpost.com - Napa Development Co, the operator of Super K fashion outlets, is stepping up its business expansion by offering franchise rights to interested investors. ... [more] 28 Jul, 2014

MIDDLE EAST


Fatburger Plants Its Flag in Qatar.
qsrmagazine.com - Fatburger, the Hollywood burger brand, opened its first location in Doha, Qatar, in The Pearl, a tourist and recreational destination. ... [more] 1 Aug, 2014
FreshBerry opens 20th location in Saudi Arabia.
fastcasual.com - Tulsa, Okla.-based FreshBerry Frozen Yogurt has opened its 20th store in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with franchise partner United Food Company. ... [more] 29 Jul, 2014

ELSEWHERE


Charleys Philly Steaks Expands in Bahamas, Russia.
qsrmagazine.com - Charleys Philly Steaks is expanding its international footprint with store openings in the Bahamas and Russia. ... [more] 30 Jul, 2014
Cold Stone Creamery Expands Into Kenya.
prnewswire.com - The Cold Stone Creamery brand continues to pave its way internationally with its newest locations in Kenya. ... [more] 29 Jul, 2014
Orkin Establishes Franchise in Quito, Ecuador.
prnewswire.com - Rollins Inc., a global consumer services company, announced today that the company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Orkin, established a franchise in Quito, Ecuador. ... [more] 28 Jul, 2014

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