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|Shuttered German Burger King restaurants to reopen this week.|
reuters.com - German Burger King restaurants that were shut down last month in a row between their operator and the U.S. fast food company will re-open this week, Burger King Germany said on Monday. ... [more] 15 Dec, 2014
Germany's biggest Burger King franchisee files for insolvency.
reuters.com - Germany's Yi-Ko Holding, formerly the biggest operator of Burger King restaurants in the country, has filed for insolvency, Yi-Ko's lawyers said, putting 3,000 jobs at risk. ... [more] 10 Dec, 2014
Burger King scraps contracts in Germany.
dw.de - Burger King has terminated its contracts with its biggest franchisee in Germany, Yi-Ko Holding, after reports of poor hygiene and working conditions emerged earlier this year. ... [more] 19 Nov, 2014
Freshii Sells First Franchise Deal For Germany.
qsrmagazine.com - Freshii, a leader in the healthful fast-casual segment, signed their first franchise in Germany. It will be expanding on its existing presence in Europe, which currently includes six units open in... [more] 29 Apr, 2014
Fransmart Europe now open in Germany.
fastcasual.com - Fransmart, the franchise development company, has signed a market partner in Germany to add an additional layer of support for European franchisees. ... [more] 27 Mar, 2014
FranNet Expands Into Germany, Eyes Further Global Growth.
prweb.com - The franchise consulting company recently purchased the assets of FranNet Germany and will use the acquisition as a springboard for extending its reach to other European countries throughout 2014 & 2015. ... [more] 13 Dec, 2013
McDonald's tests first German home delivery.
thelocal.de - The prayers of the hungover have finally come true - at least for the happy heavy drinkers of the west German city of Osnabrück, where one McDonald’s restaurant has road-tested the country's first delivery service. ... [more] 21 Nov, 2013
Selling pizza to the Germans proving tough for Domino's.
reuters.com - Can a British food chain with U.S. origins sell Italian pizza to the Germans? Domino's Pizza is sure it can, but two years after launching a drive for explosive growth across Germany, Britain's biggest pizza... [more] 25 Sep, 2013
Dunkin’ Donuts Brings Baskin-Robbins to Germany.
businessweek.com - Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. plans to bring its colorful Baskin-Robbins ice-cream cakes to Germany next year and open more Dunkin’ Donuts stores in Europe as it sees the region bouncing back from... [more] 2 Aug, 2013
Domino's Pizza profits eaten up in Germany.
bbc.co.uk - Domino's Pizza has warned that it will not be able deliver a profit at its new operation in Germany until 2016. ... [more] 30 Jul, 2013
Burger King franchisee acquires 90-plus restaurants in Germany.
qsrweb.com - Burger King announced the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary Burger King GmbH and its 91 company-owned restaurants in Germany to Yi-Ko Holding GmbH... [more] 3 May, 2013
Domino's wants larger slice of German market.
heraldscotland.com - Scotland's largest Domino's Pizza franchise is planning further growth in Germany after successfully opening its first European site. ... [more] 18 Oct, 2012
Dunkin' Donuts announces Germany expansion plans.
qsrweb.com - Dunkin' Donuts has announced that it has signed a franchisee agreement with local entrepreneurs Sadi Sanlav and Mo Rahimi to expand the brand's presence in Germany. ... [more] 23 Jul, 2012
Cafe2U Launches First Franchise in Germany.
prwire.com.au - Cafe2U, the world's largest mobile coffee franchise system, has announced that its first franchise in Germany will be launching on Monday 25th June 2012. ... [more] 22 Jun, 2012
Burger-Crowdsourcing At McDonald's Germany.
qsrmagazine.com - Every brand dreams of creating the next big social media sensation. McDonald's Germany successfully achieved that through its "My Burger" crowdsourcing campaign. ... [more] 25 Apr, 2012
Scottish franchisee to launch Domino’s in Germany.
startups.co.uk - Sean Geddes, who runs a chain of 11 Domino’s restaurants north of the border, will open a total of three outlets across the central European country before the end of the year. ... [more] 26 Mar, 2012
UK's Domino's Pizza eyes major German.
reuters.com - The fledgling German operation of Domino's Pizza UK & IRL Plc could grow to be twice as big as the UK business, incoming chief executive Lance Batchelor said Monday. ... [more] 28 Nov, 2011
Starbucks plans expansion in Germany.
reuters.com - U.S. coffee shop giant Starbucks Corp. plans major expansion in Germany, CEO Howard Schultz said in an interview with a German newspaper published on Thursday. ... [more] 22 Sep, 2011
Dominos Pizza acquires German franchisee.
sharecast.com - Domino’s Pizza has established a launch pad for rapid international expansion with the acquisition of 75% of the master franchisee for the pizza delivery group in Germany. ... [more] 27 Apr, 2011
Domino's goes to Deutschland.
franchise.net.au - Pizza franchise, Domino's, is entering the German market, with a new store in Berlin opening its doors this Saturday. ... [more] 4 Nov, 2010
Burger King Corp. Debuts New Energy Efficient Restaurant in Germany.
finance.yahoo.com - Burger King Corp. broke new ground for the BK® brand with the unveiling of its new energy efficient Burger King restaurant located in Waghäusel, Germany. ... [more] 14 Jun, 2010
Domino's Pizza to Enter Germany.
franchising.com - Domino's Pizza, the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, will enter Germany by completing a Master Franchise Agreement with the founder of Grand City Property Group and Grand City Hotels. ... [more] 6 May, 2010
Euromaster to Present Franchise Concept at Reifen.
tyrepress.com - Euromaster, has announced plans to present a “comprehensive insight” into its new franchise concept to potential partners at the Reifen 2010 exhibition in Essen, Germany in June. ... [more] 30 Apr, 2010
McDonald's, Franchisees In Germany Wage Dispute.
online.wsj.com - McDonald's Corp.'s German unit is engaged in a dispute with several franchise holders who accuse the world's largest hamburger chain of using aggressive tactics to try to force them out of their contracts. ... [more] 28 Jan, 2010
Personal Fitness Training & Nutrition Franchise: Cracking the Codes on Fitness & Franchising. Personal Training Institute (PTI), a unique fitness concept that provides personal fitness training and nutrition consultation to every client has moved slowly into franchising since its inception in 2000. .... [more]
3 Nov, 2008
Fast-food order accuracy rises with English-fluent hiring pool. If your next fast-food order at the drive-through has the right food in the right bag, you may have something surprising to thank: the bad economy. .... [more]
2 Nov, 2008
TUI will franchise new hotel brand. Germany's biggest package holiday company, TUI, said yesterday that it would establish a new hotel brand, Sensimar, and franchise the first three hotels in the chain in Greece and Turkey. .... [more]
6 Sep, 2008
Helen Doron Early English Franchise Phenomena Expanding Fast. The Helen Doron Educational Group proudly announced that their Master Franchise operation in Germany has just signed a milestone 100th Learning Centre agreement in Hamburg. .... [more]
11 Apr, 2008
New German Franchise Direct Web Site Launched. Franchise Direct, one of the world’s leading portals for franchise and business opportunities, is proud to announce the launch of its new, improved German web site (www.franchisedirekt.com) for the franchise industry. .... [more]
5 Feb, 2008
First Choice Business Brokers Breaks Into European Niche Market. Las Vegas franchise company plans offices in Germany and the UK to enlarge its network and make it attractive for European business owners and potential franchisees .... [more]
31 Jan, 2008
easyHotel to open 10 hotels across Germany. easyHotel.com is set to realise its plans of becoming one of Europe’s leading ‘super budget’ hotel operators with the signing of a Master Franchise Agreement with i.gen hotels, which will see them open 10 budget hotels across Germany over the next four years. .... [more]
18 Jun, 2007
Subway Franchisees Unhappy in Germany. The US sandwich chain Subway has ambitious plans for expansion in Germany. But its German franchise owners are unhappy with their side of the bargain. Many are struggling to keep their businesses afloat. .... [more]
19 Mar, 2007
O’Briens set to begin German expansion. O’Briens Sandwich Bars is to launch a new franchise in Germany next month. This follows recent openings of stores in Bahrain and China during the course of 2006. .... [more]
10 Feb, 2007
Build-A-Bear signs franchisee for Germany. Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. said late Friday that it signed Choose Germany A/S as a new international franchisee. .... [more]
29 Sep, 2006
Curves for Women Fitness Franchise Invades Germany. After sufficiently saturating the North American markets, Curves International
is now turning its guns on Europe. Already off to a fast start in
Ireland and Spain, it is now putting energy into Germany. .... [more]
26 Jan, 2006
Hooters restaurant chain dances its way into Germany. Hooters first restaurant in Germany opens for business Friday
and managers believe there will be a long line of both Germans from
area communities and Americans from nearby U.S. military bases coming
for the waitresses - and, ummm, the food. .... [more]
17 Nov, 2005
Adidas-Salomon aims to expand store network
in Russia. German sporting goods giant Adidas-Salomon AG plans
to open 30 own stores and between 20 and 30 franchising stores in
Russia and the CIS states in 2005. .... [more]
27 Dec, 2004
Ahlers targets Eastern Europe to open stores. Adolf Ahlers AG, the German clothing maker, has set up a subsidiary
in Poland as part of a wider expansion plan in Eastern Europe. ....
16 Oct, 2004
Subway ends fat Lady Liberty promotion in Germany. Sandwich chain Subway Restaurants on Monday said it was ending a promotion
at its German franchises that used an image of a fat Statue of Liberty.
2 Aug, 2004
Thrifty Car Rental Expands Presence in Germany. Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. today announced that Car & Fly GmbH,
the company's master franchisee for the Thrifty Car Rental brand in Germany, recently
opened a location serving Munich's airport. .... [more]
2 Feb, 2004
Small-Market Strategy Lets Customers Pour
In. Franchising is still a relatively new concept in Germany. But Cup
& Cino's unconventional approach has helped the coffeehouse franchise steadily
increase profit. .... [more]
20 Jan, 2004
Atlantic turns to Germany. Warsaw-based underwear producer and distributor Atlantic is looking to take its
first crack at the German market later this year. .... [more]
30 Jun, 2003
Starbucks will slowdown expansion in Germany. The company had initially planned for 1,500 new stores in Germany, now plans only
180 in the next four years. .... [more]
1 May, 2003
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