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Top 10 Secret Fears Of New Franchise Owners - What To Know Before You Buy.
forbes.com - What keeps would-be franchise owners up at night? Many put up a brave front, but beneath the enthusiasm to buy into a proven system often lurks deep-seated fears. ... [more] 27 Mar, 2015
Global Brew opening first franchise.
bizjournals.com - Global Brew Tap House, a craft beer-oriented bar that grew up in Illinois, is set to open its first franchise in Rock Hill this summer. ... [more] 25 Mar, 2015
5 Key Franchise Ownership Trends in 2015.
entrepreneur.com - On the heels of the annual International Franchise Association (IFA) Annual Convention, here are my “5 for 15” trends impacting the franchising world this year... [more] 25 Mar, 2015
Why this local business owner changed her tune to franchising.
bizjournals.com - Just a few years ago, Laura Novak never thought she would become a franchisor; she figured her business would only grow on the corporate level. ... [more] 25 Mar, 2015
FASTSIGNS Recognized for 10 Years of Outstanding Franchisee Satisfaction.
businesswire.com - Demonstrating reliable performance through 10 consistent years of annual placement in Franchise Business Review’s (FBR) Top Franchises list, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. has been named one of the... [more] 25 Mar, 2015
Meineke Car Care Center Puts its Foot on the Gas with Incentive Programs to Drive Expansion.
businesswire.com - Meineke Car Care Center is poised for paralleled growth as consumers place a greater focus on preventive maintenance and entrepreneurs seek franchising opportunities within the industry. ... [more] 25 Mar, 2015
Quiznos CEO aims to build trust with franchisees.
nrn.com - Doug Pendergast joined Quiznos as president and CEO in January, with a number of challenges to address. ... [more] 24 Mar, 2015
The Melting Pot creates financing program for franchisees.
nrn.com - The Melting Pot has developed a solution to the common problem of franchisee retirements: Put up nearly all the money to help general managers purchase those locations. ... [more] 23 Mar, 2015
Chick-fil-A and Papa John’s Ranked Best by Customers.
bluemaumau.org - Customers rank Papa John's and Chick-fil-A as having delivered the best customer experience among quick service restaurant brands in 2015, according to this year's annual survey of 10,000 consumers... [more] 21 Mar, 2015
Starbucks passes Subway in U.S. sales.
usatoday.com - Starbucks has passed Subway to become the No. 2 restaurant chain in U.S. sales — second only to McDonald's. ... [more] 20 Mar, 2015
Vets interested in business urged to consider franchises.
abqjournal.com - Veterans interested in starting their own businesses — especially those worried about high start-up costs — should consider the more than 3,000 franchise opportunities available. ... [more] 20 Mar, 2015
Right at Home Inks 400th Franchise Deal.
prweb.com - Right at Home, an international in-home care franchise, recently hit an important milestone, awarding its 400th franchise contract in the U.S. to entrepreneur Ben Aydin of Allentown, Pennsylvania. ... [more] 20 Mar, 2015
Zaxby’s Celebrates 25th Anniversary.
franchising.com - Zaxby’s, the "indescribably good" fast-casual restaurant chain, famous for its chicken fingers and wings, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. ... [more] 20 Mar, 2015
Franchise Tips From Sky Zone CEO.
foxbusiness.com - In this Salute to American Success, we’re taking a look at Sky Zone and CEO Jeff Platt, who was featured last year on “Undercover Boss”. ... [more] 20 Mar, 2015
Franchise Speaker Becomes Franchisor.
pr.com - Troy Hazard, one of the world’s most in demand franchise speakers, has become one of the founding shareholders of the American arm of the world’s largest pool and spa maintenance network, Poolwerx. ... [more] 19 Mar, 2015
McDonald's worker safety complaints challenge franchise protections.
businessinsurance.com - Health and safety complaints lodged against McDonald's Corp.-owned and franchised restaurants are the latest challenges to the longstanding business model employed by restaurant chains... [more] 19 Mar, 2015
Franchise owners to continue challenging Seattle wage law.
seattletimes.com - The International Franchise Association vowed Wednesday to keep fighting after a federal judge denied its request to temporarily block a part of Seattle’s minimum-wage law from taking effect April 1. ... [more] 18 Mar, 2015
Wendy's Big Franchisee Refuses Order to Remodel.
bluemaumau.org - Wendy's has asked DavCo, its fourth largest franchisee, to remodel its stores and implement a new point-of-sale system. If Davco continues to refuse the changes, Wendy's vows to terminate their franchise... [more] 18 Mar, 2015
Judge rejects franchises’ bid to stop part of Seattle minimum-wage law.
seattletimes.com - The ruling means locally owned franchisees in Seattle remain on the same fast track as large employers toward reaching $15-an-hour pay for their workers with two to three years. ... [more] 17 Mar, 2015
Bennigan’s CEO buys out franchisor.
nrn.com - Paul Mangiamele, CEO of Bennigan’s Franchising Co., has completed a management buyout of the franchisor of the Bennigan’s and Steak & Ale casual-dining brands, the company said Monday. ... [more] 16 Mar, 2015
Taco John's inks deal for 25 stores.
qsrweb.com - Taco John’s, a Mexican quick-service restaurant chain in the United States, has signed deals to open 25 stores, the company announced. ... [more] 16 Mar, 2015
Activists target McDonald’s working conditions.
nrn.com - Fight for $15, a group backed by the Service Employees International Union, has filed 28 state and federal complaints against McDonald’s Corp. and its franchisees over the past two weeks. ... [more] 16 Mar, 2015
Nation's Largest Wine Boutique Franchise Announces Expansion Plans.
prnewswire.com - WineStyles Tasting Station, a boutique concept dedicated to simplifying the wine and craft beer shopping experience, announced today aggressive expansion plans to grow its national footprint. ... [more] 16 Mar, 2015
Why Millennials Are Becoming Franchisees.
entrepreneur.com - Ten years ago you would be hard-pressed to find anyone in the franchising industry who thought people in their 20s or early 30s were prime franchisee candidates... But lately that has started to change. ... [more] 14 Mar, 2015
Lion's Choice has a beef with franchisee's trademark use.
stltoday.com - Lion’s Choice is suing a franchisee that operates five St. Louis area roast beef restaurants, alleging the franchisee is wrongfully using its trademarks after its franchise agreement ended in February. ... [more] 13 Mar, 2015
Top Round Roast Beef, 800 Degrees to accelerate growth.
nrn.com - Initially, Carron and his partners in the upscale fast-casual 800 Degrees chain had no plans to franchise. This year, however, that has changed. ... [more] 11 Mar, 2015
Small businesses visit state capitol to promot the power of franchising in CA.
franchise.org - A delegation of franchisees and franchisors representing more than 82,000 businesses throughout California met today with state legislators to promote the franchise industry’s contributions to the... [more] 11 Mar, 2015
Krispy Kreme Ramps up Growth, Opens 1,000th Store.
qsrmagazine.com - After years of steady growth, Krispy Kreme has ramped up its expansion. In February, the doughnut purveyor opened its 1,000th location in Kansas City, Kansas. ... [more] 11 Mar, 2015
Why the International Franchise Association Is Suing Seattle.
entrepreneur.com - The franchise industry and the city of Seattle are ready to duke it out on the topic of minimum wage. ... [more] 10 Mar, 2015
The Pie Hole Launches Global Franchise Program.
qsrmagazine.com - The Pie Hole, the Los Angeles–based pie and coffee concept, announced the launch of its worldwide franchise program. ... [more] 10 Mar, 2015
RadioShack franchisees band together amid bankruptcy.
bostonglobe.com - As the once-mighty RadioShack corporation comes apart in bankruptcy court, hundreds of independently owned RadioShack shops are banding together to ensure they survive the turmoil. ... [more] 7 Mar, 2015
Donut shop to experiment with franchising.
bradenton.com - Shawn and Cecilia Wampole have conquered the doughnut universe on Anna Maria Island. Up next, the world. The couple's startup donut shop, The Donut Experiment, is going franchise. ... [more] 7 Mar, 2015
McDonald’s Seeks Its Fast-Food Soul.
nytimes.com - McDonald’s is having an identity crisis. For years, it has lurched from showcasing new items — salads! Egg White Delight McMuffins! sliced apples! — to mining nostalgia for its basic Big Macs and fries. ... [more] 7 Mar, 2015
9th Circuit Upholds Termination of Century 21 Franchisees.
bluemaumau.org - The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court's decision that Century 21 Real Estate should be allowed to terminate franchisees for not paying required fees and payment on a promissory note... [more] 5 Mar, 2015
Papa John's franchise ordered to pay $2 million to N.Y. pizza deliverers.
reuters.com - A New York judge ordered a Papa John's pizza restaurant franchise and its owner to fork over more than $2 million after short-changing hundreds of delivery workers and shaving hours from their paychecks... [more] 5 Mar, 2015
U.S. Added 29,000 Franchise Jobs in February.
marketwired.com - U.S. private-sector franchise jobs increased by 29,000 during the month of February, according to the ADP National Franchise Report. ... [more] 4 Mar, 2015
How Upcoming Legal Cases May Change the Future of Franchises.
go.com - Are franchises small, independent businesses or should they be considered part of a much larger company? The question is at the heart of two upcoming legal cases. ... [more] 4 Mar, 2015
Sydnee’s Pet Grooming Expands.
businesswire.com - San Marcos-based Sydnee’s Pet Grooming announces its expansion plans to franchise, with approval in 33 states. ... [more] 3 Mar, 2015
College Hunks Hauling Junk Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Gears Up for Growth.
marketwired.com - The "reality-TV-famous" company College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving franchise, has celebrated its 10th anniversary in business and is gearing up to triple its number of franchise locations and quadruple... [more] 2 Mar, 2015
The Goddard School to Develop 150 New Schools by 2020.
franchising.com - Goddard Systems, Inc., the franchisor of The Goddard School® preschool system, reports that 2014 was another year of continued growth for the brand having opened 17 new schools across the country. ... [more] 2 Mar, 2015
Christian Brothers Auto Repair Franchise to Open 20 Stores in 2015.
marketwired.com - Christian Brothers Automotive plans to open 20 locations in 2015 -- continuing the strong growth that has earned the auto repair franchise recognition from Entrepreneur magazine and Franchise Business Review. ... [more] 2 Mar, 2015
Why RadioShack's Shuttered Stores Won't Be Vacant for Long.
entrepreneur.com - With RadioShack in bankruptcy, there are plenty of businesses ready to make lemonade out of the electronics chain's lemons. ... [more] 27 Feb, 2015
Marco's and Family Video celebrate 100th opening.
pizzamarketplace.com - Marco’s Pizza announced the opening of its 100th location with its largest franchisee, Family Video. Family Video began a partnership with Marco’s Pizza in 2012 placing kitchens alongside its stores. ... [more] 26 Feb, 2015
Largest Church's Chicken franchisee awarded 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year.
qsrweb.com - Aslam Khan, the largest franchisee of the Church's Chicken system, received an award for 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year at the IFA's annual convention in Las Vegas on Feb. 18, 2015. ... [more] 25 Feb, 2015
Domino's financials reveal 21st consecutive year of international same-store sales growth.
pizzamarketplace.com - Domino's Pizza Inc. has released its Q4 and FY 2014 results, and same-store sales continue their growth trajectory... [more] 25 Feb, 2015
Franchise Direct Publishes Its Top 100 Global Franchises Report for 2015.
marketwired.com - This annual industry benchmark is one of the leading franchise ranking reports, having been frequently quoted by industry professionals for its impartial and accurate findings. ... [more] 24 Feb, 2015
Here's what activist investors want from McDonald's new CEO.
yahoo.com - McDonald's new CEO Steve Easterbrook officially starts work in a week, and already investors want to know what his plans are to turn around the embattled fast food giant. ... [more] 23 Feb, 2015
Einstein Bros. set to shutter 39 locations.
fastcasual.com - Einstein Noah Restaurant Group has announced it plans to shutter 39 underperforming stores in 11 states on Feb. 24. ... [more] 23 Feb, 2015
Quiznos Franchisee Group Expresses Optimism after Bankruptcy.
bluemaumau.org - The Quiznos Franchisee Association (QZFA), which commenced as a result of the 2010 settlement of four franchisee class action lawsuits, are today expressing their optimism on how the franchisor is moving... [more] 21 Feb, 2015
Wendy’s franchisee files counterclaim over remodels.
nrn.com - One of Wendy’s largest franchisees, whom the operator is suing over its refusal to remodel restaurants, has countered that the franchisor’s “Image Activation” program is “economically unfeasible.”. ... [more] 20 Feb, 2015
Arizona Burger King employees receive surprise bonus from boss.
azfamily.com - Burger King employees in Arizona were happy to hear their boss won the company's national "Franchisee of the Year" award. They never imagined that they, too, would reap some of the benefits. ... [more] 19 Feb, 2015
Guthrie's Offers Smaller Franchise Format.
qsrmagazine.com - Guthrie’s is poised for significant growth this year as they celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary in July. ... [more] 19 Feb, 2015
Creative Learning Corporation Announces 700th Franchise Awarded.
businesswire.com - Creative Learning Corporation, owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz, Challenge Island and Sew Fun Studios, is pleased to announce it awarded its 700th franchise, located in Garden City, NY. ... [more] 19 Feb, 2015
Bergeron assumes chair of the International Franchise Association.
franchise.org - Melanie Bergeron, CFE, chairwoman of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK/ INTERNATIONAL, Inc., based in Lansing, Mich., assumed chairmanship of the International Franchise Association (IFA) today... [more] 18 Feb, 2015
Kahala Brands Names New Head Of Franchise Development.
prnewswire.com - Kahala Brands is proud to announce that John Wuycheck has joined the team as the senior vice president of franchise development. Wuycheck has a very robust background in the franchising industry with... [more] 18 Feb, 2015
Fastsigns CEO Catherine Monson to receive first annual FAN of the Year Award.
franchise.org - The IFA today awarded Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, the first annual FAN of the Year Award for her tireless efforts to protect, promote and enhance the franchise industry, through IFA’s... [more] 18 Feb, 2015
Business booming for new lawn care company.
yourhoustonnews.com - Business is developing fast for new Weed Man USA franchisee, Dan Carrothers, who recently made the largest purchase ever for the company, totaling 22 territories in the greater Houston area. ... [more] 18 Feb, 2015
Amazing Lash Expanding Into 7 New States.
businesswire.com - Amazing Lash Studio, the fastest growing franchisor of eyelash extension studios is starting 2015 by welcoming new Regional Developer partners who will develop studios in seven states. ... [more] 18 Feb, 2015
Krispy Kreme Commemorates 1000th Doughnut Shop with Global Celebrations.
businesswire.com - Krispy Kreme is celebrating the opening of its 1,000th doughnut shop with a festive grand opening event and in-shop celebrations around the world. ... [more] 17 Feb, 2015
161 Franchise Professionals Earn Certified Franchise Executive Designation.
franchise.org - During the IFA’s 55th Annual Convention in Las Vegas, 161 franchise executives and professionals achieved a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) designation, which is a mark of distinction for... [more] 17 Feb, 2015
Saladworks files for Chapter 11.
nrn.com - Saladworks LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, saying it was necessary for the company to be sold or restructured amid lawsuits from the salad concept’s minority owner and its bank. ... [more] 17 Feb, 2015
7-Eleven eliminates franchise fee on 200 stores.
dallasnews.com - 7-Eleven thinks you may be able to run a store better than it can, at least in some locations. The Dallas-based company is offering zero franchise fees on 200 of its low-volume stores, including 31 in Texas. ... [more] 17 Feb, 2015
Wayback franchisor inks deal with bbq purveyor.
hartfordbusiness.com - Cheshire's Jake's Franchising LLC, which franchises the Jake's Wayback Burgers chain, said it will begin franchising a barbecue restaurant brand this spring. ... [more] 17 Feb, 2015
NTY Franchise Company Acquires Children’s Orchard Chain.
prweb.com - NTY Franchise Company, a pioneering force in the rapidly growing $13 billion resale/retail industry, continues its aggressive growth plan with the acquisition of Children’s Orchard... [more] 17 Feb, 2015
Locally owned franchise stores stuff in a ‘zip’.
csbj.com - Bob Cone can barely contain his excitement. Cone, owner of Colorado Springs’ first Zippy Shell mobile storage franchise, opened his business less than a year ago, following a career in the aerospace and defense... [more] 16 Feb, 2015
Bennigan’s CEO buys out franchisor.
nrn.com - Paul Mangiamele, CEO of Bennigan’s Franchising Co., has completed a management buyout of the franchisor of the Bennigan’s and Steak & Ale casual-dining brands, the company said Monday. ... [more] 16 Feb, 2015
Young Entrepreneurs from 22 Countries Recognized at IFA Convention.
franchise.org - The 50 winners of the first Young Entrepreneurs In Franchising Global Contest are being recognized at the IFA’s Annual Convention in Las Vegas this week as a part of a special program known as NextGen... [more] 16 Feb, 2015
Huddle House Serves Up Strong Growth In 2014.
prnewswire.com - With franchise and development agreements representing 34 new restaurants as well as 10 new construction starts, 2014 was the most successful period of growth in recent years for Huddle House... [more] 16 Feb, 2015
IFA Educational Foundation Unveils Franchising Gives Back National Initiative.
prnewswire.com - The International Franchise Association (IFA) Educational Foundation today launched its Franchising Gives Back program at the IFA's annual convention in Las Vegas. ... [more] 16 Feb, 2015
Submit Your Brand for 2015’s Best Franchise Deals Today!
qsrmagazine.com - It's that time of the year again: QSR is looking for the quick-service industry’s best franchise deals. ... [more] 12 Feb, 2015
Sub and sandwich franchise revenue expected to grow, study says.
qsrweb.com - IBISWorld has released a market report, the Sandwich and Sub Store Franchises, which shows that the industry has experienced consistent growth in line with economic recovery. ... [more] 12 Feb, 2015
bb.q Chicken Prepared to Take Fast Casual Franchise World by Storm.
marketwired.com - bb.q, Best of the Best Quality Chicken, a multi-brand, global fast-casual fried and grilled chicken franchise concept with more than 3,800 locations worldwide, is now setting its sights on the United States... [more] 12 Feb, 2015
Panera to extend upgrades to 300 more units.
nrn.com - Panera Bread Co. plans to convert as many as 300 more restaurants to its enhanced-technology Panera 2.0 format this year. ... [more] 12 Feb, 2015
Lending program generates interest from franchisees.
nrn.com - ApplePie Capital is bringing investors to the franchise lending business. The San Francisco-based startup officially launched this week a marketplace-lending program for franchises. ... [more] 11 Feb, 2015
Franchisors Buy Over Half of Super Bowl Ads.
bluemaumau.org - Super Bowl XLIX may have been a game for the ages, but the 2015 Advertising Super Bowl was a ho-hum affair. Companies engaged in franchising continued to dominate the advertising buys... [more] 11 Feb, 2015
FASTSIGNS Celebrates 30 Years of Success at International Convention.
franchising.com - FASTSIGNS International, Inc. kicked off its 30-year celebration with franchise owners and their teams in Dallas, Texas at the 2015 FASTSIGNS International Convention. ... [more] 11 Feb, 2015
Founder’s Sister Takes over Subway Operations.
bluemaumau.org - Battling an acute form of leukemia for nearly two years, billionaire Subway founder Fred DeLuca has promoted his younger sister to take charge of the day-to-day operations from the franchisor's world HQ in... [more] 10 Feb, 2015
Farm Stores Launches National Franchise Program.
prnewswire.com - Farm Stores, the largest, most innovative drive-thru store chain in America, announced today that it will begin franchising for the first time. ... [more] 10 Feb, 2015
Franchise operators lobby for joint-employer definition to remain.
nrn.com - A group of franchise business operators launched a coalition Tuesday to lobby Congress in an ongoing battle to prevent franchisors from being considered “joint employers” with franchisees. ... [more] 10 Feb, 2015
Growth Coach Franchise Continues Rapid International Expansion.
prweb.com - With new Growth Coach master franchise owners successfully launching in Canada, Central America and South America, the business and sales coaching company is actively seeking new master franchise... [more] 10 Feb, 2015
SUBWAY Celebrates Year Of Milestones Including 30,000th North American Store Opening.
prnewswire.com - The SUBWAY brand, comprising the world's largest "family" of small business owners — its franchisees — today revealed several key growth milestones in 2014. ... [more] 9 Feb, 2015
Judge sides with Moe's Southwest Grill co-founder over franchisees.
fastcasual.com - A federal judge has ruled that the co-founder of Moe's Southwest Grill and Raving Brands acted in the best interests of Moe's franchisees in negotiating purchasing options. ... [more] 9 Feb, 2015
PostNet Franchise Expands Into Atlanta With Big Plans.
marketwired.com - PostNet is entering the Atlanta market in 2015 with a big splash. Kevin Center, 39, is opening a Neighborhood Business Center in Buckhead, and hopes to oversee the opening of 25-30 new centers in the... [more] 9 Feb, 2015
RadioShack Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection.
nasdaq.com - Beleaguered consumer electronics retailer RadioShack Corp. filed Thursday for bankruptcy protection after it reached a deal to sell up to 2,400 of its U.S. company-owned stores to an affiliate of... [more] 5 Feb, 2015
Gym and Fitness Franchises in the US Industry Market Research Report.
prweb.com - Rising demand and a favorable investment environment have led to growth of fitness franchises. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Gym and Fitness Franchises industry. ... [more] 5 Feb, 2015
Chicago Domino's Pizza Franchise Locations to Hire 2,000 New Team Members.
prnewswire.com - Domino's Pizza is looking to hire a total of 2,000 new employees across 103 locally-owned and operated stores in the Chicago area! ... [more] 5 Feb, 2015
Wayback Burgers to Open 47 Locations in South Texas.
qsrmagazine.com - Wayback Burgers has inked a franchise development agreement to open 47 restaurants in South Texas. ... [more] 5 Feb, 2015
U.S. Added 26,000 Franchise Jobs in January.
marketwired.com - U.S. private-sector franchise jobs increased by 26,000 during the month of January, according to the ADP National Franchise Report. ... [more] 4 Feb, 2015
Domino’s largest franchisee buys 45 units.
nrn.com - RPM Pizza LLC has agreed to buy 45 Domino’s Pizza locations in Indiana, making the chain’s largest franchisee even bigger. ... [more] 4 Feb, 2015
Wendy’s to refranchise another 500 restaurants.
nrn.com - The Wendy’s Co. will sell another 500 company-owned restaurants to franchisees by mid-2016 in an effort to reduce corporate ownership of restaurants to 5 percent of its 6,500-unit system. ... [more] 3 Feb, 2015
Mobile Device Repair Franchise iDropped to Grow in 2015.
businesswire.com - Only one year after launching its franchise opportunity, the mobile device repair company iDropped is looking to increase its number of franchise retail locations eightfold in 2015... [more] 3 Feb, 2015
Crushed Red Inks First Franchise Development Agreement.
businesswire.com - Crushed Red, a progressive Urban Bake and Chop Shop concept out of St. Louis, announced it has signed a franchise development agreement to open six restaurants in the Denver market... [more] 3 Feb, 2015
AG Slaps Franchisee for Gouging Low Wage Workers’ Pay.
bluemaumau.org - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has won nearly $800k on two judgments against a Papa John's franchisee for gouging fast food workers' meager paychecks at his seven New York restaurants. ... [more] 2 Feb, 2015

CPR Cell Phone Repair Opens 200th Franchise Store as National Expansion Continues.
pr.com - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the fastest growing wireless technology franchise network in North America, is proud to announce the opening of its 200th store. ... [more] 31 Jan, 2015
McDonald's franchisees to new CEO: back-to-basics, fast.
reuters.com - McDonald's Corp franchisees have an urgent order for the fast-food giant's new CEO - get back-to-basics. In interviews, franchisees and advisors to restaurant owners say they hope the new chief will... [more] 30 Jan, 2015
Walk-On’s Announces First Franchisee.
restaurantnews.com - Little more than three months after announcing the official launch of its franchising program, Walk-On’s Enterprises has enlisted its first franchise partner. ... [more] 29 Jan, 2015
First Multi-Unit Franchisee Found For Woody's Bar-B-Q.
qsrmagazine.com - After spending a year as the owner of a Woody’s Bar-B-Q franchise in Jacksonville, Florida, industry veteran Jack Dunsmoor has decided to add more to his plate he will open his second Woody’s... [more] 29 Jan, 2015
McDonald's CEO Don Thompson leaving after tumultuous run.
reuters.com - McDonald's Corp, fresh off one of its worst financial years in decades, on Wednesday said Chief Executive Officer Don Thompson would leave at the end of February and be succeeded by Chief Brand Officer... [more] 29 Jan, 2015
Coconut's Fish Cafe Opens First Franchise Store in Dallas.
qsrmagazine.com - Coconut’s Fish Cafe has given Dallas residents a strong dose of Hawaiian culture. At its first franchise opening held recently at Dallas’s attractive Pavilion on Lovers Lane shopping center, guests... [more] 28 Jan, 2015
A Right Place for Seniors Franchise Opportunity.
prweb.com - With the increasing need for quality home care and assisted living facilities, CEO and President of People’s Care, Michael Kaiser RN has announced a new opportunity for individuals to... [more] 28 Jan, 2015
Rita's Italian Ice Grows in Middle East and U.S. Stadiums.
qsrmagazine.com - Rita’s Italian Ice, the world’s largest Italian ice concept with more than 600 stores, opens 2015 with growth both at home and abroad as it awards its fourth international master franchise agreement... [more] 28 Jan, 2015
FASTSIGNS Secures $15M in Franchise Expansion Funding with Benetrends.
businesswire.com - FASTSIGNS International, Inc. has expanded its relationship with Benetrends to provide up to $15 million in funds to start-up and expanding franchisees for new center development. ... [more] 26 Jan, 2015
The Melting Pot Announces Year-End Achievements to Fuel Development.
prnewswire.com - The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. announced today key achievements in its strategic growth plan to build on its strong fondue foundation and position the brand for future franchise development... [more] 26 Jan, 2015
McDonald's earnings: Not much to love in fourth quarter.
chicagotribune.com - McDonald's latest recipe for a turnaround: a dash of menu changes, a pinch of new restaurants and a smidgen of hope. ... [more] 23 Jan, 2015
Lawsuit against McDonald’s claims discrimination.
nrn.com - A civil rights lawsuit filed against McDonald’s Corp. and a three-unit Virginia franchisee is expected to be the first test of the National Labor Relations Board’s decision to label the franchisor a “joint employer” of... [more] 22 Jan, 2015
McAlister's closes out 2014 with 19 new units.
fastcasual.com - McAlister's Deli added 19 new restaurants in 2014 and expects to add 30 more in 2015. ... [more] 22 Jan, 2015
Pizza Patrón's Sales Up 10.1 Percent in 2014.
qsrmagazine.com - Pizza Patrón experienced an impressive 2014, ending with a 10.1 percent increase in total sales and 32 of its 90 stores experiencing all-time sales records. ... [more] 22 Jan, 2015
IFA Welcomes Air Force Veteran as New VetFran Program Manager.
franchise.org - The International Franchise Association is pleased to announce that U.S. Air Force Veteran George Eldridge will join the organization as program manager for VetFran... [more] 21 Jan, 2015
What is the Franchise Industry Saying Following the State of the Union Address?
franchise.org - Local franchise business owners around the country watched the State of the Union last night in hopes that President Obama would outline ways Washington can help small businesses grow and create jobs... [more] 21 Jan, 2015
QSRs dominate top 10 franchise rankings.
qsrweb.com - Franchiserankings .com has released the January 2015 listings of the best food and restaurant franchises in the United States. ... [more] 19 Jan, 2015
BURGERFI closes 2014 with 31 new units.
fastcasual.com - Florida-based burger concept BURGER FI is reporting a 97 percent increase in new units and $66.4 million in gross sales in 2014. ... [more] 19 Jan, 2015
Michael Keaton in Talks for McDonald’s Founder Movie.
yahoo.com - “Birdman” star Michael Keaton is in early negotiations to star as Ray Kroc in indie movie “The Founder,” the story of how Kroc turned McDonald’s into a global fast food empire. ... [more] 15 Jan, 2015
Juice It Up! gears up for aggressive expansion under new VP.
fastcasual.com - Juice It Up! is ready to 'take its show on the road,' says its first-ever VP of Business Development. ... [more] 15 Jan, 2015
Jamba Juice Has a Blender Bender.
nasdaq.com - Jamba is playing nice with activists, and Wall Street's liking it for now. Shares of the 862-store smoothie chain moved sharply higher on Tuesday after naming a pair of activist investors to its board and concluding... [more] 15 Jan, 2015
Franchise Source Brands International Franchising Executives Receive Elite Industry Certification.
businesswire.com - Two company executives attain Certified Franchise Executive Designation; earn special recognition at upcoming 2015 IFA Conference. ... [more] 15 Jan, 2015
Tint World Expands Into New Franchise Headquarters.
yahoo.com - Tint World is excited to announce a new location for the Tint World® Franchise Headquarters. ... [more] 15 Jan, 2015
Papa John’s Announces 2015 U.S. Development Incentive Program.
businesswire.com - To support the continuing strong interest in new restaurant development, Papa John’s International, Inc., is pleased to announce the 2015 U.S. Development Incentive Program for new and existing... [more] 13 Jan, 2015
IFA Names Michael Layman Vice President of Regulatory Affairs.
franchise.org - The International Franchise Association is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Layman, a seasoned government relations and public policy professional as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. ... [more] 12 Jan, 2015
Franchise Expo South Returns to Houston Feb. 5-7.
prnewswire.com - The largest expo in the South - Franchise Expo South (FES) - will bring together more than 200 of today's leading franchise concepts and thousands of individuals who want to become business owners. ... [more] 12 Jan, 2015
Auntie Anne's Aims for 100 New U.S. Locations This Year.
qsrmagazine.com - Executives with the more than 1,600-unit franchise Auntie Anne's have set a goal of opening 100 new domestic locations in 2015. ... [more] 12 Jan, 2015
Massage Envy Spa Opens 1000th Clinic In 2014 And Expands Into 49th State.
prnewswire.com - In 2014, Massage Envy Spa also opened 112 clinics across the country, including its 1,000th location in Exton, Pennsylvania. ... [more] 12 Jan, 2015
Denver-based Quiznos names Pendergast as CEO.
denverpost.com - Denver-based Quiznos on Monday announced Doug Pendergast as the new president CEO, marking the third leadership change in less than five years for the sub sandwich chain. ... [more] 12 Jan, 2015
Burger 21 Marks Another Successful Year of Franchise Growth.
prnewswire.com - Burger 21, an award-winning, "beyond the better burger" fast casual franchise, announced today strong growth in 2014 with 10 new franchise agreements signed representing 13 future restaurants. ... [more] 12 Jan, 2015
HomeMade Pizza files for bankruptcy months after closing stores.
chicagotribune.com - HomeMade Pizza, the Chicago-based chain offering ready-to-bake pizzas, is officially done. The privately held company has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy after shutting down some two dozen stores in May. ... [more] 9 Jan, 2015
The Five Worst Terminators of Hotel Franchises.
bluemaumau.org - New research by the numbers reveals the five worst national hotel chains for franchise owner terminations. ... [more] 9 Jan, 2015
U.S. Added 38,000 Franchise Jobs in December, According to ADP National Franchise Report.
marketwired.com - U.S. private-sector franchise jobs increased by 38,000 during the month of December, according to the ADP National Franchise Report. ... [more] 7 Jan, 2015
Franchise Businesses Projected to Again Grow Faster Than the Rest of the Economy is 2015.
franchise.org - Franchise businesses are expected to grow and create more jobs at a faster pace than the rest of the economy in 2015 for the fifth consecutive year, according to The Franchise Business Economic Outlook: 2015... [more] 7 Jan, 2015
McDonald's New Turnaround Plan Is So 1990s.
businessweek.com - McDonald’s turnaround plan echoes ideas implemented in 1997 in response to a sales slump. ... [more] 7 Jan, 2015
The Eco Laundry Company Officially Launches New Franchise Program.
franchising.com - The Eco Laundry Company, the environmentally-friendly dry cleaning and wash and fold company, announced today the launch of its unique franchise program, with the first phase of expansion targeting... [more] 7 Jan, 2015
Planet Beach Signs Agreement With LA Fitness.
prweb.com - Planet Beach Franchising Corporation is proud to announce that an agreement has been signed with one of the world leaders in the health club industry, LA Fitness.... [more] 7 Jan, 2015
Flaming Amy's Bowl Set To Begin Franchising.
wilmingtonbiz.com - Flaming Amy’s Bowl has announced that franchising opportunities are now available. ... [more] 7 Jan, 2015
Tokyo Joe's rolling into New Year with first franchise deal.
fastcasual.com - With Technomic predicting Asian concepts will dominate in 2015, it seems like Tokyo Joe's has picked the perfect time to break out into franchising. ... [more] 6 Jan, 2015
Friendly's franchisee J&B files for bankruptcy protection.
reuters.com - Friendly's franchisee J&B Restaurant Partners of Long Island II LLC and certain affiliates filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday as part of a pre-negotiated restructuring plan. ... [more] 6 Jan, 2015
Mr. Appliance Announces New Vice President of Operations, Michael Green.
prweb.com - Global franchise company, Mr. Appliance, a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, today announced the appointment of Michael Green as vice president of operations. ... [more] 6 Jan, 2015
Bottom Dollar Food closing all 66 stores this month.
bizjournals.com - Bottom Dollar Food is shutting down its 66 stores in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh regions by January 15, the company announced. ... [more] 4 Jan, 2015
Wendy’s sues one of its largest franchisees.
nrn.com - The Wendy’s Co. filed a lawsuit last month to terminate one of its largest franchisees, claiming that DavCo Restaurants LLC refuses to meet company requirements to remodel restaurants and install a new... [more] 2 Jan, 2015
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