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Fired Up Inc. executed its second franchise agreement in four weeks with the signing of a partnership with Mansour Amer, President of Amer International, to develop 10 Johnny Carino's in Egypt. .... 30 Nov, 1999
Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc. said Tuesday its efforts to raise cash are on track with the sale of 42 restaurants and a tentative agreement to sell another 115 to four separate prospective franchiesees. .... 30 Nov, 1999
Schlotzsky's Inc. today announced the appointment of four new members to its executive management team. .... 30 Nov, 1999
Papa John's International Inc. and Tricon Global Restaurants Inc.'s Pizza Hut unit have agreed to let a federal judge resolve a bitter advertising dispute. .... 30 Nov, 1999
For nearly a year, local inn owners have been battling developers intent on building the first franchise hotel in Middlebury. Local inn owners say the addition of a large hotel adding 75 rooms in the area would destroy their business. .... 30 Nov, 1999
Hotel Getting 'Phenomenal' Makeover. A $15 million renovation of the Arlington Park Hilton will include a new marquee and Sheraton Hotels' signature crest. .... 29 Nov, 1999
Marriott International, Inc. today said it expects to substantially increase its current presence in the United Kingdom to more than 70 hotels and 12,000 rooms as Marriott's UK franchise partner, Whitbread PLC, acquires Swallow Group PLC. .... 29 Nov, 1999
Papa John's International, Inc. announced today that its Franchise Advisory Council has initiated a program which will allow the cost of cheese to all Papa John's restaurants to be established on a quarterly basis. .... 29 Nov, 1999
No Thanks to Them. Admit it. Like millions of Americans, you gave sincere and humble thanks yesterday for the good health you worry about, the loving family that drains you and the job you despise three - five? - days of the work week. .... 26 Nov, 1999
To a visitor from Connecticut - even, say, a 100-foot Norway spruce plunked down in the middle of Rockefeller Center - things in the big city might look awfully familiar. .... 26 Nov, 1999
Mexican Restaurants May Spice McDonald's. You won't find chipotles - ripened and smoked jalapeno peppers often used in Mexican cuisine to add texture and complexity - in any menu item at the typical McDonald's fast-food restaurant. .... 25 Nov, 1999
The days of the mom-and-pop shop as the backbone of franchising may be numbered. First franchisees were snapping up 50 to 100 or more outlets. Now "mega-franchisees" are taking root, diversifying into multiple franchise concepts in search of growth. .... 24 Nov, 1999
Rent-A-Wreck Purchases and Retires 400,000 Shares. On Nov. 23, 1999, Rent-A-Wreck of America, Inc. purchased and retired 400,000 shares of it outstanding common stock for $790,000. .... [more] 23 Nov, 1999
Tilden Associates, Inc. Increases Assets, Purchases First Income Property. Tilden Associates, Inc. which operates under the name of Tilden Car Care Centers, today reported it has purchased its first income property associated with the company's franchise operation. .... [more] 23 Nov, 1999
AdOne Becomes Dominant Player in Franchise and Business Opportunities. AdOne, L.L.C., the premier Internet classifieds company, today announced its first major acquisition since the company's founding. In a move that will vault AdOne to the top of the franchise and business opportunity online advertising space, the company has acquired Franchise Solutions. .... 22 Nov, 1999

Starting a franchise. Suppose you want to be an entrepreneur but you don`t think you have a great idea for a business. Or perhaps you might not want to go it alone when it comes to starting or running your own company. .... [more] 22 Nov, 1999
Edward C. Ritz can recall the moment his retail camera business became a household name. When he tells the story, he leans back in his chair and draws a postage-stamp-size box in the air to depict the size of an ad placed in the old Evening Star newspaper in the 1940s. ....
Ten franchising trap doors. Regardless of how level-headed you are, the prospect of owning your own business - 'of being your own boss' - causes even the most conservative investor to replace logic with emotions. That could be a very costly mistake. The excitement of running a business often overshadows the facts about a particular franchise. .... [more] 22 Nov, 1999
McDonald's Corp., the world's largest fast food chain, said Wednesday that starting next year it would pay dividends on its stock on an annual rather than a quarterly basis, a move that will reduce payout processing costs.
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