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: : August 2010

Franchising is Still the Way to Grow. - Restaurant chains still consider new franchise agreements to be a main avenue for growth, says a new report from foodservice consultant Technomic. ... [more] 31 Aug, 2010
BrightStar Announces International Expansion Into Canada - Full-service healthcare staffing agency signs first international area development agreement, calls for 23 locations throughout British Columbia and Alberta. ... [more] 31 Aug, 2010
McDonald's Vet Joins Church's Chicken Board. - Church's Chicken, the globally recognized chicken quick-serve chain, announced the appointment of Louie W. Mele to its Board of Directors. ... [more] 30 Aug, 2010
Will McD's Smoothie Create a Meltdown? - Uh oh. McDonald’s may be repeating a history lesson that the company first taught in the mid-1990s when it stole the frozen yogurt market almost overnight. ... [more] 30 Aug, 2010
A Whopper of a Decision: Franchisee Association Has Standing to Challenge Franchisor Burger King Corp. - Following the Supreme Court's holding in State Oil Co. v. Khan, 522 U.S. 3 (1997) that maximum price fixing was no longer a per se antitrust violation, some franchisors have imposed deep discounting... [more] 30 Aug, 2010
New Menu Rules Miss the Intent of Congress to Minimize the Impact on Small Businesses. - The IFA today expressed disappointment that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) failed to adequately consider small franchise businesses in new menu labeling guidance published Wednesday. ... [more] 26 Aug, 2010
Hooters Kicks Off Football Seasonal Menu Introducing Four New Sandwiches. - On Monday, August 30th Hooters will introduce 4 new menu items available on the fall seasonal limited time offer menu. This traditionally football themed menu includes a variety of... [more] 25 Aug, 2010
HART Health Launches Franchise System and Expands Nationally. - Seattle based HART Health, a manufacturer and distributor of first aid kits and supplies for the workplace since 1974, has launched a franchise offering to expand its product distribution nationally. ... [more] 25 Aug, 2010
Burger King 4Q net income falls 17%; sales slip. - Burger King Holdings' fourth-quarter net income fell nearly 17% as sales slipped and costs for ingredients and packaging climbed. ... [more] 24 Aug, 2010
BBQ joint signs franchise for Kettering. - The first OinkADoodleMoo Smoky BBQ franchise location is under construction. ... [more] 19 Aug, 2010
Kitchen Tune-Up Franchise Owners Earn National Certification. - Kitchen Tune-Up, the leading kitchen and bath remodeling franchise, recognizes franchise owners as Certified Home Improvement Professionals. ... [more] 19 Aug, 2010
Entrepreneurs seek safety in the franchise fold. - As the recession continues to hammer small businesses, franchise converts say they are grateful for the benefits that come from buying into Big Brother: brand recognition, big advertising, group buying... [more] 18 Aug, 2010
Perfecting the search for franchisees. - With a tight credit market and fickle, thrifty consumer base, franchisors’ seeking the right franchisees with the right resources is more important than ever... [more] 18 Aug, 2010
Century 21 Real Estate Franchisees Win Nationwide Class Certification in Cendant Lawsuit. - A New Jersey Superior Court judge has certified a class of current and former Century 21 real estate franchisees in a lawsuit alleging breach of contract and other claims against their franchisor... [more] 18 Aug, 2010
Waxing The City Announces Franchising Opportunities. - Having weathered the economic downturn, Waxing the City, a Denver, Colo.-based chain of salons devoted exclusively to waxing, has announced its intent to franchise operations... [more] 18 Aug, 2010
Ruby Tuesday franchisee plans three more Hawaii locations. - Ruby Tuesday Inc. is increasing its franchised restaurant presence in Hawaii with three new locations. ... [more] 17 Aug, 2010
Quiznos Settlement Finalized, Among Highest Penalties in Franchising. - Quiznos encountered a franchisee revolt so vast that it has been forced to settle, following years of litigation brought by literally thousands of its franchise owner-operators. ... [more] 17 Aug, 2010

Potbelly Sandwich Shop serves up its first franchise. - Potbelly Sandwich Shop has signed its first-ever franchise deal. The Chicago-based restaurant chain announced Monday that Arturo Daly and Danytsia Enriquez will open the first franchised Potbelly... [more] 16 Aug, 2010
Regional Arby's franchisee files for Chapter 11. - A regional Arby's franchisee has filed for bankruptcy reorganization. Dijan Inc., Clarks Summit, filed for Chapter 11 protection on Wednesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of... [more] 14 Aug, 2010
Local IHOP franchisee initiates class action against company. - An International House of Pancakes franchisee in Sacramento has filed a class action alleging the company wrongly charges him $740 per week in lease fees for equipment he bought himself. ... [more] 13 Aug, 2010
Blockbuster loss widens as talks with debtholders continue. - Movie rental chain Blockbuster, which has been trying to avoid filing for bankruptcy protection amid tough competition from rivals like Netflix, said Thursday that its second-quarter net loss widened. ... [more] 13 Aug, 2010
The Stripped Down Strategy Behind Naked Pizza. - Combining social media buzz and a healthy focus, this alternative pizza company is poised to explode with 300 franchise stores. ... [more] 12 Aug, 2010
Why KFC Franchisees Are Squawking. - Some KFC franchisees are at war with the chain, which they believe is unwisely turning its back on its Southern fried heritage. ... [more] 12 Aug, 2010
Fresh Coat Painting franchise to launch in Austin. - Former securities trader and insurance industry veteran Michael Eastburn has purchased rights to open a Fresh Coat Painting franchise in Austin. ... [more] 11 Aug, 2010
United Franchise Group's World Expo 2010 Attracts Attendees From Over 15 Countries. - The United Franchise Group hosted its World Expo 2010 July 28-August 1 at the Marriott World Center Resort in Orlando, Florida. With around 1,000 attendees from over 15 countries and more than 200... [more] 10 Aug, 2010
The Most Read Online Franchise Journals. - The online visits of seven franchise-focused trade journals are compared and ranked, from Franchise Times to the online daily newspaper for franchise owners, Blue MauMau... [more] 9 Aug, 2010
Quiznos Steps Up International Efforts. - Quiznos already has master franchisees in nearly 25 countries and territories, but the chain announced that it is revamping international growth efforts and is aiming to be in nearly 40 countries and territories... [more] 9 Aug, 2010
Maid Brigade Salutes the Troops With Unprecedented Veterans Discount. - In an effort to deepen its commitment to US Veterans, Maid Brigade announced today it will begin offering qualified Veterans a 45 percent discount off the total investment to own a... [more] 9 Aug, 2010
Smoothies, coffee spike McDonald's July sales. - McDonald's. posted its biggest monthly increase of a key U.S. sales figure in more than a year on Monday. ... [more] 9 Aug, 2010
More small businesses are entering franchise market. - Firms are exploring franchising as a way to grow amid lower rents at many prime locations and as Southern California's economy shows signs of improvement. ... [more] 9 Aug, 2010
Losing the dream, but saving the store. - When John Andikian learned of an opportunity to transform his little market into a brand-name convenience store, he jumped at the chance. ... [more] 6 Aug, 2010
Largest Pizza Hut franchisee posts large Q2 2010 gains. - NPC, the largest Pizza Hut franchisee in the United States, has reported a significant improvement in profit over 2009 for its second fiscal quarter ended June 29, 2010. ... [more] 6 Aug, 2010
Becoming a Pizza Hut Franchisee Just Got Easier. - Pizza Hut launched, a new website that showcases franchising opportunities nationwide and makes it easier for potential franchisees to join the Pizza Hut team. ... [more] 4 Aug, 2010
KidzArt Offers Free Franchises in National Giveaway. - KidzArt, an international children's art education franchise company, announced that in November 2010, five lucky people will win a complete KidzArt/Art Innovators franchise for free. ... [more] 4 Aug, 2010
Mama Fu's signs three-store franchise deal. - The franchisee-turned-owner behind Mama Fu's Asian House has inked a deal to open three stores in Louisiana, the first agreement in an aggressive franchise expansion plan. ... [more] 3 Aug, 2010
KFC Now Listed on U.S. Small Business Administration's Franchise Registry. - KFC Corporation has announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has listed the company on its official Franchise Registry. ... [more] 3 Aug, 2010
Looking for Franchise Help? You're In Luck. - A company led by a former Schlotzsky's franchisee last week officially launched a new website that it hopes will revolutionize the entire franchising industry. ... [more] 2 Aug, 2010
Cash America buys chain of 39 pawn shops. - Fast-growing Cash America International said Monday that it agreed to buy a 39-store pawn shop chain that operates in Washington state and Arizona. ... [more] 2 Aug, 2010
Jamba Juice sells 13 California shops. - Smoothie shop company Jamba Inc., which has an accumulated deficit of nearly $350 million, sold 13 shops in California to franchise operators. ... [more] 2 Aug, 2010
Franchisees Can Now Grab One of 16 Handles. - 16 Handles, a self-serve frozen yogurt operation based in New York City, is now offering franchises to qualified individuals in the Northeast. ... [more] 2 Aug, 2010
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