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New Franchise Times ranking finds top restaurant franchisees are beating the recession. - Large restaurant franchisees post-recession are evolving into more sophisticated, investor-owned companies that wield considerable clout with their franchisor, according to an analysis of the... [more] 31 Jul, 2012
360clean Introduces New Franchisee Training Portal. - 360clean announced it will be introducing a new training portal specifically designed for 360clean franchisees to train their employees. ... [more] 31 Jul, 2012
Carl’s Jr. Owners Set 13.3 Million Share IPO At $14-$16 Each. - CKE Inc., the franchiser of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s burger chains, said an initial public offering of 13.3 million shares planned today may fetch between $14 and $16 a share. ... [more] 30 Jul, 2012
Dunkin’ Donuts Awards $25,000 in College Scholarships To Students. - Dunkin’ Donuts and its franchisees in the Greater Philadelphia region are proud to announce the 25 area students selected as recipients of the 3rd annual Dunkin’ Donuts Philadelphia Regional Scholarship... [more] 30 Jul, 2012
Five Guys found simple recipe for success: Do it right. - When his two oldest sons told him they didn't want to go to college, Five Guys CEO Jerry Murrell suggested they open a hamburger business. ... [more] 29 Jul, 2012
Franchise Groups Advocate Creating Franchisee Associations. - On Thursday the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers sent an email to franchisees encouraging them to "achieve a win-win relationship with their franchisors" by forming an independent... [more] 28 Jul, 2012
Franchise Opportunities For U.S. Service Members. - In the United States, more than 66,000 veteran-owned franchise businesses provide jobs for 815,000 people, generating in excess of $41 billion in GDP. Despite these numbers, the unemployment rate among... [more] 27 Jul, 2012
Choice Hotels franchising up 54 percent. - Silver Spring-based Choice Hotels International Inc. said it signed 106 hotel franchises during the quarter, up 54 percent from a year ago. ... [more] 26 Jul, 2012
Domino's Franchisee Association partners with SUTUS. - SUTUS Inc., a technology specialist for the pizza franchise industry, announced that it has partnered with the Domino's Franchisee Association (DFA) to help Domino's franchisees improve their businesses... [more] 26 Jul, 2012
Yo!Sushi makes U.S. debut in nation's capital. - United Kingdom-based YO!Sushi has opened its first United States restaurant at the main metro entrance in Union Station in Washington, D.C. ... [more] 25 Jul, 2012
The Entrepreneur's Source Hosts Digital Franchising Expo "Start a Business Weekend" July 26-28. - The Entrepreneur's Source has teamed up again with ON24 to offer another Start a Business Weekend digital franchise expo, which will take place from July 26 - July 28, 2012. ... [more] 24 Jul, 2012
McDonald’s may no longer be recession-proof. - McDonald’s Corp., which long had seemed protected against global economic turmoil, showed some cracks in its armor Monday, reporting a rare dip in quarterly profit that also came up shy of Wall Street’s... [more] 23 Jul, 2012
Noble Roman's Announces First Franchise for Stand-Alone Take-n-Bake Unit. - Noble Roman's, Inc., the Indianapolis based franchisor of Noble Roman's Pizza and Tuscano's Italian Style Subs, today announced that it signed an agreement for a new, stand-alone take-n-bake prototype. ... [more] 23 Jul, 2012
Wendy's franchisee on track for 150 restaurant growth plan. - Michigan-based Meritage Hospitality Group Inc., a Wendy's franchise operator, has reported a 3.9 percent sales increase for its second quarter. ... [more] 20 Jul, 2012
Franchising's $2 Billion Lending Gap, and a New Plan to Fill It. - What’s keeping the U.S. economy in the doldrums? One answer: Aspiring franchise owners can’t get the business loans they need to open the doors. ... [more] 19 Jul, 2012
The Push To Get Military Veterans Into Franchising. - Franchise industry advocates, franchise company executives, and business publications, both online and offline, have been engaged in some serious target marketing as of late. ... [more] 19 Jul, 2012
Franchise Business Index Declines for First time in 10 Months. - For the first time since August 2011, the Franchise Business Index (FBI) declined in June, reflecting decreases this month in both small business optimism and the index of self employment in the economy. ... [more] 18 Jul, 2012
Yum Profit Trails Estimates as Costs Increase in China. - Yum! Brands Inc., owner of the KFC and Taco Bell restaurant brands, said second-quarter profit rose 4.7 percent, falling short of analysts’ projections, as costs increased at locations in China. ... [more] 18 Jul, 2012
Quiznos Appoints Industry Veterans To Management Team. - Quiznos today announced the appointment of Stuart K. Mathis as the Company's new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 30, 2012. ... [more] 18 Jul, 2012
Submarina plans to open 100 locations in Houston area. - Submarina California Subs recently moved its corporate headquarters to Houston and area developer Robert Pina plans to open 100 locations in the area throughout the next five years. ... [more] 18 Jul, 2012
FranNet: Loan Approval Rise Shows Start of Small Business Recovery. - Since the near-collapse of the world economy four years ago, tight credit markets have stunted small business growth by shutting entrepreneurs off from startup capital. But credit markets are beginning to... [more] 17 Jul, 2012
Cartridge World Sponsors the National Breast Cancer Foundation. - Cartridge World North America has partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation to raise funds in support of breast cancer awareness... [more] 17 Jul, 2012
Franchise Sales Sizzle at CUPS Frozen Yogurt – That's Hot. - CUPS Frozen Yogurt – That's Hot, the beach-themed self-serve fro-yo concept, has announced the signing of eight new area development agreements representing 18 franchise units in New Jersey and Florida. ... [more] 17 Jul, 2012

Who is more social? Is it McDonalds, Burger King or are you in or out? - Unmetric, the leading social benchmarking company, today releases its Fast Food Report, detailing the social media efforts of the top 16 fast food chains in 2012 to better understand the interaction... [more] 16 Jul, 2012
Philadelphia area McDonald's raising money for libraries. - McDonald's Restaurants of the Greater Philadelphia Region have announced the return of the Ronald McDonald Summer Library Tour. ... [more] 16 Jul, 2012
Tasti D-Lite, Planet Smoothie Waive Franchise Fees for Vets. - Tasti D-Lite and Planet Smoothie are waiving 100 percent of the franchise fee for military veterans through the remainder of 2012. This incentive equates to $30,000 in savings to veterans interested in... [more] 13 Jul, 2012
Franchise Companies Solve Age-Old Marketing Challenges With Zcubator. - To help franchisees and franchisors navigate the increasingly complex marketing landscape, FranConnect has unveiled Zcubator, a single platform that gives franchise systems the ability to... [more] 13 Jul, 2012
Franchise Clique Announces Release of Television Commercials. - Franchise Clique is taking its lead generation processes offline and into the homes of thousands with the production and release of three national television commercials. ... [more] 13 Jul, 2012
Three Industry Veterans Join Bennigan's. - Bennigan's Franchising Company announced the continued momentum of its Legendary brand refresh with the appointments of three key industry leaders. ... [more] 11 Jul, 2012
Revitalized Arby’s Inks Major Franchise Deal in Dallas. - Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. announced today the sale of 51 company-owned locations and extensive development rights for Dallas/Fort Worth to Guillermo Perales, the nation’s largest Latino franchisee... [more] 11 Jul, 2012
Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship offers session on franchising. - "Using Franchising as an Effective Strategy to Small Business Ownership" will be held July 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship, 9250 Bendix Road North, in Columbia. ... [more] 10 Jul, 2012
McAlister's Deli Attracts New Growth. - McAlister's Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, announced today the signing of three multi-unit store development agreements with new and existing franchisees. ... [more] 10 Jul, 2012
Valpak Signs Seven New Franchise Agreements. - Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today the signing of seven new franchise agreements for territories including... [more] 9 Jul, 2012
A Franchise Grapples with Hypergrowth. - Too much of a good thing too soon can be just that -- too much. That's a lesson that the team behind Complete Nutrition, an Omaha, Neb.-based franchise, learned the hard way. ... [more] 9 Jul, 2012
The Nut Shop expands its name with a new franchise. - Twenty years after starting the Nut Shop, a small, family-owned business near the corner of Greensboro Avenue and 15th Street, Tuscaloosa, Cecil Williams is expanding to another state. ... [more] 9 Jul, 2012
Franchise business booms in South Florida. - South Florida is the target of national and locally based brands looking to expand through franchise ownerships. ... [more] 6 Jul, 2012
Avivo Brick Oven Pizzeria ready for franchising. - Wichita, Kan.-based Avivo Brick Oven Pizzeria made its debut in 2005 in the NewMarket Square area. Nearly seven years later, the company is ready to franchise. ... [more] 5 Jul, 2012
Universal Franchisee Bill of Rights Passes 1000 Endorsements. - The Universal Franchisee Bill of Rights (UFBoR) passed 1000 endorsements and ratifications today. The UFBoR was released by the Coalition of Franchisee Associations last year as a fairness doctrine after... [more] 5 Jul, 2012
China, chicken, fresh food options on menu for McDonald’s new CEO. - Don Thompson quietly took over the reins of McDonald’s Corp. this week, reaching the pinnacle of his 22-year career at the hamburger chain and becoming the company’s first African-American CEO. ... [more] 4 Jul, 2012
Yum Brand's great growth overseas: Not over yet. - As the parent company of fast-food chains Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell, Yum Brands has grabbed a piece of the best growth story of the decade. ... [more] 2 Jul, 2012
Creative Learning Corporation Announces 160th Franchise. - Creative Learning Corporation, owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz, the highly-popular children's education and enrichment program, is pleased to announce that the Company has reached its 160th franchise. ... [more] 2 Jul, 2012
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