UNITED STATES FRANCHISE NEWS ARCHIVE
: : January 2013
|Just Between Friends Franchise Experiencing Growth Nationwide.
prweb.com - At a time when larger companies are cutting back, Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc. is growing nationwide, increasing sales more than 25 percent in 2012. ... [more] 31 Jan, 2013
Protential Sports To Spread The Message Through Franchising.
prweb.com - Protential Sports will employ a franchise model to expand the brand of afterschool, summer camps and youth sports activities throughout the Southeastern United States. ... [more] 30 Jan, 2013
Nifty after Fifty approved for franchising in Texas.
bizjournals.com - Nifty after Fifty, a fitness and wellness company for older adults, received approval from the state of Texas to begin franchising its business model. ... [more] 29 Jan, 2013
Army Veteran Awarded Franchise From Express Employment Professionals.
prweb.com - Express Employment Professionals, one of the nation’s largest, privately-held staffing firms surprises U.S. Army veteran with a franchise. Staffing company plans to waive the franchise fee for the first five... [more] 29 Jan, 2013
José M. Gutiérrez Appointed to Denny’s Corp. Board of Directors.
smallcapnetwork.com - Denny’s Corporation announced that José M. Gutiérrez has been appointed to the company’s board of directors. ... [more] 25 Jan, 2013
Two men sue 'Subway' over size of their 'Footlong'.
independent.co.uk - It's often said that size doesn't matter, but apparently that's not the case when it comes to Subway sandwiches. Two New Jersey men are set to sue the sandwich maker after they claimed... [more] 24 Jan, 2013
McDonald’s Profit Rises as Dollar Menu Drives U.S. Sales.
bloomberg.com - McDonald’s Corp., the world’s largest restaurant chain by sales, said fourth-quarter profit rose 1.4 percent as its dollar menu and McRib sandwich helped U.S. sales.... [more] 24 Jan, 2013
Hireology Releases Educational Hiring eBook for Franchisees.
prweb.com - The leading selection management platform, Hireology, recently released an educational eBook for franchisees hiring and recruiting talent for their franchise locations. ... [more] 23 Jan, 2013
Back Yard Burgers Appoints Dave McDougall as New CEO.
qsrmagazine.com - Back Yard Burgers Inc. announces the appointment of foodservice veteran David McDougall as the company’s new chief executive effective immediately. ... [more] 23 Jan, 2013
McDonald's pays out $700,000 to Muslim community after restaurant 'falsely claimed its food was halal'.
independent.co.uk - McDonald’s has agreed to pay out $700,000 to members of Michigan’s Muslim community after one of its restaurants allegedly wrongly claimed to be serving halal food. ... [more] 23 Jan, 2013
How to Name a Franchise.
entrepreneur.com - If you're stumped when it comes to conjuring up what you hope will become a household name, here are a few simple guidelines, courtesy of the franchises appearing in this year's Franchise 500©. ... [more] 21 Jan, 2013
Noble Roman's Take-N-Bake Franchise Concept Continues to Expand.
yahoo.com - Noble Roman's, Inc. today announced further expansion of its popular take-n-bake (TNB) concept.... [more] 18 Jan, 2013
Franchisors Offer Their Own Financing Programs.
msn.com - Franchisors aren't taking the continued credit crunch lying down. Many, such as Meineke, Gold's Gym and The UPS Store, now offer financing programs of their own to first-time and multistore franchise owners who... [more] 17 Jan, 2013
Orlando-area McDonald's franchisee to be honored with African American Chamber's Eagle Award.
orlandosentinel.com - The African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida will honor Doug Hollis, of Hollis Enterprises of Orlando Inc., with its Eagle Award on Saturday night. ... [more] 17 Jan, 2013
McAlister's Deli franchisee becomes fully employee-owned.
fastcasual.com - The Saxton Group has sold its stock to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, becoming one of the largest 100-percent employee-owned companies in the restaurant industry. ... [more] 16 Jan, 2013
Red Mango Celebrates Record Franchise Development in 2012.
qsrmagazine.com - Red Mango, one of America’s fastest-growing frozen yogurt and smoothies chains, enjoyed a record year for franchise development in 2012 and expanded the chain to more than 210 open stores. ... [more] 16 Jan, 2013
Fiscal Cliff Debate held back Franchise Growth in December.
franchise.org - The Franchise Business Index (FBI) fell in December for a second straight month as the specter of tax hikes associated with the fiscal cliff weighed on franchise businesses, the IFA announced today. ... [more] 16 Jan, 2013
Krispy Kreme adopts plan to avoid takeover.
qsrweb.com - Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc.'s board of directors have adopted a tax asset protection plan intended to preserve the long-term value of the company's federal net operating loss and other tax carryforwards. ... [more] 16 Jan, 2013
U-Swirl Acquires Two Frozen Yogurt Chains.
qsrmagazine.com - U-Swirl Inc. announces that it has acquired specific assets of Aspen Leaf Yogurt LLC as well as the Yogurtini frozen yogurt franchise chain. ... [more] 16 Jan, 2013
What's Ahead for Franchising in 2013: Slow and Steady Toward Recovery.
entrepreneur.com - The overall attitude of the franchise world for 2013 might be best described as cautious optimism. ... [more] 12 Jan, 2013
Largest Applebee’s franchisee adds Taco Bell to portfolio.
nrn.com - Last month, San Francisco-based Apple American Group acquired Southern Bells Inc., a franchise group of 76 restaurants in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. ... [more] 12 Jan, 2013
Trending 2013: The “Social Franchise” - Franchisors are Opening the Door to Non-Profit Organizations as Franchisees.
yahoo.com - Qvinci Software and FranchiseWell team up to help franchisors and non-profits with cloud software that enables... [more] 12 Jan, 2013
Franchise opportunities abound at Miami Beach expo.
miamiherald.com - Thinking of opening your own business? Franchise Expo South is underway this weekend, showcasing more than 200 franchisors, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. ... [more] 11 Jan, 2013
Burger King names new chief diversity officer.
qsrweb.com - Burger King has named Jerrell Moore as its new chief diversity officer. He will be responsible for continuing to grow efforts in support of BKC's four-pronged diversity and inclusion strategy focused on... [more] 11 Jan, 2013
Burger 21 Grows to 11 Units in 2012, Plans More Expansion.
qsrmagazine.com - Burger 21 announced that it signed franchise agreements with six different entities in six states in 2012 to develop a total of 11 restaurants as part of its aggressive growth strategy... [more] 10 Jan, 2013
Fred L. Turner, Innovative Chief of McDonald’s, Dies at 80.
nytimes.com - Fred L. Turner, who as chief executive helped transform McDonald’s into a global giant, died on Monday in Glenview, Ill. He was 80. ... [more] 8 Jan, 2013
Wendy's Franchisee Slashes Employee Hours To Sidestep Obamacare.
huffingtonpost.com - The owner of several Wendy's restaurants in Omaha, Neb., is attempting to sidestep Obamacare by cutting hundreds of workers’ hours so that they will not be legally entitled to health benefits... [more] 7 Jan, 2013
Athletes go from football to franchising.
msn.com - When Tafa Jefferson was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 1997, the 6-foot-6, 300-pound offensive tackle expected a long career in professional football. But a year later... [more] 7 Jan, 2013
DOJ Focusing on Instant Tax Service Franchises.
accountingtoday.com - A Nevada federal court has barred Benyam Tewolde from preparing tax returns for others, the latest in a series of legal efforts against preparers affiliated with the Instant Tax Service chain. ... [more] 7 Jan, 2013
Krispy Kreme Names Vice President of U.S. Franchise Development.
prnewswire.com - Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. announced today that Patricia Perry has joined the Company as its new Vice President of U.S. Franchise Development. ... [more] 7 Jan, 2013
Creative Learning Corporation Announces 240th Franchise.
businesswire.com - 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 reached its 240th franchise... [more] 7 Jan, 2013
Maui Wowi Hires New Marketing Manager as the Franchise Company Continues Momentum into the New Year.
prweb.com - Maui Wowi Hawaiian welcomes on-board Sarah Anderson as the marketing manager who will be overseeing retail operations and franchise marketing. ... [more] 5 Jan, 2013
December Jobs Report Mirrors Growth Sectors for Franchising in 2013.
franchise.org - The International Franchise Association today said many sectors showing growth in the December jobs report mirror those sectors expected to be the leading drivers of employment in franchising in 2013. ... [more] 4 Jan, 2013
Sylvan franchisee taking learning centers digital.
azcentral.com - A Sylvan Learning franchisee who operates brick-and-mortar centers in Chandler, Mesa and Ahwatukee plans to open five satellite locations in Arizona this year using a recently piloted digital-instruction system. ... [more] 4 Jan, 2013
FOCUS Brands Now 1,000 International Units Strong.
qsrmagazine.com - FOCUS Brands Inc. has opened its 1,000th international location - a milestone capitalizing on the vast global opportunities for U.S. food brands. ... [more] 3 Jan, 2013
Baskin-Robbins plans to unload Los Angeles units to franchisees.
qsrweb.co - Baskin-Robbins is seeking qualified franchisees to own and operate existing Baskin-Robbins restaurants in the Greater Los Angeles area. ... [more] 3 Jan, 2013
Tax Agreement Paves Way for Ongoing, Steady Franchise Growth in 2013.
franchise.org - The IFA today applauded passage of H.R. 8, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, a bipartisan agreement to avert the fiscal cliff, prevent tax hikes on thousands of existing and prospective franchises, and... [more] 2 Jan, 2013
Hawaii's Pizza Hut, Taco Bell Franchisee Sold.
qsrmagazine.com - Brentwood Associates, a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm, announced it has completed the sale of Pacific Island Restaurants Inc. (PIR), to Nimes Capital LLC. ... [more] 2 Jan, 2013
The Unintended Franchise: If It Quacks Like A Duck . . .
nevadabusiness.com - Are you operating a franchise system without realizing it? If you are licensing to others the right to use your trademark for a fee, the answer could be yes. ... [more] 1 Jan, 2013
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