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LeadMaster Accelerates Expansion into Franchise Industry. - LeadMaster, a leading provider of lead management and sales CRM solutions expands with new clients in franchise marketing. ... [more] 29 Mar, 2013
Sloan’s launches franchising program with goal of 200 U.S. locations. - Sloan’s, an upscale ice cream, candy and baked-goods emporium, has launched a national franchising program... [more] 29 Mar, 2013
Yo Mon Frozen Yogurt Answers the Call to Franchise. - Yo Mon Frozen Yogurt, a Red Bank, New Jersey-based, Jamaican-Caribbean-themed yogurt concept has entered into the competitive fro-yo franchise space with a model that is the antithesis to the established... [more] 29 Mar, 2013
The Big Salad to franchise globally. - The Big Salad, a five-unit chain based out of Detroit, has signed an agreement with Beautiful Brands International to market and franchise its concept on a global scale. ... [more] 28 Mar, 2013
New Report Shows Franchises Continue to Grow Faster than Other Businesses. - Franchise businesses will continue to grow at a slightly faster rate than other businesses in terms of job creation, new business formation, economic output and GDP contribution, according to IFA’s first quarter... [more] 27 Mar, 2013
Burger King franchisee acquires six Taco Bell units. - GE Capital, Franchise Finance recently provided $11.3 million to Ghai Management Services, a Burger King franchisee. The funding was used for the acquisition of six Taco Bell locations in Northern California. ... [more] 27 Mar, 2013
Ski's Meat Market announces franchise plans. - Since opening Ski’s Meat Market in May 2010, Dave Tuskowski says he planned to eventually open another location. ... [more] 26 Mar, 2013
Burger 21 Continues Expansion with Two New Multi-Unit Franchise Agreements. - Burger 21, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc., announced today the signing of two new multi-unit franchise agreements in Florida. ... [more] 26 Mar, 2013
Dickey’s Barbecue Named Fastest-Growing Fast Casual. - Dickey’s Barbecue was recently named the Fastest Growing Restaurant Chain by Technomic’s Top 500 Annual Report. ... [more] 25 Mar, 2013
Jersey home to CUPS first franchise. - CUPS Frozen Yogurt – That's Hot, a beach-themed, self-serve fro-yo concept, has chosen Rockaway, N.J., as the city for its first franchise location. ... [more] 22 Mar, 2013
IFA Releases New Data Showing Potential Job Loss in Each State Because of the ACA. - Coinciding with the three-year anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the IFA released newly available data from a 2011 study by the nonpartisan Hudson Institute about the impact the... [more] 22 Mar, 2013
Panda Express opening 100 units in 2013. - Panda Express is celebrating its 30th anniversary with new menu items, including some healthy twists, and a commitment to growing the 1,600-unit brand. ... [more] 21 Mar, 2013
YouFit Health Clubs expands to Orlando area. - YouFit Health Clubs, a St. Petersburg-based chain started by a co-founder of Planet Fitness, has opened its first Orlando-area facility. ... [more] 20 Mar, 2013 Launches Printable Franchise Agreement Template. - added the franchise agreement template to its list of commercial agreements. ... [more] 18 Mar, 2013
Denver-based Quiznos hit by new lawsuits from disgruntled franchisees. - Quiznos' long-standing friction with disgruntled franchisees has surfaced again in a new round of lawsuits. ... [more] 17 Mar, 2013
Opening An American Franchise In China Proved Disastrous For This Wharton Grad. - Growing up in Indiana and Washington, D.C., Taiwanese-born Wen-Szu Lin often felt torn between two cultures. When, as a young entrepreneur, he was presented with the opportunity to buy the... [more] 16 Mar, 2013
Krispy Kreme posts best year since 2004. - Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. reported financial results for fiscal year 2012 and Q4, the latter of which included a same-store sales increase of 7.5 percent, the 17 consecutive quarterly increase. ... [more] 15 Mar, 2013
IFA’s VetFran Partners with Hiring Our Heroes & Capital One. - The IFA VetFran initiative has strengthened its partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Hiring our Heroes” program and forged a new partnership with Capital One Financial Corporation. ... [more] 15 Mar, 2013
BP Franchisees Sue Company, Claiming Undercutting. - A California judge yesterday ruled to allow the entire lawsuit filed against BP West Coast Products LLC by more than 900 BP and Arco franchisees, as well as the owners of ampm mini-marts, to continue. ... [more] 15 Mar, 2013
Burger 21 focusing on franchising. - Burger 21 has several priority markets for franchise development in the second quarter of 2013. ... [more] 15 Mar, 2013

SuperAmerica Will Add to Its Franchisee Roster. - Northern Tier Energy LP's SuperAmerica convenience store division will continue to add franchisee locations for the remainder of this year. ... [more] 14 Mar, 2013
Foreign worker hoopla forces McDonald's franchisee out. - McDonald's has cut ties with a Pennsylvania franchisee embroiled in a controversy over a temporary work program that employed foreign students. ... [more] 14 Mar, 2013
Yum! Brands CEO: Innovation and value necessary for today's economy. - During today's keynote address at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Consumer & Retail Conference, Yum! Brands CEO and chairman David Novak offered some insight on the current competitive environment... [more] 13 Mar, 2013
Red Mango Launches Pioneer Program, Targets Markets For Rapid Franchise Growth. - Red Mango has launched the Pioneer Program, a franchise incentive campaign designed to reward multi-unit development in key markets for rapid expansion. ... [more] 12 Mar, 2013
Top 12 Cases for 2012 through Eyes of DLA Piper. - Why should franchisees and their attorneys pay attention to the top 12 legal cases picked by one of the largest franchisor law firms? Because these cases and rulings represent a growing trend in... [more] 12 Mar, 2013
Quiznos faces new wave of franchisee lawsuits. - A royalty rebate program designed to help Quiznos franchise owners is scheduled to come to an end next week, leaving some franchisees concerned that restaurant closures will accelerate as a result. ... [more] 11 Mar, 2013
Guest Worker Visa Troubles Visit McDonald's. - Students assigned to fast-food outlets under a work-travel program say they were exploited, illustrating the challenges of managing visa programs as Congress considers immigration overhaul. ... [more] 8 Mar, 2013
McAlister's franchisee unveils new look. - A new McAlister’s Deli has opened in a more urban area of Dallas, adapting to a smaller footprint than typically found in suburban designs and featuring the addition of several promotional digital menu... [more] 8 Mar, 2013
Sarku Japan Hosts Franchise Seminars in NYC, D.C. - Sarku Japan, the largest Japanese quick-service restaurant chain (QSR) in the U.S., will host two Discovery Seminars in New York City and Washington, D.C. this spring for aspiring entrepreneurs. ... [more] 8 Mar, 2013
How Franchisees Can Find Room for Innovation. - Franchising by its nature discourages innovation on the part of franchisees... Still, even the most rigorously disciplined franchisors remain hungry for new ideas. ... [more] 7 Mar, 2013
Digital Franchises: New Spin on an Old Business Model. - Brick-and-mortar businesses using franchising to scale. Why shouldn't websites? The founder of OrderUp explains how it's done. ... [more] 7 Mar, 2013
Pizza Hut searches for new digital manager at SXSW festival. - Pizza Hut is conducting 140-second job interviews this week in its search for a new "manager of digital greatness." The interviews will take place in Austin, Texas, at the South by Southwest Conferences &... [more] 7 Mar, 2013
3 Steps To Franchise Success in Google+ Local. - Google+ Local seems to be a product in perpetual development. Local business owners sometimes find it gut wrenching. For franchises, it can be even worse than that. ... [more] 7 Mar, 2013
Massage Envy Carves Out $15 Million In Franchisee Funding For 2013. - Massage Envy announced today that new and existing Massage Envy franchisees have exclusive access to $15 million in development capital in 2013. ... [more] 7 Mar, 2013
Bojangles' franchisee recognized by U.S. Chamber of Commerce. - Acorn Food Group LLC, a Bojangles' franchise group based in Jasper, Ga., was recently honored with a 2013 Blue Ribbon Small Business Award by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. ... [more] 6 Mar, 2013
Quiznos Franchisee Reaches 100th Restaurant Milestone. - Quiznos marked a significant business milestone this month when QSR International opened its Quito, Ecuador location, making QSR the first international Quiznos franchise group to license and open 100... [more] 6 Mar, 2013
Fazoli’s Extends Franchise Sales Incentive Program. - Premium quick-service restaurant Fazoli’s is extending its franchise incentive program an additional nine months to the end of 2013. ... [more] 5 Mar, 2013
Franchise Company Updates International Expansion Plans. - BrightStar International Franchise Holdings, Inc. announced today the strategic decision to take its international expansion in a different direction in 2013. ... [more] 4 Mar, 2013
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Donates More Than $2 Million In Moving Services. - TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, the largest franchised moving company in the U.S., is pleased to announce its system has donated more than $2 million in moving services in 2012. ... [more] 4 Mar, 2013
Franchise Protection Bills Introduced in California. - Fed up with a legal stacked deck of cards, franchisees have decided to take a more direct role in writing laws to protect their businesses. Franchise owners in the Golden State have just submitted... [more] 2 Mar, 2013
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