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Franchisors and Franchisees Face off in November on Pennsylvania’s Franchise Protection Bill. - An investment protection act for franchise owners, House Bill 1620, is being proposed in Pennsylvania. Franchisee associations are asking for support from Pennsylvania's franchise owners. ... [more] 31 Oct, 2013
Women in Franchising: An Enthusiastic Minority. - Women may be the minority in the franchising world, but whether they are breaking into existing industries or franchising their own companies, many of them are paving the way for others to do the same. ... [more] 31 Oct, 2013
Lawn Army Celebrates Its First Year Of Service. - The team at Lawn Army, a full-service landscape maintenance company, is pleased to be celebrating its one-year anniversary of service to homeowners. ... [more] 31 Oct, 2013
Growth of Franchise Business Index Slows. - The Franchise Business Index (FBI), an index of the economic health of the franchising industry, rose 0.2 percent in September to 110.7 (Jan 2000=100), the IFA announced today. ... [more] 30 Oct, 2013
7-Eleven National Franchisee Coalition Chair Booted Out. - Veteran 7-Eleven store owner Joe Galea beat out two-term incumbent Bruce Maples last week in the election of chairman for the National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees. ... [more] 30 Oct, 2013
Franchise Clique Welcomes a New Director of Sales. - Franchise Clique is happy to announce the recent hiring of the new Director of Sales, Sian Tom. With over 10 years of sales and online media experience, Sian brings her expertise to the team to work with... [more] 30 Oct, 2013
CiCi's Pizza Announces Franchisee Partner Investment Program. - CiCi's Pizza, home of the endless pizza buffet, recently set a precedent for creative equity partnership with the launch of the 2013 Franchisee Partner Investment program. ... [more] 30 Oct, 2013
IFA names International Affairs director to help with global expansion. - Josh Merin has been named director of International Affairs for the International Franchise Association, a new position where he will help IFA members explore growth for their franchise brands in the global market. ... [more] 29 Oct, 2013
Applebee's owner beats estimates as franchising halves costs. - DineEquity Inc said its costs nearly halved in the third quarter after it sold more of its Applebee's and IHOP restaurants to franchisees, following a model that has helped U.S. restaurant chains through an economic... [more] 29 Oct, 2013
World of Beer Franchising, Inc. Announces 50th Location. - World of Beer, a rapidly-expanding network of beer-centric taverns known for 500+ craft brews, craft spirits and Tavern Fare, opened its 50th location in Brandon, FL. ... [more] 29 Oct, 2013
Burger King's Franchising Efforts Pay Off Big in 3Q. - Burger King’s third quarter net income surged to $68.2 million from $6.6 million a year ago, due in part to its franchising strategy over the last 12 months. ... [more] 29 Oct, 2013
American Bar "Wizards" Wish for Regulatory Reform. - Not all wizards are known for their magical powers. Some are identified by their skill and knowledge about a particular topic, said Joseph J Fittante, Jr., moderator of this year's American Bar Association's 36th... [more] 28 Oct, 2013
Dissatisfied Franchisees Spark Ouster of Mooyah CEO. - Dissatisfied franchise owners in the Mooyah Burger, Fries & Shakes chain have sparked the immediate removal of the firm's chief executive officer and president Bill Spae. ... [more] 26 Oct, 2013
Camille's Dips Into Nat'l, Int'l Franchise Agreements. - Camille’s Hand-Dipped Ice Cream Bars, the frozen treats franchise, announced an aggressive global growth strategy. ... [more] 24 Oct, 2013
Francorp Highlights the Modern Day Franchisee. - New franchise concepts are emerging at a rapid pace with franchisors seeking qualified individuals to become franchisees. These concepts bring a variety of opportunities for prospective franchisees that... [more] 24 Oct, 2013
Franchise Solutions is Presented with Hall of Fame Award. - Franchise Update Media Group presents Franchise Solutions with Hall of Fame award at the annual Franchise Development Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA. ... [more] 23 Oct, 2013
Air Force Veterans Are Newest Interim Healthcare Franchisees. - Just in time for Veteran's Day, Interim HealthCare Inc. announced today that its newest franchise agreement is with two retiring Air Force veterans in Salt Lake City. ... [more] 23 Oct, 2013
iSold It Franchisee Success Requires Tripling Store Space. - Selling thousands of high-end electronics, musical instruments, jewelry and even hundreds of vintage Star Wars figurines on eBay, every year, has brought iSold It (ISI) franchisee Chuck Hudson success. ... [more] 23 Oct, 2013
Russo’s Welcomes Nat'l Franchise Development Director. - Russo’s Restaurants, which includes Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen, announced the appointment of Alfred Naddaff as its national franchise development director. ... [more] 22 Oct, 2013
Growth Coach Franchise Seeking International Expansion. - With new Growth Coach master franchise owners successfully launching in Canada, Central America and South America, the business and sales coaching company is actively seeking new master franchise... [more] 22 Oct, 2013
An Investigative Report on Franchise Profits. - How much can you earn by opening a franchise unit? According to a large survey by the research firm Franchise Business Review, the average franchisee across the spectrum earns a profit of ... [more] 21 Oct, 2013
Denver Steak 'n Shakes to Re-open As Company Stores. - Steak ‘n Shake announced last week it will re-open two restaurants in the Denver metro area, after shutting them down in a court battle with franchisees. ... [more] 21 Oct, 2013
Italian pizza cone concept now franchising in the U.S. - KONO Pizza, an Italian concept that serves pizza in a portable cone format, has planted a flag in the U.S. ... [more] 21 Oct, 2013
Rainbow International® Announces the Addition of Seven New Franchisees in Third Quarter of 2013. - Rainbow International, an internationally recognized brand within the restoration industry, welcomes seven new franchisees during the third quarter of 2013. ... [more] 21 Oct, 2013
Franchise Owners Association Created in Maine. - The Maine Franchise Owners Association announced their launching today. The independent organization includes suppliers and franchise owners in the Pine Tree State from... [more] 18 Oct, 2013
Franchise, retail organizations call for more compromise as government opens. - The International Franchise Association and the National Retail Federation both released statements about the resolution to reopen government and lift the debt ceiling that was signed by President Obama. ... [more] 17 Oct, 2013
Franchises Add 15,040 Jobs in September. - New data from ADP's National Franchise Report (NFR) shows that the franchise industry created more than 15,000 jobs in September. ... [more] 16 Oct, 2013
Chronic Tacos Heats Up Franchising at the West Coast Franchise Expo. - Authentic Mexican Taco Shop Franchise Boosts Expansion Throughout Southern California. ... [more] 16 Oct, 2013
Applebee’s franchisee to sell 80 restaurants. - Franchise operator Thomas & King Inc. has agreed to sell its 80 Applebee’s restaurants in Kentucky and Arizona to franchisee RMH Franchise Corp. in a deal expected to close before the end of the year. ... [more] 16 Oct, 2013

Franchisees Suffer as Shutdown Hurts Sales, Expansion Plans. - As the government shutdown drags on, some franchise owners have struggled with sales while others have been forced to put their expansion plans on ice. ... [more] 15 Oct, 2013
SBA Enables Franchise Liar Loans, Chronically Fails to Act on Own Recommendations. - The Small Business Administration's Office of Inspector General published yet another study highlighting the SBA's oversight failures as financial institutions continue underwriting franchise loans that do not... [more] 15 Oct, 2013
RE/MAX Ranked No.1 Among Real Estate Franchises for 5th Consecutive Year. - For the fifth consecutive year, RE/MAX, LLC, ranked as the leading real estate franchise organization in the Franchise Times Top 200. ... [more] 14 Oct, 2013
How the Franchise Industry Tapped Into the Craft Beer Trend. - Despite the differences between the beer world and the franchise world, the industries have turned out to be a good match. ... [more] 11 Oct, 2013
Subway franchise group adds legal partnership. - LegalShield and the North American Association of Subway Franchisees have teamed up to offer LegalShield's small business legal plan to Subway franchisees. ... [more] 11 Oct, 2013
Founder's cross-country trip yields 12 new franchisees for French Fry Heaven. - French Fry Heaven founder and CEO Scott Nelowet recently returned from a cross-country trip in one of his brand's food trucks, where his objective was meeting potential franchisees and introducing people to the... [more] 11 Oct, 2013
Coffee Beanery Settles with Franchisees. - Franchisees Richard Welshans and Deborah Williams have now entered into a settlement agreement with The Coffee Beanery, resolving all claims in their lawsuit against the franchisor. ... [more] 10 Oct, 2013
Taco John’s Incentive Program Aims to Reward Franchisees. - Efforts to increase the number of Taco John’s restaurants across the country are gaining momentum with the West-Mex chain’s launch of a new incentive plan. ... [more] 9 Oct, 2013
Pizza Hut, Burger King franchisee recognized with IFA diversity award. - John C. Draper, president of Restaurant Operations for V&J Holdings Companies Inc., has been awarded the International Franchise Association's Ronald E. Harrison Award for diversity and inclusion. ... [more] 9 Oct, 2013
South Florida home care agency to franchise in Orlando. - Advocate Home Care Services, a South Florida-based home health care agency, is franchising in Central Florida.. ... [more] 9 Oct, 2013
Papa John’s celebrates 1,000th international restaurant. - Papa John’s International Inc. celebrated the opening of its 1,000th location outside of North America on Oct. 9 in London. ... [more] 9 Oct, 2013
Muscle Maker inks 13 franchise deals for 22 new units. - Muscle Maker has signed 13 franchise agreements to develop 22 locations throughout the country. ... [more] 8 Oct, 2013
Yum Profit Falls 68% as Same-Store Sales Slump in China. - Yum! Brands Inc., whose KFC fast-food chain is facing more competition in China, said third-quarter profit fell 68 percent and cut its 2013 earnings forecast as same-store sales dropped in the... [more] 8 Oct, 2013
Dunkin' to add 27 units in Southern California. - Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. on Monday revealed another round of franchise operators that will bring 27 more units to Southern California over the next several years. ... [more] 7 Oct, 2013
Your Pie names Caldwell VP amid expansion. - Fast-casual pizza chain Your Pie has appointed Ken Caldwell to serve as its VP of development, a newly created role for the brand, as it expands its footprint across the US. ... [more] 7 Oct, 2013
Franchise Services of North America Inc. announces director resignation. - FRANCHISE SERVICES OF NORTH AMERICA INC. announces that David Forseth has resigned as a director of the Company due to personal and business reasons. ... [more] 7 Oct, 2013
The 3 Scariest Things About Owning a Franchise. - Owning a franchise is not for the faint of heart. The idea of being your own boss plus the upfront costs and extra obligations to a corporate business, can be downright frightening. ... [more] 4 Oct, 2013
Potbelly Raises $105 Million Pricing IPO Above Increased Range. - Potbelly Corp., the Chicago-based purveyor of made-to-order toasted sandwiches, raised $105 million in a U.S. initial public offering, pricing its shares above an increased range. ... [more] 4 Oct, 2013
The Sky Is the Limit-Satellite Coffee to Debut Franchise Offering. - Satellite Coffee Franchise Services has announced plans to launch a franchising program for Satellite Coffee’s cafes. Franchise opportunities will become available in October of 2013. ... [more] 3 Oct, 2013
Avis Franchisee Receives $19 Million Award…with Glitch. - Franchisee Robert C. Halcro has now been paid his $19.2 million award, a result from his agonizing 10-year litigation against the Goliath car rental company. Unfortunately, the 54-year veteran... [more] 3 Oct, 2013
Roark Capital's chairman to speak about 'state of franchising'. - Steven Romaniello, International Franchise Association chairman and managing director of Roark Capital, will speak Oct. 8 in Atlanta at a luncheon for the Southeast Franchise Forum in partnership with the... [more] 3 Oct, 2013
National Franchisor 101 Mobility Sets Sights on Kansas City. - National mobility equipment franchisor 101 Mobility is spreading like wildfire with 29 franchisees operating in over 70 territories. To keep the momentum going, 101 Mobility is adjusting marketing efforts to... [more] 3 Oct, 2013
McDonald’s Stores Trying Loyalty Program. - McDonald’s Corp. franchisees are rolling out an electronic loyalty program in about 570 U.S. locations as stores seek to attract younger customers. ... [more] 1 Oct, 2013
U.S. Shuts Down, Small Business Begins to Feel It. - As of midnight last night the United States government has been defunded by Congress. That means nearly a million government workers are not at work, furloughed, until further notice. ... [more] 1 Oct, 2013
Re/Max Raises $220 Million in IPO, Pricing Shares Above Range. - Re/Max Holdings Inc. (RMAX), a franchiser of real estate brokerages, raised $220 million in its initial public offering, pricing the shares above the marketed range. ... [more] 1 Oct, 2013
Massage Envy Spa Now In 48 States With Opening Of First Montana Spa. - Massage Envy Spa is proud to announce that it now operates in a total of 48 states, with the opening of the first Montana franchise location. ... [more] 1 Oct, 2013
New dental franchise serves the uninsured. - Comfort Dental opened its first Nebraska location today near 96th and Q Streets. ... [more] 1 Oct, 2013
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