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The real winner in Burger King's deal is... - Burger King's proposed $11.5 billion acquisition of Canada's Tim Hortons may offer big tax benefits to the U.S. fast food chain but the real tax winner is likely to be its controlling shareholder, 3G Capital. ... [more] 29 Aug, 2014
Papa Murphy's Gives New Store Owners The Deal Its Struggling Franchisees Want. - On the surface, Papa Murphy’s new incentive plan for owners who sign up to open a new pizza take-out store is fairly routine... [more] 28 Aug, 2014
FranNet’s Impressive Growth Continues to Earn Recognition Nationally and Locally. - Leading franchise consultant group lands on Inc. 5000, Louisville’s Fast 50 lists. ... [more] 28 Aug, 2014
Burritobox Launches Nationwide. - AVT, Inc., a leader in automated retailing systems, announced today that a system they have built for Burritobox is going nationwide through a new franchising program. ... [more] 27 Aug, 2014
Christian Brothers Auto Repair Franchise Expanding in Wichita Area. - Texas-based auto repair franchise Christian Brothers Automotive is building two stores in the Wichita area as part of an energetic national expansion. ... [more] 27 Aug, 2014
Fast-Food Workers Bite Back at Jimmy John’s Sandwich Shops. - Following two years of highly publicized fast-food worker agitation around the country, workers at the Baltimore locations of Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches have launched a new campaign... [more] 27 Aug, 2014
Burger King, Tim Hortons merge into whopper-sized firm. - Burger King is ruling a larger fast-food kingdom. The U.S.-based restaurant chain made it official Tuesday announcing that it agreed to merge with the Canada-based Tim Hortons restaurant chain. ... [more] 26 Aug, 2014
Boston's Is Making a Franchising Push. - Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, the Dallas-based casual concept that bridges family dining with a sports-bar aesthetic, has re-launched its franchising effort across the country. ... [more] 26 Aug, 2014
Leather Medic Announces Franchise Opportunity for Veterans. - Leather Medic, Inc. recognizes the assets that veterans bring into the workforce and offers them opportunities to own their own business. ... [more] 26 Aug, 2014
Teriyaki Madness hires franchise expert as CEO. - Teriyaki Madness has announced the hiring of Michael Haith as its new chief executive officer. ... [more] 26 Aug, 2014
Junk Hauling Franchise Hits 33rd Straight Month of Same-Unit Sales Growth. - College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving is on a hot streak, with 33 straight months of average same-unit sales growth. ... [more] 26 Aug, 2014
Planet Smoothie Launches New Franchise Information Website. - Planet Smoothie, a smoothie franchise with a major presence in the Southeast that is expanding nationwide, has launched a new franchising website at ... [more] 26 Aug, 2014
Glass Doctor Franchise Group Joins Independent Glass Association. - Gary Hart, Executive Director of the Independent Glass Association (IGA), today announced that the Glass Doctor Franchise Group has joined the association. ... [more] 26 Aug, 2014
PostNet Franchise Gives Website a Revolutionary Redesign. - Printing, marketing and logistics franchise PostNet has launched a revolutionary redesign of its main website, ... [more] 26 Aug, 2014
Carrols Restaurant Group to acquire 64 Burger King units. - Carrols Restaurant Group Inc., Burger King’s largest franchisee, has agreed to purchase 64 restaurants from subsidiaries of franchise operator Heartland Food LLC for about $18 million. ... [more] 22 Aug, 2014
Franchisee rights bill passes state Senate, heads to governor's desk. - Legislation to give small franchise owners protections against fast-food giants, convenience store chains and other corporations headed to the governor's desk Thursday after winning a difficult vote in the... [more] 21 Aug, 2014
IFA launches ad campaign highlighting agenda behind Seattle minimum wage law. - The IFA today launched an ad campaign to inform Seattle residents about the Service Employees International Union’s (SEIU) well-planned, strategic attack on independently-owned, small business franchisees... [more] 20 Aug, 2014
Original Soupman Signs First Veteran Soupmobile Franchisee. - Soupman Inc., the parent company of The Original Soupman, announced its first veteran Soupmobile franchisee, Sergeant Daniel Gilyeat from Kansas City, Kansas. ... [more] 20 Aug, 2014
Dental Fix RX Awards Its 150th Franchise. - Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair franchisor, announced it has awarded its 150th franchise, a Cleveland mobile repair unit, which is one of 11 agreements in Ohio alone. ... [more] 20 Aug, 2014
Pieology Pizzeria Names First Vice President of Marketing. - Pieology Pizzeria expanded its leadership team to include Debbie Porter, its first vice president of marketing. ... [more] 20 Aug, 2014
Snap-on Franchisee Conference Introduces Latest Innovations. - The Snap-on Tools Franchisee Conference (SFC), held in Orlando, Florida, played host to more than 8,000 registered attendees this past weekend; including principals representing more than 3,000... [more] 20 Aug, 2014
IFA Amps Up Defense of Franchise Industry Through Partnership with Job Creators Network. - As the franchise industry continues to come under increasing attack by organized labor and activist groups across the nation, the IFA has formed a new partnership with the Job Creators Network... [more] 19 Aug, 2014
3 New Ways PostNet Printing Franchise Is Helping Franchisees Thrive. - PostNet printing franchise owners who gathered in Las Vegas to celebrate their success over the past year have a lot to look forward to in the coming months. ... [more] 19 Aug, 2014
CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. Surpasses 3,500th Restaurant Milestone Worldwide. - The openings of a Hardee’s in Marassi, Egypt and a Carl’s Jr. in Conroe, Texas mark a major milestone for CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. as the Company’s 3,500th and 3,501st restaurants worldwide. ... [more] 18 Aug, 2014
Massage Envy opens 1,000th store. - Massage Envy is a franchise in rare company. The Scottsdale-based spa group opened its 1,000th location this month in Pennsylvania, reaching that milestone following a 2013 where it generated... [more] 18 Aug, 2014

Blackstone Said to Be Seeking Sale of Burger King Franchisee. - Blackstone Group LP is seeking a buyer for Heartland Food Corp., the second-biggest owner of Burger King restaurants, a person with knowledge of the situation said. ... [more] 15 Aug, 2014
Wendy’s franchisee acquires minority stake in LYFE Kitchen. - LYFE Kitchen, the 10-unit fast-casual concept created by former McDonald’s executives, has revealed a “large” minority investment by the Carlisle Corp. ... [more] 15 Aug, 2014
Fast Food Companies Just Lost A Really Big Fight In California. - Delivering a blow to McDonald's and other fast-food chain owners, the California State Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that would expand the rights of franchisees in their dealings with the brands... [more] 14 Aug, 2014
DineEquity, Inc. Prices $1.4 Billion Securitized Financing Facility. - DineEquity, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a purchase agreement under which two of the Company’s indirect, special purpose subsidiaries have agreed to issue and sell $1.3 billion of... [more] 13 Aug, 2014
National Restaurant Association joins fight against Seattle wage increase. - The National Restaurant Association announced in a press release that it is joining the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in an effort to stop the city of Seattle from raising the minimum wage. ... [more] 13 Aug, 2014
Burger 21 Expands Brand Presence to 10 States. - Burger 21 announced today the signing of its first franchise agreement in Michigan. Set to open in Ann Arbor, this Michigan location expands the brand's national footprint to 10 states. ... [more] 13 Aug, 2014
Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria Signs Major Franchise Deal. - Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria, a create-your-own pizzeria concept out of Santa Barbara, California, signed a franchise development agreement to open as many as 20 restaurants in South Florida over the next five... [more] 13 Aug, 2014
Labor and small businesses team up on California franchising law. - On Thursday, the California State Assembly is expected to consider a law that could dramatically alter the shape of fast food and other franchised industries in the state. ... [more] 12 Aug, 2014
Baskin-Robbins honors top franchisee with development incentive. - Baskin-Robbins has named Varuzh Tirityan of Burbank, Calif., as its 2013 Franchisee of the Year. Tirityan received an award valued at $125,000 to be used toward the development of a new... [more] 12 Aug, 2014
Sixt and Walser Automotive Group enter Franchise Agreement. - Sixt SE and its U.S. Franchise Unit (Sixt Franchise USA LLC) announce the signing of a franchise agreement with Walser Automotive Group. ... [more] 12 Aug, 2014
IFA Receives Top ASAE Honor for Veterans Transition Franchise Program. - The IFA has earned the 2014 ASAE Power of A Gold Award for its Veterans Transition Franchise Program (VetFran) and Operation Enduring Opportunity (OEO) initiative. ... [more] 11 Aug, 2014
Court Reverses Jury Ruling that Franchisor Craig O's Pizza was Joint Employer. - In a case that has captured national attention, and one that is even more relevant today, an appeals court has reversed a federal court’s decision as to whether the franchisor can be considered the employer... [more] 11 Aug, 2014
Franchise Source Brands International Welcomes Greg Tanner to Advisory Board. - Franchise Source Brands International announces that Greg Tanner, co-founder and partner of the Tanner Franchise Group, has joined the company’s Advisory Board. ... [more] 11 Aug, 2014
Steve Mills Joins The Select Family of Staffing Companies As President of the Franchise Division. - The Select Family of Staffing Companies ("Select") is pleased to announce the addition of Steve Mills to its senior executive management team. ... [more] 11 Aug, 2014
Multi-Unit Franchisees Converge at First-Ever Regional Multi-Unit Franchisee Summit. - Providing a platform for growth-oriented multi-unit franchisees to network, learn and become inspired, the first-ever Regional Multi-Unit Franchisee Summit recently took place in New York City. ... [more] 7 Aug, 2014
IFA Seeks Injunction to Halt Seattle’s Discrimination Against Small Franchisees. - The IFA has asked the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington to issue a preliminary injunction preventing the city of Seattle from discriminating against small franchise businesses as part of... [more] 6 Aug, 2014
Farrell’s Ice Cream announces franchising program. - Parlour Enterprises Inc., parent company of Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour Restaurants, will begin franchising Farrell's in selected markets throughout the U.S. ... [more] 6 Aug, 2014
7-Eleven Franchisees Allowed to Proceed With FLSA Suit. - Citing 7-Eleven’s pervasive control of its franchisees’ operations, a Camden, N.J., federal judge denied a motion by the convenience store chain to dismiss franchisees’ claims that they are... [more] 6 Aug, 2014
GoTelecare Announces National Franchising Opportunity. - GoTelecare, a leading provider of comprehensive telehealth and medical billing services in the U.S., announces today the introduction of its franchising business across the U.S. ... [more] 5 Aug, 2014
SUBWAY Restaurants Recognizes Achievements Of Outstanding Franchisees. - The SUBWAY chain recently recognized six franchisees as recipients of its 2014 Franchisee of the Year awards. ... [more] 4 Aug, 2014
Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles Serves Up Sweet And Savory Franchise Opportunity. - After more than a decade of success in Arizona, Larry "Lo-Lo" and Rasheedah White, founders of Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles, are ready to start a soul food revolution. ... [more] 4 Aug, 2014
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