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HomeTask is the Fastest Growing Franchisor, Exploding to Nearly 200 Locations and Seven Brands in Less Than Ten Years. - HomeTask announced today that they have now positioned themselves as America’s fastest growing Franchisor. ... [more] 31 Jan, 2014
Is Quiznos Headed for Bankruptcy? - Sources close to Quiznos management operation tell Blue MauMau that the board of directors of owner Avenue Capital Group were at Denver headquarters yesterday trying to work out another restructuring.. [more] 31 Jan, 2014
Maui Wowi Adds Additional Roles to Franchise Support. - Maui Wowi Hawaiian announced the expansion of its support team with three new operational employee promotions. ... [more] 30 Jan, 2014
RE/MAX Celebrates 41 Years. - Today, RE/MAX LLC celebrates its 41st anniversary and recognizes its numerous innovations and milestones. ... [more] 30 Jan, 2014
Tuesday Is New Hampshire's Fair Franchising Hearing. - New Hampshire's fair franchising legislation will receive a hearing before the House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee next Tuesday, February 4th at 10:15 a.m. ... [more] 29 Jan, 2014
Saladworks Expanding Internationally. - Saladworks is proud to announce its plans to duplicate its success in the United States in four new nations; the United Arab Emirates, the State of Qatar, Canada and Singapore. ... [more] 29 Jan, 2014
The State of the Union – Franchise Edition. - In advance of the State of the Union, the International Franchise Association released the following statement from President and CEO Steve Caldeira that outlines IFA's 2014 Franchise Policy Platform. ... [more] 28 Jan, 2014
Franchise Program from Electronic Commerce International. - Electronic Commerce International, a leader in personalized business services and products, is excited to introduce its new Franchise Program. ... [more] 28 Jan, 2014
U.S. Added 30,250 Franchise Jobs in December. - According to ADP’s National Franchise Report, December posted the strongest job gains in nine months adding 30,250 franchise jobs in the U.S. ... [more] 27 Jan, 2014
Burger King 'sandwich deal' yields U.S. criminal insider charges. - U.S. prosecutors have criminally charged a former Wells Fargo & Co broker and a banker with insider trading in Burger King securities ahead of a 2010 buyout of the fast-food chain. ... [more] 27 Jan, 2014
Maine bill aims to protect franchise owners. - Franchise owners in Maine are supporting a bill going before a legislative committee Tuesday in Augusta that they say would prevent companies from terminating agreements with their franchise owners... [more] 27 Jan, 2014
McDonald’s Profit Little Changed as U.S. Store Sales Decline. - McDonald’s Corp. posted fourth-quarter profit that was little changed from a year earlier as U.S. same-store sales fell amid shaky consumer confidence and increased competition. ... [more] 23 Jan, 2014
Financing in place to kick off Carmela's Pizzeria franchising. - Parent company Greenfield Farms Food Inc. announced that it has completed financing arrangements for the first phase of its franchising program for its Carmela's Pizzeria concept. ... [more] 23 Jan, 2014
Dunkin' Donuts sues franchise operator. - Dunkin' Donuts units sued a Puerto Rico franchisee in federal court today, accusing the operator of shops of continuing to use the Dunkin' Donuts name despite the termination of a franchise agreement. ... [more] 23 Jan, 2014
Yumz debuts express model. - Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt today announced the launch of Yumz Express, a kiosk-sized version of a full-size Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt store. ... [more] 22 Jan, 2014
FranNet Wraps Up Record Year, Global Growth Plans Abound for 2014. - FranNet finished 2013 with a record breaking year and positions itself for further growth in 2014 with its international expansion strategy. ... [more] 21 Jan, 2014
Krispy Kreme plans 20 Southern California shops. - Krispy Kreme has signed a development agreement with existing franchisee Great Circle Family Foods LLC, to develop 20 new doughnut shops in Southern California throughout the next seven years. ... [more] 21 Jan, 2014
Franchisees Commit Big with Dickey’s for California. - Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., a franchise chain of 372 restaurants in 43 states, announced today that it has struck a one hundred store development deal for California. ... [more] 17 Jan, 2014
La Madeleine signs second franchisee. - La Madeleine announced today its second franchise agreement in its 30-year history. ... [more] 17 Jan, 2014
Support of soldiers earns Wichita franchisee a Patriot Award. - James Hawkins joined Garret Peterman’s Two Men and a Truck Wichita franchise in July 2012. Since that time, Hawkins said, Peterman has accommodated the demands of his military service and... [more] 16 Jan, 2014

Baskin-Robbins Serves Veterans a Franchising Treat. - Baskin-Robbins, one of the world’s largest chains of ice cream specialty shops, announced its 2014 National Development Incentives, offering new franchisees and military veterans financial discounts on... [more] 15 Jan, 2014
Pizza Patrón slices franchising operation, preps for growth. - Last year Antonio Swad mothballed Pizza Patrón’s franchise recruiting operation and closed 20 underperforming locations. Now, Swad says he’s ready to move into the chain’s next phase. ... [more] 15 Jan, 2014
Franchise Gator Releases First Franchise 100. - Franchise Gator has released its inaugural Franchise 100 list, a ranking of the top 100 franchise systems that are both currently expanding and considered to be strong buys for potential franchise buyers. ... [more] 14 Jan, 2014
Kono Pizza sets sights on US expansion. - Six months after making its American debut with a corporate-owned location in New Jersey, Kono Pizza has announced the signing of multiple franchise agreements, with more than 15 additional... [more] 14 Jan, 2014
PizzaRev Announces Addition of Four Franchisee Groups. - PizzaRev, a leader in the fast-casual build-your-own pizza space, today announced signed agreements with four franchisee groups covering territory in five states. ... [more] 14 Jan, 2014
Franchise Businesses Projected to Grow Faster Than the Rest of the Economy In 2014. - Franchise businesses are expected to grow faster and create more jobs than the rest of the economy again in 2014, according to research released today by the IFA Educational Foundation. ... [more] 13 Jan, 2014
Franchise Business Review Names 2014 Franchisee Satisfaction Award Winners. - Franchise Business Review announced today the recipients of its 2014 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards, part of a national project that looks at franchisee satisfaction at some of the country’s most popular brands. ... [more] 13 Jan, 2014
Dunkin' Brands Adds 790 Restaurants In 2013; Plans To Open 685 To 800 In 2014. - Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. announced Monday that its franchisees and licensees for the full year 2013 opened a combined total of 790 net new Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and Baskin-Robbins shops globally. ... [more] 13 Jan, 2014
Krispy Kreme CEO focused on brand experience over food trends. - Krispy Kreme is a 77-year-old brand that experienced a rebirth about six years ago, CEO James Morgan said today during a presentation at the 16th annual ICR XChange event in Orlando, Fla. ... [more] 13 Jan, 2014
Pirtek USA Aims to Shed Reputation as Franchising’s ‘Best Kept Secret’ By Expanding into New Markets in 2014. - There may not be another franchise brand that has identified a more robust or as vital a niche market as the one that Pirtek USA owns. ... [more] 12 Jan, 2014
Minnesota Could Soon Be Dunkin’ Donuts Again. - Dunkin’ Donuts is looking to expand in to Minnesota. The last franchise closed in the late 1990s, but now the shop wants to open about 50 restaurants across the state by the end of next summer. ... [more] 10 Jan, 2014
Battery Giant Announces New Franchisee Credit Options for 2014. - Battery Store Franchisor, Battery Giant, has announced they are now offering Equipment Lease / Financing of up to $75,000 for qualifying franchisees. ... [more] 10 Jan, 2014
Burger King franchisee adds 15 restaurants to portfolio. - GPS Hospitality Acquisition Company LLC announced the purchase of 15 Burger King restaurants from Charton Management Inc. ... [more] 10 Jan, 2014
Pizza Patron Suspends Franchise Sales, Ramps Up Growth. - After ten years of franchising, Pizza Patrón announced today that it is suspending its franchise program indefinitely. ... [more] 9 Jan, 2014
Papa John’s makes change to franchisee incentive program. - Following a strong year of store openings in 2013, Papa John’s International Inc. announced its intent to continue a development incentive program for U.S. franchisees in 2014 - with one difference. ... [more] 9 Jan, 2014
McOperators Slam Dollar Menu & More. - McDonald's Dollar Menu & More may be popular with customers but some of the chain's operators are unhappy that the low-price options lower checks, complicate kitchen operations and slow service... [more] 9 Jan, 2014
Failed Quiznos Franchisees Drag Maine Economy Down. - As Maine Quiznos franchisees fail miserably under a broken business model, some are questioning what detriment there will be to their state’s economy. ... [more] 8 Jan, 2014
A Franchisor Sues the U.S. Labor Department Over Volunteer Workers. - Rhea Lana Riner, the Arkansas franchisor who has tangled publicly with regulators over her use of volunteers to help run her children’s consignment business, has turned the tables on the govt. ... [more] 8 Jan, 2014
Franchise conference unites growing franchise brands with lenders. - The Franchise Finance & Growth Conference will give franchise brands the platform to talk about their brands, their planned growth and their success in front of the financial community. ... [more] 7 Jan, 2014
Art Van Furniture to Celebrate Grand Opening of Franchise Locations. - Art Van Furniture, the Midwest's No. 1 furniture and mattress retailer, will celebrate the official grand openings of two new franchise locations in the Upper Peninsula with ribbon cutting ceremonies, Jan 9. ... [more] 7 Jan, 2014
Benetrends Announces New $100 Million Fund To Fuel Franchise Growth. - Benetrends, the trusted leader in franchise funding, announced today the creation of a new proprietary $100 million franchise financing program. ... [more] 7 Jan, 2014
IFA Announces Partnership with New England Franchise Association. - The International Franchise Association is pleased to announce the New England Franchise Association (NEFA) is now an affiliate of IFA’s Franchise Business Network (FBN). ... [more] 6 Jan, 2014
A Look Back…IFA's 2013 Public Affairs Days. - As the franchisee community marches forward in 2014 in its quest for state legislation, it may be wise to once again review the direction and tactics the franchisor community is taking to defeat such bills. ... [more] 3 Jan, 2014
Yogurtland names new CEO. - Yogurtland announced today changes to its executive leadership. Founder Phillip Chang will become chairman of the company, and Huntley Castner, currently COO, will become CEO. ... [more] 3 Jan, 2014
Entrepreneur's Top 10 Franchising Articles in 2013. - presents a countdown of their most-viewed articles about franchising in 2013. ... [more] 2 Jan, 2014
How One Sandwich Company Cracked the Franchise Top 10. - This year Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches cracks the top 10 of the Franchise 500 for the first time. It was not an overnight turnaround. ... [more] 2 Jan, 2014
NY Bagel Cafe & Deli Expanding Nationwide. - NY Bagel Café & Deli, a major franchise in the gourmet bagel industry, is now offering franchise opportunities nationwide. ... [more] 2 Jan, 2014
CarePatrol Franchise Systems Announces Jack Owen as New Executive VP. - CarePatrol Franchise Systems has announced the selection of Jack Owen to join the corporate team in a newly created position as Executive Vice President. ... [more] 2 Jan, 2014
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