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Krispy Kreme Celebrates 77 Years. - July 13, 2014 marks the 77th birthday of Krispy Kreme and the Original Glazed doughnut. On July 11, in celebration of this occasion, Krispy Kreme is giving... [more] 30 Jun, 2014
Papa Murphy 's Franchisee Litigation Flares Up; Investigation Begins on IPO. - A second group of franchisees filed a lawsuit last week against Papa Murphy’s Pizza. They claim the franchisor induced them... [more] 27 Jun, 2014
Preschool Franchise Seeks Twin Cities Expansion. - The Goddard School franchise has a goal of opening 30 new schools every year for the next five years, and it hopes the Twin Cities will be one of its main growth regions. ... [more] 25 Jun, 2014
California Franchisee Protection Bill Passes Final Committee. - Despite heavy lobbying from the International Franchise Association against the bill, franchisee-sponsored Senate Bill 610 passed its last committee hearing in the California Assembly this morning. ... [more] 24 Jun, 2014
Mall at University Town Center to be among first Rise Pies pizza locations. - The largest franchisee of Auntie Anne's Soft Pretzels will launch a new pizza concept called Rise Pies Handcrafted Pizza inside the new Mall at University Town Center. ... [more] 24 Jun, 2014
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Surpasses Five Million Moves. - On the heels of signing their 300th franchise location, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® reached another impressive milestone by completing their five millionth move Thursday, June 19, 2014. ... [more] 24 Jun, 2014
Custom Fuel Pizza ready to franchise. - New York-based Custom Fuel Pizza & Salads announced its new franchising program last week at the International Franchise Expo held in New York City. ... [more] 23 Jun, 2014
Uncle Maddio’s signs Alabama agreement with Jimmy John’s franchisee. - Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint has signed a five-unit franchise development deal with Sha Nateghi, who will introduce the concept in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, Ala. ... [more] 23 Jun, 2014
Two Reports Show Franchise Growth Expected to Increase at Fastest Rate in Five Years. - Two separate reports by respected economic consulting firms project that franchising is poised to grow significantly in 2014. ... [more] 19 Jun, 2014
Second set of franchisees sue Papa Murphy's, charging it misled them. - Papa Murphy's International misrepresented the financial results franchisees could expect, allege a second set of 16 franchisees with outlets in... [more] 19 Jun, 2014
U.S. Added 22,020 Franchise Jobs in May. - U.S. private-sector franchise jobs increased by 22,020 during the month of May, according to the ADP National Franchise Report. ... [more] 18 Jun, 2014
Fish Consulting Expands with Three New Franchise Brands. - Fish Consulting, LLC, a full-service national communications firm specializing in franchise marketing and public relations, announced today that it has added three new clients to its growing roster of partners. ... [more] 18 Jun, 2014
Marco's Pizza helps unemployed veterans. - Marco’s Pizza celebrated its 500th franchise by reaching out to unemployed veterans. ... [more] 17 Jun, 2014
Fantastic Sams Hair Salons Launches New Franchise Development Website. - Fantastic Sams Hair Salons has launched a new franchise opportunity website that features Q&As with franchisees, video interviews with the leadership team, startup costs and details about... [more] 17 Jun, 2014
Value Place Recognized by Forbes as the Top Hotel Franchise in America. - Value Place has been recognized by Forbes as one of 2014’s Best Franchises in America, receiving the highest marks of any hotel brand in the $500,001 and over initial investment category. ... [more] 16 Jun, 2014
Blaze Announces 25th Restaurant, Plans for 60. - Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza is on track to open one new restaurant every six days for the remainder of 2014. ... [more] 16 Jun, 2014
Red Mango Celebrates Opening of 300th Store. - Red Mango is celebrating the opening of its 300th location and the company’s new store design with an open house event... [more] 16 Jun, 2014
NPC International to acquire 56 Wendy's units. - NPC International Inc., the largest franchise operator of Pizza Hut restaurants, will make its fourth expansion into Wendy’s holdings in a year with an agreement to buy 56 units in North Carolina and Virginia. ... [more] 16 Jun, 2014
The Joint Corp. Opens 10 New Healthcare Franchises in May. - May 2014 was a banner period for The Joint Corp., a national franchisor that is transforming chiropractic care, as the company today announced that 10 new clinics opened during the month. ... [more] 16 Jun, 2014

Starbucks’ La Boulange concept now open in LA with all-day menu. - La Boulange opened the doors to its first restaurant outside of its hometown San Francisco Thursday. The new Los Angeles bakery-café features an all-day menu offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. ... [more] 13 Jun, 2014
Profit Margins Up for Popeyes Franchisees. - During a consumer conference presentation in New York on Wednesday, Popeyes CEO Cheryl Bachelder spoke about the importance of focusing on franchisee profits and operating performance. ... [more] 13 Jun, 2014
Franchise Tries to Lure Potential Buyers With Crowdfunding. - A frozen-yogurt chain is trying to spark interest among potential buyers with a new take on crowdfunding. ... [more] 12 Jun, 2014
TCBY and Mrs. Fields Plan to Open 50 Dual-Brand Phoenix Locations. - Famous Brands International, the parent company of TCBY Yogurt and Mrs. Fields Cookies, has revealed plans to develop newly-designed, dual-brand Mrs. Fields/TCBY locations in the Phoenix market... [more] 12 Jun, 2014
IFA Files Lawsuit Against Seattle for Equal Treatment. - The International Franchise Association (IFA) and five franchisees today filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Seattle seeking to block Seattle’s recently enacted law to increase to the city’s minimum wage... [more] 11 Jun, 2014
Dunkin' Aims for 1,000 California Restaurants. - Dunkin’ Donuts announced that it has filed for permits to open its first traditional restaurants in California. ... [more] 10 Jun, 2014
Struggling RadioShack Reports Dismal Quarter. - RadioShack Corporation today reported its first quarter results for its fiscal period that finished May 3, 2014, the end of its first quarter for its 2015 fiscal year. ... [more] 10 Jun, 2014
McDonald's U.S. Sales Slump Continues. - Between increased competition in the fast-food breakfast space and a menu that may have gotten too complicated for its own good, McDonald's just can't catch a break. And its sales are suffering. ... [more] 9 Jun, 2014
The Melting Pot Targets Anchorage, Alaska for Franchise Expansion. - The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. announced today that it is actively seeking franchisees to bring its interactive dining experience to Anchorage, naming the city as a target for future franchise development. ... [more] 9 Jun, 2014
Shop 'n Save franchisee selling 4 stores. - Jim and Jeff Sorbara, members of a family who have long operated Shop 'n Save grocery stores in the region, are selling two-thirds of their holdings in western Pennsylvania. ... [more] 9 Jun, 2014
Maui Wowi Hawaiian offering franchising discount for teachers. - Just in time for summer break, Maui Wowi Hawaiian has announced its Teacher Discount. The offer, which is valid until the end of August 2014, gives retired or current teachers a discount of 10% off its... [more] 6 Jun, 2014
Mohegan announces second restaurant franchise deal. - The Mohegan Tribe, which operates Mohegan Sun casino, said it has signed a franchise deal with Colorado-based Smashburger restaurants to open 16 locations in New England. ... [more] 6 Jun, 2014
Learning Express Toys to Participate in the International Franchise Expo. - Learning Express Toys will be participating in the International Franchise Expo June 19 through 21 in New York City. ... [more] 6 Jun, 2014
Noodles & Company marks 400th location milestone. - Noodles & Company opened its 400th location this week. The milestone restaurant is in Fair Lawn, N.J., and operated by franchisee Mascott Corp. ... [more] 5 Jun, 2014
Panera: Franchisees committed to e-commerce upgrade. - Panera Bread Co. said Thursday that all of its franchisees have committed to the electronic commerce platform that is part of the chain’s “Panera 2.0” upgrade efforts. ... [more] 5 Jun, 2014
Korean coffee chain expanding in North Jersey. - Caffe Bene, a coffee shop chain launched in Korea in 2008 - with bene, the Italian word for good, in its name to create an Old World European ambiance - has embarked on an aggressive U.S. expansion... [more] 5 Jun, 2014
Franchisees allege hardball tactics, store seizures by 7-Eleven. - 7-Eleven relies on thousands of franchisees to sell millions of Slurpees, Big Bite hot dogs and other snacks. But in the last two years, at least a dozen franchisees have sued the company, alleging it... [more] 4 Jun, 2014
Fazoli’s promotes executives to support growth. - Fazoli’s has announced four promotions and the addition of a director to support its continued growth. ... [more] 4 Jun, 2014
Slim Chickens plots expansion. - Slim Chickens, founded 11 years ago in Fayetteville, Ark., is expanding this year into the Midwest, with openings planned in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska. ... [more] 4 Jun, 2014
Seattle passes $15 minimum wage; franchisees sue. - Seattle’s City Council unanimously approved a minimum wage increase Monday, to $15 an hour. Mayor Ed Murray is expected to sign its passage today, which would give Seattle the highest minimum wage in... [more] 3 Jun, 2014
Free Speech Wins! Butterfly Fitness Ex-CEO Mark Golob, Lawyer Nikolaus Reed Lose Defamation Suit against Unhappy Franchisee. - A writer and Web publisher of news that concerns franchise investors and owners has scored a substantial win for bloggers' rights of free speech and a free press. ... [more] 2 Jun, 2014
Dog Haus continues steady expansion with first franchised unit. - Pasadena, California-based Dog Haus will open its first franchise location in Canoga Park, California, on June 14. ... [more] 2 Jun, 2014
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