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Brix Holdings launches franchisee incentive program. - Three of Brix Holdings' franchise brands today announced limited-time offers providing financial incentives for new franchisees. ... [more] 30 Oct, 2014
Carmela's Pizzeria adds nationwide franchising program. - Greenfield Farms Food and its wholly-owned subsidiary Carmela's Pizzeria announced a preliminary agreement with SoFran LLC. to develop a nationwide franchising program. ... [more] 30 Oct, 2014
Franchisee MarLu to purchase 22 TGI Fridays. - MarLu Investment Group has agreed to buy 22 TGI Fridays restaurants as part of a refranchising effort, the company said Thursday. ... [more] 30 Oct, 2014
El Pollo Loco adds franchising exec. - El Pollo Loco has named Mark A. Belanger, CFE, as VP, Franchise. In his new role, Belanger will oversee the company's franchising efforts, including sales and franchisee relations. ... [more] 30 Oct, 2014
PizzaRev signs franchise agreements to expand in five markets. - PizzaRev announced the addition of five franchise groups to develop the brand throughout Denver, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Long Island, New York, and Columbus, Ohio. ... [more] 30 Oct, 2014
Franchise Assoc. hosting call on NLRB Joint Employer Ruling. - The IFA will host a conference call Thursday to discuss the impact of the National Labor Relations Board General Counsel's recommendation that McDonald's Corp. and its franchisees be considered... [more] 29 Oct, 2014
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Drives Record Growth and Earnings in Q3. - TWO MEN AND A TRUCK reported double-digit revenue growth in its September-ended third quarter and enters the fourth quarter with confidence after achieving 42 months of record sales growth over the past five... [more] 28 Oct, 2014
Build-A-Bear Workshop Opens New York City Pop-Up Store in Times Square. - Build-A-Bear Workshop today announced the opening of a new store location in Times Square in New York City. This seasonal pop-up shop will be located at 1619 Broadway, in the historic Brill Building. ... [more] 28 Oct, 2014
IFA Names Four Franchise Industry Leaders to its Board of Directors. - Four leading franchise professionals have been elected to the International Franchise Association (IFA) board of directors. ... [more] 27 Oct, 2014
BurgerFi Announces CNN Center Grand Opening. - BurgerFi announced a major milestone with the grand opening of its CNN Center location. ... [more] 27 Oct, 2014
Hamburger Helpers or Too Many Cooks? - While some franchisees praise the Burger King coach system, others say its quality is uneven, with some coaches too young and inexperienced. ... [more] 26 Oct, 2014
Big Macs go cold as young Americans drop McDonald’s for tastier rivals. - The burger chain is facing problems abroad, but nothing as serious as the year-long decline in its huge home market. ... [more] 26 Oct, 2014
Dos Coyotes Border Cafe begins franchising. - Davis-based Dos Coyotes Border Cafe is moving into franchising, beginning with a deal to develop 25 locations in Los Angeles County. ... [more] 24 Oct, 2014
Bend security business grows by franchising. - Patrol Services International, a Bend-based private security company, has signed a franchise agreement to provide security services in Washington, D.C. ... [more] 24 Oct, 2014
IFA and NCSA Work Together for Cyber Security. - In support of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the IFA has partnered with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to reach and educate the franchise industry about addressing cybersecurity and making... [more] 23 Oct, 2014
At McDonald's despair, at Chipotle arrogance. - Set aside for a moment the quarterly numbers for McDonald's and Chipotle. What immediately stands out when you do is the tone, and it speaks to what is becoming, ever more clearly, an undeniable shift in... [more] 23 Oct, 2014
Edible Arrangements adds new franchise revenue channels. - Edible Arrangements, the world's largest franchisor of stores offering fresh-cut fruit arrangements and other fruit products, is expanding into two exciting new markets: military bases and universities. ... [more] 23 Oct, 2014
IFA Educational Foundation Launches Young Entrepreneurs in Franchising Global Competition. - The IFA’s Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Young Entrepreneurs In Franchising Global Competition, a contest targeting students and young entrepreneurs around the world. ... [more] 22 Oct, 2014
The Pizza Press Announces Launch of its National Franchise Program. - The Pizza Press, a fast casual, build-your-own pizza restaurant, is announcing the launch of its comprehensive national franchise program in partnership with Franchise Dynamics. ... [more] 22 Oct, 2014
McDonald's Reports Third Quarter Declines. - McDonald's Corporation announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014, reflecting lower revenues, operating income and earnings per share. ... [more] 21 Oct, 2014
Unishippers Sells 10th National Franchise, Continues Strategic Development. - With more than 290 franchise locations across the nation, Unishippers recently sold the company’s 10th National franchise. ... [more] 21 Oct, 2014
McDonald's Franchisees Say The Company Is Bankrupting Them. - McDonald’s franchisees are furious that the company’s aggressive promotions and costly restaurant upgrades are squeezing their profits, according to a new survey. ... [more] 21 Oct, 2014
The Melting Pot Targets Portland, Maine for Franchise Expansion. - The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. announced today that it is actively seeking franchisees on the East Coast to bring its interactive dining experience to Portland, Maine, naming the city as a target for... [more] 20 Oct, 2014
IFA Lawsuit Against Seattle Minimum Wage Law Moves Forward. - In court filings this week, the IFA provided new details in support of its legal challenge to the provisions of Seattle’s new minimum wage law that discriminate against small franchise businesses. ... [more] 17 Oct, 2014
Stonework Franchising is Now Open. - STONEWORK Franchising opened for business a few months ago and is tackling the hardest part about leaving the military, uncertainty. ... [more] 17 Oct, 2014
Mr. Appliance Announces New Franchise Locations. - Mr. Appliance announced the opening of nine new franchise locations in North America during the 3rd quarter of 2014. ... [more] 17 Oct, 2014
U.S. Franchise Unit Turnover Rate Is 122 Percent. - New research shows that the turnover rate for franchise outlets in the United States over the last four years from the beginning of 2010 to the end of 2013 is 122 percent, with more leaving than opening. ... [more] 16 Oct, 2014

NYC Papa John's pizza franchisee sued for $2 million. - New York state's attorney general sued the owners of five Papa John's pizza restaurants in Manhattan on Thursday for about $2 million over claims that they had underpaid 400 delivery workers and shaved hours from... [more] 16 Oct, 2014
Pincho Factory launches franchise efforts. - Miami burger concept Pincho Factory announced plans to launch into franchising. ... [more] 16 Oct, 2014
Rally's signs franchising deal with former Quiznos owners. - Checkers and Rally's Restaurants Inc. has announced that Jaswant Singh and Ashish Thapar will open their first restaurant together – a Rally's location – in Indianapolis by summer of 2015. ... [more] 15 Oct, 2014
7-Eleven COO over Franchisee Relations Leaves amid Turmoil. - With little fanfare, 7-Eleven CEO Joe DePinto issued an internal memo this week announcing that Darren Rebelez, executive vice president and COO was leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. ... [more] 15 Oct, 2014
Magnuson Hotels Reports 200th Choice Franchise Conversion. - Magnuson Hotels announced today its 200th Choice Hotels franchise conversion, the Magnuson Hotel Washington located in Washington, North Carolina. ... [more] 15 Oct, 2014
Glass Doctor Announces Addition of Vice President. - MGlass Doctor is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Gai to the corporate staff as Vice President. ... [more] 15 Oct, 2014
Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop Launches Franchise Opportunities. - Buttermilk Sky Franchising, Inc. announces their first Discovery Day for interested franchise investors who want to get their slice of the pie shop industry on October 17, 2014... [more] 15 Oct, 2014
Domino's names new leaders, organizational structure. - Domino's Pizza has announced promotions for top leaders and changes in internal organization. ... [more] 14 Oct, 2014
Another Broken Egg names franchisee COO. - Another Broken Egg has named franchisee Kevin Armantrout to the new position of chief operating officer. ... [more] 14 Oct, 2014
Top 10 U.S. Lodging Franchise Systems for 2014. - FranchiseGrade uses their exclusive Franchise Performance Index grading scale to assess the Top 10 Lodging Franchise Systems for 2014. ... [more] 14 Oct, 2014
Franchising on the menu at Power Breakfast. - Franchising was on the menu Monday morning as the Jackson-Madison County African-American Chamber of Commerce welcomed noted businessman Tab Buford to speak as part of its... [more] 13 Oct, 2014
Report Looks at Franchisee Satisfaction at New Franchise Brands. - New Franchise Business Review report lists top companies based on satisfaction research. ... [more] 13 Oct, 2014
International franchising accelerates for top brands. - Franchise Times has published its annual Top 200 list and, once again this year, QSRs dominate the top 10. ... [more] 10 Oct, 2014
Doc Popcorn franchisee puts off retirement for multiunit expansion. - Doc Popcorn has awarded a multiunit franchise opportunity to husband and wife, Sam and Mary Sanchez, and their son, Eugene, to develop three locations in the Los Angeles area. ... [more] 10 Oct, 2014
Klak Honored For His 55 Years With McDonald’s. - Mike Klak, co-owner of the Washington McDonald’s restaurant, recently was honored for his 55 years of service with McDonald’s Corporation. ... [more] 9 Oct, 2014
Learning Express Toys Presents Franchise Opportunities. - Learning Express Toys will be participating in the West Coast Franchise Expo, October 23 through 25 in Anaheim, CA. ... [more] 9 Oct, 2014
International franchising group names COO. - Edwards Global Services Inc. (EGS), a provider of services that assist U.S. franchises with global expansion, recently announced that Michelle McClurg has been appointed COO. ... [more] 8 Oct, 2014
Disenfranchising the American Dream. - Franchising has been a successful business model for Americans wanting to own their own businesses and a piece of the American Dream. ... [more] 7 Oct, 2014
DIY Restaurant Group launches franchising. - DIY Restaurant Group, a hospitality franchise company with several limited-service restaurant concepts, announced the launch of a new franchising program to facilitate growth in the Midwest and nationwide. ... [more] 7 Oct, 2014
NASAA issues new guidance for franchise disclosure documents. - A new set of regulatory guidelines for franchisors provides clarity on how to present franchise opportunities to prospective buyers, said Tom Pitegoff, a veteran franchising attorney. ... [more] 3 Oct, 2014
New book by Dr. John Hayes to feature "12 Amazing Franchise Opportunities for 2015". - What makes an amazing franchise and how do you know when you find one? These and other questions will be answered in a new book by recognized franchise speaker and author, Dr. John Hayes. ... [more] 3 Oct, 2014
U.S. Added 16,930 Franchise Jobs in September, According to ADP National Franchise Report. - U.S. private-sector franchise jobs increased by 16,930 during the month of September, according to the ADP National Franchise Report. ... [more] 1 Oct, 2014
Childcare Franchise Rainbow Academy Rebrands as Lightbridge Academy Ahead of Regional Growth. - Rainbow Academy early learning centers, a New Jersey-based early childcare education franchise with more than 16 locations in operation, has unveiled its new name and branding as Lightbridge Academy... [more] 1 Oct, 2014
Fitness Franchisors Avoid Franchise Regulations. - America’s health and fitness craze has generated a $78 billion revenue worldwide, according to First Research. But there is one disturbing question as to how these fitness studios and exercise plans... [more] 1 Oct, 2014
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