UNITED STATES FRANCHISE NEWS ARCHIVE
: : Nov 1999
Fired Up Inc. executed its second franchise agreement
in four weeks with the signing of a partnership with Mansour Amer,
President of Amer International, to develop 10 Johnny Carino's
in Egypt. .... 30 Nov, 1999
Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc. said Tuesday its efforts to raise
cash are on track with the sale of 42 restaurants and a tentative
agreement to sell another 115 to four separate prospective franchiesees.
.... 30 Nov, 1999
Schlotzsky's Inc. today announced the appointment
of four new members to its executive management team. .... 30 Nov, 1999
Papa John's International Inc. and Tricon Global
Restaurants Inc.'s Pizza Hut unit have agreed to let a federal judge
resolve a bitter advertising dispute. .... 30 Nov, 1999
For nearly a year, local inn owners have been battling
developers intent on building the first franchise hotel in Middlebury.
Local inn owners say the addition of a large hotel adding 75 rooms
in the area would destroy their business. .... 30 Nov, 1999
Hotel Getting 'Phenomenal' Makeover.
A $15 million renovation of the Arlington Park Hilton will include
a new marquee and Sheraton Hotels' signature crest. .... 29 Nov, 1999
Marriott International, Inc. today said it expects
to substantially increase its current presence in the United Kingdom
to more than 70 hotels and 12,000 rooms as Marriott's UK franchise
partner, Whitbread PLC, acquires Swallow Group PLC. .... 29 Nov, 1999
Papa John's International, Inc. announced today
that its Franchise Advisory Council has initiated a program which
will allow the cost of cheese to all Papa John's restaurants to
be established on a quarterly basis. .... 29 Nov, 1999
No Thanks to Them. Admit it. Like millions of Americans,
you gave sincere and humble thanks yesterday for the good health you
worry about, the loving family that drains you and the job you despise
three - five? - days of the work week. .... 26 Nov, 1999
To a visitor from Connecticut - even, say, a 100-foot Norway spruce
plunked down in the middle of Rockefeller Center - things in the big
city might look awfully familiar. .... 26 Nov, 1999
Mexican Restaurants May Spice McDonald's. You won't
find chipotles - ripened and smoked jalapeno peppers often used in
Mexican cuisine to add texture and complexity - in any menu item at
the typical McDonald's fast-food restaurant. .... 25 Nov, 1999
The days of the mom-and-pop shop as the backbone of franchising may
be numbered. First franchisees were snapping up 50 to 100 or more
outlets. Now "mega-franchisees" are taking root, diversifying into
multiple franchise concepts in search of growth. .... 24 Nov, 1999
Rent-A-Wreck Purchases and Retires 400,000 Shares. On
Nov. 23, 1999, Rent-A-Wreck of America, Inc. purchased and retired
400,000 shares of it outstanding common stock for $790,000. .... [more]
23 Nov, 1999
Tilden Associates, Inc. Increases Assets, Purchases First Income
Property. Tilden Associates, Inc. which operates under the
name of Tilden Car Care Centers, today reported it has purchased its
first income property associated with the company's franchise operation.
23 Nov, 1999
AdOne Becomes Dominant Player in Franchise and Business Opportunities.
AdOne, L.L.C., the premier Internet classifieds company, today announced
its first major acquisition since the company's founding. In a move
that will vault AdOne to the top of the franchise and business opportunity
online advertising space, the company has acquired Franchise Solutions.
.... 22 Nov, 1999
Starting a franchise. Suppose you want to be an entrepreneur
but you don`t think you have a great idea for a business. Or perhaps
you might not want to go it alone when it comes to starting or running
your own company. .... [more]
22 Nov, 1999
Edward C. Ritz can recall the moment his retail camera business became
a household name. When he tells the story, he leans back in his chair
and draws a postage-stamp-size box in the air to depict the size of
an ad placed in the old Evening Star newspaper in the 1940s. ....
Ten franchising trap doors. Regardless of how level-headed
you are, the prospect of owning your own business - 'of being your
own boss' - causes even the most conservative investor to replace
logic with emotions. That could be a very costly mistake. The excitement
of running a business often overshadows the facts about a particular
franchise. .... [more]
22 Nov, 1999
McDonald's Corp., the world's largest fast food chain, said Wednesday
that starting next year it would pay dividends on its stock on an
annual rather than a quarterly basis, a move that will reduce payout
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