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Franchise Solutions Partners with Grade Power Learning to Expand Franchise Locations. - Franchise Solutions has partnered with the Grade Power Learning franchise to assist them in reaching their development goals of opening more locations across North America. ... [more] 30 Jun, 2012
Just Between Friends Franchise System Adds Seven New Franchises. - Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc, the nation’s leading children’s and maternity consignment event, is expanding. The company has added seven new franchises this year... [more] 29 Jun, 2012
Franchise Industry Launches New Tools for Veterans. - The IFA, during events at veteran-owned franchise businesses in 12 cities, today launched new tools to put veterans back to work in franchising including a VetFran Toolkit and a Veterans Mentor Network, as part of its... [more] 28 Jun, 2012
Parent company acquires Pollo Campero units from franchisee. - Campero USA Corp. has acquired seven of its Pollo Campero Latin-style chicken units from a franchisee in the Washington, D.C., area. ... [more] 28 Jun, 2012
Franchise Expo Sees Record Crowd in NY. - The debut of the International Franchise Expo in New York saw a record 14,313 visitors and 330 exhibitors, according to the organizer MFV Expositions. ... [more] 27 Jun, 2012
Stevi B’s franchisee ready to roll out concept in Central Ohio. - Franchisee Tony Sachdeva believes in Stevi B’s Pizza so much, he was willing to run his only restaurant from more than a thousand miles away for six years. ... [more] 27 Jun, 2012
Yum! Brands' David Novak named CEO of the Year. - Chief Executive magazine has named David Novak, CEO of Yum! Brands, as its "2012 CEO of the Year," an award nominated and selected by a group of his peers. ... [more] 27 Jun, 2012
Nationally Recognized Dessert Boutique Launches Franchising Opportunities. - In order to launch their franchise business operations, create franchise development deliverables and expand their franchise base across United States, Sweet Arleen’s has announced the partnership with... [more] 27 Jun, 2012
FASTSIGNS Partners with the IFA to Assist Veterans. - On June 28, FASTSIGNS International alongside the International Franchise Association (IFA), will announce an expanded initiative for assisting veterans who are transitioning into civilian careers. ... [more] 26 Jun, 2012
Safetek International To Build Franchise Network For Eco-friendly Organic Product Distribution. - Safetek International, Inc. announced today that the company is focusing on the Kiosk Sales program with three corporate kiosk locations initially in South Florida as a model for selling franchises. ... [more] 26 Jun, 2012
SIGNARAMA Extends Outreach and Support to Veterans. - SIGNARAMA announced today it has partnered with the International Franchise Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Veterans of Foreign Wars to host the New Opportunities Workshop. ... [more] 25 Jun, 2012
Successful restaurants follow Hooters' formula. - Twin Peaks is part of a booming niche in the beleaguered restaurant industry known as "breastaurants," or sports bars that feature scantily clad waitresses. These chains operate in the tradition of Hooters... [more] 24 Jun, 2012
Franchise Rule Adjusted for Inflation. - The Federal Trade Commission announced last week that it is amending the Franchise Rule to raise monetary thresholds that exempt the sale of a franchise business from the Rule. ... [more] 22 Jun, 2012
Kid Franchises Tap the Tyke Market. - Up one aisle and down the next at the recent International Franchise Expo in New York, there was no shortage of franchises aimed at young children... and parents who may be willing to pay handsomely... [more] 22 Jun, 2012
Veteran-run franchises build on learned skills. - Managing 150 employees and juggling the demands of so many stores may prove overwhelming to some, but Peter Turner entered entrepreneurship armed with a specific kind of experience. ... [more] 22 Jun, 2012
Franchisees strive for success as new franchisors of Bagger Dave's, 32 Degrees. - After having spent years as franchisees of other restaurants, Michael Ansley and Jeff Pizitz are drawing upon their experience to recruit the right operators and grow in the optimal markets as first-time franchisors... [more] 21 Jun, 2012
Australia's Cafe2U Brings Mobile Espresso Van Franchise to U.S. - Cafe2U, which transformed the way that people buy coffee in Australia and the United Kingdom, is duplicating the feat in the United States. ... [more] 21 Jun, 2012
Franchise Business Index up 0.3 percent in May. - The Franchise Business Index (FBI)-an index of the economic health of the franchise sector-showed a gain of 0.3 percent in May, the eighth gain in the last nine months, the IFA announced today. ... [more] 20 Jun, 2012
Domino's marks 5,000th international store. - Twenty-seven years after opening its first international store, Domino's Pizza Inc. on Thursday will open its 5,000th store outside of the U.S. The company operates more than 9,800 stores in 72 markets. ... [more] 20 Jun, 2012
McDonald's recognized for effective marketing campaigns. - Effie Worldwide and Warc, a global marketing intelligence service, revealed the global results of its Effie Effectiveness Index for the most effective marketing communications ideas from around the world. ... [more] 19 Jun, 2012
Medicine Shoppe Franchisees Allowed to Arbitrate Jointly. - In a complex dispute resolution matter, an arbitrator has ruled that Medicine Shoppe franchisees will be allowed to arbitrate their issues as a group instead of individually. ... [more] 18 Jun, 2012
Franchise lending up 6 percent year over year. - Despite a drop of about 0.5 percent from April to May, year-over-year performance for lending to franchises has gained 6.01 percent from May 2011 to May 2012. ... [more] 18 Jun, 2012
Great Clips Uses Data To Address Franchisee Discontent. - Executives at Great Clips, a hair salon franchise, have sought to mitigate franchisee-franchisor conflict using analytic software to bring data into an otherwise emotional discussion. ... [more] 18 Jun, 2012
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Seeking To Hire Military Veterans To Fill Hundreds Of Positions Nationwide. - Just as TWO MEN AND A TRUCK opened its 224th franchise with the help of new franchisee and United States Air Force veteran Terry Bruns, the Company is also looking to add more veteran employees... [more] 18 Jun, 2012

Worst 25 Franchises to Buy with the Highest Failure Rates, 2012. - Blue MauMau dares say what other publications won't. Here is our annual listing of major franchise lemons to avoid investing in. ... [more] 15 Jun, 2012
The Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise, Inc. Announces Vet-Express Business Ownership Program. - The Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise, Inc. has unveiled their new Vet-Express program for veterans of the US Armed Services. ... [more] 15 Jun, 2012
Why Franchising Matters (and How to Get Into the International Franchise Expo This Weekend for Free). - Franchising, as a business model, is good for the current lean economic environment, and it's great for job creation. The franchise industry provides over 20 million people with employment... [more] 13 Jun, 2012
Lawn care company to offer franchise opportunities. - Lush Lawn Franchising, the franchisor and licensor of Lush Lawn, has announced its new franchise concept, Lush Lawn Lawn Care, Tree Care and Pest Control, which it is preparing to roll out... [more] 13 Jun, 2012
Filta Franchise Owners Complete their First Franchise Advisory Council Meeting. - Filta recently held its first Franchise Advisory Council meeting for 2012. The meeting welcomed new members to the FAC and provided the vision for the rest of 2012. ... [more] 13 Jun, 2012
Why Business Owners Are Bullish on Franchises. - An IFA report released last week of a survey of 2,000 franchise leaders found that 56 percent of respondents said current business conditions are good — up from 38 percent in 2011. ... [more] 12 Jun, 2012
Krispy Kreme vows to learn from mistakes as it turns 75 years old. - Heeding the past means more to Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. than just celebrating its 75th birthday on July 13. It also signifies continuing to learn from past mistakes to restore investor and analyst confidence... [more] 12 Jun, 2012
Franchise Chains Recruit Veterans. But Is That A Good Thing? - While employers may shy away from hiring returning veterans, one segment of the business community has rolled out the welcome mat: the big franchise chains. But the push to put veterans into franchises... [more] 12 Jun, 2012
Creative Learning Corporation Announces 150th Franchise. - Creative Learning Corporation, owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz, the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment program, is pleased to announce that the Company has reached its 150th franchise. ... [more] 12 Jun, 2012
Baskin-Robbins announces franchising opportunities in Florida. - Baskin-Robbins is looking to grow its footprint in the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., market, as well as other select markets in the state, and is actively searching for franchisees. ... [more] 8 Jun, 2012
Domino's CEO: International will far surpass domestic footprint. - Since Domino's Pizza overhauled its recipe in 2010, the company has been on an upward sales trend. ... [more] 6 Jun, 2012
Between Rounds Seeks Expansion By Franchising Its Bagel Cafes. - Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe, with three retail locations and a bagel-making plant in the Hartford area, is seeking to expand by selling franchises. ... [more] 6 Jun, 2012
Jiffy Lube Welcomes Youngest Franchisee. - Jiffy Lube, the company that pioneered the quick lube industry, announced today that is has signed its youngest franchisee to date, Miles Blauvelt, aged 23, in Baltimore, Maryland. ... [more] 5 Jun, 2012
Olive Oil Franchisers Tapping U.S. Foodies For Growth. - With eight stores already in the U.S., and plans to open seven more locations this year, Oil & Vinegar is betting that bringing the charm of Old World culinary art to U.S. customers is its best global franchise... [more] 5 Jun, 2012
BBI Announces 80th CherryBerry Unit, in Minnesota. - Beautiful Brands International (BBI) today announces CherryBerry Owners, Dallas and Robyn Jones, have opened their 80th CherryBerry Self-Serve Yogurt Bar store in fewer than two years. ... [more] 5 Jun, 2012
Subway Leads Industry in Familiarity, Product Quality. - When it comes to familiarity, product quality, and intent to purchase, consumers rank Subway higher than any other quick-service brand, according to a new study. ... [more] 4 Jun, 2012
CKE Restaurants names executives to support franchise growth. - CKE Restaurants Inc. has announced the hiring of Jim Sullivan as senior vice president of Domestic Franchise Development and announced that Ned Lyerly has been named executive vice president of... [more] 4 Jun, 2012
Mary Ann Donuts starts franchising. - Mary Ann Donuts, Stark County’s oldest doughnut store chain, has launched a local franchise program that President Pat Welden anticipates expanding nationally. ... [more] 4 Jun, 2012
Penn Station franchisees victims of data breach. - Penn Station, Inc. and some of its franchisees have learned of unauthorized access to credit and debit card information in certain franchisee-owned Penn Station East Coast Subs restaurants. ... [more] 4 Jun, 2012
Franchising moving ahead again, after slump during recession. - Franchising, hurt by crimped consumer spending and the tight lending climate during the downturn, is making a comeback. U.S. franchise establishments are expected to climb 1.7 percent this year... [more] 1 Jun, 2012
New Report: Low Investment Franchise Opportunities Still the Most Popular. - Low-investment franchise brands may cost less than some of the big names in franchising but they have a significant presence in the market, according to a new report out today. ... [more] 1 Jun, 2012
Auntie Anne's targets nontraditional locations for growth. - Lancaster-based Auntie Anne's Inc., the world's largest hand-rolled soft pretzel chain, is now pursuing other avenues for brand growth, including military base locations. ... [more] 1 Jun, 2012
Matco Tools Franchises Offer Veterans New Career Options. - Matco Tools announces its enhanced tool franchise incentive for veterans who are looking for a new career. ... [more] 1 Jun, 2012
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