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U.S. Added 17,010 Franchise Jobs in July. - U.S. private-sector franchise jobs increased by 17,010 during the month of July, according to the ADP National Franchise Report. ... [more] 30 Jul, 2014
Labor Law Experts React to NLRB Determining McDonald's Is a Joint Employer. - Labor law experts from around the country reacted to a determination yesterday by the National Labor Relations Board General Counsel that McDonald’s is a “joint employer”—despite the company’s... [more] 30 Jul, 2014
Wireless Zone Launches New Website for Franchise Development. - Nation’s largest Verizon Wireless franchise retailer launches new website that highlights Wireless Zone’s franchise process and development opportunities. ... [more] 30 Jul, 2014
Maui Wowi Hires Franchise Business Manager. - Maui Wowi Hawaiian has hired a franchise business manager with more than 25 years of experience in the food and beverage industry to join the team at the franchise company’s Colorado headquarters. ... [more] 30 Jul, 2014
McDonald’s Told It Has Responsibility Over Store Workers. - The National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel determined that McDonald’s Corp. has joint responsibility with restaurant owners over how employees are treated, a decision that shakes up the... [more] 29 Jul, 2014
Del Taco Offers Incentives for New Multiunit Franchisees. - Del Taco, a leader in the Mexican quick-service restaurant category, announced its new franchise development incentive programs for 2014, its 50th anniversary year. ... [more] 29 Jul, 2014
MassageLuXe Franchise Announces 2014 Expansion. - MassageLuXe was created by Todd Beckman, a man who had the drive and the ability to see that he could bring his idea of pure relaxation, stress reduction, and massage therapies to average income levels. ... [more] 29 Jul, 2014
Jamba launching franchise recruiting campaign. - Jamba Inc. today announced the launch of a new franchise recruiting campaign focused on single store development in existing and new domestic markets. ... [more] 28 Jul, 2014
Franchisors invited to meet with potential investors at Chicago event. - Qualified franchise brands seeking to fuel their next level of growth have an opportunity to meet potential investors at the third annual Franchise Capital Exchange, to be held Aug. 25-27 at Hotel Sofitel in Chicago. ... [more] 24 Jul, 2014
Burger King Is Run by Children. - Last summer a trim guy with wavy brown hair, high cheekbones, and a broad smile could be found making Whoppers... at a Burger King in Miami. His name was Daniel Schwartz. ... [more] 24 Jul, 2014
McAlister’s Deli secures $15 million for expansion. - McAlister's Deli has secured $15 million in funding to drive its nationwide expansion plans. The funding comes from Benetrends. ... [more] 24 Jul, 2014
BrightStar Forces Franchisee into Arbitration, Demands $2.5M. - As BrightStar Healthcare readies itself for at least two jury trials and arbitration with franchisees, the home healthcare franchisor is also preparing for battle with a California franchise owner. ... [more] 24 Jul, 2014
CruiseOne Opens Its 900th Franchise Location. - CruiseOne, a home-based travel franchise group that's part of World Travel Holdings, reached a milestone with the opening of its 900th franchise location. ... [more] 24 Jul, 2014
McDonald’s Gives Itself a Year and Half to Get Into Chipotle-Fighting Shape. - McDonald’s is embarking on some serious soul searching. The chain is setting aside the next 18 months as a period not only to develop the normal lineup of new menu items but also to rebrand itself. ... [more] 23 Jul, 2014
Dunkin’ Brands partners with NAACP to increase franchising opportunities for people of color. - Dunkin' Brands has announced a partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to increase African-American participation in the franchise industry and provide more... [more] 23 Jul, 2014
HomeVestors Continues Strong Growth during Housing Turnaround. - HomeVestors of America (the We Buy Ugly Houses® people) has accelerated its growth in both new franchisees and houses purchased during the first six months of 2014, ahead of the pace of a year ago. ... [more] 22 Jul, 2014
Tropical Smoothie Café Commits $20 Million for Franchisee Financing. - Tropical Smoothie Café, with the backing of private equity firm BIP Capital, has launched a financing program to help existing franchisees open additional restaurants nationwide by providing... [more] 22 Jul, 2014
Restaurant recruiting firm launches regional development franchising program. - Patrice & Associates, a nationwide recruiting firm specializing in the restaurant industry, has introduced a regional development franchising program. ... [more] 21 Jul, 2014
Lessons on landing the big franchisee. - Two big selling points of a relationship with any new significant other have loomed large with emerging restaurant chains that recently signed their first major, multiunit franchise partners, operators said. ... [more] 18 Jul, 2014
The Habit Burger Grill inks first two franchise deals. - Habit Restaurants LLC recently announced it has signed its first two franchise agreements for multi-unit expansion in the Las Vegas and Seattle markets. ... [more] 18 Jul, 2014
HuHot operations team launches Franchise Business Reviews. - HuHot Mongolian Grill announced it's launching a new Franchise Business Review program aimed at helping franchisees review key performance metrics and evaluate the health of their operations. ... [more] 18 Jul, 2014
Yum's U.S. woes, other data, point to weakness at McDonald's. - Yum Brands Inc's disappointing Pizza Hut and Taco Bell results, along with other data, suggested the U.S. fast-food business remained weak in the second quarter and that industry leader McDonald's... [more] 17 Jul, 2014
Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s brands name new international boss. - CKE Restaurants, parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, has announced the promotion of Ned Lyerly to president of its international division. ... [more] 17 Jul, 2014

Multiunit franchisee growth outpacing restaurant industry growth. - According to new data from the Restaurant Finance Monitor’s annual "Monitor 200" ranking, the 200 largest restaurant franchisees in the country saw their total revenues grow by 9 percent in 2013. ... [more] 16 Jul, 2014
Vantage Hospitality Acquires America’s Best Franchising. - Vantage Hospitality Group announced this afternoon that it has entered into an agreement for an undisclosed amount to acquire America's Best Franchising. ... [more] 16 Jul, 2014
McDonald's franchisees report dire outlook. - A group of 27 McDonald’s owner-operators representing 231 domestic restaurants have given the most pessimistic outlook for the next six months of business in the history of Janney Capital Markets’ quarterly... [more] 16 Jul, 2014
7-Eleven Increases Franchise Recruiting Incentive for Recent Military Veterans. - Recognized as "military friendly" by multiple veterans' organizations and publications, 7-Eleven, Inc. is serious about growing its franchisee ranks with qualified military veterans. ... [more] 16 Jul, 2014
Make that 200: Pie Five Pizza Saddles Up for West Texas Expansion. - It's manifest destiny, and Pie Five Pizza Co. is leading the charge when it comes to roping the perfect, personalized, baked-to-order pizza out west. ... [more] 15 Jul, 2014
Moe’s Inks 120 New Franchise Deals in First Half of 2014. - Moe’s Southwest Grill signed 120 new franchise deals in the first six months of 2014, a record-breaking high for the brand. ... [more] 14 Jul, 2014
Express Employment Professionals opens 700th franchise location. - Express Employment Professionals, the nation’s largest franchised staffing company, recently awarded its 700th franchise location and the company shows no signs of slowing down. ... [more] 14 Jul, 2014
Body painting business expands with first ever franchise program. - DenArt is proud to announce their franchise opportunities. They have put together a program that is able to... [more] 14 Jul, 2014
InXpress honored by British Franchise Association. - The British Franchise Association (BFA) recognized InXpress during its Franchisor of the Year Awards last month in Oxfordshire, England. ... [more] 14 Jul, 2014
Totally Nuts Launches Franchise Opportunity. - Totally Nuts, the snack-based quick-serve concept founded in 1992, plans to add 10–20 franchise units in the next 12 months. ... [more] 11 Jul, 2014
Project Pie Adds Seasoned Franchise Executives to Leadership Team. - Project Pie, the fast-growing build-your-own-pizza franchise, has named two experienced restaurant executives to its leadership team, bolstering the brand’s stature among fast-casual pizza franchises... [more] 10 Jul, 2014
Pizza Inn honors top franchise owners. - Pizza Inn recognized its top franchise owners at its recently held National Franchise Convention in Savannah, Ga. ... [more] 10 Jul, 2014
Bojangles’ Reaches 600-Unit Milestone. - Bojangles’ Restaurants Inc., a fast-growing chicken chain, opened its 600th location, a growth milestone the legacy brand has achieved as it continues to build its market presence... [more] 9 Jul, 2014
9th Circuit Affirms Approval of Class Action Settlement in Coverall Case. - The U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, affirmed the ruling from a federal California court which approves a proposed class action settlement agreement. ... [more] 9 Jul, 2014
Creative Learning Corporation Announces 590th Franchise Awarded. - Creative Learning Corporation owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz, and Challenge Island, the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment programs, is pleased to announce it awarded its 590th... [more] 8 Jul, 2014
Franchisee's Hopeless Cry from Quiznos Bankruptcy Rubble. - As the Quiznos sandwich chain awaits a court order that will declare that it has emerged from bankruptcy reorganization, one franchisee’s desperate plea is now on court record, along with the 400-plus... [more] 8 Jul, 2014
College Hunks Hauling Junk Launches New Franchise Information Website. - College Hunks Hauling Junk has launched a new franchising website featuring video interviews with co-founders Omar Soliman and Nick Friedman, startup costs and revenue figures, and details about... [more] 8 Jul, 2014
Houlihan's prepares J. Gilbert's for franchising. - Leawood, Kan.-based Houlihan’s Restaurants Inc. plans to start franchising a higher-end growth vehicle it has kept in park for the past 25 years: J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood. ... [more] 7 Jul, 2014
Seattle hires attorney for defense in franchise suit over $15 wage rules. - The City of Seattle has hired an attorney to defend against a constitutional challenge to its minimum wage ordinance. ... [more] 3 Jul, 2014
U.S. Added 33,330 Franchise Jobs in June. - U.S. private-sector franchise jobs increased by 33,330 during the month of June, according to the ADP National Franchise Report. ... [more] 2 Jul, 2014
Capriotti's CEO: Franchising an attractive option for those burned in the Great Recession. - In an economy still climbing its way out of the most significant downturn in decades, it seems almost counterintuitive to suggest that many people are eager to take on the risk of owning their own businesses. ... [more] 1 Jul, 2014
Quiznos emerges from bankruptcy. - After less than four months, Quiznos has emerged from bankruptcy after completing a financial restructuring, the company said Tuesday. ... [more] 1 Jul, 2014
Dippin’ Dots Franchising, LLC Acquires Gourmet Popcorn Franchisor Doc Popcorn. - Dippin’ Dots Franchising, LLC, the franchising arm of the iconic flash frozen ice cream maker Dippin’ Dots, today announced that it has acquired snack franchisor Doc Popcorn... [more] 1 Jul, 2014
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