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Franchise Brands and Franchisees Band Together to Raise Funds and Offer Support for Hurricane Ravaged Areas.

 

With the Baby Boomer population steadily aging to the tune of 10,000 people turning 65 every day, senior care service franchises are in higher demand than ever before....

 

Anyone who's thinking about starting a new business is going to need to create a business plan. Why? Well banks and lenders require one for starters. But also...

 

The All American Steakhouse & Sports Theater - with its veteran leadership and all-American formula of steaks, sports, and casual dining - is gearing up for...

 

I frequently receive questions from clients and prospective buyers asking, "What's the hottest new opportunity in the marketplace?"

 

Multi-Unit Operator Takes Over Atlanta La Madeleine Locations as Part of Brand’s Refranchising Program and Plans to Open 15 More Units In Atlanta and North...

 

The last installment of this series is focused on lending and operations, and their importance in driving value in the business.

 

Sunny Street Café is making its presence known in Texas as a bright spot for breakfast, lunch, and brunch with expansion plans set in one of the Lone Star...

 

You've decided that franchising is right for you. You've done the research, you've narrowed down the categories and sectors that you think would best...

 

Todd and Audra Fetter, winners of the 2017 MVP Influencer Award for a Husband & Wife Team, have always had a team approach to marriage, but the decision to become...

 

Franchisee Signs Eight-Store Deal To Expand Wetzel's Pretzels Presence In the Canadian Market.

 

Arby's franchisee Joe Brumit has a winning formula, one that's been nearly 30 years in the making. "We focus on the basics of running good...

 

Relationships With Franchisors, Customers, And The Community Are One Of The Most Important Aspects Of Success And Critical To Driving Long-Term Value.

 

Franchising has matured since Ray Kroc opened his first McDonald's in 1955 in Des Plaines, Illinois. First-day sales at that restaurant were $316.12. In 2016,...

 

I have just returned from a three-week trip where I presented programs for a client in India, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore. I then went on to present two...

 

Bojangles' Continues Expansion Across North Florida As New Development Agreements Continue Brand Growth in New and Emerging Markets.

 

When Scottsdale, Ariz. entrepreneur David Sliman launched his upscale direct mail magazine-- the inside coup™ --he knew the multi-billion dollar marketing industry...

 

Multi-Unit Franchising Conference session outlines how franchisees can deal with landlords to get better deals when negotiating a lease.

 

Home-based franchise businesses appeal to entrepreneurs for many good reasons. For some, it provides a relief from the daily commute. For others it represents a break...

 

Quaker Steak & Lube, the casual dining franchise know for its award-winning food, wings, and more than 20 sauces, also earns kudos for its nationwide commitment to...

 

When it comes to making his mark and doing good, Brendon Ayanbadejo, recipient of this year's Pro Athlete Influencer MVP Award, wants you to know he is just getting...

 

Lawn Doctor franchisees add Cherry Blow Dry Bar to their portfolio and target expansion with three salons in New Jersey and Pennsylvania over the next 12 months.

 

When franchise industry veteran David Bloom arrived as chief development officer of Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, he found the most beloved brand many folks had never...

 

Three areas where leadership is changing and how you can set your franchise operation up for success.

 

Franchise trade shows are a great source of information as you consider which brands to invest in. At these shows, which take place all over the country throughout the...

 

Most brands know that it is important to have a corporate social media presence, but simply being online is no longer enough.

 

Bain & Company asked leaders of 362 companies if they felt their companies delivered superior customer service. Eighty percent believed that the service they...

 

HZ LM Casual Foods has purchased 26 La Madeleine locations in Houston, Austin, and Louisiana, while securing development rights for an additional 57 locations.

 

A session at this year's Multi-Unit Franchising Conference featured three experienced franchisees sharing their insight to getting the most out of a business sale.

 

How do you know which franchise is right for you? With nearly 3,000 franchise brands available in 75 different industries, the choices can be mind-boggling.

 

Oklahoma City attorney Tom Wolfe was training for a marathon in 2009 when he set out to find restaurants in his hometown that served up healthier but still delicious...

 

Anand D. (Andy) Patel is the recipient of the 2017 American Dream MVP Award for achieving remarkable success in the U.S. with multiple brands.

 

North Carolina-based franchise group acquire 64 Sonic locations in Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia.

 

Relationships, lending, operations, and leadership are the key performance indicators that are essential to the success of your operation.

 

You have to spend money to make money. So the old saying goes. In franchising you can spend a lot or a little, and still make money. Once you've decided 1) that you...

 

Multi-unit and multi-brand operators continue to grow in both numbers and size--and so does attendance at the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference.

 

Aaron's Buys Back Stores From Its Largest Franchisee In $140 Million Cash Transaction.

 

Remodeling Is An Investment That Can Generate More Traffic and Increased Sales Say Multi-Unit Franchisees.

 

Going into business for yourself is a major life decision. One path is to start your own business or buy an existing one. Another is to choose the franchising model and...

 

For Las Vegas Capriotti's Sandwich Shop franchisees Thomas Gourley and Corey Melendrez, there's no place like home.

 

Leaders love to talk about revenue streams by showing graphs and charts with the breakdown of sales categories. It is important to know the percentage of sales generated...

 

Three successful multi-unit franchisees talk about how they spot, measure, and retain great employees.

 

Using a checklist and leveraging experienced sources can help business operators implement strategies, tried and true processes, and procedures that are critical to...

 

Columbus, Ohio-based Sunny Street Café is celebrating 10 years as a family friendly breakfast and lunch brand, looking both at their past and forward to their...

 

Type "franchise" into Google and you’ll get nearly 200 million hits (June 2017) -- a number that keeps growing every year. So what are the best sources?...

 

If David Sliman has his way, the direct mail magazine - aptly named the inside coup - will soon be in a mailbox near you.

 

The new presidential administration wasted no time jumping in, even before Inauguration Day. A steady stream of potential cabinet appointees was ushered in and out of...

 

NRD Capital Management Closes its Second Fund. The New $100 Million Fund Will Invest in Restaurant Concepts as Well as New and Emerging Markets Like Healthcare...

 

New Study by Technomic Reveals the Latest Trends and Data Outlining Consumers’ Shifting Behaviors and Attitudes Toward Burgers.

 

There's a good reason the United States is called the Land of Opportunity. The spirit of independence is one of the cornerstones in the nation's founding. That...


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