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Tennessee Fitness, a Gold's Gym multi-unit operator in Tennessee, signs agreement for 5 additional units. The franchisee will now have 12 locations of the fitness brand in the Nashville area.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,389    222
The roles of community and customer loyalty and how they can impact your hiring and retaining of great employees who will provide a better impact on your franchising success.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 3,736    8
One of the economic truths for the U.S. economy is that we have recessions, and the next one is coming. Maybe not in the next month or even the next year, but it is coming.
  • By Darrell Johnson
  • 8,714    42
Denny's multi-unit franchisee Clyde Rucker says he always had an "insatiable appetite" to buy into the brand. He was just waiting for the right opportunity.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 8,365    252
Cousins Subs is expanding through an ongoing rebranding and growth initiative. The company has just announced three new multi-unit deals in Wisconsin and Illinois.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 10,098    12
A new Franchise Business Review franchisee satisfaction report highlights what today's typical multi-unit franchisee looks like.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 10,774    47
2017's Most Valuable Performer (MVP) Award winners to be feted at the annual Multi-Unit Franchising Conference, April 23-26 in Las Vegas.
  • By Franchise Update Media
  • 21,465    488
"If you always do what you've always done..." You know the ending to this old saw, and when it comes to your company's financial results it is absolutely true.
  • By Rod Bristol
  • 11,839    4
In 2015, when Edgar Ambarchyan was searching for a franchised sandwich brand to diversify his portfolio, he found what he was looking for in Arby's. His timing was perfect.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 9,315    0
Utah-based Four Foods Group acquires 48 Little Caesars in Alabama and Louisiana. The company now operates 97 restaurants throughout Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Alabama, and Louisiana.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 17,606    19
Consolidation arguably has been one of the largest and most important trends in the franchise sector in the past few years, and it's not hard to see why.
  • By Dean Zuccarello
  • 20,318    46
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The recent U.S. election cycle, more than any other in recent memory, tapped into deep angst within both major parties and the electorate at large.
  • By Carol M. Schleif
  • 24,271    10
Husband and wife area developers for Tropical Smoothie Café in Michigan and Ohio are now on the grow in Colorado. They already have 58 locations in their markets and 39 more cafes in development.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 25,388    18
Your ability to stay focused on your strategic plan and leverage your resources of time, people, and money efficiently is essential to successfully growing your multi-unit operation.
  • By Jeff Bannon
  • 24,501    0
Veronica Jordan was determined to trade in her 9-to-5 desk job for something more creative and profitable. In 2012, after searching for 3 years, she came across a Facebook ad that inspired her to unleash her inner entrepreneur.
  • By Danielle Buenrostro
  • 24,010    0
I have had the good fortune to experience and witness many professionals who truly know how to serve. However, one person in particular consistently blows me away by how he builds rapport instantly with strangers and learns so much about them in only a short conversation.
  • By John (and Bo) DiJulius
  • 25,814    17
La Madeleine Turning to Refranchising and Looking for Multi-Unit Operators to Spur Rapid Growth in an Effort to Double the Brand's Size in 5 Years.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 22,947    369
Marco's Pizza Teams Up With Multi-Unit Franchisee and Area Representative To Ramp Up the Brand's Growth in Montana.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 23,393    426
Harry Rose, founder and chairman of The Rose Group, is a winner. In 2016, for the second year in a row, Applebee's named Rose its Franchisee of the Year.
  • By Danielle Buenrostro
  • 26,596    860
We often hear about the wage gap. But one emerging reality from the trend of the flexible economy is a tax classification gap.
  • By Jocelyn Mangan
  • 25,898    6
Control and project a positive image in the communities where you operate franchise locations. Generating respect can make you a "local hero" and boost your business.
  • By Dan Schneider
  • 28,533    0
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Senator files regulatory reform bills in an effort to counter numerous regulations that burden franchisees and other small business operators.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 26,540    0
Eddie Rodriguez, one of the 10 largest Wendy's franchisees, says he has never worked a day in his life. After 43 years in franchising, Rodriguez continues his relentless dedication to growing a brand he believes in--and in expanding it beyond his company's 179 Wendy's locations in Florida, New Mexico, and Texas.
  • By Danielle Buenrostro
  • 28,261    4
The chip card (EMV) deadline passed in October 2015. Yet according to industry accounts, fewer than 50 percent of retail and restaurant outlets were set up by the end of December 2016 to accept cards this way.
  • By Tom Epstein
  • 29,820    2
The only guaranteed way to be prepared for a change in leadership that doesn't create culture shock is through forethought and planning.
  • By Kendall Rawls
  • 29,544    6
Franchisees need to be telling their story to legislators and the public. It's one of the best ways to eliminate misperceptions about how small businesses operate.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 29,325    2
Al Bhakta is proof that friends can be successful in business together. As managing director of the Dallas-based Chalak Mitra Group of Companies, Bhakta is one of seven longtime friends who have made wise business decisions together through the years.
  • By Danielle Buenrostro
  • 31,818    86
K'Zell "Zelly" Wesson took his pro basketball career global more than 17 years ago. He currently plays in Turkey as a forward for Afyonkarahisar Belediyespor, a team in the Turkish Basketball League. But the 6-foot-7-inch Wesson is also making sure he's got game as he nears the end of his playing days--by investing in and growing a chain of Workout Anytime fitness gyms in the USA.
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 31,744    2
CFA Day Forum will feature pro-business Congresswoman Virginia Foxx as keynote speaker. The event will also offer franchisees the opportunity to walk the halls of Congress and meet with representatives.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 30,426    0
Local and federal laws are growing and affecting franchise operations in an increasing manner. Franchisees must be aware of the laws that affect them and be in compliance or risk dire consequences.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 28,948    0

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