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After decades of seemingly inviolable correlations, shifts in markets, demographics, interest rates, and politics suggest that change may be in the offing.
  • By Carol M. Schleif
  • 21,987    8
Technology can offer multi-unit franchisees many cost-saving and streamlining opportunities but best practices must be weighed against each franchisee's needs and specific business challenges.
  • By Rick Thompson
  • 21,405    9
Mara Fortin has become a vocal advocate for franchising. In 2015, the IFA recognized the Nothing Bundt Cakes multi-unit franchisee for her work with its second annual Franchise Action Network "FAN of the Year" award, acknowledging her "consistent voice in speaking to the media and lawmakers about the recent NLRB joint employer ruling" and her work to "protect, promote, and enhance" franchising.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 17,077    10
Since the turn of the century, I would highlight three fundamental trends within the franchise business model. The first is adaptability, which has a wonderful positive attribute but a dark side as well.
  • By Darrell Johnson
  • 21,075    66
What to look for in a business lender, and why it's important to find the best lender and not just the best rate.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 16,973    8
If you are willing to invest your time and capital in the proper areas, the challenges are reduced, risks minimized, and growth and the sustainability of your business can be greatly enhanced.
  • By Kendall Rawls
  • 19,599    9
If you want to see the positive influence of Hardee's franchisee Dan Ponder at work, look no farther than his hometown of Donalsonville, population 3,000.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 24,218    9
JAE Restaurant Group acquires 97 additional locations from Wendy's corporate making the multi-unit franchisee company one of South Florida's largest employers with over 5,000 employees and 177 locations throughout Florida, Texas, and New Mexico.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 11,518    4
Social media review sites such as Yelp can provide challenges and opportunities for savvy multi-unit operators to take their business reviews and online image into their own hands.
  • By Jenna Oltersdorf
  • 15,155    10
Recently, I had the pleasure of working with Dave Ridley, who spent 27 years with Southwest Airlines as a senior executive in a variety of operational, commercial, and staffing roles.
  • By Jason Conrad
  • 17,744    10
New Technomic Study Finds That Consumers Blame Restaurants For Third-party Delivery Service Mistakes
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 14,968    14
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Staying On Top Of Technology Is Key To Recruiting And Retaining Top Talent And Building An Organization That Lasts.
  • By Dan Schneider
  • 17,523    0
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen multi-unit franchisee Ali Shahid Butt learned long ago that success in business depends on other people.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 17,950    10
Time and speed of service are critical to the customer experience. Everyone in the organization has to understand how valuable time is to the customer.
  • By John DiJulius
  • 16,304    0
New Study Finds That Multi-Unit Franchisees Have More Satisfaction And Enjoy Operating Their Business More Than Single Unit Operators. And Because They Have More Invested, They Have Higher Expectations For Their Franchisor
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 17,860    25
Financing Equipment For Your Franchise Locations Can Be A Big Investment. Here Are 5 Key Considerations To Make When Considering Financing Or Leasing Options.
  • By Biz Durling
  • 11,094    0
For Sunny Ghai, the key to multi-brand franchisee success is creativity. The founder of family-owned Ghai Management Services operates 7 brands, including 60 Burger Kings in 4 states.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 19,685    228
Multi-Unit Franchising Conference Will Be Chaired By Guillermo Perales, the largest Latino franchise operator in the U.S.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 19,359    52
Sibling Partnerships In Business Can Be Challenging And Even More Complicated When Trying To Draw Lines Between Personal And Business Relationships.
  • By Champ and Kendall Rawls
  • 16,944    0
One of the strategies multi-unit franchisees Brooke and Les Wilson practice to keep both their marriage and their business on track is to keep each in its proper place.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 18,843    0
Franchising has proven to be a successful and popular business model since its mainstream inception many decades ago. Three constants have fueled its growth: the desire to expand, the need for capital to fuel that expansion, and the goal of operating seamlessly across large geographical distances.
  • By Dean Zuccarello
  • 18,472    29
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New survey highlights how young consumers want food that is tasty and affordable, made with quality ingredients, and offered in a social environment.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 11,404    9
Jesse and Charles Keyser are two brothers who operate franchise units for three brands--Little Caesars, Sport Clips, and Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning. They've built their business by leveraging Jesse's salesmanship and drive, Charles' operational skills and passion for food, and a dedicated approach to their business philosophy.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 13,084    20
When an EF4 tornado ripped through the northeastern Dallas suburb of Rowlett the day after Christmas last year, the people at a McAlister's Deli a mile away knew just what to do.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 16,496    20
If your business is on a calendar year, you've finished your first-quarter operations. Hopefully, your accountant or bookkeeper gave you your financial reports by April 15--both an income statement and a balance sheet--and you spent time reviewing them.
  • By Rod Bristol
  • 15,113    6
College student falls in love with Capriotti's Sandwich Shop in Arizona and brings the brand back to his home state of Nebraska. He's just opened his second location and a third is on the way.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 11,555    64
Ed Wolak will open his 100th Dunkin' Donuts location next year. He's a dedicated multi-unit franchisee who has served in all kinds of industry leadership roles since forming his company in 1975. But he will tell you that his philanthropic commitment to the communities he serves is paramount to his ongoing success. He operates in Maine, New Hampshire, and New York and has developed a reputation for social responsibility and community involvement.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 8,787    0
Growing to 10 units is a cherished milestone for franchisees. Different obstacles and opportunities crop up along the way, some expected, others not.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
  • 13,308    0
Tshimanga "Tim" Biakabutuka, born in Kinshasa, Republic of Zaire in 1974, came to the U.S. with his family when he was just 6 years old. The family settled in Canada, in the Montreal area.
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 12,809    12
Successful strategic business planning involves having the right ideas, the right people, the right plan, and the flexibility to adapt.
  • By Dan Schneider
  • 12,309    7
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