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When we last profiled Jerry Heath in 2010, the Michigan native was busy operating 11 Hungry Howie's pizza restaurants and had recently become involved with Jimmy John's, opening 5 units.
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 5,079    10
The October 1, 2015 deadline for EMV-capable POS readers has come and gone. And much like Y2K 16 years ago, the world did not end and most POS systems are still working just fine.
  • By Tom Epstein
  • 6,701    5
Multi-Unit, Multi-State Huntington Learning Center Franchisee Named One Of CNBC's 'Top Franchisees in America'.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,106    4
Department Of Labor Overtime Rule Ignores Concerns of Franchised Businesses and Will Also Effectively Demote Thousands of Working Americans.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,766    55
Numbers and research notwithstanding, veteran franchisee Brian Smith chooses his brands using his gut instincts. "I like to go with things I believe in and know I can sell," says the Arkansas family man.
  • By Debbie Selinsky
  • 7,126    23
I think the two most powerful words employees need to have permeating through their consciousness are "compassion" and "empathy." When you genuinely serve with compassion and empathy, your customer service is on a completely different level.
  • By John DiJulius
  • 23,489    35
Arizona Sport Clips Multi-Unit Franchisees Are Selected For CNBC's 'Top Franchisees in America' Recognition and Their Brand's Own Highest Honor, The Logan Trophy.'
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,829    0
Communication, commitment, recognition, and growth are requirements for helping turn employees into leaders, regardless of age and generational differences.
  • By Jeff Bannon
  • 7,948    16
Mills Sinclair is a man living life on his terms. He's equally at home on the golf course at his Arizona home in Scottsdale, on the beach at his Mexican vacation home, or sitting in a corner of one of his restaurants on Sunday "watching families interact in ways they don't often do anymore."
  • By Debbie Selinsky
  • 8,333    11
Anyone who's operated a franchise business knows it takes a lot of hard work to attain (and maintain) a high level of success and profitability.
  • By Kerry Pipes & Eddy Goldberg
  • 8,920    0
Texas-Based Franchisee Awarded Newk's Eatery's Franchisee of the Year award and Recognized for Zero Leadership Turnover and Highest Overall Guest Response in the Chain's 12-Year History.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 9,099    13
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Seattle Franchisees and IFA Say They Will Continue Battle Despite the Supreme Court's Refusal to Hear Case Over City's Minimum Wage Law.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 9,412    0
Brent Collier earns his bread and butter from tourism. His 16 restaurants from 7 different brands offer something for everyone--from a fun or romantic fondue dinner at The Melting Pot to Sunday afternoons for the family at Golden Corral.
  • By Debbie Selinsky
  • 9,513    0
Largest Buffalo Wild Wings Franchisee Opens 63rd location in Bradenton, Florida.
  • 14,318    0
Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report Points to Limited-Service Segment as Big Winner While Quick-Service Giants Show Improved Performanc
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 14,379    0
When retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Tim Hershberger signed on as a franchisee with Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Florida, the 30-year military veteran was already focused on the customers he knew best. And his military ties have helped jump-start his first nongovernmental venture.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 12,449    0
As the Pizza Category Grows, Demand is Increasing for Unique and Better-For-You Varieties.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 11,896    12
Dairy Queen and Huddle House Multi-Brand Franchisee Adds Second Huddle House As He Takes Over An Existing South Carolina Location.
  • 11,260    0
By now you've completed all of your financial budgeting and planning for 2016, have it set up on a month-by-month basis, and have organized your financial reporting to be able to measure your progress both on actuals to date and performance to plan.
  • By Rod Bristol
  • 11,411    0
Franchising is evolving much faster than most brands can respond. But franchisees that master team, tools, and transparency will be able to adapt, build customer loyalty, and outgrow the competition.
  • By Chris Taylor
  • 10,568    6
Building a sustainable multi-generational franchise business means knowing and understanding what is important to all generations of employees who will help you meet your goals and succeed.
  • By Dan Schneider
  • 9,959    5
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As a kid growing up in New Orleans, Yaron Goldman dreamed of owning a restaurant. "I have always enjoyed cooking, ever since I was a child," says Goldman, who grew up to become the second largest franchisee of McAlister's Deli.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 9,264    0
As we saw in graphic detail this past August-October, interim market swings in both directions can be violent. Major markets around the globe experienced their first correction in more than half a decade, only to make it all back up and then some within a couple of weeks.
  • By Carol M. Schleif
  • 8,505    0
Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine to Honor Franchisee Excellence at the 2016 Multi-Unit Franchising Conference on April 28th at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 8,196    0
Planet Fitness Franchisee Adds ZIPS Dry Cleaners To His Growing Portfolio.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,733    2
Van Jakes played cornerback in the NFL for eight years, routinely pestering receivers up and down the field while playing for the Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints, and Green Bay Packers.
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 7,693    17
The usual reason for forming an independent franchisee association is to address problems with the franchisor or other conflicts within the system.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
  • 7,126    0
Fast-Growing GPS Hospitality Adds Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen To Its Franchise Portfolio Expanding Presence In Georgia and West Virginia.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,294    0
Indiana Moves Forward With Its Own Bill To Provide Definition of An Employee and In Effort to Fight Back Against Federal Government.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,250    0
A conversation with John Metz invariably leads to all kinds of topics, peppered with opinions and pointed insights gleaned from his many, and diverse, business adventures.
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 6,401    0
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