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Former McDonald's Multi-Unit Franchisee Inks Deal with Pie Five Pizza To Open Multiple Locations in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Survey Finds The 500 Largest Restaurant Chains in the U.S Experienced Growth That Reached $288 billion in 2015.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,438    0
The M&A marketplace has seen some impressive activity over the past few years. Theoretically, this should have created a positive environment for all people looking to execute an M&A transaction.
  • By Dean Zuccarello
  • 5,125    0
What makes a great company culture? Free food? Extra vacation time? Flexible hours? Employers spend more than $720 million on engagement every year, yet only 30 percent of the workforce is actively engaged.
  • By Julie Moreland
  • 5,845    0
Iraq Vet Business Owner Testifies Before House Small Business Subcommittee Of Risk Due To Overreach Of NLRB.
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An exit strategy doesn't have to represent the fear of letting go but can actually give you more control and put you in the driver's seat of your business.
  • By Dan Schneider
  • 6,687    0
As senior vice president and chief investment officer of Impact Properties, Shirin Kanji is in charge of all of the Tampa-based company's investment-related activities.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 6,286    8
World-class service companies have what I like to call a "customer bill of rights" that every person in that organization clearly knows and follows 100 percent of the time.
  • By John DiJulius
  • 5,365    0
GPS Hospitality Promotes Founding Partner Brian Arnold To Chief Development Officer As It Continues Expanding Beyond Its 222 Burger King Locations.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,036    0
Utah The Latest State To Challenge NLRB Ruling With New Bill Establishing Franchisees As Sole Employers Of Their Workers.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,270    0
Multi-unit franchisee Gary Moore has spent most of his life in the restaurant business, assuming nearly every available job title along the way.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 4,038    12
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Ross Harried has found that a "small" strategy can serve up big business success. His Maui Wowi Ka'anapali Carts (Tiki huts on wheels) are 8 feet wide, 3 feet deep, 8 feet high and can squeeze in most anywhere...
  • By Helen Bond
  • 4,533    5
Yaron Goldman Has A Strategic Growth Plan That Includes A 2016 Revenue Projection In Excess Of $100 Million At His 59 Mcalister's Deli And 3 MOD Pizza Locations.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,015    3
Wisconsin Pushes Back Against NLRB Overreach With Passage Of New Law Affirming The Separation of Franchisor and Franchisee Employees.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,285    0
When we last visited with Dawn Lafreeda in mid-2012 she was operating 70 Denny's restaurants in six states and had been adding restaurants, even through the Great Recession.
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 3,882    0
Financial and first-time buyers are showing tremendous interest in the franchise space. Yet as they are continually outbid for attractive opportunities, the frustration in entering certain systems may be at an all-time high.
  • By Dean Zuccarello
  • 3,933    0
Aziz Hashim Becomes IFA Chairman As Four Other Franchisees Are Named To IFA's Leadership Board.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,354    0
Without Cultural Compatibility, The Integration Of A New Location Can Be Very Challenging. Here's How To Integrate A New Location Or Brand Into Your Culture.
  • By Dan Schneider
  • 3,295    0
We kick off 2016 with our annual Mega 99 issue: a list of the largest U.S. franchisees ranked by total number of units--along with 7 profiles of multi-unit mega-operators.
  • 3,418    4
So, you just found out your POS system needs a software and hardware upgrade to support EMV ("smart chip") technology and you missed the October 1st implementation date.
  • By Tom Epstein
  • 5,962    1
Bill Spae has spent four decades in franchising and is currently the second largest Dairy Queen franchisee in the system.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,593    0
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New Census Bureau data finds franchise businesses accounted for 560,086 establishments and 10.8 million jobs in 2012.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,399    6
Mike Pietrzyk has always loved contributing to charitable causes. So it wasn't surprising that a decade ago the Firehouse Subs area representative came up with the idea of selling his restaurants' empty 5-gallon pickle buckets, rather than tossing them out.
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 2,849    0
Innovation in non-traditional locations defines Gina Puente's approach to business. When we profiled her in 2010, she told us how her family business, Puente Enterprises, had created La Bodega Winery, a winery in an airport, in the mid-1990s.
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 2,879    0
California multi-brand franchisee with 7-Eleven and Dickey's Barbecue locations signs development agreement to open more Dickey's restaurants.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,838    0
New Texas law clarifies an employee of a franchisee is not an employee of the franchisor. Other states legislatures are following suit.
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  • 3,451    0
Most markets around the globe have performed well following the lows reached during the financial crisis.
  • By Carol M. Schleif
  • 3,722    0
Tom Garrett breaks down his 30 years with Arby's--first as an assistant manager, then as the brand's largest franchisee, and finally as CEO of the franchisor--this way: "I like to say that 25 of those years were great, 3 were mediocre, and 2 were miserable--in that order."
  • By Debbie Selinsky
  • 5,042    5
Baskin-Robbins Grows And Launches New Development Option For Franchisees.
  • 2,890    0
Sun Capital private equity group acquires largest HuHot Mongolian Grill Franchisee.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,819    0
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