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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
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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
  • 9,163    13
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
  • 9,714    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
  • 9,641    0
Largest Buffalo Wild Wings Franchisee Opens 63rd location in Bradenton, Florida.
  • 14,437    0
Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report Points to Limited-Service Segment as Big Winner While Quick-Service Giants Show Improved Performanc
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 14,442    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
  • 12,526    0
As the Pizza Category Grows, Demand is Increasing for Unique and Better-For-You Varieties.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 12,063    6
Dairy Queen and Huddle House Multi-Brand Franchisee Adds Second Huddle House As He Takes Over An Existing South Carolina Location.
  • 11,318    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
  • 11,491    9
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
  • 10,712    6
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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
  • 10,101    5
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
  • 9,374    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
  • 8,802    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
  • 8,342    0
Planet Fitness Franchisee Adds ZIPS Dry Cleaners To His Growing Portfolio.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,843    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
  • 7,807    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
  • 7,245    0
Fast-Growing GPS Hospitality Adds Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen To Its Franchise Portfolio Expanding Presence In Georgia and West Virginia.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,400    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
  • 6,318    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
  • 6,469    0
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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
  • 6,280    0
Survey Finds The 500 Largest Restaurant Chains in the U.S Experienced Growth That Reached $288 billion in 2015.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,527    1
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
  • 5,204    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
  • 5,934    0
Iraq Vet Business Owner Testifies Before House Small Business Subcommittee Of Risk Due To Overreach Of NLRB.
  • 4,906    0
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
  • 6,763    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
  • 6,448    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
  • 5,467    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
  • 5,116    1
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