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If a solid franchise system is the backbone of a brand, an efficient, smoothly working infrastructure is the heart of a multi-unit franchisee operation.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 800    0
Buffalo Wild Wings turns to refranchising with sale of about 60 company-owned outlets to its franchisees.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,182    0
Dallas' Henry Investment Group adds Salata salad brand to its expanding franchise portfolio with a new deal to bring 20 units of the brand to the Atlanta area in the coming years.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,442    0
Change is inevitable and there are always unknowns and the unpredictable to navigate. This should not be a hindrance to developing and executing a strategic plan for your business.
  • By Kendall Rawls
  • 3,629    0
Huddle House uses limited-time incentive program to grow, with eight existing franchisees signing new deals. The Atlanta-based brand has plans to open an additional 100 restaurants over the next five years.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 11,501    0
Papa Murphy's is turning to refranchising as it looks for growth in select markets. The company says it's focused on investing to accelerate unit growth in underpenetrated markets in an effort to enhance local advertising opportunities and drive sales and profits.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 14,521    0
Focus on preparing your business for the future because change is inevitable. Start 2017 by aggressively engaging in the strategic and succession planning process that will help you be prepared for variables such as proposed legislation that could substantially impact your organization.
  • By Kendall Rawls
  • 17,255    0
Four different multi-unit franchisee groups have latched on to the Taco Bueno brand and each of them has expansion on their minds.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 21,091    0
Four existing franchise groups will bring 65 new Dunkin' Donuts Restaurants to the Dallas-Fort Worth Area, Including Several Multi-Brand Locations With Baskin-Robbins.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 24,994    0
Las Vegas, home of the high rollers, once again played host to the annual Multi-Unit Franchising Conference this spring at Caesars Palace.
  • By Kerry Pipes & Eddy Goldberg
  • 30,402    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
  • 18,775    51
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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
  • 13,432    0
Successful strategic business planning involves having the right ideas, the right people, the right plan, and the flexibility to adapt.
  • By Dan Schneider
  • 12,545    1
A couple of years ago we worked with a really big search engine client to help them better understand and approach the franchise community.
  • By Darrell Johnson
  • 12,291    12
If you are in a scenario where your business is doing great but you have little or no liquidity, make it a priority to free up cash.
  • By Champ Rawls
  • 11,253    9
In the world of multi-unit franchisees, the big keep getting bigger. In our Multi-Brand 50 rankings, which we began publishing in 2008, the number of units operated by both the top 5 and top 10 franchisees has climbed steadily since 2010, following a post-recession drop-off when franchisees retreated from growth and instead focused on operational efficiency and selling or closing under-performing units.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
  • 9,869    15
Consolidation is perhaps the single most significant trend we have seen in the restaurant industry over the past decade. It is easy to understand why franchisees and investors have chosen this direction.
  • By Dean Zuccarello
  • 5,520    48
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
  • 4,696    5
Study says franchise businesses to continue growth trend in 2016, outpacing economy-wide pace. But regulations continue to impede potential
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,538    0
Cambridge Franchise Holdings acquires 42 more Burger King restaurants and 5 convenience stores in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,396    0
Making adjustments to your vision and preparing a strategic action plan are sure ways to build even greater success in the coming year.
  • By Sherry B. Jordan
  • 3,941    0
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Franchise agreements: can't live without 'em, can't kill 'em. However, there is a major effort under way--by franchisors and franchisees alike--to cure what ails them.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
  • 4,594    0
What franchisees want from corporate field support is pretty straightforward. Basic expectations include great products, marketing and brand support, ongoing training, site selection, purchasing power for goods and services, and participation in product and program testing.
  • By Debbie Selinsky
  • 3,916    0
Jamba, Inc. Continues Towards Its Goal of Becoming an Asset-Light Model and Nears Completion of its Refranchising Initiative.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,205    0
New measure lifts the cap on the Small Business Administration's loan program to $23.5 billion.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,941    4
JGJO Development Co. LLC inks new deal to bring at least 10 Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar locations to Long Island and Queens area of New York.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,506    5
KBP Foods acquires 24 more restaurants in three states in its latest growth move. The new acquisition brings the franchisee group to 247 quick service restaurants located throughout 10 states.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,380    15
Franchisee group with 30 years of experience will bring Dunkin' Donuts and Basin-Robbins restaurants to Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,301    1
Houston franchise group Spicy Ketchup, LLC, signs a deal to bring 5 Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria locations to Texas.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,110    19
Those preparing to be business successors need to understand they must win the right to be heard. Work hard, ask the appropriate questions, identify the strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities, and you'll be rewarded with openness and respect.
  • By Champ Rawls
  • 4,761    4
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