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Jackson Hewitt Honors Jann Birt as its Franchise of the Year at Annual Convention.
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IFA Names 2016 Officers. Multi-Unit Franchisee David Barr will serve as secretary for the group in 2016.
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  • 4,333    0
After working her way through college waiting tables, Tracy Balen told her mother at her graduation from Ohio State University, "I'll never work in another restaurant!"
  • By Debbie Selinsky
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Sonic's 2015 Troy Smith Hall of Fame Award goes to long-time Louisiana franchisee Ted Kergen.
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Dickey's Barbecue Pit Inks 5-store deal with veteran Carl's Jr. operators in Washington state. The barbecue chain currently has 20 locations in the state with plans to open five more.
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Harsh Ghai's northern California-based multi-brand business may be rooted in food and family, but aggressive growth and smart development are the cornerstones of the company's success.
  • By Helen Bond
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Every spring, Multi-Unit Franchisee magazine recognizes the winners of its prestigious Most Valuable Performer (MVP) Awards, which honor franchisee excellence and highlight outstanding performance in growing both their organization and their brand(s).
  • By Kerry Pipes & Eddy Goldberg
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Tulsa franchise owner recognized for outstanding contributions to franchising and named Franchisee of the Year by IFA.
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Robert Cresanti spent a year as the IFA's executive vice president of government relations and public policy. Now he takes over as the new president and CEO of the organization.
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When Domino's veteran Michael "Mike" Orcutt made the switch from corporate executive to franchisee he was, he admits, a "little nervous" about how the managers of the nine Atlanta pizza stores he purchased in 1990 would welcome their new boss.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 3,605    0
West Coast convenience store and petroleum franchisee builds portfolio by signing development agreement for 20 Del Taco locations.
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  • 3,131    0
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Texas-based franchisee brings additional Pizza Patron location to Dallas-Fort Worth market as the brand continues to expand.
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The past five years have been tough for those in the tax business, but things are looking up and Ken Leese's positive attitude has never waned.
  • By Kerry Pipes
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California area developer brings Canada's unique Smoke's Poutinerie brand to Hollywood and beyond.
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Longtime friends team up to offer three franchise food brands in Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, N.C.
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teve Sager knows a good idea when he sees one. The franchise veteran championed Subway's innovative $5 footlong sandwich as a nationwide promotion and pioneered the brand's use of speedy ovens to offer customers toasted subs in a flash.
  • By Helen Bond
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Franchisee brings very first Capriotti's Sandwich Shop location to the state of Washington.
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When it comes to creating a successful corporate culture, veteran Jiffy Lube franchisee Richard Paek has found that seeing does lead to believing.
  • By Helen Bond
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Sports-loving partners Tim Clougherty and Keith Fogleman bring Sports Image franchise to North Carolina to help youth sports and athletic programs raise money and acquire new equipment.
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Franchising is easy: all it takes is a lot of blood, sweat, and overcoming fears to open and successfully operate a franchise unit--not to mention multiple units of a single brand.
  • By Kerry Pipes and Eddy Goldberg
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Randy Merrill feels good about the health, wellness, and fitness space he operates in. He says the business models work for him, the client base works for him, and the ROI works for him.
  • By Kerry Pipes
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Jersey Mike's founder Peter Cancro whips up $100,000 sandwich for No Kid Hungry, an organization committed to ending childhood hunger. The donation will provide 1 million healthy meals for kids in the U.S.
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Patrick Risko spent nearly two decades working in the banking industry, then left to pursue his passion of helping seniors and their families.  He now operates the FirstLight Homecare franchise in the greater New Haven, Conn. area.
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Ken Leese is seeing an upswing in the economy and his Jackson Hewitt franchise operation has expanded by five units in less than two years.
  • By Kerry Pipes
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Baskin-Robbins is looking for entrepreneurs to operate traditional locations in the Los Angeles market and both traditional and non-traditional locations in the San Diego area.
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After two decades in franchising, Shahid Hashmi has an aggressive growth plan that he predicts will top $150 million in revenue in the next 10 years.
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Franchisees looking for insights into succeeding with a partner can learn a thing or two from multi-brand franchisees Judy Ewing-Lonetti and Sandy Dunn.
  • By Helen Bond
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Meineke Car Care Donates $72,000 from Charity Golf Tournament to The Children's Miracle Network
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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.
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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.
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