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Three successful multi-unit franchisees talk about how they spot, measure, and retain great employees.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 476
Using a checklist and leveraging experienced sources can help business operators implement strategies, tried and true processes, and procedures that are critical to everyday business.
  • Dan Iosue
  • 409
Columbus, Ohio-based Sunny Street Café is celebrating 10 years as a family friendly breakfast and lunch brand, looking both at their past and forward to their bright future as an expanding franchise.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,371
Type "franchise" into Google and you’ll get nearly 200 million hits (June 2017) -- a number that keeps growing every year. So what are the best sources? Which can you can trust to provide you with the information you want? Which ones should you avoid?
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 19,387
If David Sliman has his way, the direct mail magazine - aptly named the inside coup - will soon be in a mailbox near you.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,057
The new presidential administration wasted no time jumping in, even before Inauguration Day. A steady stream of potential cabinet appointees was ushered in and out of Trump Tower in New York City, accompanied by the most intense media scrutiny we can recall for an incoming administration in recent memory.
  • Carol Schleif
  • 904
NRD Capital Management Closes its Second Fund. The New $100 Million Fund Will Invest in Restaurant Concepts as Well as New and Emerging Markets Like Healthcare Franchising.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,220
New Study by Technomic Reveals the Latest Trends and Data Outlining Consumers’ Shifting Behaviors and Attitudes Toward Burgers.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,020
There's a good reason the United States is called the Land of Opportunity. The spirit of independence is one of the cornerstones in the nation's founding. That spirit persists today in the world of business, where independent-minded entrepreneurs take the risks and reap the rewards of running their own business.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 13,562
Quaker Steak & Lube takes beverages seriously. It’s why the brand’s revamped drink menu is so much fun.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,647
For a very long time, franchisees and franchisors maintained an arm's-length relationship: the franchisee sent the franchisor a sales report and a royalty check each month and the franchisor pretty much left them alone.
  • Rod Bristol
  • 1,352
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Dinesh Goswami and his partners with AR Pizza, LLC, already successfully operate 47 Popeye's Chicken locations and eight Arby's restaurants.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,567
Contracts between parties have existed for centuries. Before contracts - there were agreements, or what we also call, covenants.
  • Doug Howe
  • 1,229
Franchising really began to blossom in the post-war 1950s and 1960s. Franchisors of convenience goods and services seemed to be popping up on every corner. McDonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, laundry services, dry cleaners, hotels, and rental car franchises flooded the marketplace.
  • Kerry Pipes
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Chelsea Segura signed her first franchise agreement with The Little Gym two months before she graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in kinesiology.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 3,806
Qdoba franchisees are banding together to protect the $250 million they have invested in the Mexican food brand by forming the Qdoba Franchisee Association.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,886
We've all had this experience: We see a store or restaurant we'd hoped to visit, but before we commit to going into the building, we're struck by an uneasy feeling.
  • Marc Collopy
  • 1,904
Franchising provides benefits for both seller and buyer. For franchisors, the primary benefit is the ability to use other people's money to expand the brand more rapidly than they could either on their own or through investors or lenders.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 154,172
Sunny Street Café is shining bright with a new interior look for the fast-growing chain that is celebrating its 10th anniversary as a welcoming spot for breakfast, brunch, and lunch.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,919
So you want to build your business by adding another brand? Maybe two? While the ROI must make sense, seasoned multi-brand franchisees say the key to franchise happiness begins with finding the right fit, from values and culture to matching personal and financial goals with the brand’s.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,666
Irish Beef, Inc., buys 8 Arby's Restaurants and Signs a Development Agreement to Open 4 More Restaurants in the Tucson Market in the Next 3 Years.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,727
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10 Ways To Solve the Puzzle of Building Enterprise Value and Long-term Sustainable Success for Your Business.
  • Doug Howe
  • 1,592
Franchising is a business model that combines the best aspects of sole proprietorship and Corporate America. It can be described as a "hybrid" model that fills the gap between working for somebody else (whether a large corporation or a small business) and working for yourself.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 426,357
George Tinsley has been a part of Kentucky Fried Chicken/KFC for more than three decades, so long that he had the opportunity to work alongside the brand's now-legendary founder, Harland "Colonel" Sanders, for three years.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 1,718
Quaker Steak & Lube is revving up aggressive growth plans for the brand with a new menu that is all about the "wow" factor.
  • Helen Bond
  • 5,150
Franchisees and investors say the economy is trending up and that regulatory relief and tax reform could provide further benefit for business operators.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,869
Buffalo Wild Wings' largest franchisee opens newest location in Florida and now operates 65 restaurants across five states.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,297
Franchising has proven to be a successful business model across a wide spectrum of industries using multi-unit retail distribution.
  • Dean Zuccarello and Dan Collins
  • 1,820
GPS Hospitality To Acquire 11 More Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Restaurants in Georgia. The Burger King and Popeyes Franchisee Is Nearing 400 Locations.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,703
How "soft skills" relate to "real" leadership skills and the personal leadership development of successors and teams that ensure business growth into future generations.
  • Doug Howe
  • 2,197

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