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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
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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
  • 354    0
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
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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
  • 618    0
Buffalo Wild Wings' largest franchisee opens newest location in Florida and now operates 65 restaurants across five states.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 616    0
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
  • 1,194    0
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
  • 1,908    0
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
  • 1,694    0
Multi-Unit Franchisee magazine honored franchisee excellence at the annual Most Valuable Performer (MVP) Awards ceremony at this year's Multi-Unit Franchising Conference, April 23–26 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,839    0
Report finds franchise brands disclosing financial information more than ever, providing greater transparency and greater access to capital from lenders.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,619    0
Pizza Hut's largest franchisee acquires 140 more Wendy's locations, growing to 1,136 Pizza Hut locations in 28 states and 386 Wendy's units in 7 states.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,524    0
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Charles Loflin first met Antonio Swad in 1997. Swad is the entrepreneur's entrepreneur, the founder of Wingstop and Pizza Patrón. The two men hit it off and began communicating about the possibility of Loflin opening some Wingstops in his home state of Texas.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,063    12
New El Pollo Loco restaurant is the fourth for Texas-based multi-unit operator Chicken Time Holdings.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,971    6
How a coaching approach with your employees can work to eliminate the negative and draining emotions of accountability.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 1,675    12
Will 2018 be a year for optimism, pessimism, or anxiety? Every year has its opportunities and challenges.
  • Darrell Johnson
  • 1,723    6
Study Finds Millennials Give High Marks To Brands Like Five Guys, The Cheesecake Factory, Ben & Jerry's, and Starbucks.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,801    10
Multi-Unit Franchisee Mark Molina Acquires His Fourth Orangetheory Fitness Studio In Connecticut. The Award-Winning Franchisee Is Helping The Brand Double the State's Studio Count This Year.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,253    291
Bob Middleton heard or read something years ago that stuck with him: Wealth is built by focusing on one thing and doing it well; wealth is preserved by diversifying.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 3,017    274
Veteran Denny's multi-unit franchisee Glenn Beattie learned early in his franchise career to keep his eye on the prize: the paying customer.
  • Helen Bond
  • 4,929    193
Famous Dave's of America Ramps Up Refranchising With New Strategy To Sell All 33 Company-Owned Locations in the Next 2 Years.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,266    215
Creating a Leadership Style and Legacy That Encourages and Empowers Employees and Leads Your Business to a Brighter Future.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 1,915    14
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After 25 years in the restaurant business, Mike Richey knows that an offer of a dollar more per hour from a competitor can be too much for an employee to refuse.
  • Sara Wykes
  • 2,203    106
The Arby's "We have the meats" slogan will soon be appearing in more places in Canada.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 1,985    4
2017 Multi-Unit Franchising Conference Rolls Into Vegas Setting New Attendance Records and Raising The Bar For The Multi-Unit Franchising Industry.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,916    68
Arby's Largest Franchisee Acquires 10 More Units in The West. US Beef Now Operates 360 Arby's Locations.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,425    23
Matt Rusconi, who recently added a hot new tech franchise to his two restaurant brands, has a refreshing attitude toward work: he loves it.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 3,709    8
Franchising is a tough business. There's competition, overhead, rising costs, changing consumer tastes, social media, and now legislative and regulatory threats to deal with--while you're busy hiring and training employees, updating your menu, remodeling your stores, and dealing with insurance, taxes, and suppliers.
  • By Kerry Pipes & Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,566    123
When multi-unit franchisee Rahul Marwah opened New York City's first-ever Denny's on the bottom floor of a high-end condo building in August 2014, the diner made headlines for its swanky décor, craft cocktails, and a $300 Grand "Cru" Slam breakfast for two, paired with a pricey bottle of Dom Perignon.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 2,321    2
Bloomin' Brands' largest franchisee, Cerca Trova, expands with refranchising acquisition of 45 Outback Steakhouse locations out west.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,474    677
Treating people with dignity and respect produces a "dependability" attitude among employees who commit to meeting your expectations and going above and beyond to avoid disappointing you. It's is the difference between ineffective and effective leadership.
  • By Dan Schneider
  • 1,709    10

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