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Largest McAlister's Deli Franchisee Brings New Location To The State Of Iowa.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 380
Franchise owners must plan for ongoing success by paying attention to historical trends and developing a strategic plan for the future.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 401
The Franchise Disclosure Document, or FDD, is a legal document that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires franchisors to provide to franchise candidates, at least 14 days before a sale.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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Capriotti's Sandwich Shop is set to expand its legacy brand on an international scale with plans to develop the fast casual franchise in Mexico.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,490
"Real estate development is one of the hardest things for a franchise," says Philip Schram, chief development officer and chair of Buffalo Wings & Rings.
  • Sara Wykes
  • 1,014
Foursquare Debuts First Annual QSR Loyalty Index Ranking Food Brands and Offering Up Some Surprising Results.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,053
Multi-Unit Operators Expanding Their Portfolio With Additional R Taco Location in Ohio.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,022
Global specialty coffee house Gloria Jean's Coffees is heading back to its roots as part of the gourmet chain's aggressive plan to brew up franchise-focused growth in the United States.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,844
The questions a franchisor asks you in the initial phone interview reveal a lot about their motives and values. Listening carefully, and asking your own questions, can help you find a franchisor partner who understands that their success depends on yours - and avoid those who don't.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 51,373
Wendy's Hall of Fame franchisee Eddie Rodriguez is all about mega growth--one restaurant at a time.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,217
At SOCi, the leading enterprise solution for large-scale social media marketing, we believe a successful social strategy is more than just good content.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,855
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Open a Club Pilates Franchise
Are you looking for an opportunity to explore other paths in your life? Are you trying to change things up or find something that offers you more flexibility in your schedule, more time with family & friends yet create a profitable business?
A tax expert shares four ways multi-unit operators can keep a handle on their property tax values and even lower the amount they pay.
  • Matthew Fossey
  • 1,165
Multi-Unit Chicken Salad Chick Franchisee Adding Another Location To His Portfolio In Louisiana With Store Opening This Week.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,310
Before Brian Gannon was tapped as Franchisee of the Year by his upscale direct mail brand, the inside coup, the Oakland, County Michigan entrepreneur was a successful sales and marketing account executive in manufacturing—and admittedly in a rut.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,166
You've gone online and filled out the initial qualification form and cleared the first hurdle. Now it's time for that first phone call with the franchisor, where the communication goes from one-way emails to a two-way conversation with questions and, you hope, answers.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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Sunny Street Café is bringing fall to the table with the return of the brand’s widely popular Pumpkin Pancakes and a robust fall menu inspired by the season.
  • Helen Bond
  • 3,665
With new regulatory and legal hurdles, a newly confirmed Labor Secretary under a new administration, and revolutionary consumer technology developments popping up everywhere, all signs point to the continued disruption of the hourly workforce
  • Jocelyn Mangan
  • 1,196
Great company culture leads to great customer service, which then leads to happy customers.
  • Marc Collopy
  • 3,439
Quaker Steak & Lube is revving up to expand the fun family casual-dining brand nationwide, fueled by award-winning food and unmatched leadership in franchise development.
  • Helen Bond
  • 5,586
What's necessary to lead a family business out of the current generation and through the next generation successfully.
  • Dan Iosue
  • 1,197
You get only one chance to make a first impression. So does the franchisor. That's why, after selecting which franchise brands to investigate, it's so important to evaluate the franchisor's response at every point of contact.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 21,677
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Open a Jersey Mike's Subs Franchise
Jersey Mike's, a fast-casual sub sandwich franchise with more than 1,500 locations open and under development nationwide, believes that making a sub sandwich and making a difference can be one and the same.
REVOLISM Wellness & Weight Loss is set to begin consumer delivery of a revolutionary approach to healthy living, backed by 30 years of science, with a new brand uniquely suited for franchising.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,962
When Bret Stewart was growing up, he dreamed of being a doctor so he could help people. Life may have led him down a different path, but his desire to positively influence the lives of those around him is realized every day.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,371
Dickey's Barbecue Pit multi-unit operator opens location at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,572
Franchise Brands and Franchisees Band Together to Raise Funds and Offer Support for Hurricane Ravaged Areas.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,436
With the Baby Boomer population steadily aging to the tune of 10,000 people turning 65 every day, senior care service franchises are in higher demand than ever before. In 2050, the number of Americans aged 65 and older is projected to be 88.5 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Emma Pearson
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Anyone who's thinking about starting a new business is going to need to create a business plan. Why? Well banks and lenders require one for starters. But also because business plans are one of the crucial foundations for the beginnings of a business. And the franchising industry is no different.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 36,183
The All American Steakhouse & Sports Theater - with its veteran leadership and all-American formula of steaks, sports, and casual dining - is gearing up for nationwide franchise expansion
  • Helen Bond
  • 5,160
I frequently receive questions from clients and prospective buyers asking, "What's the hottest new opportunity in the marketplace?"
  • Dean Zuccarello
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Multi-Unit Operator Takes Over Atlanta La Madeleine Locations as Part of Brand’s Refranchising Program and Plans to Open 15 More Units In Atlanta and North Carolina.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,703

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