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Consumers in China now have access to hand-rolled soft pretzels thanks to Auntie Anne's opening its first location in the country this summer -- and there are more to come.
  • Auntie Anne's
  • 187
Biggby Coffee South Carolina Multi-Unit Area Developer has a Plan for Growth.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 285
Retaining great employees is the key to success in franchising, or in any business for that matter. This is especially true in retail businesses, where your company is represented by the people who deal directly with your customers
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 11,468
The annual Multi-Unit Franchising Conference drew more than 1,600 attendees to Las Vegas this past April.
  • Kerry Pipes & Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,675
Florida franchisees operating first-of-its-kind four brand automotive care location.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,744
If you’re thinking about investing in a pet franchise then these 8 questions are essential for you to ask.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 1,722
Proper planning and insight, along with an additional brand, can help grow your portfolio and drive sales.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 1,492
Training employees can be challenging for new franchisees who have never operated their own business before. While they come to franchising with many valuable skills, training employees usually is not one of them.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 14,430
Selecting the winners for our annual Most Valuable Performer (MVP) Awards means analyzing applications submitted on behalf of some of the best multi-unit franchisees in the business.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 3,262
Dunkin' Donuts Unveils the Future with its 'Next Generation' Concept at Massachusetts Location.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,764
The home services marketplace is estimated to be around $400 billion and there are no signs of its growth slowing down any time soon.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 2,854
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Former Planet Fitness Multi-Unit Operator Signs on for 10 Crunch Locations in the Southeast.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,424
One of the challenges new franchisees face begins soon after the franchise agreement is signed: hiring and training employees. The success of each franchised unit depends on the quality and behavior of its employees.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 19,927
We are finally entering a cycle of higher inflation expectations. Is that good for franchising? That's not a trivial question as it can significantly affect unit performance and expansion decisions.
  • Darrell Johnson
  • 3,327
Generational Shifts By Gen Zers, Millennials, and Baby Boomers Impacting Restaurant and Foodservice Sectors.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,565
Do You Know How to Project What Capital Requirements You'll Need to Accurately Fund and Meet your Growth and Development Schedule?
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 3,332
If you are chomping at the bit to become your own boss by investing in an automotive franchise, now is certainly a good time to do so.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 7,863
Previously, we discussed how you can tap into the rich marketing resources provided by 1) your franchisor, and 2) your fellow franchisees.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 11,922
So you want to get financing to grow your business. What does your bank want from you in your loan proposal?
  • Rod Bristol
  • 3,048
New Research Explores Consumer Dining Habits and Motivators Changing the Way Diners Engage with Foodservice.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,011
Study Finds Restaurant Sales Up Slightly in June But Store Traffic in Decline.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,625
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Previously, we discussed the importance of marketing to succeed in your franchise business. In this article, we dig into specific tactics, resources, and suggestions for attracting and retaining customers.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 12,323
Fast-growing ZIPS Dry Cleaners often draws comparisons to Planet Fitness for shaking up an industry with a same-day, one-price model.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,926
Multi-unit El Pollo Loco franchisee opens the brand's first location in Santa Rosa, California.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,099
If you have to ask yourself if you're difficult to work for than you probably are. How to overcome ego-driven leadership problems.
  • Dan Iosue
  • 1,784
If you love animals, enjoy working with people, and would like to be your own boss, investing in a pet franchise can be a fulfilling, enjoyable, and financially rewarding career. You’ll be helping both animals and their owners while doing something you enjoy tremendously.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 7,066
The marketing skills you'll need to grow your franchise business vary with the type of business you're in – as well as where and how you do business. Food, retail, and service businesses each require different marketing skills; storefront, mobile, and home-based businesses mean different approaches to finding customers; and the ways to attract customers are not the same for different industries or sectors (restaurants, senior care, or home repair service, for example).
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 12,897
Kamal Singh worked as a cashier at McDonald's, delivered sub sandwiches, opened his own Lenny's Subs shop, began adding other franchise brands.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,607
Arizona-Based Arby's Multi-Unit Operator Opening Brand's First New 'Fast-Crafted Style' Restaurant in Tucson Area.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,466
Two NFL Players Team Up To Bring Additional Jamba Juice Locations to Washington, DC Market
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 1,817
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