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Good News! - December 2019

Good News! - December 2019

It's hard keeping up with all of today's franchise news. That's why we provide this monthly digest of selected news items on unit growth, investment and financial developments, legislation and regulation, people, and milestones. This month we're continuing with our new section, "Odds, Ends & Trends." Check it out!

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New Units/Growth/Expansion

Louisiana Apple Acquire 29 More Applebee’s in Wisconsin

Del Taco Inks Deal To Refranchise 8 Units in Reno, Build 10 More

Golden Chick Signs Deal for 55 Locations in Houston DMA

Black Bear Diner Opens in Kansas, Arizona, Missouri, and Texas

Häagen-Dazs Opens 5 New Shops in Arizona

Stoner’s Pizza Opens Its First Location in South Florida

Qdoba Signs with Current Franchisee To Continue NY Expansion in 2020

Juice It Up! Continues Expansion in California

Maui Wowi Signs 3-Tiki Cart Deal in Tucson

Regulation, Legislation, Labor

Franchise Law Firm Sees More Challenges Ahead in 2020

NLRB Rules McDonald’s Is NOT a Joint Employer

NLRB Extends Comment Period for Union Elections to January 9

Minimum Wage Rises in Chicago and Denver; Tip Credit Remains

California Consumer Privacy Act To Take Effect January 1

DOL’s New Overtime Rule To Kick in January 1

New & Emerging Brands

Go! Go! Curry! Opens 7th NYC Location, Featuring New Design

NYC Bagel and Sandwich Shop Signs Multi-Unit Deal for Florida’s West Coast

Dave’s Hot Chicken Inks 14-Unit Deal for San Diego Area

Main Squeeze Juice Co. To Open First of Two New Locations in Houston

Bob & Edith’s Diner, 50-Year-Old D.C. Eatery, Begins Franchising

The Hummus & Pita Co. Inks Multi-Unit Deal for Columbus, Ohio Area

I Heart Mac & Cheese Signs 3-Store Deal for Alabama

Odds, Ends & Trends

Boomers Aging at Home Is Creating a Senior Housing Glut

Report: Motivating the Modern Hourly Worker (Snag)

Nathan’s Boosts Franchising Effort with 2 New Agency Partnerships

Food for Thought: 5 Things To Know Before Investing in a Chick-fil-A Franchise

Flynn Group Embraces Instant Pay for Its 47,000 Employees at 1,200+ Locations

Dunkin’ To End Use of Styrofoam Cups with Double-Walled Paper Cups

McDonald’s Announces New Green Packaging Trials in Europe

Jack in the Box Seeks To Position Itself as a Challenger Brand; Seeks Consumer Input

People, Awards, Milestones

Jack in the Box CEO Lenny Comma To Step Down

The Lash Lounge Celebrates the Opening of Its 100th Salon

Women’s Foodservice Forum Names Therese Gearhart CEO & President

Subway Names John Chidsey, Former Burger King Chief, as CEO

Krystal Names New Leadership Team as CEO Paul Macaluso & CFO Depart

Another Broken Egg Cafe Hires Paul Macaluso as President & CEO

Published: December 16th, 2019

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