Good News! - November 2018

Good News! - November 2018

Good News! - November 2018

Here comes Thanksgiving, and activity continues apace in franchising, both domestically and internationally. It's hard keeping up with all the changes, which is why we provide "Good News!", a monthly digest of selected news items on unit growth, investment and financial developments, international expansion, people, and milestones. We recently added a section called "Regulation, Legislation, Politics, Etc." - and while it's not always "good" news, it's good to know. This month we're adding another new section on technology because of its key role in achieving sales goals and system growth. Here's your chance to follow the leaders, every third Tuesday of the month!

So if you're not doing it already, send us your good news here.

New Units/Growth/Expansion

Artichoke Basille's Pizza To Open in Hoboken in 2019, First of 5 in N.J.

Jersey Mike's Opens at LAX, Adding Another Airport Location

Dunkin' To Add 12 New Locations in Denver Area

Dickey's Barbecue Pit To Bring 21 New Locations to New York

Uno Sells 8 Company-Owned Uno Pizzerias in Refranchising Start

Fajita Pete's To Add 10 New Units in 3 Separate Deals

Financial, M&A, Incentives

RIFC 50 Index Gains 5% in Q3

Bojangles' (750+ Restaurants) Sold to Durational Capital Management

ARC Group To Close Tilted Kilt Acquisition, Following Fat Patty's Buy

Painting with a Twist (300+ Studios) Acquires 20-Unit Bottle & Bottega

Real Mex Restaurants (Chevy's, El Torito) Rebrands After Bankruptcy

Pure Barre (500+ Units) Acquired by Xponential Fitness

Craftworks Buys Logan's Roadhouse; Hazem Ouf Named CEO of New Company

Regulation, Legislation, Politics, Etc.

Joint Employer: Comments on NLRB Proposed Rulemaking (Fox Rothschild)

Tip Credit: DOL Reissues Guidelines for Side Work Pay Rates

FASB: IFA Task Force Prevails in Franchise Fee Reporting

Big Plans, Big Ideas, Big Picture

El Pollo Loco Announces Plan for "Significant" Brand Relaunch in 2019

Impossible Foods Plant-Based Burgers To Debut in Grocery Stores in 2019

International

Dickey's Barbecue Expands in Canada, Plans 45 in Middle East

Burger King Owner RBI To Boost Focus on Remodels and Operations

New and Emerging Brands

Mamoun's Falafel Signs Lease for First of Six Atlanta Locations

1st Class Real Estate Now Offering Franchises in 34 States

The Work Lodge, a Co-Working Concept, Begins Franchising

Sunbelievable, a Tanning Salon Concept, Begins Franchising

Technology

Tropical Smoothie Selects Appetize To Upgrade POS System

SpotOn Buys Emagine POS To Boost Pay-at-the-Table Capabilities

Online Security: 10 Recommendations for Businesses in 2019

PlayerLync Mobile Content Platform Lands $12.5 Million in Funding

5 Components To Consider with Franchise Operations Software

Fountain Announces Free Hiring and Onboarding Service for Franchisees

Web.com for Enterprise Partners with 3 Health & Fitness Brands for Growth

Fishbowl To Launch Rewards Manager Loyalty Product Based on Promotions Manager

People, Awards, Milestones

All Suites Brands By Hilton Opens 1,000th Property

Blaze Pizza Turn 6, Opens 300th Restaurant

Meg Roberts Joins Franworth as President of The Lash Lounge

Assisted Living Locators Opens 100th Franchise

Logan's Roadhouse Promotes COO Tim Kaliher to President

Kona Grill Names Marcus Jundt and Steve Schussler Co-CEOs

Chanticleer Holdings Names Fred Glick President

CEC Entertainment Names New President, CMO for Peter Piper Pizza

Published: November 18th, 2018

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