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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
  • 2,528
The Arby's "We have the meats" slogan will soon be appearing in more places in Canada.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,370
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
  • 2,180
Arby's Largest Franchisee Acquires 10 More Units in The West. US Beef Now Operates 360 Arby's Locations.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,755
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
  • 3,879
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
  • 2,865
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
  • 2,833
Bloomin' Brands' largest franchisee, Cerca Trova, expands with refranchising acquisition of 45 Outback Steakhouse locations out west.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,778
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
  • 2,145
New consumer survey finds decline in consumers dining out and highlights restaurant industry challenges and opportunities in technology, delivery and labor costs, and growth.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,211
Multi-unit franchisee brings new Taco John's location to Virginia, expanding his company to include 7 locations throughout 5 states.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,010
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Tennessee Fitness, a Gold's Gym multi-unit operator in Tennessee, signs agreement for 5 additional units. The franchisee will now have 12 locations of the fitness brand in the Nashville area.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,459
The roles of community and customer loyalty and how they can impact your hiring and retaining of great employees who will provide a better impact on your franchising success.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 5,705
One of the economic truths for the U.S. economy is that we have recessions, and the next one is coming. Maybe not in the next month or even the next year, but it is coming.
  • By Darrell Johnson
  • 10,168
Denny's multi-unit franchisee Clyde Rucker says he always had an "insatiable appetite" to buy into the brand. He was just waiting for the right opportunity.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 9,979
Cousins Subs is expanding through an ongoing rebranding and growth initiative. The company has just announced three new multi-unit deals in Wisconsin and Illinois.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 11,009
A new Franchise Business Review franchisee satisfaction report highlights what today's typical multi-unit franchisee looks like.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 12,106
2017's Most Valuable Performer (MVP) Award winners to be feted at the annual Multi-Unit Franchising Conference, April 23-26 in Las Vegas.
  • By Franchise Update Media
  • 23,293
"If you always do what you've always done..." You know the ending to this old saw, and when it comes to your company's financial results it is absolutely true.
  • By Rod Bristol
  • 12,745
In 2015, when Edgar Ambarchyan was searching for a franchised sandwich brand to diversify his portfolio, he found what he was looking for in Arby's. His timing was perfect.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 10,793
Utah-based Four Foods Group acquires 48 Little Caesars in Alabama and Louisiana. The company now operates 97 restaurants throughout Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Alabama, and Louisiana.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 18,370
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Consolidation arguably has been one of the largest and most important trends in the franchise sector in the past few years, and it's not hard to see why.
  • By Dean Zuccarello
  • 21,229
The recent U.S. election cycle, more than any other in recent memory, tapped into deep angst within both major parties and the electorate at large.
  • By Carol M. Schleif
  • 25,165
Husband and wife area developers for Tropical Smoothie Café in Michigan and Ohio are now on the grow in Colorado. They already have 58 locations in their markets and 39 more cafes in development.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 26,074
Your ability to stay focused on your strategic plan and leverage your resources of time, people, and money efficiently is essential to successfully growing your multi-unit operation.
  • By Jeff Bannon
  • 25,075
Veronica Jordan was determined to trade in her 9-to-5 desk job for something more creative and profitable. In 2012, after searching for 3 years, she came across a Facebook ad that inspired her to unleash her inner entrepreneur.
  • By Danielle Buenrostro
  • 25,213
I have had the good fortune to experience and witness many professionals who truly know how to serve. However, one person in particular consistently blows me away by how he builds rapport instantly with strangers and learns so much about them in only a short conversation.
  • By John (and Bo) DiJulius
  • 26,274
La Madeleine Turning to Refranchising and Looking for Multi-Unit Operators to Spur Rapid Growth in an Effort to Double the Brand's Size in 5 Years.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 23,592
Marco's Pizza Teams Up With Multi-Unit Franchisee and Area Representative To Ramp Up the Brand's Growth in Montana.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 24,006
Harry Rose, founder and chairman of The Rose Group, is a winner. In 2016, for the second year in a row, Applebee's named Rose its Franchisee of the Year.
  • By Danielle Buenrostro
  • 27,723

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