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Buffalo Wild Wings' largest franchisee opens newest location in Florida and now operates 65 restaurants across five states.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,626
Franchising has proven to be a successful business model across a wide spectrum of industries using multi-unit retail distribution.
  • Dean Zuccarello and Dan Collins
  • 2,321
GPS Hospitality To Acquire 11 More Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Restaurants in Georgia. The Burger King and Popeyes Franchisee Is Nearing 400 Locations.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,280
How "soft skills" relate to "real" leadership skills and the personal leadership development of successors and teams that ensure business growth into future generations.
  • Doug Howe
  • 2,740
Multi-Unit Franchisee magazine honored franchisee excellence at the annual Most Valuable Performer (MVP) Awards ceremony at this year's Multi-Unit Franchising Conference, April 23–26 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,775
Report finds franchise brands disclosing financial information more than ever, providing greater transparency and greater access to capital from lenders.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,684
Pizza Hut's largest franchisee acquires 140 more Wendy's locations, growing to 1,136 Pizza Hut locations in 28 states and 386 Wendy's units in 7 states.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,461
Charles Loflin first met Antonio Swad in 1997. Swad is the entrepreneur's entrepreneur, the founder of Wingstop and Pizza Patrón. The two men hit it off and began communicating about the possibility of Loflin opening some Wingstops in his home state of Texas.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 3,061
New El Pollo Loco restaurant is the fourth for Texas-based multi-unit operator Chicken Time Holdings.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,730
How a coaching approach with your employees can work to eliminate the negative and draining emotions of accountability.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 2,396
Will 2018 be a year for optimism, pessimism, or anxiety? Every year has its opportunities and challenges.
  • Darrell Johnson
  • 2,515
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Study Finds Millennials Give High Marks To Brands Like Five Guys, The Cheesecake Factory, Ben & Jerry's, and Starbucks.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,569
Multi-Unit Franchisee Mark Molina Acquires His Fourth Orangetheory Fitness Studio In Connecticut. The Award-Winning Franchisee Is Helping The Brand Double the State's Studio Count This Year.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,987
Bob Middleton heard or read something years ago that stuck with him: Wealth is built by focusing on one thing and doing it well; wealth is preserved by diversifying.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 4,044
Veteran Denny's multi-unit franchisee Glenn Beattie learned early in his franchise career to keep his eye on the prize: the paying customer.
  • Helen Bond
  • 5,822
Famous Dave's of America Ramps Up Refranchising With New Strategy To Sell All 33 Company-Owned Locations in the Next 2 Years.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,817
Creating a Leadership Style and Legacy That Encourages and Empowers Employees and Leads Your Business to a Brighter Future.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 2,576
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
  • 2,801
The Arby's "We have the meats" slogan will soon be appearing in more places in Canada.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,641
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
  • 2,364
Arby's Largest Franchisee Acquires 10 More Units in The West. US Beef Now Operates 360 Arby's Locations.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,967
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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
  • 4,136
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
  • 3,116
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
  • 3,303
Bloomin' Brands' largest franchisee, Cerca Trova, expands with refranchising acquisition of 45 Outback Steakhouse locations out west.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,066
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
  • 2,755
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
  • 2,391
Multi-unit franchisee brings new Taco John's location to Virginia, expanding his company to include 7 locations throughout 5 states.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,329
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
  • 5,717
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
  • 5,952

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