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Las Vegas, home of the high rollers, once again played host to the annual Multi-Unit Franchising Conference this spring at Caesars Palace.
  • By Kerry Pipes & Eddy Goldberg
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Franchise Update Media announces confirmed dates for the next 5 years for its Multi-Unit Franchising Conference. Registration for next year's event is now live.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Robert Schermer, Jr., left his career in corporate finance 18 years ago to join Meritage Hospitality Group in Grand Rapids, Mich. In 1998, the company operated 22 Wendy's restaurants in Michigan; today it operates 177 in 8 states and also has four original casual dining concepts.
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As chair of Arby's largest franchisee, Jeff Davis has led his family-owned business to new heights. Davis is quick to say the restaurant business is in his DNA...
  • By Helen Bond
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When he was 16, Ed Wolak perfected the art of baking hand-cut donuts on the night shift at Dunkin' Donuts. He's been a single-minded brand ambassador ever since.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 25,960    4
Investing in your people builds a strong foundation and helps sustain future growth of your business. It can also help you identify and motivate highly qualified team members who could be the key to your future succession.
  • By Kendall Rawls
  • 23,852    8
Congress brings small business relief by passing legislation to delay DOL overtime regulations for 6 months. America's 730,000-plus franchise establishments employing nearly 7.6 million workers now have until June 1, 2017 before implantation of overtime rule. 
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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After decades of seemingly inviolable correlations, shifts in markets, demographics, interest rates, and politics suggest that change may be in the offing.
  • By Carol M. Schleif
  • 23,174    8
Technology can offer multi-unit franchisees many cost-saving and streamlining opportunities but best practices must be weighed against each franchisee's needs and specific business challenges.
  • By Rick Thompson
  • 22,762    9
Last month's Franchise Leadership & Development Conference returned to Atlanta for the largest event in 18 years, boasting a total of 460 attendees and close to 300 franchisors, representing 169 brands.
  • Franchise Update Media
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Mara Fortin has become a vocal advocate for franchising. In 2015, the IFA recognized the Nothing Bundt Cakes multi-unit franchisee for her work with its second annual Franchise Action Network "FAN of the Year" award, acknowledging her "consistent voice in speaking to the media and lawmakers about the recent NLRB joint employer ruling" and her work to "protect, promote, and enhance" franchising.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 38,517    10
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Since the turn of the century, I would highlight three fundamental trends within the franchise business model. The first is adaptability, which has a wonderful positive attribute but a dark side as well.
  • By Darrell Johnson
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What to look for in a business lender, and why it's important to find the best lender and not just the best rate.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 17,473    8
If you are willing to invest your time and capital in the proper areas, the challenges are reduced, risks minimized, and growth and the sustainability of your business can be greatly enhanced.
  • By Kendall Rawls
  • 20,067    9
If you want to see the positive influence of Hardee's franchisee Dan Ponder at work, look no farther than his hometown of Donalsonville, population 3,000.
  • By Helen Bond
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JAE Restaurant Group acquires 97 additional locations from Wendy's corporate making the multi-unit franchisee company one of South Florida's largest employers with over 5,000 employees and 177 locations throughout Florida, Texas, and New Mexico.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Social media review sites such as Yelp can provide challenges and opportunities for savvy multi-unit operators to take their business reviews and online image into their own hands.
  • By Jenna Oltersdorf
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Recently, I had the pleasure of working with Dave Ridley, who spent 27 years with Southwest Airlines as a senior executive in a variety of operational, commercial, and staffing roles.
  • By Jason Conrad
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New Technomic Study Finds That Consumers Blame Restaurants For Third-party Delivery Service Mistakes
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 15,381    14
Staying On Top Of Technology Is Key To Recruiting And Retaining Top Talent And Building An Organization That Lasts.
  • By Dan Schneider
  • 18,303    14
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen multi-unit franchisee Ali Shahid Butt learned long ago that success in business depends on other people.
  • By Helen Bond
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Time and speed of service are critical to the customer experience. Everyone in the organization has to understand how valuable time is to the customer.
  • By John DiJulius
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New Study Finds That Multi-Unit Franchisees Have More Satisfaction And Enjoy Operating Their Business More Than Single Unit Operators. And Because They Have More Invested, They Have Higher Expectations For Their Franchisor
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Financing Equipment For Your Franchise Locations Can Be A Big Investment. Here Are 5 Key Considerations To Make When Considering Financing Or Leasing Options.
  • By Biz Durling
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For Sunny Ghai, the key to multi-brand franchisee success is creativity. The founder of family-owned Ghai Management Services operates 7 brands, including 60 Burger Kings in 4 states.
  • By Helen Bond
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Multi-Unit Franchising Conference Will Be Chaired By Guillermo Perales, the largest Latino franchise operator in the U.S.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 20,227    140
Sibling Partnerships In Business Can Be Challenging And Even More Complicated When Trying To Draw Lines Between Personal And Business Relationships.
  • By Champ and Kendall Rawls
  • 17,451    8
One of the strategies multi-unit franchisees Brooke and Les Wilson practice to keep both their marriage and their business on track is to keep each in its proper place.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 19,664    38
Franchising has proven to be a successful and popular business model since its mainstream inception many decades ago. Three constants have fueled its growth: the desire to expand, the need for capital to fuel that expansion, and the goal of operating seamlessly across large geographical distances.
  • By Dean Zuccarello
  • 19,119    51
New survey highlights how young consumers want food that is tasty and affordable, made with quality ingredients, and offered in a social environment.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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