Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine Issue II, 2014: Unafraid of a Challenge
Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine: Unafraid of a Challenge

Q2 | 2014

Unafraid of a Challenge

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Conventional wisdom says it makes sense for multi-unit franchisees with food brands to stick with food as they expand. Ahmed El-Hawary doesn't see it that way.
Debbie Selinsky
If the nation hadn't been in the midst of a government shutdown and debt ceiling debate, last year's Nobel Prize winners in economics probably would have received more attention and commentary.
Carol Schleif
In wrestling with this question, it is clear that so-called loyalty programs are really rewards programs.
Jack Mackey
Franchising is all about outsourcing. Someone comes up with a great concept and essentially outsources its growth to franchisees so corporate can focus on its core task of system development.
Eddy Goldberg
In 1996, Jack Hough was trying to figure out which restaurants to place where in a somewhat limited space at the North Georgia Premium Outlets mall.
Debbie Selinsky
John Mulherin, a former investment bank CEO, likes to say he flunked retirement. "I believe that as people age, they have a decision to make," he says.
Debbie Selinsky
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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation, potential minimum wage increases, and likely overtime rule changes add to the ongoing challenges of managing the expense side of any business.
Darrell Johnson
Over time, every brand evolves to stay relevant to its customers. You may not go through a corporate "rebranding" exercise to the extent that Wendy's, Burger King, or Arby's recently did, adopting a new logo, new store design, and/or new products.
Nate DaPore
Rose Colarossi, a high-energy multi-unit franchisee from Frisco, Texas, likes to open remarks about her franchising career with this question: "Which came first: the mama or the egg?"
Debbie Selinsky
Steve and Joanne Reitz are partners in life and in franchising. Since we last checked in with him (2009, Q4) the two also have been partners in exploring.
Kerry Pipes
Mysteries are solved when we use clues to find the culprits behind the crime. Financially speaking, when the crime results in the untimely demise of a business, we often see three usual suspects: low cash, low gross margin, and low net margin.
Steve LeFever
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