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Bain & Company asked leaders of 362 companies if they felt their companies delivered superior customer service. Eighty percent believed that the service they provided was indeed superior.
  • John DiJulius
  • 785
HZ LM Casual Foods has purchased 26 La Madeleine locations in Houston, Austin, and Louisiana, while securing development rights for an additional 57 locations.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,345
A session at this year's Multi-Unit Franchising Conference featured three experienced franchisees sharing their insight to getting the most out of a business sale.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,177
Anand D. (Andy) Patel is the recipient of the 2017 American Dream MVP Award for achieving remarkable success in the U.S. with multiple brands.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,696
North Carolina-based franchise group acquire 64 Sonic locations in Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,329
Relationships, lending, operations, and leadership are the key performance indicators that are essential to the success of your operation.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 1,111
Multi-unit and multi-brand operators continue to grow in both numbers and size--and so does attendance at the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,563
Aaron's Buys Back Stores From Its Largest Franchisee In $140 Million Cash Transaction.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,969
Remodeling Is An Investment That Can Generate More Traffic and Increased Sales Say Multi-Unit Franchisees.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,267
Leaders love to talk about revenue streams by showing graphs and charts with the breakdown of sales categories. It is important to know the percentage of sales generated by products or services and to monitor trends, especially the growth and decline of your business revenue.
  • John DiJulius
  • 4,778
Three successful multi-unit franchisees talk about how they spot, measure, and retain great employees.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,510
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Using a checklist and leveraging experienced sources can help business operators implement strategies, tried and true processes, and procedures that are critical to everyday business.
  • Dan Iosue
  • 1,324
The new presidential administration wasted no time jumping in, even before Inauguration Day. A steady stream of potential cabinet appointees was ushered in and out of Trump Tower in New York City, accompanied by the most intense media scrutiny we can recall for an incoming administration in recent memory.
  • Carol Schleif
  • 1,306
NRD Capital Management Closes its Second Fund. The New $100 Million Fund Will Invest in Restaurant Concepts as Well as New and Emerging Markets Like Healthcare Franchising.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,649
New Study by Technomic Reveals the Latest Trends and Data Outlining Consumers’ Shifting Behaviors and Attitudes Toward Burgers.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,285
For a very long time, franchisees and franchisors maintained an arm's-length relationship: the franchisee sent the franchisor a sales report and a royalty check each month and the franchisor pretty much left them alone.
  • Rod Bristol
  • 1,649
Dinesh Goswami and his partners with AR Pizza, LLC, already successfully operate 47 Popeye's Chicken locations and eight Arby's restaurants.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,898
Contracts between parties have existed for centuries. Before contracts - there were agreements, or what we also call, covenants.
  • Doug Howe
  • 1,421
Chelsea Segura signed her first franchise agreement with The Little Gym two months before she graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in kinesiology.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 4,195
Qdoba franchisees are banding together to protect the $250 million they have invested in the Mexican food brand by forming the Qdoba Franchisee Association.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,104
We've all had this experience: We see a store or restaurant we'd hoped to visit, but before we commit to going into the building, we're struck by an uneasy feeling.
  • Marc Collopy
  • 2,158
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So you want to build your business by adding another brand? Maybe two? While the ROI must make sense, seasoned multi-brand franchisees say the key to franchise happiness begins with finding the right fit, from values and culture to matching personal and financial goals with the brand’s.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,896
Irish Beef, Inc., buys 8 Arby's Restaurants and Signs a Development Agreement to Open 4 More Restaurants in the Tucson Market in the Next 3 Years.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,978
10 Ways To Solve the Puzzle of Building Enterprise Value and Long-term Sustainable Success for Your Business.
  • Doug Howe
  • 1,773
George Tinsley has been a part of Kentucky Fried Chicken/KFC for more than three decades, so long that he had the opportunity to work alongside the brand's now-legendary founder, Harland "Colonel" Sanders, for three years.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 1,976
Franchisees and investors say the economy is trending up and that regulatory relief and tax reform could provide further benefit for business operators.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,027
Buffalo Wild Wings' largest franchisee opens newest location in Florida and now operates 65 restaurants across five states.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,427
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
  • 2,000
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
  • 2,892
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
  • 2,394
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