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Informative articles to support business buyers, franchisees, and franchisors in California.

Multi-unit, multi-brand operators continue to grow--and they're getting bigger every year--a trend that continues to accelerate as these "dominators" grow their portfolios through acquisitions, building new units, refranchising, and scooping up successful units from retiring franchisees.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,459 Reads 7 Shares
Muse Global, an early childhood educational concept, begins franchising internationally.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,918 Reads 53 Shares
8 franchisees discuss the kind of support they expect -- and want -- from their franchisors.
  • Sara Wykes
  • 4,332 Reads 78 Shares
At Juice It Up! new ownership is taking the brand to the next level.
  • Chris Braun
  • 4,048 Reads 65 Shares
A look at areas of negotiation in franchise agreements.
  • Megan B. Center, Alexander S. Radus & John Gotaskie
  • 2,756 Reads 22 Shares
So many things are happening so quickly in franchising these days, it's hard to keep up (even for us!). So welcome to "Good News!" - our monthly roundup of franchise growth, finance, international expansion, milestones, and other news from franchisors large, medium, and emerging.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,826 Reads 3 Shares
Our annual Multi-Brand 50 list ranks the top U.S. franchisees with more than one brand by number of units, along with their 25 most popular brands.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,141 Reads 8 Shares
Multi-concept operator takes over 8 Uno Pizzeria restaurants in brand's refranchising move.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,374 Reads 9 Shares
Once a year we devote an issue to these hard-working, successful franchisees. As usual, they're an interesting mix, but the results are similar: a combination of grit, determination, and perseverance has led each to success and domination with their chosen brands and markets.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,958 Reads 30 Shares
Shahin Urias learned early in life that giving up was not an option. Urias, whose father was in the military, grew up in survival mode during a tumultuous era in Iran.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,944 Reads 9 Shares
Spending my summers growing up working at my father's A&W Root Beer stand, I had a love for the business when I was only 10.
  • Greg S. Cutchall
  • 2,752 Reads 12 Shares
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Chris Rigassio is a Jersey boy who grew up loving Jersey Mike's sandwiches and the brand's unique culture.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 9,282 Reads 716 Shares
Blaze Pizza "forward invested" to build the infrastructure for global expansion from the start
  • Carolyne Canady
  • 4,177 Reads 8 Shares
So many things are happening so quickly in franchising these days, it's hard to keep up (even for us!). So welcome to "Good News!" - our monthly roundup of franchise growth, finance, international expansion, milestones, and other positive news from franchisors large, medium, and emerging.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,765 Reads 2 Shares
Learn how these 11 brands identify, target, and engage with customers
  • Sara Wykes
  • 5,191 Reads 21 Shares
If you haven't already removed your anti-poaching provisions, act fast!
  • Jess Dance
  • 5,070 Reads 40 Shares
Social media marketing news you can use. This week: a focus on delivery, plus a selection of research reports, studies, ebooks, and other food for thought to help you sort out your digital and social options and the customer experience.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 3,670 Reads 3 Shares
For Alexander C. Johnson, giving back to his community is part of his nature. This second-generation franchisee is now paying it forward, sharing his know-how and leadership skills with the next generation as they navigate their way through the food and hospitality industry.
  • Helen Bond
  • 4,441 Reads 45 Shares
So many good things are happening so quickly in franchising these days, it's hard to keep up (even for us!). So welcome to "Good News!" - our monthly roundup of franchise growth, finance, international expansion, milestones, and other positive news from franchisors large, medium, and emerging.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,858 Reads 4 Shares
Social media marketing news you can use. This week: 1) Crisis management: How badly will "Papa John" Schnatter's problems hurt the brand he founded?; 2) 10 ways digital marketers can improve their effectiveness; 3) 5 steps for turning "ordinary" online conversations into actionable leads; 4) Yelp cannot be ordered to take down negative reviews, says California's Supreme Court.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 4,987 Reads 4 Shares
So many good things are happening so quickly in franchising these days, it's hard to keep up (even for us!). So welcome to "Good News!" - our monthly roundup of franchise growth, finance, international expansion, milestones, and other positive news from franchisors large, medium, and emerging.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,772 Reads 6 Shares
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Fast-growing ZIPS Dry Cleaners often draws comparisons to Planet Fitness for shaking up an industry with a same-day, one-price model.
  • Helen Bond
  • 5,097 Reads 11 Shares
Multi-unit El Pollo Loco franchisee opens the brand's first location in Santa Rosa, California.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,771 Reads 10 Shares
Two NFL Players Team Up To Bring Additional Jamba Juice Locations to Washington, DC Market
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,976 Reads 11 Shares
So many good things are happening so quickly in franchising these days, it's hard to keep up (even for us!). So welcome to "Good News!" - our monthly roundup of franchise growth, finance, international expansion, milestones, and other positive news from franchisors large, medium, and emerging.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,092 Reads 2 Shares
As you start exploring automotive franchises, you will learn that there are many things to consider in addition to which franchise brand you will invest in such as single-unit vs. multi-unit ownership.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 12,033 Reads 48 Shares
For more than 20 years, Flame Broiler has been known for serving simple, healthy, and delicious rice bowls at an affordable price.
  • Daniel Lee
  • 5,069 Reads 3 Shares
Friendly Franchisees is one of the largest Carl's Jr. franchise operators in the country with more than 70 locations throughout the Los Angeles and San Francisco markets.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,812 Reads 65 Shares
Angelo Freites spent years on the road overseeing restaurant operations of large franchise portfolios before he made the move to go solo so he could remain closer to home.
  • Helen Bond
  • 8,589 Reads 4 Shares
Social media marketing news you can use. This week: 1) GDPR goes into effect on May 25, whether you're prepared or not; 2) McDonald's senior exec on how to respond (or not) to negative news; 3) 4 customer experience predictions for 2020; 4) what 9 franchise brands are doing with delivery.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 8,155 Reads 7 Shares

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