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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
  • 8,658 Reads 6 Shares
The franchise model appeals to people seeking financial security and schedule flexibility, which is a combination that is rarely found in corporate America.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 32,272 Reads 438 Shares
One of Yogurtland's Most Successful Multi-Unit Operators is Bringing 8 More Locations to Dallas-Fort Worth Market.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 10,464 Reads 60 Shares
Multi-Brand Operator Adding Del Taco Locations in Atlanta To His Portfolio.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 9,705 Reads 2 Shares
Anil Yadav has graced the pages of this magazine before. He's well-known as a man whose work ethic took him from a Jack in the Box fry cook to the brand's largest franchisee, with 227 restaurants.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 17,632 Reads 46 Shares
To succeed and grow, multi-unit franchisees must learn to overcome competition, rising costs, changing consumer tastes, the unpredictability of social media, and legislative and regulatory threats--at the same time they're busy hiring and training employees, updating menus, remodeling stores, and dealing with insurance, taxes, and suppliers.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 9,986 Reads 3 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.
  • 7,796 Reads 2 Shares
Each year we work with FRANdata to compile a list of the country's largest multi-unit franchisee organizations. Based on total unit count, the rankings show not only the number of units these "mega" franchisees operate, but also their brands.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 16,390 Reads 135 Shares
There are many reasons why you may be thinking of opening your own fitness business. Maybe you want to be your own boss because you’re tired of working for someone else or need more flexibility.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 33,425 Reads 967 Shares
It's a deliciously simple and satisfying concept: pick your dough, sauce, cheese, and toppings and watch your pizza get made right before your eyes, flame-fired in a 900-degree oven in under 3 minutes.
  • Ed Yancey
  • 11,061 Reads 111 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
  • 8,779 Reads 7 Shares
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Franchising is a larger part of the U.S. economy than most people realize.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 23,103 Reads 96 Shares
How Jamba Juice's CMO is using consumer data and insights to lead the 28-year-old brand into the future
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 12,636 Reads 3 Shares
Tennessee Multi-Unit Operator Opens Second Of Several Grabbagreen Locations In The Volunteer State.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 17,192 Reads 3 Shares
Social media marketing news you can use. This week: 1) Chicken Salad Chick offers 10 days of giveaways to celebrate its 10th anniversary; 2) Red Robin's $99 deal for 12 months of burgers sells out in one day; 3) Jason's Deli response to a data breach is a lesson in crisis management; and 4) Jack in the Box teams up with Snoop Dogg on a "Merry Munchie Meal" LTO ($4.20, of course) as recreational marijuana goes legal in California.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 15,093 Reads 3 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
  • 13,265 Reads 2 Shares
From his childhood growing up in Houston, Pakistani-born Amin Dhanani watched his father, the late Hassan Ali Dhanani, and family members build The Dhanani Group, a billion-dollar, mega-successful franchisee for Burger King and its own massive convenience store business.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 46,825 Reads 42 Shares
2018 is set to open with more than a dozen states raising the minimum wage and subsequently increasing labor costs for business operators.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 34,014 Reads 20 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
  • 22,171 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
  • 2,055 Reads 2 Shares
Multi-unit, multi-brand operators continue expanding each 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
  • 727 Reads
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Chipotle was soaring along, the envy of many for its rapid growth, committed fan base, and growing reputation as the next big thing.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 3,272 Reads 9 Shares
When Scott Hilary arrived at Monster Tree Service in 2014, its website was almost primitively basic: one paragraph and one photograph. With that level of online marketing, it's no surprise that the company had just a handful of franchisees.
  • Sara Wykes
  • 2,302 Reads 21 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
  • 2,364 Reads 2 Shares
Franchisee Signs Eight-Store Deal To Expand Wetzel's Pretzels Presence In the Canadian Market.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,912 Reads 2 Shares
Patrick Galleher is chairman and CEO of sweetFrog Frozen Yogurt. He's also an accomplished private equity executive who leads Boxwood Partners as its managing partner.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 6,386 Reads 43 Shares
When it comes to making his mark and doing good, Brendon Ayanbadejo, recipient of this year's Pro Athlete Influencer MVP Award, wants you to know he is just getting started.
  • Helen Bond
  • 8,136 Reads 4 Shares
Lawn Doctor franchisees add Cherry Blow Dry Bar to their portfolio and target expansion with three salons in New Jersey and Pennsylvania over the next 12 months.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,599 Reads 411 Shares
More than one-third of the global economy depends on middle-class consumption, which is advancing by 4 percent, surpassing the rate of GDP growth, according to Homi Kharas, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
  • William Edwards
  • 5,291 Reads 23 Shares
Franchising really began to blossom in the post-war 1950s and 1960s. Franchisors of convenience goods and services seemed to be popping up on every corner. McDonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, laundry services, dry cleaners, hotels, and rental car franchises flooded the marketplace.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 45,712 Reads 45 Shares

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