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

Franchisee Signs Eight-Store Deal To Expand Wetzel's Pretzels Presence In the Canadian Market.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,975 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
  • 6,490 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
  • 8,720 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
  • 7,701 Reads 412 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
  • 5,376 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
  • 46,870 Reads 47 Shares
Franchise Update goes international with new European partner
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,718 Reads 81 Shares
New El Pollo Loco restaurant is the fourth for Texas-based multi-unit operator Chicken Time Holdings.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,944 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
  • 2,762 Reads 1,014 Shares
Bloomin' Brands' largest franchisee, Cerca Trova, expands with refranchising acquisition of 45 Outback Steakhouse locations out west.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,655 Reads 1 Shares
Tennessee Fitness, a Gold's Gym multi-unit operator in Tennessee, signs agreement for 5 additional units. The franchisee will now have 12 locations of the fitness brand in the Nashville area.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,356 Reads 2 Shares
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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
  • 5,878 Reads 10 Shares
Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series.
  • Franchise Update
  • 4,511 Reads
We often hear about the wage gap. But one emerging reality from the trend of the flexible economy is a tax classification gap.
  • Jocelyn Mangan
  • 28,489 Reads 3 Shares
Uncertainty is the bane of business. Although the regulatory environment of the past few years seemed bent on attacking the franchise business model, the early drama and politics of the incoming administration seem to be creating a new kind of uncertainty.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 31,214 Reads 1,023 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
  • 1,668 Reads
If a solid franchise system is the backbone of a brand, an efficient, smoothly working infrastructure is the heart of a multi-unit franchisee operation.
  • Helen Bond
  • 21,988 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 the brands they favor.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,233 Reads 1,023 Shares
Dallas' Henry Investment Group adds Salata salad brand to its expanding franchise portfolio with a new deal to bring 20 units of the brand to the Atlanta area in the coming years.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 17,708 Reads 1 Shares
Mara Fortin wears many hats as a Nothing Bundt Cakes franchisee: taste-testing in one of her seven San Diego-area stores, meeting with local business owners, advocating before Congress on issues of concern to franchisees and small-business owners, and mentoring young women.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 23,738 Reads 16 Shares
Let's begin with three facts: 1) 78.2 million Americans are hourly workers; 2) hourly workers represent 58.5 percent of all jobs in the U.S.; and 3) 80 percent of all hires made in the U.S. each year are for hourly jobs.
  • Peter Harrison
  • 29,596 Reads 11 Shares
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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
  • 2,663 Reads
Rob Branca successfully operates 88 Dunkin' Donuts franchise locations. And that's just what he plans to continue doing long into the future. He says it's imperative that industry leaders stand up and fight for the rights of franchisees as they face a continuing barrage of government overreach and regulation.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 19,396 Reads 5 Shares
Minimum wage increases will be ringing in the New Year in states across the country. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) continues to push for greater increases in minimum wage. Wage increases will not only affect employees but also business owners and consumers.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 17,718 Reads
Rob Branca and his extended family of in-laws, siblings, children, and cousins own and operate more than 1,200 Dunkin' Donuts locations throughout New England and a few expansion markets.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 19,180 Reads 3 Shares
Multi-unit, multi-brand operators continue growing larger each year--a trend that continues to accelerate as these Dominators expand their portfolios through acquisitions, new units, refranchising offers, and scooping up successful units from retirees
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 684 Reads 1,023 Shares
Longtime Wienerschnitzel franchisee signs on for an additional 10 units to open in California and Texas.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 14,720 Reads 6 Shares
Despite the recent onslaught of external threats, the fundamentals of the franchise business model are solid, says Dean Zuccarello, CEO and founder of The Cypress Group.
  • Dean Zuccarello
  • 4,375 Reads 2 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
  • 1,516 Reads
When Tropical Smoothie Cafe pondered an ingredient upgrade to a popular smoothie, the brand turned to data for direction.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 2,009 Reads 9 Shares

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