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

If there is a way to see or hear the Sport Clips name, Johnny Weber will make it happen. Weber, the brand's largest franchisee with 56 stores, and recipient of the 2017 MVP Single Brand Leadership Award, is all about spreading the word on the brand--all day, every day, in every way.
  • Helen Bond
  • 8,615 Reads 43 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
  • 50,400 Reads 47 Shares
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
  • 4,659 Reads 30 Shares
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
  • 9,288 Reads 193 Shares
Multi-Unit Franchisee magazine honored franchisee excellence at the annual Most Valuable Performer (MVP) Awards ceremony at this year's Multi-Unit Franchising Conference, April 23–26 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,767 Reads 199 Shares
Multi-unit franchisee brings new Taco John's location to Virginia, expanding his company to include 7 locations throughout 5 states.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,735 Reads 2 Shares
Huddle House uses limited-time incentive program to grow, with eight existing franchisees signing new deals. The Atlanta-based brand has plans to open an additional 100 restaurants over the next five years.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 22,024 Reads 1 Shares
Multi-unit, multi-brand franchisee Tom Garrett makes major move taking on another 194 Burger King locations. His GPS Hospitality company now oversees 431 Burger King and Popeyes franchises in 14 states.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 24,894 Reads 1,021 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
  • 915 Reads 1,023 Shares
In some ways, brothers Jesse and Charles Keyser, 39 and 35, are very different, and that's good. So are their three brands--Little Caesars, Sport Clips, and Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning--which also is good.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 13,000 Reads 3 Shares
The usual reason for forming an independent franchisee association is to address problems with the franchisor or other conflicts within the system.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 10,430 Reads 1 Shares
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Fast-Growing GPS Hospitality Adds Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen To Its Franchise Portfolio Expanding Presence In Georgia and West Virginia.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 9,291 Reads
Former McDonald's Multi-Unit Franchisee Inks Deal with Pie Five Pizza To Open Multiple Locations in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,992 Reads 6 Shares
Mike Pietrzyk has always loved contributing to charitable causes. So it wasn't surprising that a decade ago the Firehouse Subs area representative came up with the idea of selling his restaurants' empty 5-gallon pickle buckets, rather than tossing them out.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 5,348 Reads
Tom Garrett breaks down his 30 years with Arby's--first as an assistant manager, then as the brand's largest franchisee, and finally as CEO of the franchisor--this way: "I like to say that 25 of those years were great, 3 were mediocre, and 2 were miserable--in that order."
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 9,280 Reads
After Being Arby's largest franchisee - then its CEO - Tom Garrett Is Back In The Franchisee World Again As A Burger King Franchisee Nearing 200 Units.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 12,416 Reads 3 Shares
Some people are born with a deep desire to win. They are passionate, determined, aggressive, and persistent. We've come to label these multi-unit franchisees "Dominators."
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 5,518 Reads
15 franchisee associations team up with IFA to oppose Department of Labor's proposed changes to overtime regulations.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 8,895 Reads
Report finds new overtime rules would bring unintended consequences such as increased costs to businesses and impact the workforce by eliminating middle management jobs.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,082 Reads
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is trying to change the definition of "joint employer." Here's a look at how the new ruling could impact one franchise family and, ultimately, many more.
  • Djenane Bartholomew
  • 7,223 Reads 5 Shares
From all of us at Franchising.com, we would like to wish you and your family a very happy holiday season. Thank you for using Franchising.com in 2014. This year we have seen rapid growth in many of our content sections.
  • By: Benjamin Foley
  • 5,909 Reads
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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
  • 7,539 Reads 1 Shares
Multi-unit franchise operators are about to exceed the 55 mph speed limit (or in this case, the 55% limit).
  • Darrell Johnson
  • 7,818 Reads 42 Shares
Joe Hertzman is always thinking. When the Louisville, Kentucky, father of four attended sporting events with his kids, he noticed that they always requested waffle cones when they ordered ice cream.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 8,482 Reads 1 Shares
A third-grade writing assignment led to a real revelation for Brandon Jones and his father. The teacher asked the kids to write about what they wanted to be when they grew up.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 4,209 Reads 14 Shares
For most of her 40-year career, Linda Read says she has had to work harder, be smarter, and produce better results than the men in her field
  • Helen Bond
  • 4,731 Reads 239 Shares
When Brandon Jones was in the third grade, his teacher asked the class to write about what they wanted to be when they grew up.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 7,678 Reads 20 Shares
FUSR bring you positive news each month, highlighting brands that are adding units, increasing comp store sales, innovating, and continuing to grow, both domestically and overseas.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,846 Reads 1,014 Shares
As savvy franchise companies continue to flourish in today's transforming global economy, FUSR bring you positive news each month, highlighting brands that are adding units, increasing comp store sales, innovating, and continuing to grow, both domestically and overseas.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,067 Reads 69 Shares
As savvy franchise companies continue to flourish in today's transforming global economy, FUSR brings you positive news each month
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,905 Reads 248 Shares

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