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

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
  • 309 Reads 2 Shares
For John Nobis, CEO of Two Men and a Truck, a background in accounting, consulting, and IT are adding up to success.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 1,157 Reads 56 Shares
Multi-Brand Operator Adds Captain D's to His Portfolio with new Orlando Location.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,736 Reads 11 Shares
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
  • 1,683 Reads 7 Shares
Pearle Vision multi-unit operator Bill Noble, a graduate of West Point and former UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter pilot, credits "courage and access to capital" for his swift growth as a first-time franchisee.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,033 Reads 8 Shares
NBA star Draymond Green bringing Blink Fitness locations to his native Michigan.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,623 Reads 10 Shares
Cutting its franchise fee by 60 percent and eliminating the sales team is paying off for Gyroville in new sales
  • David Kurlander
  • 1,505 Reads 31 Shares
How 7 franchisees are using their loyalty programs to attract and retain customers.
  • Sara Wykes
  • 2,523 Reads 30 Shares
Bob Middleton has never been a status quo kind of guy. "I have always tried to improve and be the best I can," he says. "Having that mindset has created unexpected opportunities throughout my career.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,462 Reads 13 Shares
Biggby Coffee South Carolina Multi-Unit Area Developer has a Plan for Growth.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,313 Reads 9 Shares
Selecting the winners for our annual Most Valuable Performer (MVP) Awards means analyzing applications submitted on behalf of some of the best multi-unit franchisees in the business.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 5,452 Reads 149 Shares
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We are finally entering a cycle of higher inflation expectations. Is that good for franchising? That's not a trivial question as it can significantly affect unit performance and expansion decisions.
  • Darrell Johnson
  • 4,145 Reads 44 Shares
With the U.S. economy entering a period of inflation, franchise brands may have to raise prices
  • Darrell Johnson
  • 8,244 Reads 1 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.
  • 7,380 Reads 2 Shares
To say Tom Garrett has been a busy man since we last profiled him in 2015 would be a gross understatement. When we first met up with Garrett, his Atlanta-based GPS Hospitality company was operating 196 Burger King locations.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 12,127 Reads 1,192 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
  • 8,478 Reads 7 Shares
Clyde Rucker, a U.S. Army veteran and self-described military brat, said he spent years working his way to the top in corporate America and as a franchise executive for one reason: so he could become a successful franchisee.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 16,588 Reads 63 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
  • 33,633 Reads 20 Shares
Mega Wendy's multi-unit operator announces an agreement to add another 57 Wendy's locations across the Midwest to its growing portfolio.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 18,072 Reads 517 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
  • 52 Reads
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
  • 2,620 Reads 3 Shares
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Buffalo Wild Wings' largest franchisee opens newest location in Florida and now operates 65 restaurants across five states.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,166 Reads 35 Shares
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
  • 4,260 Reads 463 Shares
Bob Middleton heard or read something years ago that stuck with him: Wealth is built by focusing on one thing and doing it well; wealth is preserved by diversifying.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 5,813 Reads 274 Shares
Husband and wife area developers for Tropical Smoothie Café in Michigan and Ohio are now on the grow in Colorado. They already have 58 locations in their markets and 39 more cafes in development.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 27,237 Reads 215 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
  • 23,062 Reads 4 Shares
Robert Schermer, Jr., CEO of Meritage Hospitality Group in Grand Rapids, Mich., hails from the school of life that says, "Go big or go home."
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 19,965 Reads
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
  • 17,190 Reads
What do two attorneys, a former Applebee's CEO, and a retired NFL quarterback have in common? They're four of the six multi-unit franchisees we've profiled in this issue.
  • Kerry Pipes & Eddy Goldberg
  • 28,929 Reads 1 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
  • 36 Reads

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