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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
  • 13,858 Reads 1,193 Shares
Master Franchisee Opens 5th Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries in Alabama This Week.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 11,456 Reads 11 Shares
You've read about senior care franchising, know franchising offers many benefits over starting a business from scratch, and have decided franchising is the way to finally be your own boss.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 36,180 Reads 565 Shares
The aging Baby Boomer population is creating an unprecedented marketplace for senior care service providers.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 22,250 Reads 238 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
Houston-Based Multi-Brand Operator Kicks Off The Year By Opening The First of Four New Captain D's Locations in The City.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 18,377 Reads 3 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
  • 19,119 Reads 517 Shares
Virginia Multi-Unit Operator Opens 20th Captain D's location.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,303 Reads 3 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
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
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
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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
  • 3,409 Reads 2 Shares
North Carolina-based franchise group acquire 64 Sonic locations in Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 9,121 Reads 1,798 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
  • 4,688 Reads 464 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
  • 5,105 Reads 199 Shares
Pizza Hut's largest franchisee acquires 140 more Wendy's locations, growing to 1,136 Pizza Hut locations in 28 states and 386 Wendy's units in 7 states.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,305 Reads 67 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
  • 3,318 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
  • 5,812 Reads 10 Shares
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
  • 28,359 Reads 6 Shares
CFA Day Forum will feature pro-business Congresswoman Virginia Foxx as keynote speaker. The event will also offer franchisees the opportunity to walk the halls of Congress and meet with representatives.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 31,820 Reads
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
  • 31,110 Reads
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Multi-unit franchisees talk about the ramifications of employee pay as the DOL's Overtime Rule remains in limbo.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 14,963 Reads
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
  • 24,048 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
  • 21,902 Reads
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
  • 588 Reads
Robert Schermer, Jr., left his career in corporate finance 18 years ago to join Meritage Hospitality Group in Grand Rapids, Mich. In 1998, the company operated 22 Wendy's restaurants in Michigan; today it operates 177 in 8 states and also has four original casual dining concepts.
  • 21,696 Reads 10 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
  • 1,485 Reads
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.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,922 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
  • 3,160 Reads 6 Shares
They say everything's bigger in Texas. It's definitely bigger for Texan Michael Knobelock, whose Houston-based MSK Enterprises operates nearly 70 franchise locations spread across 4 different brands and 7 states.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 15,407 Reads 46 Shares

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