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Famous Dave's of America Ramps Up Refranchising With New Strategy To Sell All 33 Company-Owned Locations in the Next 2 Years.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,806
Creating a Leadership Style and Legacy That Encourages and Empowers Employees and Leads Your Business to a Brighter Future.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 2,572
After 25 years in the restaurant business, Mike Richey knows that an offer of a dollar more per hour from a competitor can be too much for an employee to refuse.
  • Sara Wykes
  • 2,794
Bloomin' Brands' largest franchisee, Cerca Trova, expands with refranchising acquisition of 45 Outback Steakhouse locations out west.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,058
Treating people with dignity and respect produces a "dependability" attitude among employees who commit to meeting your expectations and going above and beyond to avoid disappointing you. It's is the difference between ineffective and effective leadership.
  • By Dan Schneider
  • 2,738
New consumer survey finds decline in consumers dining out and highlights restaurant industry challenges and opportunities in technology, delivery and labor costs, and growth.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,384
Multi-unit franchisee brings new Taco John's location to Virginia, expanding his company to include 7 locations throughout 5 states.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,320
"If you always do what you've always done..." You know the ending to this old saw, and when it comes to your company's financial results it is absolutely true.
  • By Rod Bristol
  • 13,085
I have had the good fortune to experience and witness many professionals who truly know how to serve. However, one person in particular consistently blows me away by how he builds rapport instantly with strangers and learns so much about them in only a short conversation.
  • By John (and Bo) DiJulius
  • 26,442
La Madeleine Turning to Refranchising and Looking for Multi-Unit Operators to Spur Rapid Growth in an Effort to Double the Brand's Size in 5 Years.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 23,766
Marco's Pizza Teams Up With Multi-Unit Franchisee and Area Representative To Ramp Up the Brand's Growth in Montana.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 24,143
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Control and project a positive image in the communities where you operate franchise locations. Generating respect can make you a "local hero" and boost your business.
  • By Dan Schneider
  • 29,382
Senator files regulatory reform bills in an effort to counter numerous regulations that burden franchisees and other small business operators.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 26,962
The chip card (EMV) deadline passed in October 2015. Yet according to industry accounts, fewer than 50 percent of retail and restaurant outlets were set up by the end of December 2016 to accept cards this way.
  • By Tom Epstein
  • 31,772
The only guaranteed way to be prepared for a change in leadership that doesn't create culture shock is through forethought and planning.
  • By Kendall Rawls
  • 31,336
Franchisees need to be telling their story to legislators and the public. It's one of the best ways to eliminate misperceptions about how small businesses operate.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 29,831
A series featuring highlights from the 2017 Annual Franchise Development Report (AFDR) continues with a look at cost per lead and cost per sale.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,225
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.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
  • 29,047
Going international? So are we! This past December, Franchise Update Media co-produced its first conference in Europe, partnering with the Best Franchisee of the World.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 27,316
Texas-based multi-concept franchisee builds portfolio by purchasing 53 San Antonio Sonic locations as part of the brand's refranchising efforts.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 20,226
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.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 19,319
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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
  • 14,873
Change is inevitable and there are always unknowns and the unpredictable to navigate. This should not be a hindrance to developing and executing a strategic plan for your business.
  • By Kendall Rawls
  • 13,353
Franchisees take action by speaking out at a public hearing when a proposed IRS rule threatens the valuation of interests in closely held businesses.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
  • 17,945
Papa Murphy's is turning to refranchising as it looks for growth in select markets. The company says it's focused on investing to accelerate unit growth in underpenetrated markets in an effort to enhance local advertising opportunities and drive sales and profits.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 19,573
A new president will bring a need for reassessing your business operations. The opportunities and threats of the past are likely much different than what they are going to be in the next three to five years. Be prepared for how these can have a direct impact on your internal strengths and weaknesses.
  • By Kendall Rawls
  • 19,380
Deciding which brands to invest in is a significant question. Factors run the gamut from getting in early on an emerging concept to customer trends to regional or geographic demands. Dave Goebel has been in franchising (as a franchisee and franchisor) long enough to have developed his own criteria for deciding.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 12,054
Spherion Staffing survey finds 62 percent of American employees are looking to make a job change in 2017. They are looking for better pay, new opportunities, and a better life/work balance.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 18,383
Focus on preparing your business for the future because change is inevitable. Start 2017 by aggressively engaging in the strategic and succession planning process that will help you be prepared for variables such as proposed legislation that could substantially impact your organization.
  • By Kendall Rawls
  • 18,958
Franchise Update Media launches its international conference for franchising professionals in Europe. The First Annual European Multi-Unit Franchising Conference was a one-day event held last December in Florence Italy and attracted more than 120 franchisees, franchisors, investors, association heads, and government representatives.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 21,108
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