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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
  • 19,963
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
  • 18,846
Multi-unit franchisees talk about the ramifications of employee pay as the DOL's Overtime Rule remains in limbo.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 13,814
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
  • 14,581
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
  • 17,562
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
  • 19,170
In the wake of a vote to exit the European Union, U.K. citizens made it clear shot that "status quo" was no longer acceptable.
  • By Carol Schleif
  • 14,718
As a farm boy I learned common sense through experience. For instance, overloading a wheelbarrow could reduce back-and-forth trips, but at some point the wheelbarrow became too hard to balance and tipped over, defeating my intended purpose of less work.
  • By Darrell Johnson
  • 18,530
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
  • 11,899
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
  • 18,732
Engaging in the strategic planning process and developing covenants will help protect your multi-unit franchising organization, the future growth goals of the business, and your personal financial goals.
  • By Kendall Rawls
  • 23,689
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Unit-level economics (ULE) is the latest fancy phrase for the fundamental concept of franchisee profitability. The old-school franchise concept of caring only about a monthly sales report and a royalty check and, if the franchisee was not profitable, reselling the territory in 18 months is dead.
  • By Rod Bristol
  • 17,008
Four existing franchise groups will bring 65 new Dunkin' Donuts Restaurants to the Dallas-Fort Worth Area, Including Several Multi-Brand Locations With Baskin-Robbins.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 25,655
For Wanda Sieber, what began as an ordinary phone call became a wake-up call. The person who answered the phone told Sieber that the owner of the business she'd called had died unexpectedly, adding "We don't even know if we're going to have jobs tomorrow."
  • By Helen Bond
  • 31,978
Pokémon GO, the hot new augmented reality (AR) game is not just another fad or trending game on the market—it is a cultural phenomenon.
  • By John DiJulius
  • 14,191
An Analysis of Franchise Systems over a 6-Year Period Indicated that Systems with Item 19 Disclosures Achieved Significant Growth While Others Declined.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 13,482
We spoke with three brands, Buffalo Wings & Ring, Moe's Southwest Grill, and Meineke Car Care Centers to see how they are using social media and digital technology for customer engagement and as a local marketing tool for their franchisees.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
  • 15,922
Are your real estate commission dollars working as hard as you are? You can put your commission dollars to work by aligning your interests with those of your real estate broker. Take control of the commission process and base compensation on results.
  • By Randy Airst and Susan Airst
  • 28,914
Private equity can provide a great growth or exit strategy for your franchise operation, but it is critical to consider and understand the rules of engagement. Make sure you know how to form the appropriate partnership with respect to your goals, and understand what you get and what you give up.
  • By Champ Rawls
  • 15,121
In nearly 30 years since founding The Cypress Group, I have encountered a multitude of client types on both the buy and sell sides. While the unique circumstances of each deal can vary significantly, a number of common threads can make or break a divestiture or acquisition.
  • By Dean Zuccarello
  • 13,443
Technology can reduce operating costs, streamline operations, build customer loyalty, enhance quality, and create more personalized experiences for customers.
  • By Rick Thompson
  • 30,649
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If you are looking to recruit and retain employees with strong values it is important to develop and shape programs to properly recruit on the front end, and build in programs to motivate and retain them on the back end.
  • By Kendall Rawls
  • 29,546
Las Vegas, home of the high rollers, once again played host to the annual Multi-Unit Franchising Conference this spring at Caesars Palace.
  • By Kerry Pipes & Eddy Goldberg
  • 31,298
Congress brings small business relief by passing legislation to delay DOL overtime regulations for 6 months. America's 730,000-plus franchise establishments employing nearly 7.6 million workers now have until June 1, 2017 before implantation of overtime rule. 
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 10,228
Technology can offer multi-unit franchisees many cost-saving and streamlining opportunities but best practices must be weighed against each franchisee's needs and specific business challenges.
  • By Rick Thompson
  • 22,880
Since the turn of the century, I would highlight three fundamental trends within the franchise business model. The first is adaptability, which has a wonderful positive attribute but a dark side as well.
  • By Darrell Johnson
  • 21,910
If you are willing to invest your time and capital in the proper areas, the challenges are reduced, risks minimized, and growth and the sustainability of your business can be greatly enhanced.
  • By Kendall Rawls
  • 20,161
New Technomic Study Finds That Consumers Blame Restaurants For Third-party Delivery Service Mistakes
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 15,427
Time and speed of service are critical to the customer experience. Everyone in the organization has to understand how valuable time is to the customer.
  • By John DiJulius
  • 16,742
New Study Finds That Multi-Unit Franchisees Have More Satisfaction And Enjoy Operating Their Business More Than Single Unit Operators. And Because They Have More Invested, They Have Higher Expectations For Their Franchisor
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  • 18,555
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