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The best franchise prospects and candidates are looking for a solid, proven system to invest their hopes, dreams, and hard-earned savings in. If you don't have it, they'll find someone who does. Look for leadership insights from top CEOs and presidents in every issue, along with guest columnists and leadership gurus who will share their insights and expertise about winning leadership techniques.

Cowboy Chicken debuted our redesigned restaurant interiors earlier this year. After reviewing customer feedback, we held a brand summit in 2016 and developed a prototype that focused on redesigning the restaurant interiors to better reflect the food we serve.
  • Sean Kennedy
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Patrick Galleher is chairman and CEO of sweetFrog Frozen Yogurt. He's also an accomplished private equity executive who leads Boxwood Partners as its managing partner.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 3,809
In September 2015, Mary Thompson and I had the pleasure of meeting U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) at the IFA’s Franchise Action Network meeting to talk about the most pressing issues facing franchisors across the country.
  • Dina Dwyer-Owens
  • 804
Mark Davis acquired a small restoration company called Rocky Mountain Catastrophe in Denver in 1996. He was just 27 and didn't know anything about the restoration industry.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 889
Eric Casaburi, founder and CEO of Retro Fitness, has an open and transparent style. He also likes to lie on a bed of nails daily to meditate, relieve stress, and, he says, help improve his decision-making.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,584
Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series.
  • Franchise Update
  • 1,187
TA Restaurant Group, a multi-brand franchisee and franchisor, is a division of TravelCenters of America, a Fortune 500 company that offers diesel and gasoline fueling, restaurants, truck repair facilities, convenience stores, and other services in 43 states and Canada.
  • John Ponczoch
  • 1,624
Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series.
  • Franchise Update
  • 911
Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series.
  • Franchise Update
  • 1,427
Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series.
  • Franchise Update
  • 1,021
Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series.
  • Franchise Update
  • 1,757
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Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series.
  • Franchise Update
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Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series.
  • Franchise Update
  • 1,326
Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series
  • Franchise Update
  • 1,404
Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series.
  • Franchise Update
  • 2,121
Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series.
  • Franchise Update
  • 1,441
In 2015, when opportunity came knocking, Susan Boresow answered the bell. At the time she was CMO at Massage Envy. Today she's president of Title Boxing Club, the boutique fitness franchise that specializes in boxing and kickboxing fitness classes with more than 160 locations in the U.S. and abroad.
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 3,272
Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series.
  • Franchise Update
  • 6,680
When I acquired Shoney's Restaurants a decade ago, I was presented with an opportunity and a challenge to bring this 70-year-old iconic American brand back to its glory days.
  • By David Davoudpour
  • 6,300
Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series.
  • Franchise Update
  • 3,200
Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series.
  • Franchise Update
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Allan Young will tell you straight up that his job begins and ends with accountability. It's just the way the 46-year-old CEO of Noble Brands sees it.
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 1,123
What a wonderful world of women we've found for our 4th Annual Women's issue! In the three previous issues we featured presidents, CEOs, and founders.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
  • 960
Heart of America Group is a diversified company that operates hotels and restaurants across the Midwest as both franchisee and franchisor.
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 1,423
I never want to stand still. I always want to be working on something and find ways to improve it, expand upon it, and to be innovative.
  • By Jonathan Barnett
  • 1,138
Two years ago, when Georgetown, Texas-based Sport Clips prepared to enhance its corporate team and boost growth it called on Mark Kartarik, a salon industry veteran.
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 1,189
Nader Masadeh didn't like what he saw at one of his franchise locations when we was featured on CBS television's "Undercover Boss" a few months ago. So the Buffalo Wings & Rings president and CEO promptly stepped out of his disguise to handle the problem.
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 1,352
The fast casual space is one that continuously evolves to meet consumer demands. From restaurant design to ordering methods and digital advancements both in-store and online, brands are continually undergoing changes to keep their dynamic guest base happy... and full.
  • By Christine Specht
  • 1,721
Ashley Morris and childhood friend Jason Smylie were not afraid to take on the world when they graduated from college in their early 20s.
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 1,946
Any big initiative, project, or revolution must have the support of the senior leadership team; otherwise it will be considered "flavor of the month" or "management by bestseller."
  • By John DiJulius
  • 1,125
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