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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.
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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
  • 681
The Franchise Disclosure Document, or FDD, is a legal document that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires franchisors to provide to franchise candidates, at least 14 days before a sale.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 34,232
Capriotti's Sandwich Shop is set to expand its legacy brand on an international scale with plans to develop the fast casual franchise in Mexico.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,220
"Real estate development is one of the hardest things for a franchise," says Philip Schram, chief development officer and chair of Buffalo Wings & Rings.
  • Sara Wykes
  • 844
Foursquare Debuts First Annual QSR Loyalty Index Ranking Food Brands and Offering Up Some Surprising Results.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 870
Multi-Unit Operators Expanding Their Portfolio With Additional R Taco Location in Ohio.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Global specialty coffee house Gloria Jean's Coffees is heading back to its roots as part of the gourmet chain's aggressive plan to brew up franchise-focused growth in the United States.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,713
How Paul Davis Restoration uses social media to market at the local level
  • Emily Schafer
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Social media marketing news you can use. This week: 1) Can virtual reality make the dreams of CMOs come true?; 2) Search ad spending continues its migration to mobile; 3) There's no such thing as too much email marketing!; 4) Taco Bell's new line of branded clothing targets Gen Z.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta recently announced that he was withdrawing from the Obama administration's interpretation of joint employment.
  • Michael Seid
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The questions a franchisor asks you in the initial phone interview reveal a lot about their motives and values. Listening carefully, and asking your own questions, can help you find a franchisor partner who understands that their success depends on yours - and avoid those who don't.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 51,237
Wendy's Hall of Fame franchisee Eddie Rodriguez is all about mega growth--one restaurant at a time.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,177
At SOCi, the leading enterprise solution for large-scale social media marketing, we believe a successful social strategy is more than just good content.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,800
A tax expert shares four ways multi-unit operators can keep a handle on their property tax values and even lower the amount they pay.
  • Matthew Fossey
  • 1,140
Multi-Unit Chicken Salad Chick Franchisee Adding Another Location To His Portfolio In Louisiana With Store Opening This Week.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,280
Before Brian Gannon was tapped as Franchisee of the Year by his upscale direct mail brand, the inside coup, the Oakland, County Michigan entrepreneur was a successful sales and marketing account executive in manufacturing—and admittedly in a rut.
  • Helen Bond
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19th Leadership & Development Conference is right around the corner
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,272
Is your sales team "trust worthy"?
  • Joe Mathews
  • 2,735
When Scott Hilary arrived at Monster Tree Service in 2014, its website was almost primitively basic: one paragraph and one photograph. With that level of online marketing, it's no surprise that the company had just a handful of franchisees.
  • Sara Wykes
  • 1,237
You've gone online and filled out the initial qualification form and cleared the first hurdle. Now it's time for that first phone call with the franchisor, where the communication goes from one-way emails to a two-way conversation with questions and, you hope, answers.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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Sunny Street Café is bringing fall to the table with the return of the brand’s widely popular Pumpkin Pancakes and a robust fall menu inspired by the season.
  • Helen Bond
  • 3,615
With new regulatory and legal hurdles, a newly confirmed Labor Secretary under a new administration, and revolutionary consumer technology developments popping up everywhere, all signs point to the continued disruption of the hourly workforce
  • Jocelyn Mangan
  • 1,181
Great company culture leads to great customer service, which then leads to happy customers.
  • Marc Collopy
  • 3,411
Quaker Steak & Lube is revving up to expand the fun family casual-dining brand nationwide, fueled by award-winning food and unmatched leadership in franchise development.
  • Helen Bond
  • 5,507
What's necessary to lead a family business out of the current generation and through the next generation successfully.
  • Dan Iosue
  • 1,166
Grow your system through local-level campaigns
  • Lora Kellogg
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Social media marketing news you can use. This week: 1) Are Boomers a missed opportunity for marketers?; 2) How to use Facebook ads to boost your direct mail campaigns; 3) IHOP begins testing delivery; 4) Domino's adds ways for customers to earn loyalty points; 5) South Philly Cheesesteaks responds with sass (and class) to cease-and-desist letter from "unnamed" chicken brand.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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Todd Graeve has motored his way through the Scooter's Coffee organization. He's been an area representative for the brand, served as chief financial officer for 8 years, and now is CEO.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 1,103
You get only one chance to make a first impression. So does the franchisor. That's why, after selecting which franchise brands to investigate, it's so important to evaluate the franchisor's response at every point of contact.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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