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Thinking of Franchising Your Business?

Sun, 01 Jun 2014 18:54:20 +00002014-06-01T18:54:20Z

If you're thinking of franchising your business or are an existing franchisor looking to improve the performance of your franchise system or your relationship with your existing franchisees, MSA Worldwide has a proven track record, experience, and capabilities to help you meet your goals. Working with MSA to structure your franchise system, evaluate your existing franchise offering and capabilities, and developing your support programs and change strategies and tactics will ensure your franchise system's long-term, consistent and sustainable growth.

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How do you spot a franchise opportunity to avoid?

Sun, 01 Jun 2014 18:53:30 +00002014-06-01T18:53:30Z

With hundreds of superior franchise opportunities available today, there is no reason to settle for less than the best opportunity in your investment range. You can protect yourself from franchise scams, but there is no single indicator to look for. Conduct a proper due diligence and weigh all of the indicators in making your assessment.

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The 2014 International Franchise Exposition

Sun, 18 May 2014 19:36:30 +00002014-05-18T19:36:30Z

June 19-21, 2014, New York City

The International Franchise Expo (IFE) is one of the largest franchise expositions in the world and will again be held in New York City from June 19th to the 21st at the Javits Center. This is a keystone event for anyone looking to invest in a franchise or learn how to become a franchisor.

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Albert Singer: not the first franchisor?

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:49:08 +00002014-04-24T13:49:08Z

Most articles about the history of franchising still claim that "Albert Singer" was the first commercial franchisor in the United States. But as it turns out, John "Albert" Singer was only seven or eight years old when his father, Isaac Merritt Singer, founded the I.M. Singer & Company in 1851.

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Little Caesar's Continues to Give Back

Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:09:01 +00002012-10-22T11:09:01Z

The Little Caesars pizza chain, in connection with its commitment to charity, in its native Detroit and elsewhere, has been busy lately.  This week, the Little Caesars Love Kitchen donated 130 large pizzas to a soup kitchen in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  The Love Kitchen has done things like this to build on its record as a pizza-based version of the American Red Cross' disaster relief efforts, typified by coffee and donuts.

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Bennigan's Comes Back

Fri, 12 Oct 2012 17:37:36 +00002012-10-12T17:37:36Z

After going into bankruptcy, and nearly out of business entirely, in 2008, Bennigan's is attempting a comeback.  The former giant of casual dining had been beaten into the ground by competitors and the financial-market meltdown, but has begun to open new restaurants all over the continental United States.

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Brinker International Shows Tremendous Growth

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 16:29:11 +00002012-10-05T16:29:11Z

Brinker International has been growing by leaps and bounds.  According to a recent article in Forbes magazine, its profit increased by 76 percent over the last year.  A recent divided yielded 2.2 percent, and total revenue for its fiscal year was $784.5 million.

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Domino's Pizza Opens 10,000th Store

Fri, 28 Sep 2012 11:57:13 +00002012-09-28T11:57:13Z

Domino's Pizza opened its 10,000th store on September 27, 2012.  Like most American fast-food giants reaching a milestone in store openings, the one that put them over the top was not in the U.S.  It was in Istanbul, Turkey, home to over 13 million people and, as a multicultural Mediterranean city that has been influenced by Italy, open to the idea of Italian and Italian-style food such as pizza.

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Boston Market Cuts Down On Salt

Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:32:00 +00002012-09-19T13:32:00Z

Boston Market is cutting out the salt.  The fast-casual chain has announced that it will no longer provide salt shakers at their tables - while keeping the pepper shakers - and that it will be reducing the salt in its chicken, macaroni and cheese, and mashed potatoes by 20 percent.

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Tim Hortons, Icon of Charity

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:39:47 +00002012-09-12T17:39:47Z

Tim Hortons, the donut and coffee chain founded by the Hall of Fame Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman of the same name, is not only Canada's most familiar fast food company, is also one of the country's leading donors to charity.  This past May, they donated $25,000 to Windsor Regional Hospital, in the Ontario city across the Detroit River from the American city of Detroit, to help keep the hospital's healing gardens open.

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