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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PSTIf a solid franchise system is the backbone of a brand, an efficient, smoothly working infrastructure is the heart of a multi-unit franchisee operation.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PSTBuffalo Wild Wings turns to refranchising with sale of about 60 company-owned outlets to its franchisees.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:00:00 PSTMulti-unit franchisees talk about the ramifications of employee pay as the DOL's Overtime Rule remains in limbo.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PSTWe're starting 2017 in our customary way: with our "Mega 99" list of the largest U.S. franchisees, ranked by total number of units.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PSTDallas' 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.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:30:00 PSTChange 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.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PSTIt's not the fact that minimum wages are increasing for some multi-unit franchisees, but more the way officials are going about it that raises questions...and their blood pressure.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:00:00 PSTPapa Murphy's is offering a new development incentive program as the company continues to focus on accelerating growth in specific markets across the country. The new program offers zero royalties for the first three years of operation and $35,000 for the opening of each new store in select markets.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PSTHuddle House uses limited-time incentive program to grow, with eight existing franchisees signing new deals. The Atlanta-based brand has plans to open an additional 100 restaurants over the next five years.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:00:00 PSTFranchisees take action by speaking out at a public hearing when a proposed IRS rule threatens the valuation of interests in closely held businesses.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PSTPapa 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.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:00:00 PSTA 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.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PSTIn the wake of a vote to exit the European Union, U.K. citizens made it clear shot that "status quo" was no longer acceptable.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PSTAs 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.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PSTDunkin' Donuts Power Team To Open 69 New Restaurants In Louisiana. Longtime multi-unit franchisee Vik Patel, Super Bowl Quarterback Drew Brees, and former New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl Bringing Rush of Donuts To The Bayou State.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:15:00 PSTDeciding 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.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PSTMara Fortin wears many hats as a Nothing Bundt Cakes franchisee: taste-testing in one of her seven San Diego-area stores, meeting with local business owners, advocating before Congress on issues of concern to franchisees and small-business owners, and mentoring young women.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PSTSpherion 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.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:00:00 PSTFocus 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.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PSTMulti-unit, multi-brand franchisee Tom Garrett makes major move taking on another 194 Burger King locations. His GPS Hospitality company now oversees 431 Burger King and Popeyes franchises in 14 states.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 15:00:00 PSTFranchise 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.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PSTLet's begin with three facts: 1) 78.2 million Americans are hourly workers; 2) hourly workers represent 58.5 percent of all jobs in the U.S.; and 3) 80 percent of all hires made in the U.S. each year are for hourly jobs.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 08:30:00 PSTFour different multi-unit franchisee groups have latched on to the Taco Bueno brand and each of them has expansion on their minds.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:00:00 PSTEngaging 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.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 12:15:00 PSTRobert Schermer, Jr., CEO of Meritage Hospitality Group in Grand Rapids, Mich., hails from the school of life that says, "Go big or go home."