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Words Of Wisdom: On Growth

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:00:00 PDT

Robert Schermer, Jr., left his career in corporate finance 18 years ago to join Meritage Hospitality Group in Grand Rapids, Mich. In 1998, the company operated 22 Wendy's restaurants in Michigan; today it operates 177 in 8 states and also has four original casual dining concepts.

Hail To The Beef!: Providing Career Opportunities Since 1969

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

As chair of Arby's largest franchisee, Jeff Davis has led his family-owned business to new heights. Davis is quick to say the restaurant business is in his DNA...

Renaissance Man: One Brand, 42 Years, And Multiple Interests

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

When he was 16, Ed Wolak perfected the art of baking hand-cut donuts on the night shift at Dunkin' Donuts. He's been a single-minded brand ambassador ever since.

Your People Are Biggest Competitive Advantage

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Investing in your people builds a strong foundation and helps sustain future growth of your business. It can also help you identify and motivate highly qualified team members who could be the key to your future succession.

New Legislation Delays DOL Overtime Regulations

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:00:00 PDT

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. 

Time To Recalibrate?: Global Shifts Portend Change In Intermediate Term

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

After decades of seemingly inviolable correlations, shifts in markets, demographics, interest rates, and politics suggest that change may be in the offing.

Finding The Right Balance With Technology

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

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.

Words Of Wisdom: Cost Of Doing Business & Government Regulation

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Mara Fortin has become a vocal advocate for franchising. In 2015, the IFA recognized the Nothing Bundt Cakes multi-unit franchisee for her work with its second annual Franchise Action Network "FAN of the Year" award, acknowledging her "consistent voice in speaking to the media and lawmakers about the recent NLRB joint employer ruling" and her work to "protect, promote, and enhance" franchising.

The Future Of Franchising: Three Converging Trends Will Shape Its Future

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 12:00:00 PDT

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.

Selecting The Right Lender For Your Business

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 08:30:00 PDT

What to look for in a business lender, and why it's important to find the best lender and not just the best rate.

Achieving Sustainable Excellence In Your Business

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 14:00:00 PDT

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.

Man Of Many Hats: Longtime Hardee's Franchisee Also Is Mayor And Publisher

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:00:00 PDT

If you want to see the positive influence of Hardee's franchisee Dan Ponder at work, look no farther than his hometown of Donalsonville, population 3,000.

South Florida's Largest Wendy's Franchisee Gets Bigger

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

JAE Restaurant Group acquires 97 additional locations from Wendy's corporate making the multi-unit franchisee company one of South Florida's largest employers with over 5,000 employees and 177 locations throughout Florida, Texas, and New Mexico.

A Cry For 'Yelp': Tips For Franchisees

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:45:00 PDT

Social media review sites such as Yelp can provide challenges and opportunities for savvy multi-unit operators to take their business reviews and online image into their own hands.

People Power: Your People Are Your Greatest Strength

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Recently, I had the pleasure of working with Dave Ridley, who spent 27 years with Southwest Airlines as a senior executive in a variety of operational, commercial, and staffing roles.

Restaurants Take The Blame For Others' Mistakes

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

New Technomic Study Finds That Consumers Blame Restaurants For Third-party Delivery Service Mistakes

Technology And The Multi-Unit Operator

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:00:00 PDT

Staying On Top Of Technology Is Key To Recruiting And Retaining Top Talent And Building An Organization That Lasts.

American Dreamer: Team Work Makes The Dream Work

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen multi-unit franchisee Ali Shahid Butt learned long ago that success in business depends on other people.

Speed Thrills: Today's Customers Expect Instant Response

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

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.

Multi-Unit Franchisees Are Satisfied But Expect More

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

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

5 Strategic Steps To Getting Equipment Financing

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:00:00 PDT

Financing Equipment For Your Franchise Locations Can Be A Big Investment. Here Are 5 Key Considerations To Make When Considering Financing Or Leasing Options.

Power Pumper!: Creativity Fuels Sunny Ghai's Multi-Brand Organization

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

For Sunny Ghai, the key to multi-brand franchisee success is creativity. The founder of family-owned Ghai Management Services operates 7 brands, including 60 Burger Kings in 4 states.

Guillermo Perales Named 2017 Multi-Unit Franchising Conference Chair

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Multi-Unit Franchising Conference Will Be Chaired By Guillermo Perales, the largest Latino franchise operator in the U.S.

Creating Harmony In Sibling Partnerships

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 14:30:00 PDT

Sibling Partnerships In Business Can Be Challenging And Even More Complicated When Trying To Draw Lines Between Personal And Business Relationships.

Married With Franchise: Setting Boundaries As A Formula For Success

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

One of the strategies multi-unit franchisees Brooke and Les Wilson practice to keep both their marriage and their business on track is to keep each in its proper place.