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Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:00:00 PDTRobert 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.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDTAs 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...
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDTWhen 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.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDTInvesting 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.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:00:00 PDTCongress 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.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDTAfter decades of seemingly inviolable correlations, shifts in markets, demographics, interest rates, and politics suggest that change may be in the offing.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDTTechnology 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.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDTMara 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.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 12:00:00 PDTSince 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.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 08:30:00 PDTWhat to look for in a business lender, and why it's important to find the best lender and not just the best rate.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 14:00:00 PDTIf 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.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:00:00 PDTIf 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.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDTJAE 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.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:45:00 PDTSocial 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.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDTRecently, 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.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDTNew Technomic Study Finds That Consumers Blame Restaurants For Third-party Delivery Service Mistakes
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:00:00 PDTStaying On Top Of Technology Is Key To Recruiting And Retaining Top Talent And Building An Organization That Lasts.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDTPopeyes Louisiana Kitchen multi-unit franchisee Ali Shahid Butt learned long ago that success in business depends on other people.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDTTime and speed of service are critical to the customer experience. Everyone in the organization has to understand how valuable time is to the customer.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDTNew 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
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:00:00 PDTFinancing Equipment For Your Franchise Locations Can Be A Big Investment. Here Are 5 Key Considerations To Make When Considering Financing Or Leasing Options.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDTFor 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.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDTMulti-Unit Franchising Conference Will Be Chaired By Guillermo Perales, the largest Latino franchise operator in the U.S.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 14:30:00 PDTSibling Partnerships In Business Can Be Challenging And Even More Complicated When Trying To Draw Lines Between Personal And Business Relationships.
Mon, 05 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDTOne 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.