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BlueMauMau, franchise news for franchisees - Managing



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Which Brands are Most Patriotic?

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:37:34 +0000

With July 4th soon upon us, many marketers are readying to wrap their brands in the American flag and cue the marching bands.

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QSRs Still Looking Good to Net Lease Investors

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 07:37:58 +0000

(image) Quick service restaurants tend to have leases that call for a 2 percent rent increase annually or a 10 percent increase every five years. That makes them look better to net lease investors than some premium drugstore tenants, such as CVS or Walgreens, which often have agreements that call for far less of an escalation, according to Matthew Berres, a senior vice president in the net lease group of JLL Capital Markets.

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Subway Franchisees Struggling to Survive

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 08:51:52 +0000

(image) Over 900 Subways in the US closed this year and franchisees are leaking to the press that hundreds more face closure in 2018. Talk from the franchisee side, not publicly backed by hard numbers, is that anywhere from one-third to one-half of Subway shops are losing money.

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Large Majority of Employers Affected by Bad Hires

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:27:20 +0000

Hiring the wrong person is expensive, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey, but losing a good employee is twice as expensive.The average cost of one bad hire averages nearly $15,000, but the average cost of losing a good worker is almost $30,000. Nearly three in four employers (74 percent) say they've hired the wrong person for a position.

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SC Chick-fil-A Gives Top Service, Does Top Business

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:38:28 +0000

A Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Chick-fil-A is rumored to be the busiest in the state, and perhaps even the entire Southeast. This is no accident for the greater Charleston area restaurant. Its service is innovatively honed, and franchisee Josh Malone and his team are constantly alert to ways to save a few seconds in the order-to-served time window.

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How Franchisee Survived Two Years of Construction Disruption

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:27:14 +0000

Al Silva, a 20-year Play It Again Sports franchise owner, knows from personal experience that the business road is a rocky one. Looking back on the battles he's fought, he says an event that almost sunk his business for good was the two-year period when the plaza his shop was in underwent a total makeover.

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Ferreting Out Your Best Small Business Loan and Lender

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:47:32 +0000

Financing is part and parcel of operating a small business. To help you find the best of what's available, U.S. News gives an overview of what it states are the best small business loans and lenders, including types of loans, how to prepare before you apply, how to get a loan, choosing a lender, the names of "the five best lenders," the names of the five banks "that most actively approve SBA loans," and what to do if you are denied a loan.

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Declining Traffic: Seek First to Understand

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 05:35:15 +0000

(image) Declining traffic is a fact of business that probably almost all owners face sooner or later. But how many of them jump on a solution without understanding the cause? It doesn't take too much gray matter to understand that that may not be the best approach.

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Survey: McDonald's Franchisees Disgruntled

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:21:29 +0000

(image) A survey of McDonald's franchisees by well-known Nomura analyst Mark Kalinowski has revealed dissatisfaction over the expensive new changes that corporate is requiring and also over what is perceived as the company making light of franchisee concerns.

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A Supply Chain Checkup to Boost Your Profits

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 01:33:51 +0000

Is your supply chain sabotaging your profits? A marketing services company CEO offers a seven-point checkup.

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Krystal Says Hurricane Response Plan Helps

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:18:43 +0000

Southern hamburger chain Krystal had a number of outlets that were impacted in September by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. It had prepared a hurricane response plan for itself and its franchisees.

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Denny's Employees Fired after Being Accused of Racism on Facebook

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 05:33:48 +0000

After a Federal Way, Washington, Denny's customer posted on Facebook last week that he witnessed four young Black males being seated after Whites who came in after they did, and then being asked to pay in advance when Whites were not, the remarks went viral. The franchisor swiftly investigated and issued a public statement that Denny's has zero tolerance for such incidents and that the manager and waitress at the independently owned franchisee restaurant were now former employees.

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The Alternatives To Spiking Restaurant Costs

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 04:42:39 +0000

Those of us in the restaurant business were initially taught to be “penny profit” managers because of the reality that a penny here or there over a large individual unit transaction bas

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Pizza Hut Unit Trashed on Twitter for Tight Leash on Workers during Irma

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 11:16:33 +0000

A Jacksonville, Florida, Pizza Hut was hammered on Twitter after it issued a two-page message to its employees that was leaked by one of them to the public. The message set limits on the time given to employees to prepare for or flee the arrival of Hurricane Irma and to return to work after Irma's departure.

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Back Yard Burgers Fights Its Way Out of the Abyss

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 13:58:26 +0000

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Back Yard Burgers, a franchise chain with 55 outlets in 11 states, mostly in the southeast, has done well to make it to the 30-year mark, but it has been a difficult path. It filed for Chapter 11 in October 2012, and it once numbered 180 restaurants across 22 states.

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