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DLA Piper's (and FT's) Zeidman Gains Free Enterprise Award

Philip Zeidman, senior partner at DLA Piper and general counsel for the International Franchise Association, is the first recipient of the IFA Dennis Wieczorek Free Enterprise Award. He will accept the award during the IFA’s annual convention, Feb. 20-23 in San Antonio.
November 24, 2015, 4:21 pm

Don't Miss the Delivery Boat!

We’re only months—a few years at most—away from drone delivery of everything from toilet paper to cheeseburgers, but many franchise brands are seemingly missing out on the wave of restaurant delivery companies like BiteSquad, DoorDash, GrubHub and Seamless.
November 24, 2015, 2:37 pm

How Enlightened Brands Are Transforming Their Teams

Every employer wants his employees present, i.e. at their desk or workstation, and he, or she, also wants them engaged (in their work, not to another employee). But it’s not enough in the hospitality industry to just show up to work, Fred LeFranc, CEO of Results Thru Strategy, said during his panel at the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference in Las Vegas earlier in November.
November 23, 2015, 1:17 pm

A Few Notes from Anaheim

As I begin to recognize more faces on the franchise expo circuit, I'm still amazed by the kindness of people in the franchise industry.
November 20, 2015, 3:13 pm

Three Operators Display Power of the 'Zee at RFDC Panel

Anyone who doubts large, multi-unit operators can wield more power than their franchisors wasn’t at the “success breakfast” featuring three entrepreneurs on the last day of the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference. Franchisors who want to attract such owners—and who doesn’t?—should note the mindset of such entrepreneurs.
November 20, 2015, 11:14 am

Smaller Operators have Outsized Hopes for Growth

Small to mid-sized restaurant operators are a bullish bunch, with 69 percent of respondents to a new survey by RSM expecting top-line growth next year and a mere 4 percent worrying about a decline, according to a Restaurant Finance & Development Conference presentation.
November 20, 2015, 11:08 am

Around the Restaurant Industry in 60 Minutes

It was almost like speed dating, as nine experts at the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference provided quick market snapshots and nuggets of information from their unique corner of the restaurant industry.
November 18, 2015, 4:26 pm

T-shirts from Franchise Brands Ship Out to Iraq

Not every thank you has to be a grand gesture. Sometimes showing appreciation to our military can be as simple as providing them what they ask for.
November 12, 2015, 11:01 am
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