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Roy Rogers seeks to double in size

After peaking at nearly 650 restaurants, and then shrinking drastically, the current owners of Roy Rogers are re-franchising the brand with a goal of doubling the number of locations within five years.
April 24, 2015, 2:44 pm

Dealmakers Winners Believe Right Partner Matters More than Money

You’re not just hunting for capital, when looking for a new investor. You’re looking for a partner to build a bigger business. So said Greg Flynn, Flynn Restaurant Group, at a panel today featuring three winners of this year’s Franchise Times Dealmakers awards.
April 21, 2015, 4:55 pm

Panelists Share Tips to Ease Costly Rollouts with Franchisees

Communication is key when franchisors roll out changes that cost franchisees money, according to a panel exploring the topic, “What do franchisees want?” at the Franchise Finance & Growth Conference Tuesday morning in Las Vegas.
April 21, 2015, 4:50 pm

FFGC: Franchisee follows the bouncing ball to entrepreneurship

Years ago there was a debate in franchising centered on whether franchisees qualify as true entrepreneurs. After all, they were “just” following a game plan the franchisor dreamed up.
April 21, 2015, 2:40 pm

Roark Capital Acquires Driven Brands

Roark Capital Group has acquired Driven Brands, a nationwide franchise automotive company, from Harvest Partners. Driven Brands’ CEO, Jonathan Fitzpatrick, will continue to lead the business, which will remain headquartered in Charlotte, N.C.
April 20, 2015, 6:34 pm

Captain D's Moving Back to the Beach

Fast-casual seafood chain, Captain D’s, in the middle of a reinvention centered around beachy restaurant redesigns, a retooled, healthier menu and increasing its share of franchised locations.
April 17, 2015, 2:49 pm

Legacy Concepts Boosts Dunkin' Push in Minnesota

Legacy Concepts answered Dunkin’ Donuts call to re-introduce the coffee-and-donuts brand to the Twin Cities in Minnesota, a state it abandoned when it closed its last store in 2005.
April 17, 2015, 10:48 am

Q&A with Dan Tarantin, president and CEO at Harris Research

After becoming the CEO of Jackson Hewitt at 31, Dan Tarantin is now the head of Chem-Dry and N-Hance international home service brands.
April 16, 2015, 2:22 pm
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