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Less Serious Outtakes from Fast & Serious Interviews

All 40 interviews of the winners of our Fast & Serious ranking, the fastest, smartest growing franchises, will be in our March issue, but here's what two CEOs talked about on the record, but off the page.
February 8, 2016, 1:37 pm

Please Pray for Me, I'm in D.C.

The annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., is not for the easily annoyed or enochlophobias. Nor is it a place where you can save a seat for a friend. Sorry, Dina Dwyer-Owens.
February 8, 2016, 12:58 pm

Freshii Hopes to Bowl Loyal Chipotle Customers Over at Lunch (Today)

Have lunch plans for today (Feb. 8)? Since you can't go to Chipotle, two franchises have food promotions hoping to attract loyal Chipotle fans.
February 8, 2016, 9:46 am

Former Baseball Star Koskie Tells Truth About Franchisee Life

Corey Koskie, former third baseman for the Minnesota Twins, tells how difficult it was to be a Planet Fitness franchisee in a riveting blog post on The Players' Tribune, including the infamous clogged-toilet incident.
February 5, 2016, 3:18 pm

Growth Advice From Three Big Multi-Unit Franchisees

Becoming more than a one- two- or three-unit franchisee is no easy task. What brands to go with? How far from home can you wander? We talked to a few of the biggest multi-unit franchisees in the biz for their advice on growing a larger franchise operation. As a bonus, we asked them what to expect in the economy for the rest of 2016.
February 5, 2016, 3:09 pm

12 Win Prestigious FT Dealmakers Awards

Franchise Times today announces winners of the 2016 Franchise Times Dealmakers awards, the fourth annual project recognizing the boldest players driving mergers and acquisitions in franchising.
February 5, 2016, 12:06 pm

Keller Williams Crushing the Real Estate Game

Based off some impressive new numbers extending Keller Williams' lead as the world’s largest real estate franchise, the fast-growing company is riding the recovery wave to the top of its game. We recently spoke with the company’s president, John Davis, to find out what’s behind the great numbers and what are the most interesting things happening in America’s real estate market.
February 3, 2016, 1:52 pm

Metaphorical Franchising

At this week’s Franchise Forward event held in the Twin Cities, a great panel of franchise experts delved into a variety of topics impacting the industry, while host John Francis used his keynote address to compare multi-unit franchising to the life cycle of people. It was an interesting approach.
January 29, 2016, 1:44 pm
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