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Q&A: IHG’s Acquisition of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

InterContinental Hotels Group, the world’s largest hotel operator in terms of number of rooms, purchased Kimpton to create the world’s largest boutique hotel group.
December 18, 2014, 4:17 pm

Cuba: Land of Opportunity?

A possible end to the Cuba embargo could be one of the biggest North American business stories of the decade, and franchisors could a primary beneficiary.
December 18, 2014, 4:14 pm

Labor Shortages On the Horizon?

Thanks to a healthy economy, auto repair shops, manufacturers, restaurants and retailers are finding it increasingly difficult to find high quality workers to fill open positions.
December 18, 2014, 4:13 pm

RadioShack Again Warns of Bankruptcy in Amended Report

The holiday season looks ugly at RadioShack, causing the electronics retailer to file an amended annual report again warning it may be heading to bankruptcy court.
December 16, 2014, 12:58 pm

The Social Science Behind Office Holiday Parties

Our Exit Interview reporter gives cutting-edge advice on the pros and cons of bad behavior at office holiday parties.
December 16, 2014, 11:07 am

Financier Looks Beyond Legacy Brands for Lending Candidates

Even the largest players in franchise finance are looking beyond the tried-and-true brands as potential funding candidates, says Cristin O'Hara, who heads the restaurant finance group for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Boston.
December 15, 2014, 9:00 am

Out with Trays, in with People at La Madeleine

A new service model is proving to be popular at La Madeleine, which calls itself the country French cafe, said Paul Carolan, chief development officer, in a new video interview with Franchise Times.
December 12, 2014, 2:15 pm

Dogging the ADA system

We all know—or should know—not to pet a service animal on duty, but did you know service animals aren’t just golden retrievers wearing vests? They also might be that cute purse dog or a miniature horse. And they’re not required to be in uniform when on duty.
December 12, 2014, 11:29 am
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