The National Labor Relations Board notified McDonald's this week it can be named a "joint employer" for workers in its franchisee-owned restaurants, dealing a blow to the business model of franchising.
It's national hot dog day (duh) so it's time to try something new: here are the 10 most outrageous toppings as compiled by JJ's Red Hots, a small hot dog chain out of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Dunkin' Brands Group launched a new initiative with the NAACP aimed at increasing the number of African-American-owned franchise businesses in the United States.
A first-time licensee but experienced retail operations exec, Bill Noble, has signed on to take over 10 corporate-owned Pearle Vision stores in Ohio.
"We have lost a giant and a gentleman," wrote Ron Gardner, attorney at Dady & Gardner in Minneapolis, about the death July 11 of prominent franchise attorney Dennis Wieczorek, DLA Piper.
Dippin' Dots Franchising scooped up gourmet popcorn franchisor Doc Popcorn this week, and the co-founder of the latter believes each will boost sales of the other.
When OsteoStrong's CEO realized he had appointments pilling up for nine regional developers, he decided to make like a pro sports team and host a National Signing Day.
Franchises continued their remarkable rate of employment growth in June, according to the ADP National Franchise Report. Leading the way: auto parts dealers, which added more than 10,000 jobs last month.
Samples at the International Franchise Expo in New York earlier in June were of biblical proportions—they just kept feeding the masses.
Arby's, the Atlanta-based chain that is about to start a major remodeling program, took care of a key part of that effort: financing. The sandwich chain today announced an agreement with Element Financial Corp to make loans to franchisees to fund the remodels.
The new sign was flapping in the wind at the 7th Street Tavern in St. Paul, Minnesota, formerly a Champps until its new owner since February told franchisees to stop using the brand.
MFV, organizers of franchise trade shows, threw a surprise party at the International Franchise Expo’s exhibitors’ party to celebrate Greg Tanner’s retirement from Aaron’s.
If you can make it in Germany, you can make it anywhere in Europe. Which doesn’t mean Germany is an easy market for franchises: It’s not.
The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance will present its Cultural Intelligence Conference June 25-26 at Bob Evans Farms in New Albany, Ohio.
A test of a drive-thru at Which Wich is a hit, so much so that the sandwich chain is looking to add two more drib-thru locations this year and more after that.
Genghis Grill staffers in Henderson, Nevada, were reeling after a tragedy at a Las Vegas Walmart June 8, and found a measure of piece this week by holding a fundraiser for shooting victim Joseph Wilcox.
The franchise sector is expected to grow at its fastest rate in five years, according to a pair of reports released today by the franchise information firm Frandata and IHS Global Insight. The primary reason: an improved lending environment.
Job growth may be frustratingly slow, but franchises are doing fine. The franchise sector added 22,020 jobs in May, according to the latest ADP National Franchise Report. The job growth was above the sector's 12-month growth rate.
How does a hotel chain know when it's reached critical mass in an overseas market? When it needs to launch a Turkish-language website to support its rapid expansion in Western Asia.
Many franchises are expanding internationally. See where your favorite franchises are going.