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It's Bonus Day for Dwyer Group Staffers, After Sale

The nearly 500 employees of The Dwyer Group will get a nice bonus in their paychecks this Friday, when the franchisor splits $1 million included in the price of its sale this week to The Riverside Co.
08.18.2014

Adults Only for Unique Pizza's Pot Products

From the file of questionable experiments comes this news: Unique Pizza and Subs says it's looking into developing a new pizza product with marijuana infused into it, as well as a cannabis-laced pizza sauce.
08.18.2014

Franchisee with Clout Advises Better Field Support

Franchisors who want to attract multi-unit franchisees should beef up their field staff, according to Aziz Hashim, CEO of NRD Holdings and a speaker at the Faegre Baker Daniels Franchise Summit in Minneapolis.
08.14.2014

Sirloin Stockade CEO Now Happy Retiree

Gale Premer, former CEO of S.S. of Kansas Inc., the 16-unit franchisee of Sirloin Stockade, is now a happy retire after Aethlon Capital in Minneapolis handled the sale of his company to Kelly Capital in San Diego.
08.14.2014

The Kindness of Random Acts of Vacation

08.08.2014

Dog Days (in a Good Way) for Camp Bow Wow

Heidi Ganahl scored a huge payday this week when she closed the purchase of Camp Bow Wow, the nation's largest franchisor of dog day and overnight care centers, by VCA Inc.
08.08.2014

Don't Panic Yet over NLRB News, Attorney Advises

Of all the advisories put out by lawyers since the NLRB's bombshell "joint employer" ruling last week, our favorite was from PlaveKoch, which offered practical tips but advised against panic.
08.08.2014

Greenstein Takes DLA Piper Post as Chair

Richard Greenstein is the new chair of DLA Piper's franchise and distribution practice, succeeding Dennis Weiczorek, who died July 13.
07.30.2014

Franchise Employment Growth Slows

The private sector economy continued to add jobs in July, according to the latest report from the human resources firm ADP. But the growth in franchise jobs slowed, according to the firm's National Franchise Report.
07.30.2014

NLRB Decision on McDonald's Deals Blow to Franchising

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.
07.29.2014

Philippines Trade Mission Enjoys Historic Start

07.23.2014

JJ's Offers Unusual Ways to Top Your Dog

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.
07.23.2014

Dunkin' Brands, NAACP Aim for More African-American Owners

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.
07.23.2014

West Point Grad Signs for 10 Pearle Stores

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.
07.17.2014

In Memory of Dennis Wieczorek

"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.
07.15.2014

Doc Popcorn Scooped Up by Dippin' Dots

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.
07.03.2014

OsteoStrong Borrows Page from Pro Sports

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.
07.03.2014

Auto Parts Dealers Lead Employment Growth

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.
07.02.2014

Picturing the International Franchise Expo in New York

Samples at the International Franchise Expo in New York earlier in June were of biblical proportions—they just kept feeding the masses.
07.02.2014

Arby's Gets A Deal To Finance Remodels

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.
06.30.2014

Champps 'Zees in Minnesota Told to Get a New Name

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.
06.25.2014

A Gifted Greg Tanner Retires—sorta

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.
06.24.2014

Discovering Global Markets—such as Germany

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.
06.23.2014

MFHA Presents Cultural Intelligence Conference

The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance will present its Cultural Intelligence Conference June 25-26 at Bob Evans Farms in New Albany, Ohio.
06.23.2014

Drive-thru's a Hit for Which Wich, with Plans to Add More

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.
06.20.2014

Genghis Grill near Vegas Aids Shooting Victim's Family

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.
06.20.2014

Franchise Growth Expected to Accelerate

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.
06.19.2014

Franchises Keep Adding New Jobs

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.
06.18.2014

Wyndham's Website Talks Turkish

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.
06.16.2014

Where in the world are franchises going—June edition

Many franchises are expanding internationally. See where your favorite franchises are going.
06.13.2014

Signing Multi-Unit Operator Boosts Amsterdam Falafelshop

06.13.2014

Sticky Notes Part of Don Dwyer's Legacy to Daughter

06.13.2014

Discovering Global Markets—and when the government really is there to help

06.13.2014

If it Feels Right, Just Do it, Rapid Refill President Advises

06.09.2014

Crowdfunding generating buzz

06.04.2014

How Crowded is Artisan Pizza Field? A Review

06.03.2014

What to Know Before Becoming a First-Time 'Zee

05.30.2014

Welcyon Adds Nutrition Coaching to 'Fitness after 50' Chain

05.30.2014

Last Call to Discover Global Markets

05.28.2014

How to Build a More Powerful Menu

05.23.2014

Father-Child Pairs Share Best & Worst at NRA

05.21.2014

DQ's Long Journey to Put Food First Pays Off

05.16.2014

Minimum Wage Bill Dies in CT, Rises in NY

05.16.2014

Three Dog Bakery finds new owner

05.16.2014

Do's and Don'ts on the Legal Front, from IFA Symposium

05.07.2014

Ship-Shape Documents a Must to Smooth M&A

05.05.2014

Firing Family can be Tough but Necessary

05.02.2014

On the Border Preps for Cinco de Mayo

05.02.2014

Palm Beach Vapors Founder May Test Pot Sales

04.11.2014

Checkers Prototype May Cause Real Estate Envy

04.11.2014
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