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