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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Where in the world are franchises going—June edition

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

Signing Multi-Unit Operator Boosts Amsterdam Falafelshop

Sticky Notes Part of Don Dwyer's Legacy to Daughter

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

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

Crowdfunding generating buzz

How Crowded is Artisan Pizza Field? A Review

What to Know Before Becoming a First-Time 'Zee

Welcyon Adds Nutrition Coaching to 'Fitness after 50' Chain

Last Call to Discover Global Markets

How to Build a More Powerful Menu

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Tom KaiserTom Kaiser is senior editor of Franchise Times. He can be reached at 612.767.3209, or send story ideas to tkaiser@franchisetimes.com.
 
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