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'Bachelor' Pilot Pete’s Vintage Sylvan Commercial Goes Viral

"The Bachelor's" Pilot Pete starred in a Sylvan Learning Center commercial when he was a kid in 2005 which recently resurfaced.
January 24, 2020, 12:13 pm

Amid Uncertainty, Burgerim Franchisees Form Association

Working with the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers, a nonprofit trade group, the Burgerim franchisee association formed following reports of mismanagement and misappropriation of franchisee funds within the system.
January 24, 2020, 12:03 pm

FT Dealmakers Judges Cite Complexity, Win-Win as Award-Worthy Attributes

It’s selection time for this year’s winners of the eighth annual Franchise Times Dealmakers project, and the eight outside finance and M&A experts and four staff members who helped us choose gave an inside look into what they believe makes for successful deals.
January 23, 2020, 12:03 pm

For Farmer Behind Franny’s Farmacy, ‘World Is Very Small’

Freshly home from a trip to Cuba where she talked and toured with farmers, Franny Tacy is on a mission to educate people worldwide how to grow hemp profitably and produce CBD products derived from it with integrity.
January 23, 2020, 9:52 am

88-Year-Old Krystal Files for Bankruptcy Protection

The 88-year-old Krystal company has filed for bankruptcy protection in an attempt to hit the reset button and get back to its path toward growth.
January 22, 2020, 10:39 am

In Burgerim Saga, an Unfortunate Set of Predictions

When Burgerim began selling franchises in the U.S., it did so without the usual validation. What Burgerim did have was its president, Oren Loni, an Israeli citizen who claimed to have extensive experience in launching "highly successful" restaurant franchises in Israel and other European countries.
January 22, 2020, 8:45 am

ICR Hot Topic: Virtual Restaurants

As the virtual-restaurant segment grows, there seem to be three dominant paths that take full advantage of the potential for new ways of doing business.
January 20, 2020, 11:21 am

Is Your Lawyer a Legal Eagle? Nominate Them!

As we get closer to the announcement of the 2020 class of Legal Eagles, let’s look back at what makes them so great.
January 17, 2020, 2:30 pm

Curry Up Now Snags Investment From Joe Montana’s VC Firm

Liquid 2 Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm, is getting into the restaurant business, investing in fast-casual Indian franchise Curry Up Now. The San Francisco-based firm counts among its founders Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana, also a serial angle investor whose investments include Pinterest and Dropbox.
January 17, 2020, 2:29 pm

Latest Illinois Case Shows Risk in Using Biometric Data

A lawsuit filed last month in Illinois against the retailer Target for its use of facial recognition technology illustrates the potential liability for franchises, points out Dawn Johnson, attorney at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale.
January 15, 2020, 3:32 pm

Regis Take-Back Shows Road to Asset Light Can Be Rocky

A deal has come undone between Regis Corp. and The Beautiful Group, the Los Angeles-based franchisee that acquired some 500 Regis and Mastercuts mall-based hair salons in 2017.
January 15, 2020, 10:45 am

Anita Adams Moves Into CEO Role at Black Bear Diner

In a long-planned leadership change-up, Anita Adams has been named CEO of casual dining concept Black Bear Diner.
January 15, 2020, 8:34 am
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