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Empathy Is ‘Greatest Engagement Tool’ for Field Reps

Talking about the importance of collaborative leadership and franchisee engagement, panelists shared their insight during the Faegre Baker Daniels Franchise Summit in July.
August 16, 2019, 2:27 pm

‘We Must Lean Forward’ Writes McD Owner After Tragedy

Blake Casper's August 11 note to members of the NOA, the independent association of McDonald’s franchisees he co-founded last October, was the most eloquent to date.
August 15, 2019, 3:30 pm

Main Squeeze Draws Investment From Another NFL Player

Main Squeeze has a second professional athlete in the mix as the juice concept looks to amp up growth.
August 14, 2019, 2:53 pm

Domino’s to Deliver with Rad Power E-Bikes

Domino’s Pizza is giving its U.S. franchisees the option of using custom electric bicycles through a new partnership with Seattle-based Rad Power Bikes. Domino’s says electric bikes are often a better solution to the traffic congestion and parking hassles that are inherent with urban pizza delivery.
August 14, 2019, 2:38 pm

Eat 182 Wings, Win Free Food for Year at Apple Texas

If you’re swinging through any of the 62 Applebee’s locations owned by Apple Texas, you can take a stab at a gut-busting challenge: Get free food for a year if you can eat more wings than a 127-pound mother of four.
August 12, 2019, 4:24 pm

C Squared Writes $100,000 Out to Charities

C Squared Advisors recently announced an inaugural donation of more than $100,000 to benefit 15-plus charities nationwide.
August 12, 2019, 3:59 pm

Sustainability Strategy: Think Ahead, Remember the Money

B.Good puts a lot of effort into sustainability, and its head farmer and sustainability leader has some advice.
August 9, 2019, 9:30 am

Only 5.3 Percent of ‘Zees Cross 100-unit Mark, Says FranData

Only 16 percent of U.S. franchises, meanwhile, have more than 100 units, and a mere 4 percent have 500-plus locations. These were some of the FranData numbers shared by David Barr, chairman of the International Franchise Association, during his industry update at the Faegre Baker Daniels Franchise Summit last week.
August 8, 2019, 4:47 pm

Ruby Tuesday Must Recapture ‘Brand Love,’ NRD's COO Says

Speaking last week at the Faegre Baker Daniels Franchise Summit in Minneapolis, Susan Beth, NRD’s chief operating officer, noted in the subsequent two years since the firm took Ruby Tuesday private it’s been focused on harnessing dormant devotion to the brand and improving the guest experience.
August 8, 2019, 4:07 pm

Double Whammy Hits a Perkins Franchisee

Franchisee Bill Kane’s Pittsburgh-based company and his Memphis-based franchisor Perkins & Marie Callender’s LLC have filed for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
August 8, 2019, 2:42 pm

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Takes on Self-Improvement Approaching 35

We’ve all been there: that moment you say, “Oh my gosh, I’m seriously turning 35?” Beef 'O' Brady's is taking that milestone in stride.
August 8, 2019, 1:08 pm

Whimsy Cookie Steps Out to Texas Via Mother/Daughter Pair

Sharon Hicks and her daughter Sheridan Gleason were looking for a business they could do together, and they found Whimsy Cookie Co., a young franchise based in Memphis. Their first store is set to open in Southlake, Texas, a suburb of Dallas/Fort Worth, by the end of August/first of September.
August 8, 2019, 12:56 pm
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