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Ike’s Love & Sandwiches Lands Multi-Unit Denver Deal

In its marketing materials, Ike’s Love & Sandwiches likes to say it has a “cult-like following” of fans and celebrities, a following it’s now turning into franchisees.
February 21, 2020, 12:55 pm

Men’s Groomer Hammer & Nails Looks to Double Up For Years

Once they come in, men get a mani or pedi, they to understand the need for self care. That's driving explosive growth at Hammer & Nails.
February 21, 2020, 12:44 pm

Wingstop CEO Shares Details of DoorDash Partnership

Buried in a very nice fourth quarter for Wingstop were some key details about a smart partnership between the brand and delivery provider DoorDash.
February 20, 2020, 4:26 pm

Launch Near for New Franchise, Ace Handyman Services

Ace Hardware is two weeks away from re-launching its new franchise, to be called Ace Handyman Services after an acquisition last September, and has hammered out details about one of 2020’s most intriguing new offerings in an amended franchise disclosure document.
February 19, 2020, 5:39 pm

Signature Dish Steals Show at Chicken Salad Chick 150th Opening

The first guest in line for the grand opening today of Chicken Salad Chick in Baton Rouge, Andrew Doan, showed up at 5 p.m. the evening before, slept in his camp chair and waited out the drizzle until opening time 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
February 19, 2020, 5:02 pm

How Stumpy’s Became America’s First Indoor Hatchet Throwing Franchise

Will axe throwing have the same staying power as bowling? Stumpy’s Hatchet House seems to think so.
February 18, 2020, 4:00 pm

Famous Dave’s Parent to Buy Granite City Out of Bankruptcy

In its first big deal, BBQ Holdings Inc., the parent company of the Famous Dave’s franchise, will buy fellow Minnesota-based chain Granite City Food and Brewery. The acquisition of the 25-unit casual dining concept comes two months after Granite City filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
February 14, 2020, 10:31 am

As Growth Explodes, Chicken Salad Chick Sticks to ‘Secret Sauce’

Now at 150 locations, Chicken Salad Chick had a good 2019 and it’s looking like a good 2020, too. But as the good times roll, CEO Scott Deviney said a key part of his job is keeping the concept feeling like it did at 15 locations.
February 13, 2020, 4:20 pm

Tips From Top Brands on Improving Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship

Experts from haircutting franchise Sports Clips, home service parent company Neighborly, and women-only kickboxing circuit 30 Minute Hit converged for a panel on building trust and engagement with your franchisees at the International Franchise Association convention in Orlando. Here are their top tips, ranging from surprisingly simple to easier-said-than-done.
February 13, 2020, 3:51 pm

If the KFC X Crocs Shoes Fit, Wear ‘Em

Broke fashionistas, this one's for you: Kentucky Fried Chicken X Crocs Clogs are billed as this spring’s hottest shoe, looking like a bucket of KFC chicken and complete with two removable charms that look like a fried drumstick.
February 12, 2020, 2:44 pm

Detail Garage VP Calls Lawsuit ‘Distressing,’ Touts the Positives

Detail Garage VP John Mansfield gave a general defense against allegations in a sweeping lawsuit filed in California District Court in late January, but did not address specific claims made in Cardinal Investments One v. Detail Garage.
February 12, 2020, 11:28 am

Clean Water Franchise Jibu Grows to Eight Countries in Africa

I caught up with Galen Welsch at the International Franchise Association convention in Orlando to get an update on the status of Jibu, a social franchise providing clean drinking water in Africa.
February 11, 2020, 8:25 pm
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