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Sola Salon Building 150 Corporate Stores, Going International

As more landlords begin to view Sola Salon Studios in the same light as gig-economy giants like Uber or WeWork—with new stylists bringing attractive books of business with them—the company sees an opportunity to pounce. Its next moves will be building 150 additional corporate stores here in the U.S., while also pulling the trigger on its first international locations.
September 21, 2018, 11:05 am

Re-Order Technology Enables QSR Table Service

There’s a lot of buttons, tablets and doodads starting to clutter restaurant tables these days, and some of them are actually pushing sales.
September 21, 2018, 9:47 am

101 Mobility Relies on Reviews, Custom Products to Grow

“Sorry, a truck just went by,”said Dave Pazgan, president of 101 Mobility, as he pulled over to the side of the road to talk about his brand’s sales performance on the Franchise Times Top 200+, and at the same time demonstrated the mobility in his franchise’s name.
September 20, 2018, 9:26 am

NLRB Rollback a Return ‘to the Land of Sanity’

In a major walk-back for the franchise industry, the National Labor Relations Board seeks to return to prior guidance on joint employer issues.
September 19, 2018, 3:31 pm

Ace Chief ‘Leveraging Physical Stores in Digital World’

Think bricks and mortar retail is on the ropes? Don’t tell the CEO of Ace Hardware, who shared his strategies for boosting the hardware chain’s systemwide sales last year by 6.5 percent as part of our Franchise Times Top 200+ coverage.
September 19, 2018, 11:41 am

Blended Burger Project Just a Glimpse into Larger Meat Alternative Movement

New York’s food-focused James Beard Foundation is working to make food both more delicious and more sustainable with its Blended Burger Project. Adding mushrooms to burger creations is not only a more flavorful option with less calories; it saves time and money by replacing meat with plant-based proteins.
September 18, 2018, 2:26 pm

Operators ‘Wait and See’ as Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall

Hurricane Florence is just hitting the coast of North and South Carolina, and restaurant operators preparing for a rough week.
September 13, 2018, 3:55 pm

Red Roof Inn Beefs Up Development Amid Hotel Boom

We glean countless stories and industry trends from our exclusive Top 200+ data that’s coming out in the October issue of Franchise Times—more, in fact, than we can fit in the magazine. One of many bright spots in the hospitality category is Red Roof Inn, which has added to its franchise development team as consumers are traveling more than ever.
September 13, 2018, 8:58 am

The math that counts – accounting and finance for franchisors

Once a franchise relationship is in place, it’s time to get to work – and whether the franchise sells shoes or makes hamburgers or offers in-home medical care, the common work of all franchise systems is to make money. Among other things, this means someone has to do the accounting.
September 12, 2018, 2:43 pm

Buffalo Wings and Rings Tests One-Time Franchise Fee

In an effort to enhance growth among multi-unit franchisees, Buffalo Wings and Rings is testing a one-time franchise fee.
September 6, 2018, 3:24 pm

Joint Employer Still a Key Issue for IFA on Capitol Hill

Great Clips’ 1,200 franchisees employ close to 40,000 people across the brand’s 4,300 locations, said Steve Hockett, CEO of the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based hair salon brand. “And their employees cannot be our employees,” continued Hockett. “It’s a huge distinction and there needs to be clarity.”
September 6, 2018, 12:34 pm

Caruso Joins WSFS to Lead SBA Efforts

Longtime franchise finance executive Candice Caruso recently joined WSFS Bank to head up its SBA lending to small businesses, including the franchise sector.
September 5, 2018, 3:00 pm
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