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Did Dan Rowe Find the ‘Next Big Thing’ at Ike’s?

Fransmart founder and CEO Dan Rowe chases big dreams further than most in the restaurant industry, and he's loving Ike's Love and Sandwiches.
July 12, 2019, 4:02 pm

Calculating Delivery's Impact on Restaurant Margins

There’s a running conversation about delivery’s impact on restaurant margins, and now investment advisor Hedgeye Risk Management has crunched the numbers in a range of scenarios, including how much delivery impacts the total volume, as well as incrementality and various commission rates.
July 12, 2019, 10:51 am

Home Franchise Concepts Changes Hands, Joins JM Family

Trilantic North America announced this week the sale of its majority stake in Home Franchise Concepts to JM Family Enterprises, a $16 billion Florida-based automotive company that’s one of the largest independent distributors of Toyota vehicles.
July 12, 2019, 10:40 am

New Parent, First Acquisition for Deka Lash Founders

The founders of Deka Lash are doubling down in the franchise business, creating a new parent company—Look Good Brands—and making their first acquisition, adding the five-unit Legends Boxing.
July 11, 2019, 3:55 pm

Accessible Websites: Compliance and a Big Opportunity too

Americans with Disabilities Act web guidelines aren't just a matter of compliance. Keeping websites usable by everyone is just smart business.
July 11, 2019, 3:00 pm

After Fire, Mountain Mike’s Operator Vowed to Rebuild

Last Friday Sonu Chandi, president of Chandi Hospitality, and his brother opened their 4,500-square-foot Mountain Mike’s Pizza restaurant on Cleveland Avenue in Santa Rosa, California. In October 2017, their store was one of 55 businesses destroyed in the Tubbs Fire.
July 10, 2019, 1:48 pm

Multi-unit Signings for Blaze Pizza, Nekter in Deal Tracker

Twice a month I’m plucking the key details from dozens of multi-unit franchise development agreements to give you everything you need to know to stay informed and, of course, keep an eye on what the competition is doing. That's the Franchise Times Deal Tracker.
July 9, 2019, 3:01 pm

Bryant Builds Real Estate Business Helping Franchisees

Adrienne Bryant's firm has a focus on franchising. She found she liked the franchise model: that franchisors give the franchisee a process to follow.
July 8, 2019, 9:38 am

Rising Food Costs Set to Buffet Restaurants

Food costs are a big deal in the restaurant world, and a new report from Wells Fargo analyst Jon Tower shows that many of the key restaurant inputs are getting more expensive in recent months, with trends suggesting that commodity prices are set to be a major factor in the coming year.
July 3, 2019, 1:55 pm

Esports Franchises Attract Another NFL Owner

Esports franchises are big business beyond gamers and the Wilf family, owners of the Minnesota Vikings, is getting in on the action.
July 3, 2019, 11:09 am

Tortilla Shortage a Supreme Headache for Taco Bell

Taco Bell is facing a long, long month as it grapples with a tortilla shortage.
July 3, 2019, 10:48 am

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Primed for Growth under NRD

It happens in every growth business at some point: The realization that what got you here won’t get you to the next phase of the business.
July 3, 2019, 9:01 am
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