Using technology effectively can take a franchise to the next level, as can new ideas for managing the business. But when those things come from your children, it’s not always as simple as just saying yes.
Lawsuits are mounting against 7-Eleven, claiming the convenience store chain exerts undue control over franchisees and ‘churns’ their stores. 7-Eleven touts its low turnover rate and wants the claims dismissed.
Franchisors are tapping the latest high-tech tools to up their chances of finding the best locations. But better tools will never replace a drive to the site to see what the customer will actually experience.
A franchise that costs under $100,000 may seem like a bargain, and that’s true for many successful operators. But choosing the right one requires vigilance and a sharp pencil, just like for the more expensive kind.
We asked Franchise Times’ Legal Eagles and other notable attorneys in franchising to share their No. 1 case of the year and why it’s important. They obliged with smart commentary and a diverse selection.
Anyone in the world of franchising who was not comatose this summer knows the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board announced its intention to charge McDonald’s as a “joint employer” with its franchisees.
The day after I returned from vacation, I headed to Mexico for the franchise trade mission, a joint effort between Franchise Times, the International Franchise Association and the U.S. Commercial Service. We had two stops, Mexico City and Monterrey.