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Liberty Tax Service claimed victory in its lawsuit against founder and ex-CEO John Hewitt and ATAX, the tax preparation service Hewitt and his new company Loyalty Brands purchased in 2019. Hewitt and ATAX are permanently enjoined from interfering with Liberty's franchise agreements, a court order said.

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PayMore, a consumer electronics reseller, is plotting major franchise expansion. The company recently signed a five-unit development deal in the Philadelphia area with an experienced restaurant operator, and according to Stephen Preuss, the company’s co-founder and CEO, it’s looking for the …

There’s fast growth that fizzles and fast growth that lasts. The newly published Franchise Times Fast & Serious list aims to identify the latter, using a proprietary 10-point formula that identifies sustainable unit and sales growth over a three-year period. Here are bits of wisdom from the CEOs driving sustainable growth in this year’s top five.