As the pandemic drags on and pushes a huge amount of homebound eyeballs to digital platforms, operators need to take a look at their digital footprint.
It was easily the strangest moving request Eric Tremble’s ever received. “We typically don’t transport anything live,” the GM of a Two Men and a Truck franchise quipped.
Under a new licensing agreement and with the backdrop of low-contact restaurant operations persisting indefinitely, the restaurant industry will likely have a lot more pickup cubbies starting next year.
The National Restaurant Association put out a dire warning that scores of restaurants were set to close without congressional help.
Authority Brands acquired Monster Tree Service in 90 days, marking the sixth brand addition since October 2018 and Authority’s eighth brand in its home service portfolio.
Saladworks recently partnered with Chowbotics and its robotic salad maker, Sally, which allows customers to build their own salads from 22 toppings in about 70 seconds. Eric Lavinder, vice president of development for Saladworks, says Sally is a key ingredient to growth for the salad franchise.
Merger and acquisition activity in franchising hasn’t stopped during the coronavirus pandemic—it just might look a little different.
Sizzler, known for its cheap steaks and all-you-can-eat salad bar, is the latest restaurant chain to attribute its financial struggles to the coronavirus pandemic.
Chequan Lewis’s first experience with Pizza Hut occurred as a child through their Book It! Program, which since 1984 has encouraged reading in schools nationwide by rewarding students who meet their reading goals with a free personal pizza. Now, Lewis is the brand's first chief equity officer.
A unique independent-franchise co-branding model could be a growth vehicle for Famous Dave's and help struggling casual operators.
A familiar face popped up in an unfamiliar place during reporting for the Franchise Times Top 200+ ranking—Michael Arrowsmith, a long-time restaurant development executive, is CDO at Pinch A Penny Pool Patio Spa.
Two fitness franchises born in Australia and now pursuing U.S. expansion—F45 Training and the much smaller Body Fit Training—are suing each other in a long-running dispute over technology and business strategy.
Paola Portillo-Nolan opened her Jersey Mike's Subs store in Long Beach, California, earlier this month through the brand's STAY program and with the mentorship of multi-unit operator Alvaro Garcia.
As the restaurant industry returns to the generally slower winter months, Cheba Hut is making some updates to prepare for the first winter with COVID-19.
When the pandemic first hit, Joe Giammona, CEO of the Driver Training Group, sprang into action to work with Washington’s state government to establish web-based driver education, something the state had never allowed before, as well as virtual licensing.
On solid footing heading into 2020, Bruster's Real Ice Cream braced for the worst with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, but this crisis is yielding far different results than the one more than a decade ago, said CEO Jim Sahene.
Since COVID-19 hit, Hawaiian shaved-ice brand Kona Ice started receiving more attention from national brands looking to launch their own mobile concepts, and CEO Tony Lamb welcomes the competition.
Systemwide sales at Pizza Guys are up 30 percent over last year, said CEO Shahpour Nejad, with some restaurants seeing same-store sales jump as much as 80 percent. The 70-unit brand is pushing into Southern California and looking to grow in Oregon and Nevada.
While restaurant results are slowly getting better, improving to the highest new levels since February, growth in August was fairly flat.
Army veteran Raymond Kusch is Fit20 USA’s first investment partner and newest shareholder, as well as a member of the board of directors. Founded in the Netherlands, Fit20 features a 20-minute slow-motion workout once a week with a certified personal trainer.