Hear from the founders of Bella Ballerina Studios and the Celebree School, two educational brands that recently started franchising.
Intrigued by fascinating founder stories and quirky business ideas, Callie also takes the lead on any executive moves and promotions in franchising.
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Amici Partners Group, affiliated with multi-brand franchising company BRIX Holdings, finalized the acquisition of Friendly's Restaurants and plans to keep all 130 units open.
Hear from the founder of HHO Carbon Clean Systems, a mobile franchise founded in 2020 offering an eco-friendly solution to cleaning carbon buildup on engines.
Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, the parent company of burger franchise Checkers and Rally’s, received a $20 million investment from owner Oak Hill Capital Partners IV to fund a five-year growth plan, which includes an upgraded kitchen and new restaurant design.
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Denver-based franchise sales company Raintree acquired the franchising arm of Voodoo Brewery, an employee-owned pub based in Pennsylvania.
Al Bhakta of Eclipse RTO became Rent-A-Center’s largest franchisee last year when his franchise group acquired 99 corporate locations in California as part of the brand’s refranchising push, plus a 10-store development agreement was attached.
Wild Wing Café has reinstated live music at all 18 corporate restaurants, with COVID-19 safety precautions such as limiting the number of performers and making sure musicians and customers wear masks unless singing, eating or drinking.
Al Bhakta of Eclipse RTO became Rent-A-Center’s largest franchisee in October when his franchise group acquired 99 corporate locations in California as part of the brand’s refranchising push.
During a monster truck event to promote its new Mother Cruncher Chicken Sandwich, Checkers and Rally’s “crunched” fan-chosen items from 2020 such as COVID-19, a cancelled cruise, toilet paper, quarantine and murder hornets.