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Popeyes mega franchisee group, Parikh Network, purchases 18 formerly corporate-owned Arby's locations and signs deal to open another 50 Arby's units over the next 8...

 

Whether working to build up their business or improve the lives of children in their community, Papa Murphy's franchisee Todd Mulvahill and his wife Kelly love serving...

 

What do two attorneys, a former Applebee's CEO, and a retired NFL quarterback have in common? They're four of the six multi-unit franchisees we've profiled in this issue.

 

If you are looking to recruit and retain employees with strong values it is important to develop and shape programs to properly recruit on the front end, and build in...

 

Longtime Wienerschnitzel franchisee signs on for an additional 10 units to open in California and Texas.

 

When a competitor set up shop too close to Michael Geiger's Moe's Southwest Grill, he and his partner John Iaquinta fired back with a volley of cheese dip.

 

Las Vegas, home of the high rollers, once again played host to the annual Multi-Unit Franchising Conference this spring at Caesars Palace.

 

Franchise Update Media announces confirmed dates for the next 5 years for its Multi-Unit Franchising Conference. Registration for next year's event is now live.

 

Robert Schermer, Jr., left his career in corporate finance 18 years ago to join Meritage Hospitality Group in Grand Rapids, Mich. In 1998, the company operated 22...

 

As chair of Arby's largest franchisee, Jeff Davis has led his family-owned business to new heights. Davis is quick to say the restaurant business is in his DNA...

 

When he was 16, Ed Wolak perfected the art of baking hand-cut donuts on the night shift at Dunkin' Donuts. He's been a single-minded brand ambassador ever since.

 

Investing in your people builds a strong foundation and helps sustain future growth of your business. It can also help you identify and motivate highly qualified team...

 

Congress brings small business relief by passing legislation to delay DOL overtime regulations for 6 months. America's 730,000-plus franchise establishments employing...

 

After decades of seemingly inviolable correlations, shifts in markets, demographics, interest rates, and politics suggest that change may be in the offing.

 

Technology can offer multi-unit franchisees many cost-saving and streamlining opportunities but best practices must be weighed against each franchisee's needs and...

 

Last month's Franchise Leadership & Development Conference returned to Atlanta for the largest event in 18 years, boasting a total of 460 attendees and close to 300...

 

Mara Fortin has become a vocal advocate for franchising. In 2015, the IFA recognized the Nothing Bundt Cakes multi-unit franchisee for her work with its second annual...

 

Since the turn of the century, I would highlight three fundamental trends within the franchise business model. The first is adaptability, which has a wonderful positive...

 

What to look for in a business lender, and why it's important to find the best lender and not just the best rate.

 

If you are willing to invest your time and capital in the proper areas, the challenges are reduced, risks minimized, and growth and the sustainability of your business...

 

If you want to see the positive influence of Hardee's franchisee Dan Ponder at work, look no farther than his hometown of Donalsonville, population 3,000.

 

JAE Restaurant Group acquires 97 additional locations from Wendy's corporate making the multi-unit franchisee company one of South Florida's largest employers with over...

 

Social media review sites such as Yelp can provide challenges and opportunities for savvy multi-unit operators to take their business reviews and online image into their...

 

Recently, I had the pleasure of working with Dave Ridley, who spent 27 years with Southwest Airlines as a senior executive in a variety of operational, commercial, and...

 

New Technomic Study Finds That Consumers Blame Restaurants For Third-party Delivery Service Mistakes

 

Staying On Top Of Technology Is Key To Recruiting And Retaining Top Talent And Building An Organization That Lasts.

 

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen multi-unit franchisee Ali Shahid Butt learned long ago that success in business depends on other people.

 

Time and speed of service are critical to the customer experience. Everyone in the organization has to understand how valuable time is to the customer.

 

New Study Finds That Multi-Unit Franchisees Have More Satisfaction And Enjoy Operating Their Business More Than Single Unit Operators. And Because They Have More...

 

Financing Equipment For Your Franchise Locations Can Be A Big Investment. Here Are 5 Key Considerations To Make When Considering Financing Or Leasing Options.

 

For Sunny Ghai, the key to multi-brand franchisee success is creativity. The founder of family-owned Ghai Management Services operates 7 brands, including 60 Burger...

 

Multi-Unit Franchising Conference Will Be Chaired By Guillermo Perales, the largest Latino franchise operator in the U.S.

 

Sibling Partnerships In Business Can Be Challenging And Even More Complicated When Trying To Draw Lines Between Personal And Business Relationships.

 

One of the strategies multi-unit franchisees Brooke and Les Wilson practice to keep both their marriage and their business on track is to keep each in its proper place.

 

Franchising has proven to be a successful and popular business model since its mainstream inception many decades ago. Three constants have fueled its growth: the desire...

 

New survey highlights how young consumers want food that is tasty and affordable, made with quality ingredients, and offered in a social environment.

 

Jesse and Charles Keyser are two brothers who operate franchise units for three brands--Little Caesars, Sport Clips, and Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning. They've built their...

 

When an EF4 tornado ripped through the northeastern Dallas suburb of Rowlett the day after Christmas last year, the people at a McAlister's Deli a mile away knew just...

 

If your business is on a calendar year, you've finished your first-quarter operations. Hopefully, your accountant or bookkeeper gave you your financial reports by April...

 

College student falls in love with Capriotti's Sandwich Shop in Arizona and brings the brand back to his home state of Nebraska. He's just opened his second location and...

 

Ed Wolak will open his 100th Dunkin' Donuts location next year. He's a dedicated multi-unit franchisee who has served in all kinds of industry leadership roles since...

 

Growing to 10 units is a cherished milestone for franchisees. Different obstacles and opportunities crop up along the way, some expected, others not.

 

Tshimanga "Tim" Biakabutuka, born in Kinshasa, Republic of Zaire in 1974, came to the U.S. with his family when he was just 6 years old. The family settled in Canada, in...

 

Successful strategic business planning involves having the right ideas, the right people, the right plan, and the flexibility to adapt.

 

Oklahoma multi-unit franchisee applies his military background and training to how he operates his 4 franchise locations. The common theme to his success is 'team.'

 

Franchisees work hard, provide jobs, help their communities, and inspire countless others to follow in the footsteps of their well-earned success. That's why we...

 

Create long-term stability for your family business and lay the groundwork for future growth by defining a vision, providing opportunities, creating an exit plan, and...

 

Multi-unit franchisees working together with their brands, and on their own at the local level, can rely on certain tools and strategies to help build their success.

 

How financing and site selection strategies play a significant role in multi-unit franchisee expansion.

 

Michael Geiger and his partner John Iaquinta operate 7 Moe's Southwest Grill locations in the Pittsburgh area. Their company is technologically savvy and focused on...


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