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Franchisees Share What They Wish They Had Known before Buying Their Franchise

Four franchisees recently formed a panel to discuss what they wish they had known before they bought their franchise. All agreed that staffing, managing and retaining employees was a key challenge. They also agreed that they didn’t regret their decision to buy a franchise and were happy to be …

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How U.S. Policies Promoted Fast Food Franchises over Other Businesses

U.S. government policies and American demographics have had an important influence in encouraging fast food franchise ownership over other kinds of business ownership in poorer, ethnic neighborhoods, according to a new book, Supersizing Urban America: How Inner Cities Got Fast Food with Government Help. Author Dr. Chin Jou holds …

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Franchisee NPC Acquires 140 Restaurants from Wendy’s

NPC International, Inc. announced today that it has acquired 140 Wendy’s restaurants, previously operated by DavCo Restaurants LLC, from a subsidiary of The Wendy’s Company. Overland Park, Kansas-based NPC has agreed to remodel 90 acquired restaurants in Wendy’s current restaurant buildout by the end of 2021 as well as build …

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Interview with One of the Few U.S. Starbucks Licensees

John Betz, who does business in Atlantic City and the broader New Jersey-Pennsylvania area, once had 11 Auntie Anne’s franchise locations, which were all sold years ago. Now his company is one of less than a hundred Starbucks licensees in the U.S. The coffee giant offers such licenses only …

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Franchisee Forfeits 31 Jack in the Box Locations to Franchisor

Thirty-one franchise Jack in the Box restaurants in central and east Texas, owned by Bernie Morrissey of J&D Restaurant Group LLC, have temporarily closed. They will reopen by the end of the month as corporate-owned restaurants. The franchisee for the restaurants defaulted on payments to the San Diego, California-based …

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Cocky Franchisor Goes to Jail, Emerges with Altered Outlook

Pat Swisher founded Swisher Hygiene back in 1983, a company that specialized in hygiene for commercial restrooms. The franchise chain thrived, as did Swisher’s self-described big ego. But he was in for a fall, brought about by running afoul of the IRS. In 2002 he was sentenced to a two-and-a-half-year stretch in …

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A&W Experiencing Unit Growth in U.S. for First Time in Years

A&W units have been sliding in numbers in the U.S. since the recession, but this year marks a welcome turnaround. The chain has been franchisee-run since 2011. A&W Restaurants is quietly doing something it hasn’t done for a decade: Open new restaurants. The Lexington, Ky.-based quick-service chain operates 634 …

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McDonald's Offers to Pay Most of Franchisees' Extensive Remodeling Costs

McDonald’s is determined to regain customers it has lost to rivals by banking on extensive changes, including expensive restaurant upgrades. To get its U.S. franchisees on board the costly program, it is sweetening the deal by telling them, in writing, it will pay most of the expenses. The company is …

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