News and Articles About Franchisees

The Best Time to Visit Your Franchise Headquarters
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The Best Time to Visit Your Franchise Headquarters

Some advice for franchisees on how to decide whether a trip to your franchise's home turf makes sense.
Joel Libava
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California Just Passed a Bill Granting Franchisees New Rights
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California Just Passed a Bill Granting Franchisees New Rights

New California legislation makes it more difficult for franchisors to terminate franchise agreements and easier for franchisees to sell their locations.
Kate Taylor
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Burger King Franchisees Aren't 'Satisfried' with Satisfries
Burger King

Burger King Franchisees Aren't 'Satisfried' with Satisfries

Many Burger King franchisees are dropping the lower calorie fries after less than a year on the menu.
Kate Taylor
How These Sibling Franchisees Built an Empire
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How These Sibling Franchisees Built an Empire

Brothers Joe and Allen Hertzman, who own six Long John Silver's, 13 Rally's and 24 Papa John's Pizza units, share what's in their secret franchising sauce.
Future Franchisees: Don't Be Thrown by the Financial Disclosure Document
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Future Franchisees: Don't Be Thrown by the Financial Disclosure Document

Break the FDD down into bite-sized pieces to avoid feeling freaked out and make a well-reasoned decision about becoming a franchisee.
Joel Libava
Ex-Subway Franchisee Concocts a Bizarre $35 Million Blackmail Plot
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Ex-Subway Franchisee Concocts a Bizarre $35 Million Blackmail Plot

A leaked video, a disgruntled former franchisee and questions regarding Subway's healthiness set a strange blackmail scheme into motion.
Kate Taylor
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Wendy's Wants to Go Big in Canada
Wendys

Wendy's Wants to Go Big in Canada

After a decade of stagnation, Wendy's is planning to add over 100 new restaurants in Canada and sell nearly all of its company-owned Canadian restaurants to franchisees.
Kate Taylor
Franchisees Seek Injunction to Halt Minimum-Wage Hike in Seattle
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Franchisees Seek Injunction to Halt Minimum-Wage Hike in Seattle

The International Franchise Association filed for an injunction preventing Seattle from enacting the new minimum wage law in its present state.
Kate Taylor
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Regulator Names McDonald's a 'Joint Employer'
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Regulator Names McDonald's a 'Joint Employer'

The National Labor Relations Board has deemed McDonald's a 'joint employer' – a decision that could redefine franchising as we know it.
Kate Taylor
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Jamba Juice Is Going On a Serious Franchisee Recruitment Spree
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Jamba Juice Is Going On a Serious Franchisee Recruitment Spree

With new franchise initiatives, the smoothie chain wants to almost double its number of franchised locations in the next five years.
Kate Taylor
10 Habits of Highly Successful Future Franchisees
Success Strategies

10 Habits of Highly Successful Future Franchisees

Just because you own a franchise, a business with proven systems and tested procedures, doesn't mean you can kick back and chillax.
Joel Libava
Franchisees Take 7-Eleven to Court for Alleged Racial Discrimination
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Franchisees Take 7-Eleven to Court for Alleged Racial Discrimination

A group of franchisees are accusing the convenience chain of trying to make a profit by systematically forcing South Asian immigrant franchisees out.
Kate Taylor
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New McDonald's Lawsuit Could Redefine Franchising as We Know It
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New McDonald's Lawsuit Could Redefine Franchising as We Know It

A worker group is filing charges against franchisees and McDonald's as a joint employer, setting a precedent that could have broad ripple effects.
Kate Taylor
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Franchisees in Puerto Rico Claim McDonald's Broke FTC Rule
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Franchisees in Puerto Rico Claim McDonald's Broke FTC Rule

In letting McDonald's biggest franchisee open up shops in Puerto Rico, local franchisees say the fast-food giant violated FTC rules.
Kate Taylor
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