Franchisors

Franchise

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.
Franchise

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.
Legal

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.
Franchise

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.
Franchise Players

How These Brothers Took Over a Taco Franchise

When these four brothers took a liking to Chronic Tacos, they decided to go all in.
Sports

A Franchise Built for Endurance Athletes

Jamie and Tara Osborn, triathletes both, recognized that retail niche for athletes like themselves and so they opened Endurance House.
Franchisees

Franchisees: Don't Say 'I Do' to a Franchisor Unless the Chemistry Is Right

The right franchisee-franchisor relationship works something like a successful marriage.
Franchisors

Making the Jump From Franchisee to Franchisor

Several owners who made the shift discuss their decision-making process, what they learned and how they do things differently.
Franchisors

A Franchise Leader on the Benefits and Challenges of Multi-Unit Ownership

He started his life in franchising at age 14, mopping floors at a Burger King. Today, Aziz Hashim owns 35 franchises and employs 700 people.
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: I'm Both a Franchisee and Franchisor

A look at how Mike Lohman spearheaded an effort for Go Mini's dealers to purchase the company.
Franchisors

Meet the Franchisor Launching a Fundraising Platform for Potential Franchisees

Mandy Calara created an online crowdfunding platform that lets the friends, family and community of potential franchisees become investors.
Franchises

Nostalgic Niche: Bringing Back the Butcher Shop

The founders of Meat House revive an old-time institution, opening 30 stores in 10 states. They share their business secrets -- and their favorite cuts.
Franchises

Advice for Franchisors: Treat Franchisees Well

Ever hear of the Filet-O-Fish sandwich? Or the Blizzard frozen treat? Both were invented by franchisees -- not the parent company.
Franchises

What Makes a Franchise Great?

Three top franchise consultants share their views on what makes a franchise company a winner.
Franchises

Want to Be the Next Subway? Avoid These Costly Franchisor Mistakes

This advice may save owners looking to franchise their businesses some money and headaches.