As some restaurant brands deal with contentious relationships with their franchisee associations, Church’s Chicken wants to enhance collaboration between corporate leadership and operators, forming an Excellence Advisory Council to help address improvements to the system.
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Just when the restaurant industry has figured out what millennials want, the next crop of employees is coming up.
Like he focused on the block and tackle, Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl champion linebacker Gary Brackett is laser focused on ROI.
Denise Wang and Chris Li are banking on art education’s global appeal as they launch Abrakadoodle in Australia. The couple already has experience in franchising, having brought the My Gym brand to Sydney last year.
A new report co-authored by a handful of public interest organizations doles out failing grades to 22 of the 25 largest burger chains in the U.S. because of their continued use of antibiotics in the beef they sell. While there’s no questioning the added expense of going antibiotic free, this kind of negative press does the franchised restaurant industry no favors.
In its quest to “remain the leader and widen the gap” between it and its competitors in the salon suite franchise space, Sola Salon Studios attracted funding from a trio of firms that now have a majority stake in the brand and, CEO Randall Clark says, will accelerate growth.
If you want to visit the Subway in Utqiagvik, Alaska, prepare for a long trip.
More than 400 McDonald’s operators at a National Owners Meeting in Tampa this week gave a “resounding yes” to forming a self-funded advocacy group representing franchisees, to be called NOA or National Owners Association, according to a meeting recap dated October 10. It would be the first franchisee association in McDonald’s history.
An overflow crowd of about 380 people attended a meeting of McDonald’s franchisees this week in Tampa, Florida, hosted by Blake Casper, chairman and CEO of the Caspers Company. That’s according to Carmen Caruso, a 35-year franchise attorney based in Chicago who presented at the meeting.
Mark Jones, co-founder and CEO of Goosehead Insurance, is a former Bain Consulting guy who is fond of predatory metaphors in describing the philosophy behind his franchised insurance brand that’s feasting on the lackluster service provided by many rivals in the industry.