A Samuel Taylor Coleridge paraphrase could have described the buttoned-down MJBizCon show in Las Vegas last week.
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When the National Labor Relations Board last week absolved McDonald’s of responsibility for alleged labor violations by its franchisees, Matt Haller of the International Franchise Association responded in a word: “Finally.”
To the untrained eye, the Ninja Nation gyms look like a wild collage of red and blue blocks that belong to an unassembled playground. But amid the complex designs are multi-faceted obstacles that are simple enough for children to use, but genius in the way they focus on training and developing strength in different parts of the body. But most importantly, it’s fun to watch.
It’s been a slow burn at Cowboy Chicken in the 17 years since Sean Kennedy took over the business, as the Carrollton, Texas-based brand has built its unit count back up and worked to grow awareness of a rotisserie chicken concept that had just one location in 2002.
Franchises using biometrics—fingerprints, retinal scans and the like—for customer or employee ID should beware of the CCPA, according to Michael Cohen of Gray Plant Mooty. That’s the California Consumer Privacy Act that goes into effect January 1.
One Cannabis, the parent of marijuana franchise Unity Rd, is going public via a “merger of equals” with Cannabis One Holdings Inc. (CBEI), a stock trading for 16 cents a share on the Canadian Securities Exchange. The two firms met under contentious circumstances.
‘Tis the season for selling gift cards. And it could be a real benefit for the slow early months of 2020.
In 2020, 20 states will raise minimum wages. As they do, unemployment remains at historic lows and turnover at or near historic highs in the restaurant industry.
When picking up a new subject of study or profession, a book chock-full of advice from mentors is something few people would turn down. Franchising is an intimidating venture for any franchisor, regardless of the brand, and asking for help can be difficult when you don’t know whom to turn to.
Ask a restaurant general manager how the technology sea change is affecting them, and they’ll show you the incredible new tools at hand—as soon as they remember the password.