D.P. Dough CEO Matt Crumpton helped start the 2019 Finance & Growth Conference off in a big way, announcing Monday the Columbus, Ohio-based calzone brand that calls itself “the pizza alternative” is merging with competitor Calios, a 13-unit chain out of New York.
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Coaching franchisees at Homewatch Caregivers used to be “more random, back in the day, and now it’s more diagnostic and gets into the why,” said Jennifer Tucker, COO, at the Franchise Times Finance & Growth Conference in Las Vegas Monday.
The marketing efforts at Broken Yolk bring in hundreds of people on day one by getting active on social media long before a location actually opens.
Speaking today at the Franchise Times Finance & Growth Conference at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, CEO Paul Damico touted Naf Naf’s chicken shawarma, made in-house at each restaurant, along with each location’s full bakery dedicated to making “best in the industry” pita bread, as reasons why the brand stands out in an increasingly competitive Mediterranean-focused segment.
“We’ve been trying to land this plane for over a year now,” says Alex Wilkes, SVP, about his efforts to attract private equity firms to buy independent eye care brands and roll them up under the Pearle Vision platform.
Phenix Salon Suites plans to roll out its new technology application called Gina’s Platform within the next month, CEO Jason Rivera announced at the opening day of the Franchise Times Finance & Growth Conference in Las Vegas today.
Adding to its portfolio of home service concepts, Buzz Franchise Brands acquires British Swim School as founder Rita Goldberg exits and brings in new CEO Greg Longe.
It’s not lights out, but the U.S. hotel market is slowing down after a multi-year growth streak across all categories. According to STR Global, the U.S. hotel industry reported negative year-over-year results in three key performance metrics during the tail end of April.
When Hamra Enterprises acquired a handful of Panera Bread cafes, the most important part was building trust with the new employees, says Hamra’s CEO.
Lane Fisher is no dog whisperer. In fact, he was pretty vocal—talking at a rabid clip, hands waving—when the young lawyers in his office started showing up at work with their dogs to help get them through franchise registration season, an intense period that lasts from January through the end of April.