The first deal out of the gate for Corlex Capital is a doozy—the new private equity firm has signed Ivan Orkin, the celebrity chef known as the king of ramen, to develop and scale his new as-yet-unnamed concept, attract investors and ultimately franchise it, says Jeffrey Kolton.
Mutts Canine Cantina is a Texas-based franchise that’s a hybrid between a bar/restaurant and a dog park. As an enthusiastic dog owner, this spurs a blizzard of new franchise ideas.
Third-year law students at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta filed into Mort Aronson’s class this week on a late Wednesday afternoon, as they have every fall semester for the past 24 years, and I was there as guest speaker to witness the sweet rapport he has with students.
John Hewitt, founder of Jackson Hewitt and Liberty Tax Service, is planning a third launch of a tax prep franchise in March, when his non-compete expires, under the Loyalty Brands umbrella. “It was the worst battle ever,” he said about the tumultuous p…
Dunkin’ ditching Donuts (in name only) seems like one of those reincarnations we may look back on with a laugh in future years. I’m skeptical the company can achieve its objective of being a beverage-focused brand with a lame new name.
Many restaurant franchises now have digital delivery options, but customers may be unaware of their array of choices. Black Bear Diner, a California-based family restaurant concept, rolled out its new partnership with third-party delivery brand DoorDas…
In a new partnership with Franchise Times, investment bank Cowen did a quick check-in on third-quarter results with a collection of franchisees across the country.
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.
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.