A Seattle smoothie concept that bills itself as a “meal replacement” beverage is expanding in Utah with the opening of its fourth location in American Fork.
The economic headlines are all doom and gloom — bank failures, store closings, bankruptcies, unemployment. Would anyone even think about starting a business today? Yes. And some people should, said Lydia Jones, director of the Kennesaw State University Small Business Development Center. “We’re seeing markets and industries contract. Many small businesses are hurting. Those that [...]
Zoup Fresh Soup Co. of Southfield celebrated 10 years in business by doubling its franchises. The company, founded in 1998, now owns and operates six stores and has 15 franchises in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Zoup CEO and cofounder Eric Ersher said Zoup awarded 29 franchises in 2008 and many are opening this year. That [...]
The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. Expand to 6,000 Worldwide Locations WEBWIRE – Monday, January 12, 2009 Shipping and Business Services Retail Chain Committed to Future Growth SAN DIEGO – In 1980, Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. (MBE) opened its first location in southern California. Nearly 30 years later, The UPS Store® and Mail Boxes [...]
Over the next few weeks, White Castle restaurants in over 400 locations will go green with their packaging. Instead of white sacks, customers will notice that their food comes in a brown paper bag bearing a “recycle” logo. White Castle will also be using recycled materials for its corrugated Crave Cases. This isn’t the first [...]
Tamara Moller The Maids Home Services OMAHA, Neb. – THE MAIDS Home Services, the only franchised residential cleaning service to clean for health, recently received Franchise Business Review’s Franchise 50® top residential cleaning franchise award. The MAIDS were ranked fourth in the cleaning industry and tenth in the overall large systems category. “We are honored [...]
Recession-Proof Nature of the Rent-to-Own Industry Called a Powerful Attraction to Entrepreneurs
TORONTO, ONTARIO – Little Caesars Pizza announced today its unique Little Caesars Canadian Veterans Program, which provides franchise business opportunities to qualified, honourably released veterans transitioning to civilian life or seeking a career change. “The Little Caesars Veterans Program was launched by Little Caesars in the U.S. in 2006 and is making a difference for [...]
Cousins Subs restaurant chain is pleased to announce the addition of Mark P. Cairns to its corporate team as the director of franchise sales. PRESS RELEASE: (Menomonee Falls, WI)—Cousins Subs is pleased to announce the addition of Mark P. Cairns to its corporate team as the director of franchise sales. Cairns comes to Cousins after [...]
Business success can never be guaranteed, but with the current economic climate presenting new challenges, inexperienced entrepreneurs must seek every opportunity to reduce risk and investigate tried and tested routes to success. ‘Blueprints for Business’ will provide budding business start-ups with the chance to meet some of the UK’s leading franchise entrepreneurs, exploring the benefits [...]
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Five people have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Miami relating to the individuals’ participation in a fraudulent business opportunity sales operation, the Justice Department and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service announced today. A sixth individual was also charged in a criminal information. According to the indictment, the [...]
Franchise industry expected to shrink Chain stores pinched as credit, consumer spending seize up Jaclyn Trop / The Detroit News At the Coffee Beanery in Warren, hard times mean fewer customers and more job applicants. “I have 10 people coming in every day asking for jobs,” said owner Michelle Garcia, “and I can’t even afford [...]
Restaurant chain Smashburger awards 45-Unit franchise development for Texas and New Mexico, bringing total franchise stores to 105. – Chain Leader, 1/14/2009 9:30:00 AM PRESS RELEASE: DENVER & PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Smashburger, a fast casual “better burger” concept recently launched and funded with $15 million by private equity and concept development firm Consumer Capital Partners (CCP), has [...]
s Computer Troubleshooters is celebrating the opening of their 100th franchise in the US. By the end of September they’ll have over 120 open and operating around the country, and over 250 worldwide. Computer Troubleshooters is a home-based low-cost franchise which offers on-site computer repairs, service, maintenance and upgrades. Started in Australia in 1997, it [...]
The couple has opened a Chem-Dry Carpet Solutions franchise, offering carpet and upholstery cleaning using the latest technology.
Australia and New Zealand are sophisticated markets with dynamic, growing franchise communities. Both offer significant opportunities for franchising. Australia is the larger of the two countries with around 20 million people. New Zealand has four million.
Some of the biggest brands in franchising are being accused of fraud, collusion, and unconscionable conduct against their franchisees.
By Courtney Dentch Bloomberg News Published: Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 9:22 p.m. MST Franchise owners may close 10,000 locations this year, the first decline on record, as U.S. consumers spend less at stores and restaurants. The number of U.S. franchise locations may fall 1.2 percent to 854,000 in 2009, the International Franchise Association said today. [...]
Popeyes franchisee John Brodersen has succeeded in places where many restaurant owners have failed: inner-city neighborhoods. He attributes his success to his experience and to the effective use of technology
Melbourne-based franchisor Souvlakihut has been awarded with the honour of Australia’s top franchisor in a new survey of franchisees. 10 Thousand Feet, a market research company, surveyed 900 franchisees from 50 franchise systems in Australia in order to find out the most satisfied franchisees in the country. Souvlakihut, which is set to have over 20 [...]
Marketwire January 28, 2009: 11:19 AM ET Self-employed “free agents” now constitute slightly more than one-fourth of the U.S. working population, reflecting a two-year increase that may be fueled in part by the current economic situation, according to a new survey by human resources solutions company Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB). The company’s [...]
- Sweet Factory James Walker, Chief Development Officer 714-507-1998 California based-Sweet Factory, announced today that industry veteran Brett Larrabee has joined Sweet Factory as director of Franchise Sales and Development. “Franchise development and Sales are critical factors to the success of Sweet Factory,” said James Walker, Chief Development Officer. “The addition of Brett to our [...]
Canadian Chain opens first location in Harbour City Mall Hong Kong (December 5, 2008) – New York Fries, a privately owned Canadian French fry retailer, is pleased to announce the opening of its first Hong Kong store today. Situated in the Gateway Arcade of the Harbour City, the restaurant occupies 730 square feet. The Canadian [...]
by Jeff Levy In the same theme of my recent articles, classifying franchisers by type, this month’s article will cover the sole proprietorship type franchises, also known as individual contributor. This is not to be confused with buying yourself a job as I will explain later. If you follow the Gerber philosophy as immortalized in [...]
Presentation to be held in New York on Monday, January 12, 2009 ATLANTA, Jan 06, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — AFC Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq: AFCE), the franchisor and operator of Popeyes(R), today announced that Cheryl Bachelder, chief executive officer, and Mel Hope, chief financial officer, will present at the Cowen Consumer Conference on [...]