Robeks slashes franchise fees.
fastcasual.com - Premium smoothie and juice franchise Robeks, eager to help franchisees take advantage of a market primed for small business success, is offering thousands of dollars in discounts to attract new... [more] 17 May, 2013
The Pizza Studio announces franchise developments in seven states.
fastcasual.com - Los Angeles-based fast casual pizza restaurant The Pizza Studio announced plans to open several new locations this summer and fall. ... [more] 17 May, 2013
First Watch growth spikes, hires franchising VP.
bizjournals.com - In its desire for continued growth, First Watch, a brunch and lunch restaurant chain based in Bradenton, has created a new position: vice president of franchising. ... [more] 16 May, 2013
Golf USA seeks bankruptcy protection.
newsok.com - Oklahoma City-based sports equipment franchiser Golf USA Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on the eve of a court hearing to place the company into receivership. ... [more] 16 May, 2013
Angel Companions Franchising Continues Its Expansion.
prnewswire.com - Angel Companions Franchising has just signed an agreement to open a franchise operation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... [more] 16 May, 2013
Smoothie King targeting NYC, DC with franchisee discounts.
fastcasual.com - Smoothie King Franchises Inc. is targeting New York, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore for franchise expansion. To fuel development, Smoothie King is offering candidates 40 percent off... [more] 16 May, 2013
Hungry Howie's Pizza Named to 2013 Military Friendly Franchise® List.
prnewswire.com - Hungry Howie's Pizza has been named one of the 2013 Military Friendly Franchises® as compiled by Victory Media. ... [more] 15 May, 2013
Famous Famiglia Pizzeria expanding in Canada.
pizzamarketplace.com - Fresh & Healthy Brands, a franchisor of frozen yogurt stores and other restaurant concepts, has formed a partnership with Famous Famiglia Pizzeria to franchise the chain in Canada and other select... [more] 16 May, 2013
UNITED KINGDOM / IRELAND
British Franchise Award Night Set For July.
thefranchisemagazine.net - This year’s bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards gala dinner will be held at the Honourable Artillery Company in London’s east end on Thursday, July 4. ... [more] 17 May, 2013
Podcast: Listen to senior figures discuss franchising.
thebfa.org - During recent Scottish Franchise Week events, BBC Radio Scotland journalist Gillian Marles talked to senior figures within the industry about many aspects of franchising... [more] 17 May, 2013
KFC franchise holder back in profit after two years.
independent.ie - The company that operates the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) franchise across Ireland has returned to profit. ... [more] 16 May, 2013
Domino's UK recognizes top employees.
pizzamarketplace.com - Domino's UK has recognized various employees within the system at the company's recent event in Liverpool, England. ... [more] 15 May, 2013
James Caan partners with artwork publishing franchise.
startups.co.uk - Business advisory firm HB Prime Advantage, led by ex-Dragon James Caan, has announced the addition of artwork publishing franchise Whistlefish Galleries to its portfolio. ... [more] 14 May, 2013
Just Falafel plans to open 200 UK restaurants within five years.
bighospitality.co.uk - Just Falafel, the falafel restaurant chain founded in Abu Dhabi in 2007, intends to embark on a period of rapid expansion to reach 200 UK restaurants within the next five years. ... [more] 14 May, 2013
Franchising 'a great way to get jobless back to work'.
bizcommunity.com - Franchising could be the answer to South Africa's high and rising unemployment problem, delegates to the International Franchise and Entrepreneurs' Expo in Johannesburg were told Thursday... [more] 13 May, 2013
FCA supports Alan Wein's code review.
franchise.net.au - The Franchise Council of Australia is pleased with the outcomes and recommendations offered by franchising expert Alan Wein in his review of the Franchising Code of Conduct. ... [more] 17 May, 2013
Review of the Franchising Code of Conduct.
smh.com.au - An independent review of the Franchising Code of Conduct has presented 18 recommendations to the Australian Government about the future of the industry. ... [more] 17 May, 2013
A grinding battle is brewing, as original Coffee Guy fights Retail Food Group.
startupsmart.com.au - A small business which has been trading as Coffee Guy since 2006 is now struggling against the might of the Retail Food Group and its introduction of The Coffee Guy brand to Australia. ... [more] 17 May, 2013
WA is all the GO! for Brumby’s hybrid model.
startupsmart.com.au - Retail Food Group has highlighted the success of hybrid business model Brumby’s GO!, which is looking for franchisees to accelerate the brand’s growth, particularly in regional WA. ... [more] 15 May, 2013
Former Brumby's MD now adjunct professor at Griffith Business School.
franchise.net.au - Griffith University’s Griffith Business School has appointed prominent franchising expert Michael Sherlock to the position of Adjunct Professor. ... [more] 14 May, 2013
KiwiYo planning Chinese scoop.
nzherald.co.nz - Just 15 months after its launch in New Zealand, frozen yoghurt retailer KiwiYo is gearing up for major push into China. ... [more] 13 May, 2013
ASIA / PACIFIC
CHINA - McDonald’s to Hire 75,000 China Staff on Store, McCafe Expansion.
bloomberg.com - McDonald’s Corp., the world’s largest restaurant chain, said it plans to hire 75,000 new employees in China this year as the company accelerates store expansion in the world’s most populous country. ... [more] 16 May, 2013
MYANMAR - In isolated Myanmar, sanctions breed bogus US franchises.
globalpost.com - Two decades worth of embargoes have created a American franchising vacuum. In this void Myanmar’s entrepreneurs have been free to brand their own shops with the names and logos of America’s top... [more] 14 May, 2013
CHINA - Should KFC Rethink its China Strategy?
businessweek.com - KFC China is the suddenly disappointing high-achiever, with same-store sales dropping 36 percent in April amid food safety scares, avian flu, and increased competition. ... [more] 14 May, 2013