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Trench warfare in the franchise field

Eilene Zimmerman writes at CNNMoney.com that even in good times, the relationship between franchisors and their franchisees tends to be fraught. Toss in an economic downturn and things get downright nasty. Iconic brands are facing revolts in the tren...
by Let's Talk Franchising on Apr 11, 2010

A Tale of Two Bakeries: Why Panera Rose While Cosi Fell

Carol Tice at BNET Insight does a detailed comparison of each franchise and offers some insight into some reasons Panera had success and why Cosi seemingly struggled:...
by Let's Talk Franchising on Mar 28, 2010

Want to Buy a Top Franchise?

  NY Times shops Red Sox stake as revenue falls. The Boston Business Journal reports that the New York Times Co. has retained an investment bank to explore the possible sale of its stake in the Boston Red Sox on the heels of a dismal year that..
by Let's Talk Franchising on Jan 28, 2009

Franchise Breeds Cautious Optimism

It’s 11:30 on a Monday morning, and Karim Menebhi is waiting for the first customer at his brand-new Ronzio Pizza & Subs franchise in Smithfield. Menebhi has been busy — loading boxes of supplies onto shelves, talking on the p
by Let's Talk Franchising on Jan 18, 2009

Brueggers continues to expand despite weak economy

Bruegger’s  the Burlington, VT franchisor announced that it will continue to add bakeries in spite of the weak economy. In 2008, the company is ahead of plan inking development agreements totaling 46 new bakery commitments. Since 2005,
by Let's Talk Franchising on Nov 25, 2008

A Bad Economy May Benefit Franchises

Mark C. Siebert for Entrepreneur.com writes that with all the negativity making headlines these days, it’s difficult sometimes to maintain perspective. Foreclosures at record highs. Nearly a trillion dollars in bailouts. The Dow with record dec.
by Let's Talk Franchising on Nov 25, 2008

Patrick Kaufmann joins DDIFO Board of Directors

Professor and Chair of Boston University’s Marketing Department and renowned expert on Franchising The DD Independent Franchise Owners Group, which represents the largest association of Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners in the U.S., is
by Let's Talk Franchising on Nov 7, 2008

Coffee News Announces New Ownership

Franchising in New England announced that NEFA Member William (Bill) Buckley of Bangor, ME and President of Coffee News USA, Inc.  announced the purchase of the parent company and owner of intellectual property rights for the Coffee News franchi.
by Let's Talk Franchising on Nov 3, 2008

Restaurant Franchising Turns to Sale-Leaseback for Capital in Tough Market

Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor for Commercial Property News states in an interesting article that: "The sale-leaseback deal was mostly invented to provide an alternate source of capital for a company that dislikes too much debt, or simply wa.
by Let's Talk Franchising on Oct 30, 2008

McDonalds Franchisees Honored at the White House

President George Bush welcomed four McDonald’s restaurant managers and franchise owner/operators to the White House for an invitation-only reception on Oct. 9, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. This exclusive event brought together sel.
by Let's Talk Franchising on Oct 14, 2008


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