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General advice relating to the acquisition and opration of franchises, primarily from a legal perspective.

Dealing with Renovations and Construction for Franchise Tenants

Prospective and new franchisees shouldn’t just stop at signing their initial commercial lease … they should start thinking ahead to their commercial lease renewal.

15 Surprising Habits of Productive People

For the many of us who feel there is room for improvement in our productivity output, here is a look at 15 surprising secrets gleaned from questioning over 200 ultra-productive people.

The Location You Lease is More Important Than the Franchise You Buy, Here's Why

When looking at franchise systems to join, potential franchisees will notice that many franchisors will operate on a “cookie cutter” system where each franchise store should more-or-less look and operate the same.

HuHot Founder Is Former Scientist, Pizza Franchisee

Linda Vap, founder, president and CEO of HuHot Mongolian Grill, started off as a scientist. She and her husband then teamed up in 1979 to become one of the first Godfather's Pizza franchisees. A leader with many years of experience on both sides of the franchise business, she shares what she's found to be important for women who aspire to lead.

NLRB Slaps Domino’s Franchisee for Making Workers Waive Rights on Class Arbitration

An NLRB administrative law judge issued a decision this month stating a Domino's franchisee entity violated the National Labor Relations Act in requiring employees as a condition of employment to agree to pursue legal disputes with the restaurant owners in binding arbitration on an individual basis, waiving their rights to pursue class and collective legal action.

The Location You Lease Is More Important than the Franchise You Buy, Here's Why

When looking at franchise systems to join, potential franchisees will notice that many franchisors will operate on a “cookie cutter” system where each franchise store should more-or-less look and operate the same.

Franchise Veteran Shares His Tips for Success

A 32-year franchising veteran, starting right after high school as an Oliver's Pizza franchisee, Todd Greatches has experienced much with various franchising companies. A multi-unit franchisee, he shares what he's learned along the way.

Jim Delligatti's Big Mac Class

When franchisee Jim Delligatti, who passed away earlier this week, created the Big Mac in 1967 it was a clear illustration of the high value of two-way communication within an organization: from frontline to corporate, from corporate to frontline.

Franchisee Prevails Early on Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing Claim

One of the few tasks more daunting than trying to get Kant, Nietzsche and Plato to agree on a definition of ‘the good life’ is that of struggling to get two courts to agree on the legal meaning of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. Indeed, some courts vociferously object to using the phraseology itself, arguing that the word ‘covenant’ must be replaced by the word ‘duty.’