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Large Burger King Franchisee Buys 194 More Locations

GPS Hospitality just made a huge acquisition that nearly doubles its size, to 424 restaurants.

After Brand Leaves Yum, Franchise Owners Turn A&W Around

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As America's oldest existing restaurant chain looks to 2017, franchisee-owned A&W Restaurants, Inc. says it is thriving. The franchisor says it will soon celebrate its five-year anniversary of franchisee ownership. Since leaving Yum Brands (NYSE:YUM), A&W says it has figured out how to turn the brand around. It has grown despite the restaurant sector experiencing sluggish sales.

Largest American Burger King Franchisee Now Even Larger

Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. (Nasdaq: TAST) announced that on November 30, 2016, it completed the acquisition of seven Burger King restaurants located north of Columbus, Ohio.

Burger King Franchisee's Mansion Featured as Pricey Buy

Gresham House, a historic 8,000 sq. ft. mansion on 1.5 acres in Richmond, Virginia, was purchased by a local multi-unit Burger King franchisee and his wife for $1.3 million. 

Hamra Enterprises Buys Additional 25 Wendy's Restaurants in Chicago Area

Hamra Enterprises, a Wendy’s franchisee, has completed the purchase of 25 greater Chicago Wendy’s restaurants in a refranchising deal. The sale of the restaurants is part of ongoing system optimization efforts by the franchisor that is intended to decrease its ownership position to 5 percent, or approximately 315 restaurants.

Sbarro's CEO Karam Fights Back from Chapter 11

Sbarro, having emerged from its second Chapter 11 bankruptcy in three years in June 2014, has had a lot to overcome. David Karam, who is a 250-unit Wendy's franchisee and at one time ran the brand, talks here about the changes made at Sbarro while he has been its CEO over the last three years.

Restaurateur Explains Why He Is No Longer Franchising

Successful restaurateurs are often urged to expand on their success by franchising their concept, but franchising is not for everyone.

Challenges for Franchise Expo West Debuting in Colorado

Francihse Expo West aisles were empty of buyersTwo weeks following California Governor Jerry Brown's action vetoing two franchise bills, the Franchise Expo West, formerly known as the West Coast Franchise Expo in Anaheim, California, made its debut in Denver, Colorado. The difference in the two locations is that California is a franchise registration state, one of the toughest in the nation in protecting franchise owners, while Colorado is a non-registration state with little regulation for franchisors.

Among 3 New Fast-Casual Pizza Chains, Transparency Pays

Do franchise buyers want to know how much a franchise can make? And even if buyers want it, does it pay for franchisors to disclose it?