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News and events that center around the selling and granting of franchise licenses

McDonald's Hiking Franchisee Rents

McDonald's is raising rents for franchisees just when it hurts the most: during its current long business slide.

McDonald's to Stop Reporting Same-Store Sales on Monthly Basis

McDonald's reported on Wednesday that it would stop reporting same-store sales each month, starting in July. Is that bad?

Franchisor, Police, Blame Franchisee for Waco Massacre

Police say they knew the planned biker meeting this past Sunday meant trouble and asked the franchise owner of the Twin Peaks restaurant where it was scheduled to ban the motorcyclists.

A Twist from Tennessee: Why the NLRB Ruling Will Have No Effect There

Sometimes in order to move forward, we have to take a look back. Let’s start at the beginning.

In July 2014, the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that  McDonald’s could be held jointly liable for labor and wage violations by its franchise operators.

Statement on Franchise Survey Call

I am writing to clarify my involvement on yesterday's press call related to the Franchise Grade franchisee survey and the official positions of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) bo

Why Chipotle Doesn't Want to Franchise

Even though many would-be franchisees would love to be a part of Chipotle's success, the company has no plans to franchise, in spite of having been under the wing of franchise giant McDonald's from 1998 to 2006.

McDonald’s Down Again in 1Q, Closes around 350 Restaurants

With red ink continuing to hemorrhage during its first quarter, McDonald's dealt with the expense of shutting down about 350 restaurants in three nations.

Leading Brand Franchisees Way Up in Price

These days coveted top brand franchisees are selling for considerably more than they used to. Those of struggling brands continue at lower prices.

Coco's, Carrows Restaurants Abruptly Fire Thousands

Employees of Coco's Bakery  and Carrows restaurants, both franchisors, were shocked at the way they learned they no longer had a job.

The Generation Z Effect on Franchising

If you were born in the 1970s, you’re familiar with vinyl records. Those born in the ‘80s had cassette tapes, and ‘90s teens stored their music on CDs. If you ask a teen today what any of those items are, they probably have no idea.