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Famous Dave’s Hopes Cornbread, Larger Portions, Will Help Turn Around Plummeting Sales

Famous Dave's
Cornbread muffins. Photo by Steve A Johnson

MINNEAPOLIS – Faced with falling investor confidence, Famous Dave's of America Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) explains that it hopes to turn things around by serving larger food portions, reintroducing cornbread muffins and developing new leadership.

Why Every Franchisee Should Support and Engage in a Franchisee Association‎

Inspired by attending the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) Forum in Washington, DC., I would like to answer – why every franchise owner should support and engage an independent franchisee association.

AAHOA Unveils New Brand Identity

AAHOA logoThe Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) has introduced a new logo. The organization says it will be phased-in during coming months on all publications and electronic materials. It is the first change in AAHOA's logo since the group's founding in 1989.

Dunkin' Franchisees’ National Supply Chain CEO to Bring Down Cost of Goods for Donut Shops

A single row of the National DCP, a supply chain cooperative owned by franchisees
A single row in one section of Dunkin' franchisees' massive NDCP. photo/bmm

The chief executive in charge of Dunkin's franchisee-owned national supply chain management company, Scott Carter, explains to franchisees: "If I can't see it, I can't measure it. If I can't measure it, I can't manage it and if I'm not managing it then I'm failing."

Coca-Cola Bottlers Association Remembers a Century of Contributions to the Brand

Statue of Coca-Cola founder at World of Coca-Cola park, Atlanta
Statue of founder Dr. Pemberton at World of Coca-Cola park. Photo/bmm

ATLANTA—A hundred years ago, the territory size of a Coca-Cola Bottler product distribution franchisee was determined by the delivery capacity of a mule. This evening, the bottlers' association marked its centenary with a celebration at the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta.

Zarco Speaks about McDonald's Corp Using Other People's Money

Franchise attorney Robert Zarco of Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito speaks about the simmering of a possible franchise revolt against McDonald's with Erik Schatzker of Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers."

Pioneer Jason Dubinsky of Dunkin’ Passes

Jason (Jay) Dubinsky of Dunkin' Donuts
Jason (Jay) Dubsinsky, Sept 2012 at DDIFO meeting. photo/bmm

BOCA RATON, Fla.—With regret, this publication is late in reporting the passing this spring of one of the industry's pioneers, franchisee Jason (Jay) Dubinsky.

Franchising Myth Seven: You Lower the Cost of Doing Business through the Power of Group Purchasing

The myth that owning a franchise guarantees to lower your cost of doing business due to the synergies of group purchasing that will benefit the entire franchise network is, quite sadly, the most recent addition to the Franchising Hall of Shame.

Auto Dealer Protection Laws Show Power of Franchisee Association

Through effective trade associations and lobbying efforts, during the last century automobile dealer franchises in the United States convinced state governments to give them significant protection against commercial abuse or unfair dealing by the manufacturer or supplier franchisors. Franchisees in other industries could learn from that example.