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Franchise Securitization Is Back

They're baaack —asset-backed securities, or ABS that is. Record low interest rates have spurred investors over the past year to rediscover higher yielding bonds that franchisors like Domino's Pizza issue. The bonds are based on estimated future royalties that franchisees are committed to pay.

MacDonald of Quiznos Replaced by The UPS Store President

Flag at a Tennessee Quiznos store. photo/bmm

DENVER —Quiznos, a quick service restaurant chain that serves toasted sub sandwiches, announced that Greg MacDonald has been replaced by Stuart K. Mathis as the company’s new president and chief executive officer, effective July 30, 2012. Mr. MacDonald is stepping down immediately. Additionally, Quiznos has named Susan Lintonsmith as its new chief marketing officer.

Restaurant Sales and Earnings Misses Due to Marketing Miscues?

In May, a batch of disappointing restaurant sales/and/or earnings news were delivered: Wendy’s (WEN), Red Robin (RRGB) and Ruby Tuesday’s (RT).

Jack Welch Consults Domino's on Franchising

Monday, CNBC played the Jack and Suzie Welch business series Everybody's Business. Jack and his wife were on site at Domino's Ann Arbor headquarters consulting with corporate staffers on Domino's issues.

Police and Collection Agencies Love Domino's Database of Pizza Lovers

Domino's Pizza has a customer database which they are making available to the NYC Police Department and to collection agencies(!!!). Presumably they charge a fee to the collection agencies.