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Franchise Leadership: Leading Tribes

University of Southern California professor and leadership guru David Logan speaks about five natural kinds of tribes and how to lead those different tribal stages to the next level.

Popeyes CEO: Franchisees Are First to Be Served

Cheryl Bachelder, CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, presents to franchisees at a leaders conference
Popeyes CEO Cheryl Bachelder speaks to franchisees about a restaurant upgrade at a leadership conference this year. photo/AFC Enterprises

ATLANTA — In the final of a two-part series, Cheryl Bachelder, chief executive officer of AFC Enterprises Inc. (NYSE: AFCE), holding company for Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, speaks to Blue MauMau about the art of leading.

Popeyes' Bachelder Lifts Franchisee Profits

AFC Enterprises CEO Cheryl Bachelder addresses franchisees. photo/AFCE

ATLANTA — Cheryl Bachelder, chief executive officer of AFC Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ:AFCE), holding company for Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, speaks to Blue MauMau about the art of leading.

Hotel Owners Govern the Brand at Best Western

CEO David Kong speaks to hotel owners of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association conference in Atlanta
Best Western CEO David Kong speaks with hotel owners. photo/Best Western

PHOENIX — David Kong, CEO of Best Western International, corresponds with Blue MauMau to explain how its unit hotel owners, not the franchisor, direct the company on how to best protect and grow the brand. 

Domino’s CEO: Laying Groundwork for Change

Ribbon Cutting at Domino's 9000th store, which happened to be opened in India
CEO Doyle in India for Domino's 9000th store, photo/Domino's

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Patrick Doyle, president and chief executive officer of Domino's Pizza Inc. (NYSE:DPZ), speaks with Blue MauMau about building consensus in order to make a major change in the brand. The CEO says that the recent change in its menu items was probably the most significant since the founding of the chain.

Domino’s CEO Patrick Doyle on Leading

Domino's Pizza CEO Patrick Doyle
Domino's Pizza CEO Patrick Doyle, photo care of Domino's

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — J. Patrick Doyle, president and chief executive officer of Domino's Pizza Inc. (NYSE: DPZ), speaks with Blue MauMau on the art of leading franchise owners.

Denny’s Serves Up Collaborative Leadership

After the Superbowl, Denny's free Grand Slam Day in Columbus, Georgia
Customers lined up in Feb, 2010 for free breakfast at a Georgia Denny's

SAN DIEGO – What has emerged from turmoil of free meals and CEO succession in the Denny's chain is a restaurant network that has become the epitome of collaboration between franchise owners and franchisor. That renewed collaboration is helping the chain turn the corner.

ABA Forum Chair Calls for Meritocracy, Balance

SAN DIEGO – Following the ABA’s 33rd Annual Forum on Franchising, Ronald K Gardner, Jr. of Dady & Gardner, the first franchisee attorney elected chair, reflected on his past year’s experience. “The Forum to my great delight, and I believe this in my deepest heart of hearts, really is a meritocracy. It awards people who step up to take responsibility and deliver.”