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A Belated Veterans Hail to the Franchise Community

It is an unfortunate fact of life that franchises and franchisors rarely receive the kind of public appreciation and acknowledgement that they deserve for their on-going community service efforts.

Auto Franchises Making a Come Back

Despite lackluster performance over the past few years automotive service franchises will be making a comeback. Over the past three years franchises in the automotive service sector haven’t fared well.

McDonald's Presents at Goldman Sachs on September 11 2013: No Problemo, Man

McDonald's (MCD) COO Tim Fenton and CFO Pete Benson presented at the Goldman Sachs Retail conference today. These discussions are strictly dog and pony show and of limited duration and use. Still, interesting tones can be picked up.

Surge in ADA Disability Lawsuits to Continue in 2013 with Restaurant and Foodservice Employers in Crosshairs

For 2013, food service employers can expect a continued aggressive approach from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) as to violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) in the restaurant industry.  The significant increase of ADA charges and lawsuits by the EEOC and private claimants, which began in early 2012, shows little sign of abating in the new year.

Restaurant Franchisor News from ICRX Investment Conference

Last week I attended the ICRXchange Investment Conference, where thirty restaurant chains presented. The following is some franchisor chain specific news.

When Buying a Franchise Calculate Your Return On Effort

When evaluating a franchise opportunity, the return on effort or ROE can be just as important as the return on investment or ROI. When individuals consider purchasing a franchise, an important part of the evaluation process is projecting the ROI or return on investment.

A Review of the NYC Int'l Franchise Expo

After attending the recent International Franchise Expo at The Javits Center in New York City I found it a definite improvement over the long- running IFE in Washington,D.C. There was more traffic and the number of exhibitors was higher.

Federal Court Invalidates "Quickie" Union Election Rule, For Now

On May 14, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia set aside a controversial final rule of the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") that was designed to make it easier and faster for unions to hold organizing elections.

Why are the Large Fast Food Franchisors Refranchising?

An article in the Wall Street Journal reports on a refranchising

AAFD Endorses The Franchise Buyers Manual


The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers Endorses The Franchise Buyers Manual