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3 Franchisors Listed in 100 Best Workplaces for Women

Hyatt Regency, Schaumburg, Chicago front desk
Front desk of Hyatt Regency, Schaumburg, Chicago

Three famous franchising firms place among the top 100 Best Workplaces for Women list. Hyatt Hotels Corporation is ranked the highest, followed by restaurant franchisor Chili's Grill and Bar and then Marriott.

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.

Del Taco Set for Reverse Merger with Levy Acquisition Corp

Franchisor Del Taco Holdings Inc. is being acquired by Levy Acquisition Corp. through a reverse merger.

Are They Franchisees or Employees? Court Not Impressed with CleanNet's Tactics

This putative class action of Sanchez v. CleanNet USA, Inc., 2015 WL 231450 (N.D. Ill. 2015) arises out of Plaintiff Jose Sanchez's participation as a franchisee in a nationwide network of commercial cleaning franchise businesses.

Are Franchisors Inching Toward a Cliff? How Much Control Is Enough?

It seems to be human nature to want to stand as close to danger as possible—believing you have a solid footing to avoid falling over.  This is demonstrated by recent news reports of people dying while taking “selfies”, including one couple who tumbled off a cliff together in front of their young children.

Early Pizza Chain Founders Forge Ahead on Ambitious New Projects

Tom Monaghan, now 77, founder of Domino's, and Mike Ilitch,  84, founder of Little Caesars, established their pizza businesses well over five decades ago and just a year apart in Motown.

Seeking Balance in Franchise Relationships

No relationship is perfect. It doesn't matter whether the relationship is personal, business or institutional. There are always going to be both good things and bad things about any relationship.

A Thorough FDD Review & Consultation is a Bargain

We spend a lot of time counseling clients who invested in an unsuccessful franchise without ever consulting an attorney.

NASAA’s Proposed Multi-unit Commentary Clarifies Key Terms

The Franchise and Business Opportunity Project Group of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) recently released a proposed commentary on multi unit franchise arrangements.

NASAA Wants Zors to Come to Terms

Area RepresentationWASHINGTON—You say tuber. I say potato. In franchising, Subway says development agent. I say subfranchisor. And you say master franchisee.