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Log In / Register | Apr 24, 2014

Franchisees Trust Co-ops and Democracy More

ITHACA, N.Y. — In this final piece of a two-part series, Benjamin Lawrence, assistant professor of food and beverage management at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, surmises that franchisee associations must support their members' right to assemble and speak, that cooperatives are great instruments for franchise systems, and that democratically elected leaders are important in incorporating sub-groups.

Subway Rolls Out Digital Signs Big Time

Real Digital Signage
Subway digital casting system. Photo c/o Real Digital Signage

Quick service restaurants McDonald's, Tim Hortons and Subway are rolling out digital signage. But in places where franchisees control national marketing and purchasing, the way they roll it out and think about it are different.

Franchisees Run Better Chains

Keith Miller, Subway multiunit franchisee

SACRAMENTO — Franchisee Keith Miller argues that franchise chains can outperform the competition when they put owner-operators in charge of national functions like marketing and the supply chain.  Want proof? Then look no further than America’s largest franchise chain by number of stores – Subway.


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