The Franchise Owner's most trusted news source


Log In / Register | Nov 27, 2014

PODCAST: California State Senators Hear Franchise Owners Speak on Need for Good Faith in Franchise Relations

(PODCAST) SACRAMENTO — California state senators listened to franchise owners and associations ask for passage of Senate Bill 610 yesterday. Authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson [D-Santa Barbara], the bill was crafted to bolster good faith in a franchisor's dealings with franchisees and the right to associate without fear of reprisal.


21:23 minutes (4.9 MB)

Cold Stone Enters Australia

Cold Stone Creamery

American franchisor Cold Stone Creamery is looking to chill the Australian market.  While operating in 18 countries, the brand’s horrific franchising reputation in the U.S. ensures slow growth in a tough Down Under market.

Point: Sue me, Bob Zarco

If Robert Zarco is going to sue everyone who speaks the truth about Cold Stone Creamery, he'd better hire a few more associates.

Boycott Cold Stone, Blimpie, Best Western?

Calls to boycott AriZona tea because some suppose it is in Arizona
AriZona tea company is from New York City, photo/DeusXFlorida, flickr

Gift Card Regs Effective in August

The Federal Reserve regulations pertaining to stored-value cards (more commonly known as "gift cards") will go into effect on August 22, 2010.

Four Likely Franchisor IPOs for 2010

Cold Stone Creamery, Dunkin’ Donuts, Pinkberry and Harley Davidson are franchisors highlighted by the crack team at Dow Jones Investment Banker (DJIB) as likely candidates for a possible initial public offering in 2010. Here's why.

Blimpie Class Action Suit Is No Joke

Consumers Ronald Williams and Jennifer Clayton claim to have suffered nearly $75K in damages for not being able to eat a truly double portioned Blimpie sandwich as advertised.