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Insider Speaks Candidly about Burger King Supply Chain

Reinhart Food Services is one of many vendors managed by franchisee-cooperative Restaurant Services Inc.
Reinhart is one of the many vendors that franchisee-led RSI directs. Photo by Blue MauMau

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – A Burger King franchise leader speaks candidly about franchisees owning, directing and managing the supply chain for all Burger King locations in the U.S. and Canada, both franchised and company-owned.

Growing an Independent Franchisee Association

A new independent franchisee federation gathers for their first meeting in 2008
A new independent franchisee federation gathers in Indianapolis, 2010

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University's assistant professor of food and beverage management Benjamin Lawrence says from what he has seen, franchising myths have not yet given way to the day-to-day realities of franchise operations. In particular, independent franchisee associations are an important and contributing part of franchise networks.

Tim Horton’s Ruling may be a Cautionary Tale for Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owners

A Canadian court ruling involving Tim Hortons may be a cautionary tale for Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees. The case was brought by a group of Tim Horton’s franchise owners after they were forced to sell items at below cost and switch to more expensive pre-baked donuts from a supplier affiliated with the franchisor.

A Whopper of a Decision: Franchisee Association Has Standing to Challenge Franchisor Burger King Corp

Following the Supreme Court's holding in State Oil Co. v. Khan, 522 U.S. 3 (1997) that maximum price fixing was no longer a per se antitrust violation, some franchisors have imposed deep discounting on their  franchisees through resale price caps.

Ten Most Powerful Franchise Associations

When it comes to industrial might and lobbying power, the franchise industry is lopsided. A few big groups have the lion's share.