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How Businesses Are Handling 2015’s ObamaCare

Under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), employers with a hundred or more full-time workers are mandated on January 1, 2015 to provide at least 70 percent of their employees with health insurance or owe the IRS $2,000 per worker.

Study Shows Obamacare's Small Business Exchanges Offer Cheaper Coverage

A study shows that rates on the small business exchanges, also know as the SHOP (Small Business Health Options Program) Marketplace, are lower than plans sold elsewhere, a partial fulfillment of the President's promises.

Papa John's Franchisees Frozen Out

 

NY  Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently served numerous Papa John's franchisees with investigation subpoenas. 

DOL Delays Requirement that Employers Provide Employees Notice under Affordable Care Act

As a further indication of the yet to be written regulations under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) has announced employers

Even More Franchises Weigh In on ObamaCare

Franchises Visiting Angels, Bennigan's and Firehouse are finding dealing with ObamaCare difficult, writes Kate Rogers of FOXBusiness.

Wendy's Employees Can Thank Obamacare for Fewer Hours

Wendy’s is the latest fast-food restaurant chain to respond to Obamacare by reducing its workers hours.

2012's Biggest Restaurant Stories

With the new year almost upon us, it's traditional to take a look at where we've been and where we're going.

Diners Support Menu Labeling

McDonald's already implementing calorie labeling
McDonald's already implementing calorie labels. photo/bmm

CHICAGO—In a recent survey of restaurant user attitudes conducted by market researcher Technomic, 65 percent of consumers favor nutritional labeling in restaurants. The strongest demand is to list calorie and sodium content.

Franchisee's Politics Gets in the Way of the Denny's Brand

Could Denny's value brand morph into this for the consumer?
Could Denny's brand of value morph into this mess in the consumer's mind?
(BMM modified this photo of a Denny's window.)

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Late last night Denny's Corporation (NASDAQ: DENN) responded to a fracas that has developed over the politically charged uttering of a Florida franchise owner of 40 Denny's restaurants.

New Report Indicates How Pending Healthcare Overhauls Could Impact Franchise Home Care Profitability; Countless Opportunities Identified

STONY BROOK, New York– Renowned franchising expert Ed Teixeira, owner/editor/president of FranchiseKnowHow,the widely-read website, newsletter and franchise indus