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Controversial Jim Amos Named to IFA Hall of Fame

Partner Jay Duke of BDO, CEO Jim Amos of Tasti D-Lite, Franchisee Jack Earl of McDonald's
Jay Duke of BDO, CEO Jim Amos of Tasti D-Lite, Jack Earl of McDonald's, IFA

ORLANDO — Former International Franchise Association chairman James H. Amos Jr., CFE, and Tasti D-Lite LLC chairman and chief executive officer, was inducted into the IFA Hall of Fame during the association’s 52nd Annual Convention.

Tasti D-Lite Swallows Planet Smoothie

Outside Tasti D-Lite's head office window
Outside Tasti D-Lite's head office window, photo/bmm

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — A small franchisor of frozen yogurt treats, Tasti D-Lite, has gobbled up Planet Smoothie, LLC. The acquisition closed on November 30.

CNBC’s Behind the Counter Back on Air

Camp Bow Wow's CEO Heidi Ganahl speaks with CNBC
Camp Bow Wow's CEO Heidi Ganahl on CNBC.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. – CNBC's hour-long program "Behind the Counter: The Untold Story of Franchising" will be back on air after a month and a half absence.

Behind the Counter: Untold Story of Franchising

CNBC airs Behind the Counter: The Inside Story of Franchising on Wednesday
Dog bliss at a Camp Bow Wow?, photo/CNBC trailer

Englewood Cliffs, NJ  — CNBC will air its hour-long look at franchising, in  "Behind the Counter: The Untold Story of Franchising." Reporter Darren Rovell takes an inside look at franchising, not an easy feat, and reveals the surprising realities.

Can Proctor & Gamble Succeed with Jim Amos at the Helm?

This news site’s recent lead story about soap giant Proctor & Gamble wading into the business of franchising with a “Mr. Clean Carwash” and dry cleaners using the Tide trademark, raises the question whether a large corporation can become a successful franchisor by buying and rebranding an existing system and hiring leadership from the outside.