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Despite $10.10 Minimum Wage, CEO Doubts if Dairy Queen Stores Will Cut Staff

Dairy Queen CEO John Gainor tells CNNMoney that "people need to be paid a fair wage."

Subway Leads Fast Food in Underpaying Workers

Franchisees of some of the largest chains -- Subway, McDonald's and Dunkin' -- have been found to have the most in violations of pay and hour laws.

As McDonald's Sales Slide, Franchisees Seek Action

A red convertable at a McDonald's drive-thru
There's not only a missing customer, but drive-thru speed has slowed at McDonald's. Photo by Thomas Hawk

OAK BROOK, Ill. – McDonald's Corporation last week announced disappointing results for its first quarter ending March 31, 2014. McDonald's same restaurant sales in the United States decreased 1.7 percent.

Sales Shrink for Burger Chains

Culver's in the Midwest bucks slumping trend in a big way by growing chain sales 8% in 2013. Photo/bmm

CHICAGO – Restaurant researcher Technomic reports today that burger chains recorded nominal sales growth of only 1.2 percent, while limited-service burger segment sales actually contracted in 2013.

California Rules Forum Selection Clause in Limited License Agreement Enforceable


LOS ANGELES - Last October, a district court in the Central District of California ruled that a forum selection clause in a limited license agreement between Burger King Corporation and a franchise in California is enforceable, despite the prohibition on out-of-state forum selection clauses under the California Franchise Relations Act (CFRA).

Fighting Leukemia, Subway Co-Founder Fred DeLuca Mingles with Franchisees

Subway sandwich chain franchisees report that founder and president Fred DeLuca, who a year ago was diagnosed with an acute form of leukemia, is still engaged with franchise owners.

Jamba Franchisees’ Sales Decline in 2013

Jamba Juice at night
Jamba Juice neon sign. Photo by BMM

EMERYVILLE, Calif. – Jamba Inc. (NASDAQ:JMBA) reported on Thursday that its comparable sales for its five hundred franchised stores decreased 0.6 percent in 2013.

Midscale, QSR, Shrink while Fast Casual Booms

Traffic growth in 3 major segments of the restaurant industry
Chart: Blue MauMau; Data: NPD Group

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The average restaurant saw zero increase in traffic in 2013 and almost zero in the last five years. Restaurants have learned to squeeze a little more out of what they have.

Quiznos Teleconference Brings More Disappointment to Franchisees


DENVER - Quiznos’ system-wide teleconference call Thursday gave little encouragement to struggling franchisees at a time it was needed most.

Chick-fil-A Restaurant Adds Mouthwash

Mouthwash dispenser
Another mouthwash dispenser in a Colorado BBQ. Photo by Bill Selak

A Peoria, Arizona Chick-fil-A makes the news by adding mouthwash dispensers.