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Buying a Franchise is Riskier than Ever

risk, high wire walk in owning a franchise

Critics, including this journal, say that buying a franchise is riskier than ever, that the reality of the franchise system is often purposefully and skillfully hidden and that it is easier to fail nowadays once you plunge in.

Judge Denies Motion by Cold Stone Franchisee to Dismiss

Cold Stone Creamery sign - closed for the day. Photo/pws

PHOENIX – A district court has denied a Miami-based franchisee’s motion to dismiss Cold Stone Creamery’s filing to compel arbitration in Arizona. In doing so, the judge explained that the franchisee had not responded to the franchisor’s opposition motion.

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.

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.

CNBC Shelves Cold Stone Story after Zarco Attacks

Cold Stone complains to CNBC that there show wasn't fair and CNBC pulls show
CNBC films a Cold Stone ice cream mix being made, source/CNBC

SCOTTSDALE, AZ –  CNBC unexpectedly pulled its documentary Behind the Counter: The Untold Story of Franchising after receiving a threatening letter from Kahala’s newly retained counsel Robert Zarco.