http://www.bluemaumau.org/opedpagestories en Cuppy's Coffee: Some Words from AAFD Raises More Questions http://www.bluemaumau.org/5324/cuppys_coffee_some_words_aafd_raises_more_questions <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p> Sean Kelly, publisher of franchise blog FranchisePick.Com and occasional troublemaker, responds to Bob Purvin’s response (<a href="/some_words_aafd_cuppys_coffee_and_elite_manufacturing">Some W</a></p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/5324/cuppys_coffee_some_words_aafd_raises_more_questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/5324/cuppys_coffee_some_words_aafd_raises_more_questions#comments Foodservice Op-Ed Thu, 20 Mar 2008 15:26:50 +0000 Franchise Pick 5324 at http://www.bluemaumau.org The Sona MedSpa Tragedy Continues http://www.bluemaumau.org/4921/the_sona_medspa_tragedy_continues <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>It is difficult to reconcile facts with statements made by the former owners of Sona MedSpa. According to the May 29, 2007 Sona MedSpa Franchisor Press Release &quot;Sona MedSpa Plans for Growth After a Favorable Arbitration Ruling&quot; Heather Rose, CEO of Sona MedSpa stated, “This case was one of a string of cases brought against us. The coordinated attack on our business has utterly failed.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/4921/the_sona_medspa_tragedy_continues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/4921/the_sona_medspa_tragedy_continues#comments Op-Ed Fri, 30 Nov 2007 02:53:40 +0000 kcoady8482 4921 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Green Challenge Issued To Worldwide Franchise Owners http://www.bluemaumau.org/4746/green_challenge_issued_to_worldwide_franchise_owners <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Today is Blog Action Day (October 15, 2007). Since I am a franchise industry blogger, I am putting <em>a challenge out to the entire global franchise industry</em>........... It is time for our industry to see the light!  </p> <p><img src="http://thefranchiseking.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/10/15/cfls.jpg" alt="Cfls" title="Cfls" hspace="5" width="108" height="81" align="right" />If you are a franchise owner...If you are the franchisor...If you have the ability to influence buying decisions..Here is something you can do to be green.</p> <p><strong>Replace your old, non-energy efficient light bulbs with CFL&#39;s!</strong> By purchasing energy efficient light bulbs for your retail, restaurant, office, or home based environments, you can impact your own business, and the entire world! </p> <p>Here is how we all benefit:</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/4746/green_challenge_issued_to_worldwide_franchise_owners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/4746/green_challenge_issued_to_worldwide_franchise_owners#comments Managing Op-Ed Mon, 15 Oct 2007 14:51:03 +0000 franpro 4746 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Quizno’s Australia, 7 Years via the ACCC http://www.bluemaumau.org/4602/quizno%E2%80%99s_australia_7_years_accc <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p><strong>Thoughts on Quiznos Australia 7 Years On Via the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission</strong> </p><p>The Quizno’s Master LLC, the US franchisor, registered Quizno’s trademarks in Australia from 1999.  By late 2001 the US franchisor had signed up an Australian master franchise agreement with a company that traded as Quizno’s Australia Pty Ltd.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/4602/quizno%E2%80%99s_australia_7_years_accc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/4602/quizno%E2%80%99s_australia_7_years_accc#comments Foodservice Op-Ed Fri, 07 Sep 2007 06:50:40 +0000 Jenny Buchan 4602 at http://www.bluemaumau.org