RALEIGH, N.C. – The current and quick ratio is an important benchmark for small business and franchise owners. Calculating it and comparing it to others in the same industry provides important insights into a business' solvency.
NEW YORK - A group of McDonald's restaurant employees from New York, Chicago and Los Angeles are on a mission to eight countries to enlist fast-food workers, unions and elected officials in support of the global movement for higher pay and union rights.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Nearly two months after it first began being reported in the trade journals, Jimmy John's finally acknowledged yesterday that credit and debit card data had been stolen from its customers.
Fast-food demonstrators arrested in Detroit. photo/D15
WASHINGTON – Hundreds of fast food workers were arrested Thursday after they walked off their jobs at restaurants across the country to take part in peaceful demonstrations, demanding higher wages from companies such as McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s.
ROSELAND, N.J. – U.S. private-sector franchise jobs increased by 21,360 during the month of August. Growing at 7 percent from August of 2014 over the same month in 2013, personal care retailers, such as hair styling and nail care, was the top recruiting franchise sector.
ROSELAND, N.J. — U.S. private-sector franchise jobs increased by 30,950 during the month of April, 2014. At 0.4% monthly growth rate, hires by franchised establishments grew more quickly than the 0.2% of all small business establishments of under 50 employees.
"Open 24 hours," shines a KFC sign in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China. Photo/Steigerwald28
LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Yum Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) announced that Taco Bell's CEO Greg Creed will become its chief executive officer on the first day of 2015. Yum's sitting chairman and chief executive officer David C. Novak will then become executive chairman.
Quiznos' former world headquarters before 2012 was in this giant downtown Denver tower. Smashburger's HQ is there now. Photo/Sparks
NEW YORK CITY – Restaurant franchisors Quiznos and Sbarro filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month. They hope to be restructured and out of insolvency soon. In understanding what happened to these franchising chains, Blue MauMau asked branding expert Robert Passikoff, founder and president of New York City-based Brand Keys Inc. about his take on the branding efforts of Quiznos and Sbarro.
CANTON, Mass. – Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. (Nasdaq:DNKN) announced Wednesday that it has extended the contract of chairman and CEO Nigel Travis through December 2018. His current contract was set to run out in December 2016.
Paul Hibler, whose Pitfire Artisan Pizza small chain has garnered attention and awards, such as from the American Institute of Architects for the design of its Culver City store, gives advice on how to be a restaurateur.
Key to a restaurant's profits is its revenue per square foot, with the goal being to increase revenue while keeping square footage at an efficient, rather than unnecessarily bloated — and expensive — level.
In the wake of massive credit card data breaches that have left both businesses and consumers skittish, President Obama on Friday signed an executive order directing the government to lead by example in securing transactions and sensitive data.
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.
As we explain in our new book, Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals For Dummies, not all buildings or properties are created equally. The more you can think like your customer, the more likely you are to choose the right location for your business.
Franchisees invest in franchise systems for many different reasons. One reason franchisees universally share is that they are joining something so they will not be alone to solve the myriad of business challenges they will face.