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Workers demonstrating, asking NLRB judge to make decision on McDondald's Settlements
Legal

Following the National Labor Relations Board administrative judge’s recent decision to reject McDonald’s proposed settlement to resolve all cases that called it a joint employer with its franchisees on labor law violations, the NLRB announced Thursday that it will overhaul the current joint-employer definition.  

Photo of Bob Bafundo courtesy of Rave Restaurant Group

Parent company of Pie Five Pizza and Pizza Inn, Rave Restaurant Group [NASDAQ:RAVE], announced the promotion of Bob Bafundo to president, where he will oversee Rave’s day-to-day operations.

Founded in 1958, Rave owns and franchises nearly 300 Pie Five Pizza, Pizza Inn restaurants and Pie kiosks.

Retail

Gas station and convenience store franchisor TravelCenters of America LLC announced today the opening of its first smaller travel centers under its new TA Express sub-brand.

Jollibee in Hawaii, photo by BMM
Mergers & Acquisitions

Philippines-based Jollibee Foods Corporation informed the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it has acquired a 47-percent ownership in Tortas Frontera for US$12.4 million in cash.

Clippings

Papa John's, distancing itself from founder and former CEO John Schnatter, has a new commercial that foregoes the longtime practice of featuring Schnatter and instead stars franchisees and staffers from all over the world.

Richard Allison has been with Domino's for seven years and just stepped up to the CEO position in July. He talks here in this four-minute video, shot at Domino's newest supply chain facility, about Domino's, Hurricane Florence, tariffs, competitor Papa John's and its founder and former CEO John Schnatter, as well as the NFL.

 Small business owners can boost profits, cut down on costs and gain more customers by working synergistically with their next-door business neighbors. Here are three ideas to get you started.

Although franchise agreements are often not negotiable, there are times when it's possible, according to this article. It offers guidelines on what those circumstances might be and what to look for.

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