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7-Eleven Gives Away Free Water and Food in Florida

After being accused by some in Florida of illegal price gouging in the face of Hurricane Irma, franchisor 7-Eleven not only gave away 4,800 cases of free water on Saturday, it included free food too. The firm also explained the pricing, which was then deemed legal.

Franchise Chain Feeds the Hungry in Texas

An Urban Bricks Pizza restaurant in Corpus Christi opened its doors and gave away more than 700 pizzas on Monday to residents affected by Hurricane Harvey. The franchise chain's founder, Sammy Aldeeb, is also a multi-unit franchisee for The Great American Cookie Co. and Subway.

Feeding the Hungry with Chicken from Chick-fil-A

A look behind the scenes of a soup kitchen with Howard Agnew, a talented chef who prepares appetizing meals with help from Chick-fil-A.

2017's Best and Worst Home Care Franchises by Performance Disclosures

The signage of a ComForCare franchise in an office complex

A new report is out for buyers interested in home care franchises. It ranks home care franchise investments by metrics that franchisors disclose publicly to regulators and buyers. According to a research firm of Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), companies such as ComForCare rise to the top of their class while franchisors such as Touching Hearts fall to the bottom of the barrel.

Dwyer Group Buys Window Genie

Residential and commercial services franchising conglomerate The Dwyer Group Inc. has finalized the acquisition of Window Genie for an undisclosed amount. The deal marks the eighth acquisition by The Dwyer Group in the last 27 months. The company says it will now have 14 franchise brands with more than 2,600 franchisees across service brands.

Children's Services Remains a Hot Franchise Category

An article in Entrepreneur Magazine by Jason Daley explains the reasons why the children's services franchise sector continues to enjoy sustained growth.

3 Ways Technology Revolutionized Accounting

Let’s face it, accounting services hasn't historically been seen as the most glamorous and exciting profession out there. However, in recent years, new accounting-centric technology solutions have brought a lot of new energy to the accounting industry.

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See how your brand stacks up against the Top Ten traits of high-performance brands.

Planet Fitness Files for an IPO

Planet Fitness, the budget gym franchise, filed an S-1 for an initial public offering on June 22, 2015. While the company did not specify number of shares and price, the Planet Fitness' prospectus detailed an approximate offering size of $100 million. The company applied to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker "PLNT." The IPO could value Planet Fitness at more than $2 billion, including debt.