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How Franchisors Can Short Circuit Independent Franchisee Associations

Benjamin Lawrence
Prof. Benjamin Lawrence

Benjamin Lawrence, assistant professor of food and beverage management at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration speaks about how franchisors can short circuit independent franchisee associations from fully developing.

5:06 minutes (2.34 MB)

California Rules Forum Selection Clause in Limited License Agreement Enforceable


LOS ANGELES - Last October, a district court in the Central District of California ruled that a forum selection clause in a limited license agreement between Burger King Corporation and a franchise in California is enforceable, despite the prohibition on out-of-state forum selection clauses under the California Franchise Relations Act (CFRA).

Sysco Pays $3.5B for US Foods; Franchises Wary

A Sysco truck arrives on Main Street, Park City, Utah
A Sysco truck. photo by Don Buciak II

HOUSTON and ROSEMONT, Ill.—Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) has agreed to pay approximately $3.5 billion for US Foods, announced the two companies on Monday.

Burger King Takes Heat for Now Hiring Only Mexicans Sign

Burger King and one of its franchise owners in the small town of Ephrata, Washington is taking heat for an outside sign recruiting workers.

Burger King Q3 Same-Store Sales Slump

Burger King "Closed for Remodeling" sign

MIAMI—Burger King Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:BKW) reported on Monday that same-store sales for the United States and Canada in the third quarter of 2013 dropped by 0.3 percent. Almost all of the Canadian and U.S. stores are franchised.

McDonald's Drops Heinz over Hees

Bloomberg's Duane Stanford reports on McDonald's plans to stop using Heinz ketchup. Stanford speaks with Betty Liu on Bloomberg's "In The Loop."

North America Chairman Wilborg to Leave Burger King Worldwide

MIAMI— Steven M. Wiborg, Burger King's chairman of North America Operations, is leaving.

Insider Speaks Candidly about Burger King Supply Chain

Reinhart Food Services is one of many vendors managed by franchisee-cooperative Restaurant Services Inc.
Reinhart is one of the many vendors that franchisee-led RSI directs. Photo by Blue MauMau

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – A Burger King franchise leader speaks candidly about franchisees owning, directing and managing the supply chain for all Burger King locations in the U.S. and Canada, both franchised and company-owned.

Will Opening Late Boost Store Profits?

Franchised restaurant chains are extending their opening hours in hopes that they can scrape in a few more dollars. Reporter Sarah Needleman of the Wall Street Journal asks two experts, who are not unknown to Blue MauMau, is it worth the extra expenses for store owners?

Fast Food Stock Slump Blamed for Dow Decline

With Americans spending less money on eating out last month, McDonald’s and other fast-food company stocks slumped, holding back The Dow Jones industrial average.