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Belize High Court Finds Ex-Franchisor Executive Guilty of Defamation, Questions His Integrity

Belize Sanctuary
Photo: Sanctuary Belize Development

In a non-franchise litigation brought by Belizean property owners of a tropical development, the Belize Supreme Court found former franchisor executive Thomas Kevin Herskowitz guilty of defamation with malice.

Crippled Kahala Buys Troubled Tasti D-Lite

Tasti D-Lite signSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Fast food franchising conglomerate Kahala Brands of Scottsdale, Arizona announced that it has bought Brentwood, Tennessee-based franchising firm Tasti D-Lite.

UPS Store Franchisees Go Back to Trial

A New York City UPS Store gets a new franchise owner
A UPS Store in New York City

LOS ANGELES – A California court of appeals has ruled that some 3,000 former Mail Boxes Etc franchisees can go to jury trial to prove their claims against United Parcel Services.

Controversial Jim Amos Named to IFA Hall of Fame

Partner Jay Duke of BDO, CEO Jim Amos of Tasti D-Lite, Franchisee Jack Earl of McDonald's
Jay Duke of BDO, CEO Jim Amos of Tasti D-Lite, Jack Earl of McDonald's, IFA

ORLANDO — Former International Franchise Association chairman James H. Amos Jr., CFE, and Tasti D-Lite LLC chairman and chief executive officer, was inducted into the IFA Hall of Fame during the association’s 52nd Annual Convention.

Tasti D-Lite Swallows Planet Smoothie

Outside Tasti D-Lite's head office window
Outside Tasti D-Lite's head office window, photo/bmm

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — A small franchisor of frozen yogurt treats, Tasti D-Lite, has gobbled up Planet Smoothie, LLC. The acquisition closed on November 30.

P&G Franchising Tide Dry Cleaning

P&G is looking to take its branding might to open hundreds of franchised Tide Dry Cleaners after its splash into car wash franchises three years ago that has now netted it nine franchises.

Will McD's Smoothie Create a Meltdown?

Uh oh. McDonald’s may be repeating a history lesson that the company first taught in the mid-1990s when it stole the frozen yogurt market almost overnight. 

Jim Amos Appears on CNBC

Jim Amos, CEO of Tasti D-Lite and former CEO of Mail Boxes Etc., ICan'tBelieveItsYogurt and Sona Medspa appeared on CNBC's The Kudlow Report on Wednesday.

Mr. Clean Car Wash Eyeing Texas Franchise Investors

Mr. Clean Car Wash is selling franchises. Besides its initial 16 locations in Georgia and Ohio that Proctor & Gamble months ago invested in, there are now seven more that are under development in the southeastern United States.

Tasti D-Lite Expands Beyond NYC

Tasti D-Lite, a frozen yogurt franchise chain, continues to expand. Franchise candidates seem to be excited about Tasti's frozen yogurt. The chain has announced 16 signed deals in Tennessee—40 franchises in Texas.