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Franchise Resources Archive: August, 2010

The Healthy Way Back To School

August 31, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates
We’re always happy to highlight franchises that are making a difference in the community, and with the first day of school looming, it’s exciting to see one franchise initiative aimed at promoting health and fitness reaching a wider audience. Jamba Juice, the California-based retailer has announced the expansion of its "Sip to Support" 10% give-back program. With this program, organizations who pa... Read more.

The Importance of the FDD

August 30, 2010 / BLOG POST Guide to Buying a Franchise
One of the most important documents for anyone seriously interested in franchise ownership is the Franchise Disclosure Document. Perhaps not every entrepreneur is aware of the vast amount of information on offer in these documents, so it’s helpful to see Crain’s Detroit advocating a pretty thorough analysis of a franchise’s FDD before signing the dotted line on the franchise agreement.The article... Read more.

Minorities and Microloans

August 26, 2010 / BLOG POST Financing a Franchise, Minorities in Franchising
As Hispanics become more involved in American society, many are launching their business dreams by opening small businesses and franchises. They face the same problem that all American entrepreneurs face at the moment: how to receive the money that will get the business off the ground.   The News and Observer newspaper ran an interesting story recently about a novel solution of many Latino... Read more.

Pizza Ranch Is On The Rise

August 24, 2010 / BLOG POST Food Franchising, Franchise Company Updates
We’re always interested to watch the growth of a number of pizza franchise concepts and it was exciting to read about the success of Pizza Ranch.   Pizza Ranch is one of the pioneers of the buffet pizzeria. While some smaller pizza franchises have lost out due to the recession, Pizza Ranch is on the rise in America at the moment.   “We’ve had a really strong past co... Read more.

Is Your Franchise Fit For Canada?

August 24, 2010 / FRANCHISE ARTICLE International Franchising
The Canadian franchise industry is the largest franchise market per capita in the world and the world’s second largest franchise market, after the United States. Canada has close to 76,000 franchises operating nationwide, operated by nearly 1,000 brands. Read more.

Kiddie Academy of Royersford chosen for national photo shoot

August 23, 2010 / FRANCHISE NEWSChildren's Franchises
Kiddie Academy® Local Kiddie Academy to be featured in company’s advertising campaign. Read more.

The Health Benefits Of Pizza

August 19, 2010 / BLOG POST Food Franchising
Pizza has been on our minds a lot lately.   After publishing the 2010 Pizza Franchise Report earlier this summer, it really focused our minds on pizza and its various benefits. As a lifelong pizza lover, I’d never really considered the health advantages of pizza before. In fact, I basically considered them to be about nil. I always figured that, while healthier than deep-fried food, p... Read more.

Papa John's Explores Crowdsourcing

August 16, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates
Crowdsourcing is one of the most exciting trends in social media. It’s been utilized by forward-thinking media organizations like the Guardian and now we’re seeing it being used to great effect by franchising. Pizza franchise Papa John’s have shown the potential of crowd sourcing of late by seeking more input from customers and fans on Facebook and the internet. They’ve launched their Papa's ‘Spec... Read more.

Is your franchise fit for Germany ?

August 16, 2010 / FRANCHISE ARTICLE International Franchising
Even though the concept of franchising a business is not as widely known in Germany as it would be in the US or the United Kingdom, the franchising industry in Germany has grown significantly over the last decade. From 1998 to 2008, the total number of franchisors increased from 630 to 950 companies. Read more.

Domino's Reveals A Record Bump In Sales

August 13, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates
What a turnaround for Domino’s Pizza!After receiving a year or two of bad publicity, Domino’s has ripped up the script and utterly changed their fortunes. For the first quarter of 2010, their profits are up 14.3%. As Russell Weiner, chief marketing officer for Domino’s Pizza, told QSR, the biggest previous leap in sales was 14.2% by McDonald’s. This surge truly is unprecedented in the history of f... Read more.
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