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Mile High Chicken LLC, a multi-unit franchisee with Slim Chickens, has opened its newest restaurant in Utah.

 

Yonas Hagos arrived in the U.S. after spending his childhood in a refugee camp in Sudan. Today he operates 27 franchised units – with more on the way.

 

Sajib Singha goes big, growing his 5 food brands across small-town Texas, with plans for 8 more in 2021

 

Mega operator Northern Management Group acquires 14 Dunkin’ stores in $44 million deal.

 

Robby Basati rises from delivery driver to franchisee and area development agent for Mountain Mike’s Pizza

 

Lynn Ann Zazzali’s passion for education and children led her from public school teacher to a top franchisee at The Learning Experience

 

Luis San Miguel, with 3 brands, is looking forward to 2021 and advancing toward his goal of 100 units 

 

Potbelly Sandwich Shop multi-unit operators expand their North Carolina territory again with the opening of their third location.

 

National Restaurant Association’s 2021 State of the Restaurant Industry Report provides insight into the restaurant space and its path to recovery in the coming year.

 

The crystal ball for selling and buying franchises in 2021 is cloudy. We asked multi-unit operators and M&A pros what they see ahead.

 

Multi-Brand Operator adding units again in the Southeast with newest Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux location.

 

6 common problems managers face when terminating employees - and the antidotes to avoid doing it.

 

Planet Fitness franchisee National Fitness Partners grows by acquiring 16 more clubs in Ohio and Pennsylvania markets.

 

Study finds 80% of small business owners say they need PPP funding now, while 58% say expedited vaccine distribution is even more crucial.

 

Change is a part of every presidential administration and should also be factored into succession planning.

 

National Federation of Independent Business study finds small business optimism dropping again.

 

5 tips for adapting your retail operations to give consumers what they want in today’s pandemic world

 

If your property is “vacant” or “unoccupied” because of Covid, does your insurance still cover you?

 

Batteries Plus CEO Scott Williams tells how the brand shifted to serve its customers and keep its franchisees going during the pandemic

 

How the leadership 'Impact Trait' can help make you a leader who brings influence and effectiveness.

 

Golden Chick creates modular restaurant design that is cost effective and reduces the building process time and cost.

 

Six steps that will help create an exceptional service culture at your business.

 

Prospect Capital Restaurants partners with private equity firm Corlex Capital to acquire 10 Wingstops and sign a 13-store development deal with the restaurant chain.

 

Area developers set to bring 15 additional MassageLuXe locations to Florida markets.

 

The SBA's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) reopens for borrowers this week.

 

Neighborly acquires Precision Door Service for its fifth acquisition during 2020, now giving the franchisor 28 brands and more than 4,500 franchises

 

Avoiding 8 common mistakes owners make when selling their business.

 

Iowa couple join the ranks of multi-unit operators by opening their second Scooter’s Coffee location.

 

DBMC Restaurants signs on to develop 30 MOD Pizza locations throughout Southeastern markets.

 

Technomic report offers key findings on the current state of technology use in restaurants.

 

5 tips for small businesses to improve or keep their momentum going in 2021.

 

Technomic releases 2021 foodservice industry predictions for the U.S., Canada, and global markets.

 

Multi-brand operator signs 20-store development agreement with Marco’s Pizza to expand in Texas.

 

New report from Alignable finds the number of small business operators unable to pay rent has risen.

 

New poll finds half of small businesses say they will have to close within a year if the current business climate doesn't change.

 

Veronica’s Insurance, a fast growing brand, is bringing insurance to a growing Hispanic market.

 

Ziggi’s Coffee thrives during 2020, growing during the pandemic by focusing on its tested systems and processes.

 

The National Restaurant Association tells Congress 'The restaurant industry simply cannot wait for relief any longer.'

 

Dairy Queen multi-unit operators bringing a new DQ Grill & Chill location to Ardmore, Oklahoma.

 

New report says 48% of small businesses fear they won’t make enough money in Q4 to stay afloat.

 

How to know when it’s time to sell the family business to someone else.

 

Marketo’s “Definitive Guide to Digital Advertising” is a valuable resource for marketers to succeed in 2021

 

Report finds more than half of small businesses looking to hire but having difficulty finding workers

 

California entrepreneur opens another Pizza Guys restaurant as business booms during pandemic.

 

Taco John's introduces royalty reduction incentive program for prospective franchisees in 2021.

 

Franchisees of Sport Clips Haircuts remain growth-focused through the ongoing pandemic—thanks to a solid game plan and comprehensive support provided by their leading...

 

New area development agreement will see multi-brand operator bring Fazoli’s restaurants to Florida market.

 

PetWellClinic offers a unique no-appointment-necessary walk-in clinic for pet owners that offers convenient and quick in-and-out services at affordable prices.

 

Latest Tasty Restaurant Group acquisition brings the company’s portfolio to more than 200 Pizza Hut and Burger King locations.

 

The pizza sector has flourished during the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in brands like Donatos hiring as many as 1,000 additional employees.


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