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A growing Papa John’s operator hopes to get more athletes into franchising

Disrupt Foods, cofounded by New Orleans Saints player Malcolm Jenkins, has created a program that will manage athletes' and entertainers’ franchise investments in top fast-food brands.

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Senator: Weak regulations leave franchisees out in the cold

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto calls for tougher oversight of franchises, citing problems at numerous companies including Burgerim, Subway and Quiznos.

Chains like McDonald’s and Subway are leaving Walmart locations while others, such as Dunkin’, opt to leave convenience stores as chains focus on drive-thru units, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Buying a franchise can be a good investment in the long run, but RB’s The Bottom Line says buyers should step back and think before diving in.

Subway, the Milford, Conn., sandwich chain, is opening an office there, near the home of CEO John Chidsey. It is the latest in a string of big changes at the struggling company.

The U.S. Department of Labor disclosed plans to officially overturn the industry-friendly definition that was put forward by Trump, putting the issue back on the table for franchises.

The franchise’s president told operators they would be allowed out of their franchise agreement but said there are no assets left to pay them.

Dan Accordino, CEO of Carrols Restaurant Group, lamented the company’s stock price and defended its business model, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

California’s order against the troubled fast-casual franchise was extraordinarily rare, but collecting on fines and refunds appears unlikely, highlighting challenges with franchise regulations.

The state accused the fast-casual burger franchise of taking $57 million in franchise fees from 1,500 investors. The problems were detailed in an RB investigation last year.

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