U.S. Senator scrutinizing federal loans to Subway, Dickey’s franchisees

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto sent a letter to the Small Business Administration asking about loans the agency made to operators in struggling franchise systems.


Jack in the Box franchisees critical of the chain’s refinancing plan

Operators say they worry about what happens “when the debt needs to be repaid.”

The chain is ultrapopular in Canada, but not so much here. It’s an issue the chain has perpetually struggled to fix, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The chain believes that replacing low-volume units will bolster the brand’s long-term sales growth.

The 37 locations in Southern Texas owned by Guillermo Perales will remain open.

Companies with steeply falling sales frequently turn to franchisees to turn stores around. RB’s The Bottom Line examines whether this is a good idea.

The credit downgrade for NPC International is another sign of the financial pressure franchisees are under, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Karen Garcia takes on the role of vice president of franchise relations as tensions with operators appear to ease.

A shift to convenience, and too much debt, made it tough for the pizza chain to thrive, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Guillermo Perales’ attorney said the brand’s termination of 37 Texas restaurants was improper and that the company is trying to get the operator to sell.