franchising

Workforce

Franchisors ask Biden to pull the plug on a broadened joint-employer definition

Following a Senate vote to scuttle the new franchising standard, opponents are hoping to avert a presidential veto.

Financing

Fast-growing Crumbl's unit volumes and store profitability took a hit last year

Average unit volume for the cookie chain declined 37% last year even as location count grew 41%. Per-store profits were cut by 58%.

The Bajco Group will open 50 restaurants in the Midwest, Arizona, Pennsylvania and Florida, as the pizza chain works to increase domestic development.

Jeff Galletly, who previously was a VP with Tim Hortons USA, takes on the rapidly growing digital brand as it wraps a fundraising round with "Shark Tank"-affiliated investors and prepares to go public in Canada.

The state, which has already told the company to stop selling franchises, is accusing the fast-casual chain of violating state franchise law.

The Bottom Line: As thriving fast-food sandwich chain Jersey Mike’s ponders a potential $8 billion sale, it’s worth comparing the brand to a long-vanquished rival: Quiznos. The difference is unit economics.

Squeeze In is known for omelets, generously boozy brunch cocktails and a joyfully wacky community vibe. Here's how the two sisters who own the brand plan to reach 100 units within a decade.

The eatertainment concept signed another international development deal as it pushes to bring its restaurant and games venues to more global markets.

The parent company of the BurgerFi and Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza & Wings restaurant chains fell out of compliance with its loan agreement amid weak sales and financial losses. But the CEO insists turnaround efforts are taking hold.

The state said that the fast-casual restaurant chain of customizable macaroni and cheese bowls failed to provide proper disclosures on its franchise documents. It’s the second state to take action against the business.

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