franchising

Operations

President Biden vetoes joint employer legislation

The president declined to sign off on a bill that would have scuttled an effort to make franchisors jointly liable for their franchisees’ workers, sending the issue back to Congress.

Financing

As it is sold, Clean Juice struggles with supply issues

Operators have closed or rebranded nearly half of the chain’s locations over the past year and a half. And then as the chain was sold last week, franchisees were told the company lost its distribution contract.

After a strong first quarter, Dallas-based Wingstop expects double-digit same-store sales growth this year, as it plans on becoming a Top 10 global restaurant brand.

The fast-food chain is expanding its “Royal Reset” remodel program to fund more restaurant remodels through 2028.

The sandwich giant closed more than 400 U.S. restaurants last year, continuing a long string of net closures. It also generated a lot more revenue from suppliers in 2023.

The organic juice and healthy food brand joins the portfolio that also includes Orange Leaf and Red Mango.

With women's sports on fire, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian's 776 Foundation is providing an assist to franchise and expand this Portland, Oregon-based sports bar dedicated to supporting female athletes.

Franchisee Alshaya Group plans to open four Chipotle units in the Middle East this year.

Flynn, already the world’s largest franchisee of the casual-dining chain, is acquiring 26 restaurants from an existing franchisee and is making plans to open 25 new locations by 2031.

The $220 million all-stock deal would get Fridays’ owner TriArtisan out of its decade-long investment and give the struggling chain a like-minded partner in franchisee Hostmore, experts say.

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