Domino's adds more new franchisees as store profitability improves

The pizza delivery chain added the largest number of new operators in 15 years in 2023. All of them started as delivery drivers or other employees within the system.


Why the Burgerim settlement exposes flaws in franchise oversight

The Bottom Line: The federal government allowed the chain’s founder to avoid major penalties by simply paying $1,000. What’s the point of regulation in the first place?

A judge quietly issued a default judgment against the burger chain last month after it failed to respond to the government’s lawsuit against the franchise.

The parent of McAlister's Deli, Auntie Anne's, Cinnabon, Carvel, Jamba, Schlotzsky's and Moe's Southwest Grill is evolving into a "platform business."

A former employee of Sun Holdings had accused the 150-unit Popeyes operator of reneging on a promise of 5% of the annual operating profits.

As the brand focuses more on value, a group of operators wants the chain to emphasize value-engineered items, like the old Snack Wraps. And they say many of the company's moves have increased franchisees' costs.

The Bottom Line: The burger chain’s parent company argues that smaller franchisees make more money per store and are better capitalized.

Phil Cordell, who has led both the Hampton Inn and Hilton Garden Inn brands, joins the Atlanta-based multi-brand franchise company's board of directors in an expansion.

Working Lunch: The proposal is part of what's emerging as a wave of bills aiming to curb franchisors' power. That alone makes it worth tracking.

The largest shareholders behind the massive Flynn Group are considering a sale of a majority stake, according to media reports.

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