Sbarro is stepping into the “fast casual restaurant” fray with days away from opening its first Pizza Cucinova restaurant in the very popular Easton Shopping Center in Columbus, Ohio. The opening is set for next week. “This is a completely separate concept, designed to be developed primarily in strip centers,” says J. David Karam, chief [...]
Fast-casual sandwich chain Togo’s signed 38 agreements for new restaurants and opened 11 new units in California and Oregon last year. CEO Tony Gioia said he attributes the franchise’s success to brand loyalty, low startup costs and quality staff training. Gioia said the company has big plans for the future, including actively pushing for expansion [...]
Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with two franchise groups to develop 11 new restaurants throughout New Orleans over the next several years. The two franchise groups and their development plans include: Alaa and Dhiya Esmail plan to develop six restaurants in [...]
Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Botswana says it is embarking on a five-year expansion plan that will see the company broaden its operations at both commercial and community level. KFC Principal Operator, Wynand Pretorius, recently told the media in Botswana that in addition to increasing the number of outlets, the fast food chain will also source [...]
Franchise owners and small businesses are the real owners of the American economy and offer the best solution to the world’s economic ills, Jim Amos, CEO of Tasti D-Lite and Planet Smoothie, told CNBC recently. “Franchises and small businesses are the heroes of our economy,” Amos said. The franchise industry in the U.S. alone consists [...]
How you can open a franchise business & be in biz for yourself, but not by yourself.
The International Franchise Association recently announced its support for the Discover America Partnership to help create $1.3 million U.S. jobs and add $859 billion to the U.S. economy by 2020 by reforming immigration policy that often drives international travelers to other countries. “Travelers to the U.S. are significant customers for the nearly 825,000 franchised businesses [...]
Women’s Power Networking announced that Autohaus Import Service has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of Women’s Power Networking 3rd Annual Women Helping Women Business Expo. The expo will take place June 9, 2011 at the Cardinal Club in downtown Raleigh from 5:30 – 9:00pm. The Women’s Power Networking annual Women Helping Women Business Expo http://wwwWHWBusinessExpo.com offers [...]