Mr. Appliance franchise opens in Ephrata

Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012 9:00 am By Lynne Lynch, Herald staff writer EPHRATA – An Ephrata couple just opened a new Mr. Appliance franchise for Columbia Basin residents. Adam and Tori St. Mary are the owners of the Ephrata-based franchise at 1322 Basin St. SW. The business employs the couple and a technician. Adam St. […]

‘We build our schools from the ground up’

By Bill Hendrick For the AJC Want to buy a franchise? Be your own boss? Have more business than you can handle while catering to young couples that see Harvard in the future for their tots and toddlers? Handout “Applicants must go through an interview process … and outline why they want to be franchise […]

Firehouse Subs Comes to New England–First Stop: Danvers

Franchise Owner David Tucci is over-seeing an expansion project that will bring 85 restaurants to the area. By Michelle Gilliss, March 25, 2012 There are two things David Tucci, franchise owner and area rep for Firehouse Subs, wants to convey about the newly opened eatery in Danvers: The first is that Firehouse Subs is not […]

New franchise brings sweet treats to Southfield

SOUTHFIELD — Andrea Marchand was all smiles Wednesday afternoon. Her business, Just Baked, was into its grand opening day, and “it’s been crazy busy,” she said. A steady stream of customers walked into the shop, with eyes fixed on an array of cupcakes in the display case that is the focus of the new franchise, […]

b.good Burger Chain To Open Franchises

By LAURA K. RESTON, CRIMSON STAFF WRITER Published: Sunday, March 25, 2012 b.good, a Boston burger chain with a location on Dunster Street in Harvard Square, announced on Wednesday that it would begin to franchise later this year. The burger restaurant originally opened eight years ago as a healthy alternative to traditional fast food restaurants. […]

Laid Off Salesman Opens New Graphics Franchise

Mahwah man decides to open new franchise after thinking, ‘I’m over 50, can I really reinvent myself?’ By Jessica Mazzola, March 24, 2012 When John Dalton got laid off in 2009, he wasn’t sure where to turn. The 22-year Mahwah resident had been in the pharmaceutical industry for his entire professional career, nearly 20 years. […]

Frozen Yogurt Franchise Surge: Still Room for Dessert?

By: Katie Little Special to CNBC Tart or sweet, toppings or plain, self-service or full-service, Greek or traditional. While the combinations at frozen yogurt stores seem endless, analysts say the industry’s growth is not Red Mango currently has about 160 to 200 new locations in development. But forecasts for an increasingly crowded and competitive market […]

New economic indicator shows franchise industry growing stronger

By J.D. Harrison Following a period of steady decline in the middle of last year, the franchise industry has been growing consistently stronger over the last six months, according to a new economic index designed to track the ebb and flow of franchises’ role in the economy. Franchising activity is up across the country, including […]

Precision Concrete Cutting Named a Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review

#1 Franchisor in Service Category & #1 in “Under 50 Units” Category LINDON, Utah, March 23, 2012 — Based on a survey of franchisees done by the Franchise Business Review, Precision Concrete Cutting was named as the #1 Franchisor in the Service Category and the #1 Franchisor in the “Under 50 Units” category. “We […]

Brands work to improve franchising for owners

23 March 2012 By Stephanie Wharton Reporter ATLANTA—Lack of financing continues to be one of the top challenges brands are helping their franchisees overcome, according to franchising executives at the 2012 Hunter Hotel Investment Conference. Things have started to stabilize in the past six months, and franchisors still are doing their part to help […]