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Franchisees talk do-over: What they wish they knew before opening their franchise

Managing employees is a major aspect that new franchisees often don’t realize or prepare for when signing a franchise agreement. That, and the fact that running your own shop means dozens of daily decisions, are big eye openers.

How to avoid disputes in the franchisor-franchisee partnership

Attorney Brian Schnell of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP offers up advice and tips on how potential franchise operators and franchisors can sidestep common disputes before the arguments move toward a court setting. Good communication and clear expectations are key.

Cousins Subs' Traveling Sub Shop improves brand awareness and gives back to the community

Cousins Subs uses its food truck to improve brand awareness while also supporting charities the company has committed itself to.


Long Island food truck festival seeking operators, aims to showcase truck industry

A Long Island food truck festival is looking for a few dozen operators to participate in a community event that also promotes the expanding culinary options offered by food trucks.

What do execs from Pizza Hut UK, Freshii GB, Crepeaffaire, Farmstand and Caliburger have in common?

Answer: They are all speaking at this year's Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit, being held July 18-20 in London.

Industry execs 'Spread the Love' at Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit

Restaurant executives from all over the world gathered in March at the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit in Dallas to not only learn from one another about growing their businesses, but also make more than 10,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.


Summit summations: Dallas event delivers Texas-sized dividends

Katie Fuhrman of MomentFeed; Kimberly Brastad of Dairy Queen; Keith Hill of I Love Bacon; Jamal Bara of Waterfall; Demetra McLain of DW's Subs and Jacquelyn Cirko of Groupon, give an inside look to their Summit experiences.


How well do you mitigate risk? Learn from those who have been there

Companies face a new set of risks in today's marketplace due to new technology. The need to manage human resources remains as critical as ever.

Is your food truck the winner of the 'Perfect Pitch?'

We are accepting entries for our third annual competition, The Perfect Pitch — aimed at owners of new fast casual concepts looking to pitch their brands to a room of potential investors and franchisees at the Summit. Nominations close June 2.

Kannoli Kings revamps traditional food truck strategy into a winning approach

Everyone loves cannoli and one New York food truck entrepreneur is making sure his special product stays within easy customer reach when his mobile storefront isn't on the move.

First 'PopTruck' expands Doc Popcorn’s brand in the Twin Cities

A popcorn store owner finds a food truck enhances brand awareness and brings additional sales. The franchise organization is considering making it available to other franchisees.

Food trucks and restaurants – a symbiotic relationship

While many limited service restaurants are clearly interested in expanding into food trucks, veteran food truck operators are using the skills they develop on their food trucks to open brick-and-mortar restaurants.

Cousins Subs VP lays out growth plans

Jason Valentine,  VP of Operations of Cousins Subs, chats about cultivating franchise relationships, employee engagement, the brand's new look and food safety challenges.


Why Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit is taking on London

Restaurant franchises hoping to grow in the UK must embrace innovation and technology.


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