Memorial Day 2024: Restaurant Promotions and Discounts
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by Haley Cafarella
4h ago
These Fast-Food Franchises Honor Fallen Heroes with Freebies and Discounts Memorial Day, commemorated annually on the last Monday in May, honors the heroism and sacrifices of our fallen military heroes. Formerly known as Decoration Day, this day of remembrance dates back to the 1860s following the Civil War. Newspaper reports show that some of the first Memorial Day commemorations were organized by enslaved people in 1865 in Charleston, S.C. It wasn’t until May 1868 that the practice of using spring flowers to decorate the gravesites of men who died while serving in the Civil War officially be ..read more
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Navy Veteran Continues to Serve with British Swim School
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by Lisa Ocker
10h ago
After Years of Military Service, Sean Bailey’s New Mission is Teaching Water Safety Sean Bailey’s 30-year Navy career included serving as a medic with the elite Marine Corps reconnaissance and special operations forces. His assignments included jumping from helicopters into oceans and swimming for miles in full uniform with gear on and under the water. Now retired from the Navy, Bailey has traded those hostile aquatic environments for a calm community pool in suburban Orlando, Fla. His work no longer requires death-defying feats, but it does prevent the loss of life. When a child gains the co ..read more
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How to Capitalize on Franchise Trade Shows
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by Jack Monson
1d ago
Franchise Expo Success: Strategies for Effective Planning and Engagement If last month’s Franchise Expo West is a key indicator for the health of franchise trade shows, the rest of the expos in 2024 will be big and full of new opportunities.   Are we ever getting back to a place and time when 10,000 people would flood a convention center? Probably not, due to big events being damaged by government lockdowns starting in 2020 and changing behavior by information seekers. An entire generation of candidates has grown accustomed to learning about and engaging with franchise brands via you ..read more
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Wingers Founders Support a Franchisee Through Tragic Loss
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by Lisa Ocker
1d ago
When Tragedy Struck a Winger’s Franchisee, the Founders Didn’t Hesitate to Provide Personal and Professional Support A franchisor has many roles. Consoler isn’t usually one of them. But on an autumn day in 2010, brothers Eric and Scott Slaymaker, Wingers Restaurant & Alehouse founders, made the three-hour drive from Salt Lake City to Richfield, Utah, to attend the funeral of franchisee John Peterson. John and Jan Peterson had built and opened their Wingers restaurant that same year. The day before Thanksgiving, Jan recalls her husband saying he was worried about the icy weather. He wante ..read more
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McDonald’s New Grandma McFlurry Tackles Loneliness Epidemic
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by Mary Vinnedge
2d ago
Addressing Social Isolation with Nostalgia, the McFlurry Aims to Support Older Adults For many Americans, visits with Grandma conjure memories of excursions to special places and events, getting to stay up late (don’t tell Mom and Dad!), and indulgent treats like warm cookies dunked in milk. McDonald’s is channeling those warm fuzzies in an effort to tackle the loneliness epidemic with its new Grandma McFlurry soft-serve dessert. McDonald’s will also donate to Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly, a national organization that supports older adults experiencing isolation and loneliness. Aca ..read more
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Bright Brothers Franchises Bring New Life to Home Exteriors
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by Lisa Ocker
3d ago
Eco-Friendly Techniques and Festive Lighting Solutions Drive Year-Round Revenue A pair of entrepreneurs with their own successful home improvement brands have teamed to create Bright Brothers, a franchise that provides exterior home washing, gutter cleaning and protection, and holiday lighting. As Bright Brothers founders, Larry Janesky and Patrick Clark combine their decades of experience in sales, training and operations to create the new concept. Bright Brothers uses a proprietary line of products combined with low-pressure water to efficiently “soft wash” roofs, walls, gutters and other e ..read more
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IFA Issues Responsible Franchising Report
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by Mary Vinnedge
3d ago
International Franchise Association Outlines Core Practices and Suggests Changes to FDDs and Regulations The International Franchise Association has published a report in support of responsible franchising practices and lists core practices for doing so. The report, “Responsible Franchising: Policy Recommendations to Strengthen the Franchise Model,” is a call to action for franchisors, franchisees and suppliers to operate transparently during the sales process and for policymakers to follow the report’s suggestion in regulating franchise presales processes. The IFA report states that transpare ..read more
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Top-Performing Cartridge World Franchisee Outlines Success
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by Lisa Ocker
3d ago
Franchisee Geoff Quo Says the Brand’s No-Cost Printer Program Has Been a Boon to His Business Geoff Quo was sold on franchising as a business model. He was a multi-unit owner and operator of a leading hair franchise as well as a satisfied customer of Cartridge World, a global leader in providing high-quality printers, printer and toner cartridges, and customized business services. So, when an existing Cartridge World franchise became available, he seized the opportunity to invest. Quo added the Little Rock, Ark., Cartridge World franchise to his portfolio in 2017, and he expanded the territor ..read more
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Hawaiian-Inspired Franchises Honor APPI Heritage Month 
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by Haley Cafarella
4d ago
From Shaved Ice to Barbecue: Hawaiian Ventures Await During AAPI Heritage Month May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. This month-long celebration commemorates the contributions of individuals from East, Southeast and South Asia and the Pacific Islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.  Efforts to recognize AAPI communities began in the 1970s, with Rep. Frank Horton and Sen. Daniel Inouye proposing resolutions in 1977 to establish AAPI Heritage Week in early May. Despite initial failures, Horton’s subsequent resolution was signed into law by President ..read more
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Restaurants Observe Mental Health Awareness Month
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by Mary Vinnedge
5d ago
Brands Focus on Mental Health Crisis to Help Their Customers and Their Workers During Mental Health Awareness Month, some big-name restaurant brands are shining a light on the growing mental health crisis to both destigmatize mental disorders and encourage people to get help. Customer campaigns headline the efforts right now, during Mental Health Awareness Month, but considerably earlier, restaurant chains started increasing mental health support for their workers.  Statistics about the crisis are alarming. A Harris Poll commissioned by the American Psychological Association attributes lo ..read more
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