Officials say county was overpaid for cable franchise fee
GERING, Neb. (AP) — A cable television provider erroneously paid more than $413,000 in franchising fees to a Nebraska Panhandle county for nearly a decade and the county board must now determine...
Immortals Gaming Company has acquired Infinite Esports in what is believed to be the competitive video gaming industry's first $100 million deal.
NEW YORK (AP) — A popular New York City bakery chain says it will expand across the entire United States by opening as many as 200 franchises over the next five years.
A restaurant chain based in Danbury is going into big-time expansion mode.
Salsa Fresca Mexican Grill announced it is going the franchise route to meet its lofty goal of opening 100 fast-casual restaurants over the next five years. Salsa Fresca currently has eight locations, with a ninth under construction. The location on Federal Road in Danbury also serves as the restaurant’s headquarters.
A Facebook-like news feed, a live chat and a game can be credited for Häagen-Dazs’ improved internal communication and customer experiences at ice cream franchises around the U.S.
The franchising arm of Häagen-Dazs, based in Minneapolis, and the Design Center Inc. in St. Paul, released a mobile employee portal application in 2014 to improve customer satisfaction and to encourage a diverse group of franchise employees and owners to communicate better with corporate staff.
CoCo will become Fueled Collective as it launches a new franchising effort in co-working
Twin Cities co-working company CoCo said it will change its name as part of a new franchising concept it is launching with partners in Cincinnati and New York.
Under the new agreement, CoCo will become Fueled Collective, which describes itself as part co-working space, part social club. The Cincinnati prototype opened this week and features a full-service bar that opens to members after 5 p.m. with event space and a private dining area.
Culver’s — one of the Madison area’s most successful, family-owned restaurant chains — is taking on its first significant outside investors.
Culver Franchising System, based in Prairie du Sac, has sold a minority share to Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta private-equity firm.
The transaction took effect Friday. Terms of the deal and the percentage sold to Roark were not disclosed.
Brian Moody has delved into entrepreneurship after years of working in corporate setting.
In September, he opened The Cleaning Authority, a Glenside-based business specializing in high-quality residential cleaning.
After resigning from Lincoln Financial Corp. about a year ago, he opted not to return to the corporate sector.
Somewhere in my 17-year career in the Express world, I was part of a franchising team in which I supported sales and marketing.
When new franchisees purchased, joined and opened an Express office, I was involved with the organization prior to getting opened, hiring and training new staff, technology setup and being on site for most of their first week. That's just what we did; we were there for the new owners of a franchise.
HARTFORD — Amid charges that Connecticut’s century-old franchise laws for selling automobiles are outdated, the tax-writing legislative Finance Committee on Monday approved a bill that would allow the upstart Tesla, Inc. to sell luxury electric cars directly to consumers.
Starbucks, Colectivo and Barriques have all expanded their coffee footprints in recent years but another coffee company with a long history is also planning to grow in Wisconsin.
90 years strong: Innovation, customer service contributed to local Pepsi franchise’s success
In 1937, Billings Polytechnic Institute student Mitch Dimich found himself in a local hotel lobby, waiting to catch a bus to return to his home in Red Lodge. His ears perked up after he overheard a briefcase-toting businessman engaged in a conversation.
Young Dimich learned that the visitor was in Montana trying to drum up interest in Pepsi-Cola, an expansion-minded soft drink company that was staking out new markets in the West.
Tesla sues Michigan, challenges law requiring dealer sales
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Tesla sued Gov. Rick Snyder and other top state officials Thursday, challenging a Michigan law that ensures automakers can only sell through independent, franchised dealerships and not directly to customers.
The federal lawsuit seeks a declaratory judgment that the 2014 "anti-Tesla" law is unconstitutional and an injunction to prevent its enforcement.
Ziggi's Coffee of Longmont is looking for a few enterprising coffee lovers to grow the brand through franchising.
Husband-and-wife owners Brandon and Camrin Knudsen started the eight-store chain with one location in 2004 at Fourth and Main in downtown Longmont.
The original moniker, Gizzi's, was abandoned when another founding partner left the business and requested a name change.
"We were very poor, so our option was to look at those letters that were on the...
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