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The Sheik Sandwiches Expands Franchise

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Franchises are always looking for ways to expand their services and offerings to nearby locations. Fast food restaurants are typically easy to expand, since they require little space and already have proven processes and a solid customer base in place. The Sheik Sandwiches, a popular sandwich shop in Florida, recently expanded. It opened its… Read More »


Fast Food Restaurants Looking to Add Franchises in Florida

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If you travel across the United States, you may see some familiar restaurants, such as McDonald’s, Taco Bell or Round Table. These are called franchises. All of these restaurants are operated the same way, but each has a different owner. If you’re a Florida resident interested in having your own business, but aren’t interested… Read More »


Costs and Responsibilities of Owning a Franchise

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On first glance, owning a franchise may seem like a fun and exciting investment. After all, who wouldn’t want to own a McDonald’s or Baskin-Robbins? Brand name recognition alone will draw customers to your restaurant, bringing in huge revenues—and hopefully profits. While this may seem like an easily attainable goal, a franchise is more… Read More »


Franchises applaud Labor’s rollback of ‘joint employer’ guidance

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Paul Brinkmann, Contact Reporter Orlando Sentinel   Franchise companies, including many restaurants in the Orlando area, are applauding a move by the Trump Administration’s Department of Labor on Wednesday that could reduce lawsuits against franchisors. It could also mean less money for employees or customers who sue franchise businesses. Franchise companies, such as McDonald’s… Read More »

Alternatives to Franchising Your Business

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Since franchising your business is an expensive undertaking, you should consider other means of expanding your business. We will very briefly look at 5 of the various business expansion vehicles as compared to franchising: 1. Company-owned expansion Advantages: Branch offices with control over all aspects of the business. Disadvantages: Heavy capital outlay, management/employee issues,… Read More »

Your Business: From Concept to Franchising

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Every week I get at least one call from a successful business owner wanting to explore franchising their concept. Typically, during this complimentary introductory call, the caller requests a ballpark figure of the costs involved. Typically I advise that there is a myriad of issues and concerns to be addressed, and briefly outline just… Read More »

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