Despite Churn, Franchises Continue to Sell Once again, I am reporting on the very high churn rate for Dickey’s BBQ, yet the brand continues to sell a high number of franchises. Why? Do prospective franchisees not understand the numbers in the Franchise Disclosure Document? And, why is the government continuing to guarantee loans to a […]
Franchisee Association Files Complaint with California over New Jack in the Box Leasing Arrangement
Blue MauMau – by Don Sniegowski, November 19th, 2018 The National Jack in the Box Franchisee Association announced today that they have filed a complaint with the state of California over changes to their lease agreements that were made without their consent. The association, whose members own approximately 2,000 franchised restaurants out of 2,200 Jack […]
Franchise Owners Say Jack in the Box CEO Needs to Go, CMO Wanted
While there are no Jack in the Box outlets in Maine, it’s important that franchise owners are taking actions to advance their causes. Their strength comes from such a high percentage of outlets active as members of their association. Blue MauMau – by Don Sniegowski, October 9th, 2018 Franchise owners of Jack in the Box […]
Franchisees, Is Your Operations Manual Changing Your Franchise Agreement?
As franchise owners, we all sign franchise agreements that set the terms and conditions of our business, and the relationship with our franchisor. Most of those franchise agreements contain a condition that you will follow the then current Operations Manual. While it is understandable that the Ops Manual must change, a new sandwich is introduced, […]
Friendly’s franchisee files for bankruptcy
Nation’s Restaurant News reports that J & B Restaurant Partners, a Friendly’s franchisee based in Long Island, N.Y., closed a third of its 36 locations and filed for bankruptcy protection this month amid steeply declining sales and financial losses. The move marks the second major closure of Friendly’s locations in recent months. In November, a […]
Maine Franchise Owners Lobster Bake for Camp Ketcha Raises over $3000.00
The Maine Franchise Owners Association held a “Lobster Bake” fundraiser for Camp Ketcha on Friday October 17th. The event raised over $3,000 net dollars for Camp Ketcha. Camp Ketcha is a year-round non-profit organization serving the southern Maine community with programs in child development, family enrichment and summer day camping. Camp Ketcha has 107 acres […]
Gov. Brown vetoes bill to protect franchisees
Patrick McGreevy of the Los Angeles Times reports that Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation to protect small-franchise owners against fast-food giants and convenience store chains, saying he needs more proof there is a problem before considering changes that would “significantly impact California’s vast franchise industry.” The measure by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) would have […]
RadioShack Loses CFO as It Grapples with Solvency – What about the Franchisees?
Don Sneigowski at BlueMauMau reorts that troubled RadioShack Corporation announced on Monday that its new chief financial officer John Feray had left the firm on Friday for “personal reasons” and that Holly F. Etlin would replace him. Feray had only been with the 4,485 store chain since February. He leaves amidst a frenzy of activity […]
Help SB610 become law in California!
On August 21st, the California state senate voted 23 – 9 in favor of SB 610, a bill that strengthens franchisor good faith relations with franchisees. In order the turn this important piece of legislation into law, it is crucial that all franchisees express their support of the bill and ask the Governor to allow […]
MFOA Lobster Bake in Support of Camp Ketcha, Scarborough, ME
Join Us For a Maine Lobster Bake Maine Franchise Owners Association Lobster Bake in Support of Camp Ketcha, Scarborough, ME Come enjoy the party in support of one of our non-profit members. Friday, October 17th 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm Maine Franchise Owners Association Lobster Bake in Support of Camp Ketcha, Scarborough, ME. Camp Ketcha […]