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Fitness Together CEO Outlines 6 Steps To Break Unhealthy Cycle

The Fitness Together Franchise Corporation (FTFC) today announced the release of a 6-step plan to better health created by CEO and founder Rick Sikorski.


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IHOP Completes $1.9B Deal For Applebee’s, Plans Changes

Pancake house operator IHOP (IHP) said Thursday it had completed its $1.9 billion purchase of casual dining chain Applebee’s International (APPB).


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Five Franchises Are Better Than One

While many franchise systems work solo to develop brands nationwide, 5 of the world’s top franchise systems have teamed to target the Dallas market as one.


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Franchisees Open 10 Applebee’s Restaurants

Applebee’s International Inc.


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Avado Sells 83 Restaurants

Avado Brands Inc., a casual-dining operator that has been under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection since September, said it has agreed to sell 83 of its 111 Don Pablo’s Mexican Restaurants and Hops Grillhouse and Brewery restaurants.


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McDonald’s Long-Time CMO Retires

After more than two decades with McDonald’s, William “Bill” Lamar, Jr., today announced his plan to retire from the Golden Arches at the end of the first quarter of 2008.


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BlueLens Franchise Group Joins The International Franchise Association

The BlueLens Franchise Group, a division of eWayDirect, Inc., joins the world’s premier association dedicated to protecting, enhancing, and promoting franchising.


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Alta Moda To Launch 14 Italian Apparel Brands

Alta Moda Garments, a Hyderabad-based start-up focussed on retail fashion, is set to bring 14 top line Italian brands to India soon.



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Tenants Don’t Get The Lease They Deserve, But The One They Negotiate

A large number of franchisees and even franchise systems attend leasing seminars.


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