U-Swirl’s 24th Cafe Now Swirling In Montana

U-Swirl, Inc., parent to U-SWIRL International, Inc., the owner and franchisor of U-SWIRL Frozen Yogurt® cafes, announced today that the 24th U-Swirl Cafe in the chain is open for business in Missoula, MT.

Covelli To Open Panera Bread In Alliance

Covelli Enterprises, the largest franchisee of Panera Bread, tomorrow will mark the grand opening of its newest Northeast Ohio Panera Bread drive-through location, 1670 W.

Pizza Restaurant Chain Plans To Open In Ogdensburg

The Little Caesars pizza restaurant chain plans to open here in the spring.

Chennai Gets Another Café Chokolade Outlet

Cafe Chokolade has recently opened its second outlet at Egmore in Chennai via franchising.

Today in Entrepreneurial History: January 25

1881 – Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company.

Harvey Norman Franchisee Model Branded ‘Unsustainable’ By Investment Bank

Macquarie Securities has declared Harvey Norman’s franchisee fee structure as “unsustainable” given the current retail market’s propensity towards discounting in low margin categories.

Fast-Casual Diner Chain Is Hungry For Expansion

After 22 years of slow growth, a chain of ’50s-style themed restaurants has developed an appetite for expansion.

Domino’s Pizza Holding Week-Long Grand Reopening Celebration

Kent Domino’s Pizza franchisee Karl Waller has a host of activities planned for the week-long grand reopening celebration of his South Water Street store, including a salute to local veterans and fundraising activities that will benefit Kent Social Services.


iPad Eating Up Computer Sales

Demand for iPads helped to blunt growth among generic PCs across the industry, with Microsoft reporting a 6 percent decline in Windows revenues for the same quarter.


Furniture Maker At The State Of The Union

Cochrane interrupted years of business consulting in Asia to reopen a furniture factory his family once owned in the Smokey Mountains.