Mary Ann Donuts Starts Franchising

Mary Ann Donuts, Stark County’s oldest doughnut store chain, has launched a local franchise program that President Pat Welden anticipates expanding nationally.

Checkers Set To Reopen In Salisbury

Checkers is making a comeback on South Salisbury Boulevard, and this time with a new franchisee.

Franchising Moving Ahead Again, After Slump During Recession

Heidi McGregor sells medical equipment, and her husband, Jim, owns an ambulance dealership in Fort Worth.

Travel Plaza Adds 4 Restaurants

The Angola Travel Plaza’s food court on the New York State Thruway has undergone a makeover, with four new restaurants that opened on Friday.

Lawn Doctor Franchisee Sets The Bar

After a nearly 20-year run in the hotel industry that took Jeff Angus from Seattle to Atlantic City and nearly a dozen locations in between, he was ready to settle down and open his own business.


Today in Entrepreneurial History: June 1

1495 – Friar John Cor records the first known batch of scotch whisky.

Fitness Revolution Franchisee Tyler English Signs Book Deal With Men’s Health

Connecticut fitness professional and Fitness Revolution franchisee Tyler English finalized plans to author Men’s Health Bodybuilder’s Bible, the magazine announced earlier this month.

Athena North America, LLC Launches K-12 Afterschool Learning Center Franchise With Major Expansion Plans For Northeast

Athena North America, LLC, franchisors of Athena Learning Centers of Princeton, New Jersey, launched franchising operations and will offer the industry’s most innovative solutions for students K-12.

Hungry Howie’s Recognizes Top Franchisees

Hungry Howie’s held its annual national convention from May 15-17 to recognize the best company stores and franchisees.

‎New Report: Low Investment Franchise Opportunities Still The Most Popular

Low-investment franchise brands may cost less than some of the big names in franchising but they have a significant presence in the market, according to a new report out today from Franchise Business Review.