FranConnect Appoints New CEO Gabby Wong to Drive Growth and Innovation

Wong previously served as Executive Vice President of Customer Operations at FranConnect Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  FranConnect, the leading provider of franchise management solutions, announced the promotion of Gabby Wong to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to continue its path of market…
FranConnect Enables Franchisors to Laser-Focus Target Marketing with New Workflow Automation and Franchise Intelligence in 3Q 2018 Release of FranConnect Sky

Newest release of franchising’s #1 software also includes enhanced customization and scalability for multi-brand franchise operations Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  FranConnect, voted franchising’s top franchise management software by the readers of Entrepreneur Magazine, today announced the general availability of FranConnect Sky…
Krispy Kreme to Acquire Majority Stake in Insomnia Cookies

Krispy Kreme and Insomnia Cookies have announced an agreement through which Krispy Kreme will acquire a majority stake in Insomnia Cookies. Insomnia Cookies is the leading cookie delivery company in the United States. “At Krispy Kreme, we have an 81-year…
FranConnect Webinar Will Unveil the Top Secrets to Franchisee Profitability

Roundtable of Industry Experts to Offer Insights on How to Improve Unit Level Performance and Maximize Profitability Wednesday, July 25th at 12 p.m. ET Reston, VA  (RestaurantNews.com)  FranConnect, the leading provider of franchise management solutions, will host another webinar in…
Franchise Salespeople Are More Important Than You Think

Hiring the right franchise sales team is vital to a brand’s growth. by Nick Powills 1851 Franchise Franchise sales is tough. You are trying to convince someone to arguably make the biggest decision of their lives. They are not buying…
IFA Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  The International Franchise Association (IFA) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving by individuals, companies and organizations to philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. This year, the IFA is raising awareness and fundraising for the work…
Fransmart Hires Chad Bentley as New Vice President of Finance

New Hire Will Lead Financial Strategy To Grow The Franchising Company’s Existing & New Brands Alexandria, VA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Fransmart, the global leader in franchise development behind the explosive growth of concepts such as The Halal Guys, Five Guys Burgers &…
Industry Veteran Ritchie Labate joins National Franchise Sales

(RestaurantNews.com)  National Franchise Sales, the nation’s premier Franchise Business Brokerage has recently established a new Northern California office with industry veteran Ritchie Labate at the helm. Mr. Labate brings a wealth of experience to his new role having previously established…
How Much Should It Cost to Sell Your Franchise Opportunity?

The cost that brand’s spend per deal is skyrocketing. No Limit Agency CEO Nick Powills explains why. by Nick Powills 1851 Franchise (RestaurantNews.com)  The short answer to the question of how much it should cost to sell your franchise opportunity…
1851 Franchise Reveals Evaluation Scores for 200 Franchisor Websites

Conclusions, Data Points on How the Experts Evaluated the Sites by Nick Powills 1851 Franchise For 1851’s second Franchise Development Website Awards, 12 franchise industry experts representing the best in technology and consulting evaluated 200 franchisor websites. The full ranking…
In B-To-B Websites, There Are No Is No Overall Best Practice

There is no unicorn in Website design; best practices will vary by the brand by Nick Powills 1851 Franchise When evaluating 200 franchisor development sites, one major takeaway stood out – there is no standard blueprint for building a successful…
Franchise Development Websites: Best of the Best Ranked

Team of 12 Franchise Experts Evaluates 200 Websites, Announces Silver Winners 48 – 28 by Nick Powills 1851 Franchise More than 200 franchise brand websites were reviewed by industry judges, and 75 were recognized as best-in-class. Each of these categories…
Naranga Names Mark Montini as CEO; Tariq Farid to Transition to Chairman

Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Naranga, LLC, the second-largest provider of franchise operations software, announced today the appointment of Mark Montini, CFE, as chief executive officer. Tariq Farid, the founder and CEO of Edible Arrangements and Naranga, will transition his role as Naranga’s CEO to serve…
Restaurant Brands: Best of the Best International Franchise Expo

These brands are being featured at the June 15-17 expo at the Javitz Center in New York by Nick Powills 1851 Franchise (RestaurantNews.com)  Many franchisors will be featured at the International Franchise Expo, June 15-17, at the Javitz Center in…
Robeks Fresh Juices and Smoothies Introduces New Menu

Diverse Healthy Options Highlight New Menu Make Up Los Angeles, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Robeks Fresh Juices and Smoothies®, the family friendly, go-to spot for nutritious smoothies, fresh juices, and bowls is introducing a brand-new menu that incorporates a new line of…