9 Fast Food Trends for 2016

Here are 9 fast food trends for 2016

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Ann Cairns of MasterCard: The Art and Science of Team Chemistry

Here are some key tips on how to maintain team chemistry

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The Best Way to Build Company Culture

This article offers 10 tips on how to improve corporate culture

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The Biggest McDonald's in the World Closed this Week to Make Room for an Even Larger McDonald's.

Learn about the biggest McDonald's in the World

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Franchise Candidates Need To Use Financial Tools

Every franchise candidate should use financial models before finalizing a franchise transaction

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U.S. State Minimum Wage Increases and Inter-Active Map

An article on new minimum wages in 17 U.S. states includes a detailed map

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THE LEADER ON A PONY

Dan Rockwell, the Leadership Freak, says some leaders need to get their high horse

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César Melgoza of Geoscape: Seeing Potential in Every Pause

Learn why its important for a leader to provide subordinates the opportunity to voice their opinions

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North Carolina Becomes Ninth State With 10 Million or More People, Census Bureau Reports

Franchisors and franchisees should view the latest population data from the US Census Bureau

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How to Create A Positive and Contagious Culture

Skip Prichard, interviews the author of a new book on how a leader can set a positive tone

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How Franchisee Candidates Can Make Some Franchisor Selling Techniques Passé

Here is some advice franchise candidates should follow when evaluating a franchise opportunity

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Tech Guest Viewpoint: Top Four Retail Tech Predictions for 2016

Four top retail predictions for 2016

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Six Hot Restaurant Franchises to Watch in 2016

Learn what leading restaurant research firm Technomic predicts for franchise food chains in 2016

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Before Signing the Franchise Agreement Understand the Personal Guaranty

Before deciding on a particular franchise opportunity recognize that you'll be risking more than your investment.

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The Word "Maybe" has no Place in your Vocabulary

Learn how the word "maybe" should avoided by leaders.

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The Secret Formula For Professional Public Speaking Happiness

Learn how to be a more complete and happier public speaker

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What Franchisors can Learn from Successful Organizations

In many ways successful organizations and top franchise companies are similar. Learn why.

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Generosity is the Real Marker of a Good Boss

Great tips on how to be a better leader

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Changes in the U.S. Population: Implications for Franchising?

Download a copy of the WSJ CEO COUNCIL report that contains timely information on the US and international economies and future population changes in the US

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5 Pros and Cons of Scaling your Restaurant Business

Here are the pros and cons of expanding a restaurant into more locations.

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A Lesson for Team Leaders from the Ship of Theseus

A lesson from a Greek Philosopher can help leaders be more effective.

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The Best Way to Deliver Bad News to Employees and Gain Their Trust.

Learn how a former COO of Delta Airlines delivered the news of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy to employees.

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The Experience Matters: In-Store Entertainment That Best Engages Your Customers

Learn how restaurant operators are faced with the choice of which features they should provide to their customers.

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The Priciest Retail Corridor in the World

A report on the highest retail rents for 500 US and International Cities. A great read

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QSR Will use Technology to Compensate for Increased Wage Costs

The pressure to increase the wages of unskilled workers in the fast food sector will propel the introduction of technology in this giant franchise sector

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Fast-food Workers Strike Seeking $15 wage

The largest turnout by fast workers took place in an attempt to gain a $15 minimum wage

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Assessing Power and Politics in Your Organization

Learn why company politics can have an impact on leadership and is often ignored.

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Three Indicators of New Franchisor Success is Confirmed

Scott Shane describes Three Indicators of successful franchise systems confirmed in a recent study by franchisegrade.com

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Franchising Faces More Challenges from States and Cities

As more municipalities seek to increase the benefits employees receive its incumbent upon franchisors and franchisees to be aware of these proposals.

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Why Some Franchisors Don't Grow

Learn why some franchisors have trouble growing their system

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Leaving our Mark

its important for leaders to listen to the response of others.

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Working Well Under Pressure

Here are 6 tips for reducing stress from those high pressure situations.

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Five Questions Every CEO Should Ask

Answer 5 questions to determine if your company is headed in the right direction

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20 Habits to Build Your Leadership On

Learn how to improve your leadership skills.

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The Partnership Side of Leadership

Practical advice on how to manage more effectively

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When Evaluating Franchise Candidates: Follow the Money

Its important that franchisors identify and confirm the amount and source of capital available for it's franchisee candidates.

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Franchise Leadership and Development Conference Packs a Wallop!

FLDC meeting a resounding success.

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Considerations for Selling Your Business: Mature vs. Decline Sell Now or Wait?

Timing is everything when it comes to selling your franchise

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10 PRINCIPLES OF THE THORN: From the Leadership Freak

Here are 10 Tips that franchisors can use to resolve difficult problems

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A Lesson Learned from Pro-Cuts Franchisee Lawsuit?

A recent lawsuit should serve as a warning to franchisors making financial disclosures

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Franchise Renewal and Transfer Rights

Facts and Figures on Franchise Renewal and Transfer Rights

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Minneapolis Weighs Sweeping New Rules for Sick Time, Work Schedules.......... and Franchises Thought Seattle Was Bad!

Learn about proposed labor regulations that would be the most far reaching ever if enacted

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Franchisees Need to Maximize the Potential of Their Territory

Here are tips on how franchisees can maximize the potential of their territory

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One Key Ingredient in a Team Worth Working For And Here's a Hint: It's Not Talent, Skill, or Expertise

Learn what Infectious Enthusiasm means to a leader and his team

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Franchise Facts and Figures: Trademark Value

Learn why its so important to protect a franchise trademark

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7 Financial Questions You Need To Answer Before Leaving Your Business

Franchisees should answer these seven questions before selling their business

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Retailers Might Get Tax Relief for Store Remodels and Improvements.

A recent House bill would make tax breaks for remodels and leasehold improvements for retailers and restaurant owners permanent.

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More Scrutiny for Item 19 Disclosures

As more franchisors do an Item 19 disclosure the quality of the information will be more important.

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