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October 2005

October 5, 2005

via Herald Sun

A McDonald's customer is suing the fast-food giant after a Melbourne store refused to accept her torn $20 note.   ...full story


September 2005

September 26, 2005

via Entrepreneur.com

One of the main reasons companies choose to franchise is the extremely low cost associated with aggressive growth. Since the franchisee typically supplies all the working capital and pays for the right to do so, a new franchisor need only invest in the appropriate legal documentation and an operations manual, and they're "in the business" of franchising  ...full story

September 22, 2005

via MSN Money

Restaurant chain Panera Bread Co. said Thursday it agreed to acquire a group of bakery and cafes from an Indiana franchisee for $27.5 million.  ...full story

September 21, 2005

via Reuters

McDonald's Corp., which has been trying to change the image of its counter jobs as low-paying and dead end, on Wednesday unveiled a new television ad featuring Olympian Carl Lewis and others whose first jobs were at the Golden Arches.  ...full story

September 14, 2005

via BTNOnline

Cendant Hotel Group-franchisor of midprice, economy and budget hotel brands-today through an agreement with The Blackstone Group entered the upscale lodging market by purchasing the franchising rights to and management contracts of the Wyndham hotel brand.
  ...full story

September 13, 2005

via Business Week

Anyone planning such a business should research the market through trade groups and realize the risks of fickle food tastes, experts say.   ...full story

September 6, 2005

via Hispanic Business

Martha Llamas began her career as a cleaning lady in office buildings making $5.50 an hour. Today, she owns her own company employing 60 people and grossing more than $1 million annually. "I never dreamed of getting paid what I'm getting paid now," says Ms. Llamas of Mesa, Arizona.
  ...full story

September 1, 2005

via Biz Community

Cash Converters Southern Africa has secured the rights from its master franchisor in Australia to expand the Cash Converters brand into sub-Saharan Africa.   ...full story

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