Not Quite Lovin’ It

That slogan may now apply to McDonald’s and Jack In The Box franchisees in equal measure. McDonald’s franchise owners, who do not yet enjoy the strength, solidarity and representation of an independent franchisee association, are now taking a much closer look at the wisdom of joining together as one! Franchisees in the system of the…

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CFA Inaugural Legal Symposium

There will be more illustrations of the tremendous benefits of independent franchisee associations in another 2 weeks at the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) inaugural legal symposium on Wednesday, October 24 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. Attendees will hear from top franchisee attorneys Robert Zarco with Zarco, Einhorn, Salkowski & Brito, P.A.; Ron Gardner…

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Coffee Connections

There usually isn’t enough coffee news to warrant its own discussion in Small Regular, but it seems this week might be the exception. You can stay up on the latest of the drama within the Tim Horton’s brand by checking out this article on Blue Mau Mau last week. It seems the Tim Horton brand…

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From the Great White North

With the acquisition of the Tim Horton’s franchise by Burger King parent, Restaurant Brand International a few years ago, the world changed for franchisees in the Canadian coffee and donut franchise – but apparently not necessarily for the better. We noted that franchisees created the Great White North Franchisee Association (GWNFA) just a few weeks…

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When A Brand Is Sold!

As long expected, Tim Hortons Canada franchisee problems with the Burger King (RBI) franchisor have finally boiled up – with store support and supply chain problems at the fore. The franchise owners have set up an association for the first time ever and hired Canada’s leading franchisee-focused legal firm to begin corrective negotiations. All of…

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