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Summer Franchising News Updates

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Here are some of the latest franchising news updates.

Some of them involve franchise business news and/or announcements, while some of the items below feature industry news and comment.

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Franchising News Updates

The folks over at Small Business Trends lists a dozen or so franchises you can buy for under $10k.

In reality, it’s the upfront franchise fee that’s under the $10,000 mark, but their list is still worth checking out.

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Next, have you heard of Toastique?

news about toast-Toastique franchise growth

It’s a “toast” franchise, and according to this report, the franchisor is experiencing good momentum.

Although talk on the street is focused on this cookie franchise, Great American Cookies just announced the opening of its 400th location.

Started in 1977, this impressive franchise company has locations in 31 states and five countries around the world.

In other food franchise news, a full-service restaurant franchise founded by the star of Paramount Network’s Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer, has signed a business deal to bring his Taffer’s Tavern to Montgomery, Alabama.

The deal includes potential expansion into other areas of the state. 

FTC Updates And More

This next piece is the type of franchising news that can impact the franchise industry in a big way, because it’s about the fact that the FTC is potentially considering closer regulation of franchising.

The agency asked for public comment concerning some of the current regulations, and they’re doing a deep dive on them as we speak. I submitted my own comments and thoughts early on.

Here are some of things being discussed. And all of us in franchising are waiting for an update.

Ziebart, a huge automotive franchisor just had their Ziebart Reunion at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan.

Ziebart franchisees from around the country attended this event to collaborate and celebrate. Here’s a short video featuring event highlights.

Finally, Leslie Fair, a Senior attorney with the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is in the middle of writing an informative series about franchising.

In this excellent article, she debunks five myths about buying a franchise.

And here are a few more franchising myths.

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