Keith R. Miller

Can Dickey’s BBQ Franchise Owners Survive? Franchisees Claim They Received Misleading Numbers

Franchise owners of Dickey’s BBQ are closing at an alarming rate. Why is this, and can a franchise owner really make a profit owning a Dickey’s BBQ? Despite this, up to now, the franchisor has continued to sell a high number of new franchises. Can they continue that pace and keep their financials strong? And, …

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Is Dickey’s BBQ Franchising’s Next Quizno’s? 28% Systemwide Churn

It’s not easy to forget the Quizno’s saga.  Once one of the darlings of the franchise industry, growing through franchising to nearly 5,000 locations, but today, just under 400 in the United States.  Many franchisees lost everything (investments, savings, their home), and as stores closed, eventually the franchisor filed for bankruptcy protection.  Yet, has the …

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NLRB Rejects McDonald’s Settlement Deal in Joint Employer Case

Nice article by Janet Sparks. See my quote at the end of the article. Blue MauMau – by Janet Sparks, August 29th, 2018 The long-awaited decision from the National Labor Relations Board finally came last month when the NLRB judge issued her decision rejecting proposed settlement agreements from McDonald’s Corporation [NYSE:MCD] surrounding claims by fast …

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Franchisees, Is Your Operations Manual Changing Your Franchise Agreement?

As franchise owners, we all sign franchise agreements that set the terms and conditions of our business, and the relationship with our franchisor. Most of those franchise agreements contain a condition that you will follow the then current Operations Manual. While it is understandable that the Ops Manual must change, a new sandwich is introduced, …

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