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Posted by Tim Gilboy on 2015-06-29

What is a Franchise Consultant

Users going through our site often come across this term “Franchise Consultant” and seem puzzled by what it means. It’s not the easiest idea to understand and a quick search online doesn’t seem to make it that much clearer. The Wikipedia article for “Franchise Consultant” starts by saying “'Franchis...

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Posted by Tim Gilboy on 2015-06-24

A Few Thoughts After IFE 2015

Image title Last Friday I went up to the Javits Center with other members of the Franchise Help team to check out the International Franchise Expo. It was my first IFE and going into it I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I got there. I might do a more detailed write-up in a few days if there is interest, b...

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Posted by Tim Gilboy on 2015-06-23

What Would You Do with $25,000?

Image title Have you ever had one of those days when you were just kind of fantasizing about what you would do if you had a crazy amount of money? I had one of those a couple of weeks back when I was looking for a new apartment. I decided to go onto an NYC realty site and take a look at what paying an absurd&nb...

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Posted on Jun 18, 2015

10 Franchises All Female Entrepreneurs Should Know About

Image title It’s been a few years since we posted this list, and I think it’s definitely time it got updated. Since we last posted our list of 20 Franchises All Female Entrepreneurs Should Know About the number of franchises owned by women has continued to grow. And more and more franchises are now focusing on ...

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Posted by Tim Gilboy on 2015-06-17

It's Almost Here! The International Franchise Expo Starts Tomorrow

Image title It’s almost here. The 2015 International Franchise Expo at the Javits Center in NYC that is. For those of you who don’t know about the IFE, it’s the largest franchise expo of its kind. More than 450 franchises are descending into New York City for the weekend to try to convince potential franchisees...

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Posted by Tim Gilboy on 2015-06-16

Why Are Other People Opening Franchises? And Why Should I?

Why Are People Opening Franchises? Since the mid 90’s the number of small businesses in the US has been growing - and fast! It makes sense why - it gives you an opportunity to do something more interesting, to have more flexibility, and to be your own boss. Beyond just small businesses in general, franchises have been seeing particul...

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Posted by Tim Gilboy on 2015-06-15

What's Going on With Food Franchise IPO's?

Image title What’s been going on with fast food IPO’s over the past year?? Seriously - it doesn’t seem to make a whole lot of sense to me (or to some others it seems). I mean I get it, the food market is going strong, but still this seems crazy. After Wingstop’s Friday IPO success there are now 8 food companies...

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Posted by Tim Gilboy on 2015-06-11

5 Hot Food Franchises for This Summer

Image title People are always asking us what food franchises they should open. And with summer right around the corner, right now might be the best time for you to open your very own food franchise. Every franchisee is different, so these recommendations might not be the perfect fit for you, but without further...

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Posted by Tim Gilboy on 2015-06-09

Why Doesn't Chipotle Franchise?

Burrito and Chips I’m a huge Chipotle fan and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I love a big fat carnitas burrito with every possible topping (is that even the right word for what you put on a burrito?) on it, especially guac. But every time I’m outside of New York I wonder why there aren’t more Chipotles out there. Sure ...

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Posted on Jun 02, 2015

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Gains Operational Insight across 500 Stores with Advanced Big Data Analytics in the Cloud

Business intelligence (BI) and data warehouse solutions provider iOLAP Inc. has combined Syncsort’s DMX data integration software with Yellowfin’s BI platform and Amazon Redshift for data warehousing to provide one of America’s most successful food chains, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, with deep operationa...

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Posted on May 22, 2015

Cruise Planners named Hot Franchise for Veterans, offers military discounts

 Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, Named a 2015 Hot Franchise for Veterans™, Offers 30 Percent in Savings to Military Community Coral Springs, Fla. — May 21, 2015 — G.I. Jobs®, the premier resource for helping transitioning service members find success in civ...

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Posted on May 21, 2015

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Named Number Four in 2015 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers list

(CHICAGO) FastCasual.com’s editorial team has released its annual list of the industry’s most significant brands and trends, awarding Dickey’s Barbecue Pit the number four spot. Last year Dickey’s Barbecue Pit was name number 40. The 2015 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers publication is now avail...

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Posted on May 21, 2015

New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Mason Arrives for National Barbecue Month

(Mason, OH) May marks national barbecue month and the nation’s largest barbecue joint is here to celebrate. On Thursday, May 21 at 11 a.m., brothers Randy, Ryan and Kevin Daniel along with business partner Phillip Bostick will open a new fast casual option inMason. To celebrate, they are hostin...

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Posted on May 05, 2015

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Hits Victorville with Three Day Barbecue Bonanza

(Victorville, CA) Victorville residents will have a new reason to eat out when Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opens on Thursday, April 30 at 11 a.m. The new location is hosting a three day grand opening celebration where the first 50 guests will receive gift cards ranging from $5 to $50.“...

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Posted on May 05, 2015

Texas Favorite Arrives in Corona with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

(Corona, CA) On Thursday, April 30 at 11 a.m., the new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is hosting a three day grand opening to introduce the community to slow smoked Texas-style barbecue. There will be something for everyone including three chances to win free barbecue for a year, merchandise giveaways a...

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Posted on May 05, 2015

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Arrives to Maumelle/North Little Rock in Time for Summer

(North Little Rock, AR) Slow smokin’ Texas barbecue arrives to Maumelle/North Little Rock on Thursday, April 30 at 11 a.m. To celebrate, the nation’s largest barbecue chain is hosting a three day grand opening party. The grand opening includes big barbecue giveaways like a $500 gift c...

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Posted on Apr 29, 2015

Sun Sentinel Names Cruise Planners Home Office to South Florida’s Top Workplaces

Coral Springs, Fla. – April 29, 2015 – Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, was named to Sun Sentinel’s South Florida Top Workplaces. Cruise Planners proudly stands as one of the leaders in the business realm and its Home Office Team located in Coral Springs Flo...

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Posted on Apr 22, 2015

Yeehaw! Mr. Dickey Celebrates Five Year Anniversary in Wesley Chapel

(Wesley Chapel, FL) Roland Dickey, Sr., barbecue expert and chairman of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is stopping by Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Wesley Chapel on Saturday, April 25 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for a five year anniversary celebration. Guests will meet the man be...

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Posted on Apr 21, 2015

New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Opens in Chino with Barbecue Bash

(Chino, CA) Hary and Neha Sharma are excited to serve up Texas-style barbecue in Chino. On Thursday, April 23 at 11 a.m., the couple opens a new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit with a three day grand opening. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, the nation’s largest barbecue joint, smokes all meats onsite overnig...

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Posted on Apr 16, 2015

Score Free Barbecue for a Year at the New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Denton

(Denton, TX) Nick and Dana Robinson are native Texans who grew up eating Dickey’s Barbecue. On Thursday, April 16 at 11 a.m., the couple will open their first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Denton. To celebrate, they are hosting a barbecue bash offering three chances to win free b...

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