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Restaurateurs cook up local following

In the late 1970s, a developer invited businessman Doug McKendrick to help open a restaurant in an area just outside of the city of Atlanta. There wasn’t much out there at the time – the new retail area was surrounded by farmland, McKendrick recalls. Today, that area is known to […]

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Athletes buy restaurant franchises to build financial futures

Quentin Richardson was cut from the Orlando Magic late last month, but even if another team doesn’t pick him up, he has another career option as a restaurant owner. Shortly before the Magic waived him, Richardson signed a deal to open restaurants in the Orlando area for North Carolina-based East […]

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With Franchising on the Rebound, QSR’s Turn to New Mover Marketing

  Local Franchisees Turning to Warm Welcoming Packages that Fend off Competition The American economy may still be on life support, but the franchise industry is making a comeback.   In fact, according to the International Franchise Association (IFA) Educational Foundation, nearly 14,000 (13,928) new franchise establishments will be created this […]

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