The franchisee for Wendy's in Japan has acquired First Kitchen, a 136-restaurant chain that will be converted to a new format called Wendy's First Kitchen. The eateries will combine the menus of both chains, offering pasta, burgers and chicken sandwiches.
Though nearly 70% of franchise sales leads are now generated online, expos and trade shows still provide an entry way for many would-be franchisees. The annual International Franchise Expo and National Restaurant Association Show provide networking and recruiting opportunities for franchisors and potential franchisees.
Wendy's International said its new Frescata line of deli sandwiches and a switch to healthier french fry oil helped it achieve strong sales during the last quarter. "Our second quarter represents the best same-store sales period for the Wendy's brand in more than a year-and-a-half," said interim CEO Kerrii Anderson.
A list of lessons for success in business from one writer's father is offered in honor of the recent Father's Day holiday. The list includes advice such as "pay your dues," "do work you enjoy," "walk and talk" and "lead by example."
The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that an insurer must cover construction defects, siding with home builder Village Homes of Colorado. Travelers Casualty and Surety filed the appeal and now must pay $200,000 to cover damage.