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Burger King franchise chain to be floated on the stock exchange

The international fast-food chain, Burger King, is to be floated on the stock exchange over the next few weeks. According to a report in the German newspaper, the FAZ, the American company is intending to use the money obtained from this move to step up its battle for increased market shares against other burger brands such as McDonald's or Wend... » Read more


McDonald's to hand over a number of company-run branches to franchisees

According to reports in the media, the world’s leading fast-food chain, McDonald's, is planning to hand over some of its company-run restaurants to franchisees. This move is said to involve several hundred branches outside the USA and shall affect, above all, those in Great Britain. Matthew Paul, Chief Financial Officer at McDonald's has said th... » Read more


Testa Rossa caffè to launch its system in Canada

The Testa Rossa caffè franchise business is planning to open its first coffee bars in Canada this year. According to reports in the media, this plan came about as a result of interest shown by potential franchisees who believe that the Canadian market holds great potential. Apparently, two Testa Rossa businesses are due to be opened up in Montre... » Read more


Refill24 – filling stations for cartridges

Printer cartridges, refill sets and a cartridge refill service: these are the products and services provided by the franchisees working within the Refill24 Handels GmbH system either in their own shops or from promotion stands. This range of products and services is supplemented with additional accessories such as a variety of paper. With its... » Read more


Siwitech – all round protection

The Siwitech franchise system sells a range of fences as well as windbreakers and products providing its customers with privacy and so protecting them from curious passers-by. Siwitech GmbH was founded in 2003 and was created from a traditional fencing company with over 15 years’ market experience. The first franchise agreement was signed in 200... » Read more


Mail Boxes Etc.: 100th franchisee by September

The UPS business, Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE), has high expectations for 2006: it is hoping to have found its 100th franchisee in Germany by September when the START Exhibition takes place in the German city of Essen. MBE Deutschland GmbH, which is responsible for building up the network in Germany and Austria, currently has 87 franchisees in both cou... » Read more


Best Western Hotels: 180 new hotels last year

In 2005, a further 180 hotels joined the Best Western International hotel chain, 113 of which were in Europe. David Kong, President and CEO at Best Western International in Phoenix/Arizona, explained that Best Western International is intending to continue the strategic expansion of its network. To achieve this, it is focussing on sustainable a... » Read more


RE/MAX Austria: 1,000 estate agents required by 2010

According to reports in the media, RE/MAX Austria, the franchise estate agency system, shall be needing up to 1,000 new estate agents over the next five years in order to be able to fulfil its expansion plans. The company has recently set up an estate agency college to train people joining the branch for the first time as well as to train qua... » Read more


Franchise Expo Paris: free business pass allows free entry to the fair

The Franchise Expo Paris, one of the largest international franchise exhibitions, is offering those interest their so-called business pass free of charge. This offer shall end on 24th February 2006. Carriers of the business pass not only save money as they need not pay for the entrance ticket and receive a free copy of the exhibition catalogue b... » Read more


German industry turning more and more to franchising

According to reports in the media, German industrial companies are looking more and more to becoming active themselves as retailers. To achieve this, many are choosing franchising as the means to increase sales, to win over new customers and to provide better customer care. Examples of this trend include franchise systems such as "Point of Colour" ... » Read more

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