Coffee franchise named best for service
posted on 14th January 2019
January 2019 – The Coffee Club has scooped gold in the Reader’s Digest quality service awards
Work to live - don’t live to work
posted on 2nd January 2019
As the weather improves at last, some people are already having to return to work. Would owning your own business give you more of what you desire? Here's an article from December 2012 about how to get the five F-words that most people actually want in their lives: Family, Flexibility, Fun, Freedom and Finance.
Slice of advice for teen entrepreneur from Mayor of Gisborne
posted on 21st December 2018
21 December 2018 – 16-year-old entrepreneur Oliver Lodewyk got more than he bargained for as a nominee of Hell Pizza’s Satan’s Little Helper scheme – first-hand business advice from the mayor himself
IKEA to open in New Zealand
posted on 19th December 2018
20 December 2018 - After many years of wondering and waiting, New Zealand is to get its first IKEA stores.
Taco Bell will be franchised in NZ
posted on 16th December 2018
December 2018 - Restaurant Brands New Zealand Ltd on Tuesday has reached an agreement to expand the Taco Bell brand in New Zealand and Australia. According to the company, the deal dictates the construction of more than 60 new Taco Bell restaurants in New Zealand and Australia before 30 June 2024, the company said in a statement. Restaurant Brands already owns and operates 36 Taco Bell stores spread throughout Hawaii and Guam, as well as the KFC, Pizza Hut, and Carl's Jr. brands in New Zealand. The company dropped Starbucks earlier this year.
Restaurant Brands group chief executive Russel Creedy said the company wanted to build a franchise system with the brand. This suggests a change of direction for the company, which has previously operated the majority of its outlets under management with the exception of some regional Pizza Hut stores. Taco Bell previously entered Australia under a different operator in 1997 with a stand-alone store and a few store-within-a-store concepts in KFC branches, but by 2005 they had all gone. The brand has never before been tried in New Zealand, where Mexican food has become increasingly popular in recent years with chains such as Mexicali Fresh, Mexico and Zambrero all doing well.
In October 2018, Restaurant Brands announced that it was in takeover talks with Mexico-based Finaccess Capital which had made a $578 million bid for a 75 percent controlling stake in the NZX-listed company.
Restaurant Brands group chief executive Russel Creedy said the company wanted to build a franchise system with the brand.
"Bringing the Taco Bell brand to this part of the world aligns with our strategy of focusing on global tier-one brands in markets we understand," Creedy said.
"We know from our experience in Hawaii and Guam that Taco Bell is a top-tier brand backed by excellent franchise systems."
Kiwi stars decorate charity coffee cups for KidsCan
posted on 27th November 2018
26 November 2018 - The Coffee Club's annual Christmas Cup Art Competition for KidsCan has some big kids involved as well this year
Regions on a roll - economic overview
posted on 22nd November 2018
The latest economic overview from Westpac finds it's 'different strokes for different folks' as regional economies are at their most buoyant in years
Franchise Awards 2018 Results - IT’S BUSINESS TIME
posted on 10th November 2018
10 November 2018 – Business-to-business franchises proved there’s more to franchising than burgers when they took out the top titles at the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards. Once again, winners came from all round the country.
Hell drops fireworks for next year
posted on 7th November 2018
Hell is to stop home-delivering fireworks from 2019. The pizza franchise launched the concept five years ago with the idea of offering 'a whole night's worth of entertainment,' and was the only company offering a delivery service. Fireworks week has delivered record sales for the company for the past three years but, despite its success, Hell has decided that increasing public concern and negative feedback about fireworks in general means it's time to stop.
Hell's general manager Ben Cumming says the company will continue to explore the delivery of non-food items.
'We know it has created a lot of enjoyment but this year we have listened to a lot more negative feedback from the public with really legitimate concerns, mainly around safety of animals and anti-social behaviour, so balancing all of that in light of the feedback we feel it is the right thing to do and move on.'
People using fireworks irresponsibly and the distress they can cause for horses and other pets was the deciding factor to take them off the menu.
'There's always been that risk with fireworks and we've always had a bit of feedback about it but it does seem to be growing a lot. We've decided we can't ignore it, we have to listen to our customers and what people want from our company,' he said
Bill to give 'no undue preference' to franchising
posted on 30th October 2018
30 October 2018 - A new Cartel Bills report recommends that no allowances be made for franchise relationships, despite strong submissions
Confidence concerns continue for franchisors
posted on 26th October 2018
26 October 2018 - Franchize Consultants’ latest Franchising Confidence Index finds franchisors are continuing to be concerned about possible future challenges, although franchisors still remain more positive than respondents to general business surveys
Australian Franchise Awards – 2018 Results
posted on 18th October 2018
19 October 2018 – Hire A Hubby dominates Australian Franchise Awards
Mexican company seeks 75 percent of Restaurant Brands
posted on 17th October 2018
The Proposal does not constitute a takeover notice pursuant to the Takeovers Code. Restaurant Brands and Finaccess are in discussions to seek to agree and finalise the terms of any takeover implementation arrangements which, if agreed, could result in Finaccess issuing a takeover notice to Restaurant Brands. There is no guarantee at this stage that agreement will be reached or that Finaccess will advance the Proposal to the point where a takeover notice is issued.
Finaccess is an international company with a focus on high quality businesses with growth potential, including in the global consumer retail sector. Finaccess (along with its associated entities) has significant experience in owning and operating international branded quick service and casual dining restaurants, including holding a controlling interest in AmRest Holdings SE which operates KFC, Pizza Hut, Burger King and Starbucks branded outlets and several owned brands across Europe and China.
If Finaccess does proceed to make a takeover, the offer would be subject to various conditions, including Overseas Investment Office consent and receiving consent from certain subsidiaries of Yum! Brands Inc., the owner of the KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands franchised to Restaurant Brands.
Franchise Awards a chance to celebrate community involvement
posted on 15th October 2018
October 2018 – Tickets are now on sale for the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards 2018
US quick service chicken chain seeks local partners
posted on 11th October 2018
11 October 2018 – One of the USA’s fastest-growing chicken chains is coming to Auckland to meet potential licensees
Taranaki event - Your franchise, your future
posted on 8th October 2018
An evening event being held in New Plymouth next month is aimed at helping new and intending franchisees run better businesses
Improving franchisee performance - Auckland seminars
posted on 3rd October 2018
September 2018 - Four seminars being held in October/November are designed to help franchisors improve the performance of franchisees, and provide a foundation in franchise management for new franchisors and franchise executives.
Four seminars being held in October/November are designed to give franchisor teams the tools they need to help franchisees get the most out of their businesses.
The sessions, run by multi-award-winning Auckland experts Franchize Consultants, are designed to respond to real-life challenges and help answer real-life questions. They are facilitated by two of the company's most experienced consultants: Michelle Bentham, who has many years of operational experience with McDonald’s and Subway; and Dr Callum Floyd, who has led franchise system development and improvement projects for local and international franchises across a range of business sectors.
- Franchise field support visit training
- Improving franchisee performance
- Managing a franchise system
- Franchisee business planning for field managers
Franchise’s topping response to Aussie needle sabotage
posted on 21st September 2018
Updated 24 September 2018 – The Cheesecake Shop franchisees are taking action to safeguard consumers while supporting strawberry farmers affected by saboteurs
Joint employment status – latest
posted on 19th September 2018
20 September 2018 - A proposed ruling from the USA on responsibility of franchisors for staff employed by franchisees could help influence international thinking on the issue
Suffrage 125 - Celebrating women in franchising
posted on 19th September 2018
19 September 2018 – As New Zealand celebrates Suffrage 125, we take a look at the success of women in franchising
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