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'The three-legged stool': McDonald's recipe for franchise success

'The three-legged stool': McDonald's recipe for franchise success

McDonald's Australia boss Andrew Gregory has been "shocked" by some of the evidence that has emerged at a parliamentary inquiry into the scandal-plagued franchise industry.

  • by Cara Waters

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'Business as usual': 7-Eleven defends witness settlements
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'Business as usual': 7-Eleven defends witness settlements

The convenience chain settled with key witnesses a day before they were contacted by the Senate inquiry into franchising.

  • by Cara Waters
'They will be like headless chooks': 7-Eleven to face inquiry over bribery claims
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Managing

'They will be like headless chooks': 7-Eleven to face inquiry over bribery claims

The convenience store giant will have to respond to allegations 7-Eleven bought witnesses.

  • by Cara Waters
'We could have done better' - Retail Food Group admits mistakes
Retail Food Group

'We could have done better' - Retail Food Group admits mistakes

Embattled company put onus on franchisees to do their due diligence.

  • by Cara Waters
RFG's bankers circle as group records massive loss
Retail Food Group

RFG's bankers circle as group records massive loss

The troubled owner of the Gloria Jeans and Donut King chains has been given a little over a year to get its balance sheet in order by its bankers.

  • by Sarah Danckert
'It's a scary situation': 7-Eleven store owner begs to be allowed to close at night
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'It's a scary situation': 7-Eleven store owner begs to be allowed to close at night

Police recommended Paresh Davaria close his store at night after two attempted armed robberies, but 7-Eleven has rejected his request.

  • by Cara Waters
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Dr Dough Donuts won't franchise any time soon
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Dr Dough Donuts won't franchise any time soon

The small doughnut shop has turned down seductive offers to franchise.

  • by Tim Boyd
'All is good': Footy star backs troubled Croc's Playcentres franchise
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'All is good': Footy star backs troubled Croc's Playcentres franchise

Former AFL star Glenn Archer has come out in defence of Croc's Playcentres.

  • by Cara Waters
'The environment is toxic': Croc's Playcentres under scrutiny
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'The environment is toxic': Croc's Playcentres under scrutiny

The franchising inquiry has received a damning submission from franchisees of the indoor playcentre chain Croc's.

  • by Cara Waters
'Groomed me': ex-RFG boss accused of using franchisee to hide loss-making Brumby's stores

'Groomed me': ex-RFG boss accused of using franchisee to hide loss-making Brumby's stores

A former Brumby's Bakeries franchise owner has accused the ex-chief executive of Retail Food Group, Tony Alford, of using him to hide loss-making stores and mislead the market.

  • by Cara Waters
Franchising isn’t everyone’s pie or muffin, but it could be
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Opinion

Franchising isn’t everyone’s pie or muffin, but it could be

Franchising can be a great way to grow a business but the scrutiny it receives is well founded.

  • by Jenny Buchan