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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Is Wendys melting? Up to 116 stores collapsed or taken over by management in just eight years

A former insider at ice cream and hot dog chain Wendys says a total of 116 franchisees nationwide have either collapsed or been taken over by management over the past eight years. by Andrew Sadauskas

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Understanding the key changes under the new Franchising Code

Here are some of the major changes to the Franchise Code that you need to know about. by Jason Gehrke

Monday, 1 December 2014

Pie Face under attack as disgruntled builder sues US arm over unpaid bills and receivers appointed

The US arm of Pie Face could be in for a costly legal battle, with a New York-based building company initiating legal action against the company. by Eloise Keating

Friday, 28 November 2014

Pie Face to shut 20 stores ahead of meeting with franchisees next week

Several Pie Face stores have closed in Melbourne, just one week after the pie franchise collapsed into voluntary administration. by Eloise Keating

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Pie Face “concept wrong” says franchise expert but investors stand firm

A franchising expert has serious “doubts” about the ability of Pie Face to survive despite claims to the contrary by management, high-profile investors and at least one franchisee. by Eloise Keating

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Five lessons from the collapse of Pie Face

Franchisees and pie lovers across the country have been left reeling after well-known pie franchise Pie Face plunged into voluntary administration at the end of last week. by Eloise Keating

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

When franchisors go bust: 10 risks to franchisees in cases such as Pie Face

The recent voluntary administration of Pie Face has highlighted the uncertainty faced by franchisees if their franchisor goes into administration. by Jason Gehrke

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Retail Food Group takes La Porchetta deal off the table

Retail Food Group (RFG) has announced its deal to acquire 70 La Porchetta restaurants has been terminated. by Eloise Keating

Clean up your act: Court finds collapsed cleaning franchise acted unconscionably, former director fined more than $53,000

The Federal Court has ruled a collapsed Melbourne cleaning franchise engaged in unconscionable conduct and breached the Franchising Code of Conduct. by Eloise Keating
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