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Laing+Simmons franchisees buy the business

22/01/2021

A group of Laing+Simmons franchisees has partnered with members of head office to buy the New South Wales boutique real estate business. A partnership of 15 team members agreed to

Harrington Homes launches franchise models

21/01/2021

Heritage firm Harrington Homes is opening up to franchising, with two investment models available. The Victorian-born business is backed by more than 45 years and three generations of family building experience in

JobKeeper rules are a staffing nightmare for small business

20/01/2021

The present JobKeeper rules are causing causing staffing issues for small businesses, according to the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell. The reduction of the JobKeeper

US cleaning brand Jan-Pro Systems International scooped up by private equity

20/01/2021

US cleaning giant Jan-Pro Systems International has been acquired by private equity firm MidOcean Partners as part of a major acquisition of multi-brand business Lynx Franchising. Lynx is a multi-brand franchise

Five Guys’ first venue revealed for Australia

19/01/2021

Five Guys’ master franchisee Seagrass Boutique Hospitality Group has signed a deal with the Panthers Group to open the first Five Guys venue in Penrith, Sydney in 2021. The choice

Cafe chain 85 Degrees allegedly underpaid staff $429,000

18/01/2021

Cafe chain 85 Degrees has allegedly underpaid Taiwanese students working in its Sydney stores on a supposed internship arrangement. The FWO alleges that Taiwanese company Comestibles Master Co Ltd, the franchisor of the

Home loans deal brings Aussie and Lendi together

18/01/2021

Mortgage broking chain Aussie is merging with Lendi, the online home loan platform. Announced mid-December the proposed transaction will bring together Aussie’s brand and broker and franchisee network with Lendi’s market-leading

Pizza Hut kiosks roll out in service stations

13/01/2021

Pizza Hut Australia is expanding its footprint by rolling out kiosks on service-station forecourts, in partnership with Euro Garages. According to Pizza Hut, the launch is part of the company’s

Former IGA franchisee faces legal action

13/01/2021

A former IGA franchisee faces legal action in the Federal Circuit Court over alleged non-compliance with workplace laws. The Fair Work Ombudsman alleges S & L Lenz Pty Ltd, the former franchisee

Ninja Parc expands with first Melbourne location

11/01/2021

Ninja Parc is forging ahead with expansion plans for 2021 and will open its first Melbourne venue on 16 January in Bayswater. The indoor obstacle course concept, owned by Belgravia Group,