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5 Tips for Recruiting Franchisees to Your Community
From The Buxton Co

During the retail and restaurant attraction process, city government leaders often face the challenge of recruiting franchisees. The reason is simple: many retail and restaurant projects require . . . 

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MARINATE
Catering company announces first brick-and-mortar in Hollywood, CA

Edited by Michael Blahy

After a failed business turned into a successful catering company, two knuckleheads take one more stab at a storefront.
With a successful catering company spanning from downtown Los Angeles, all the way to the Westside, partners Mat Yuriditsky and Scot Rogers make a second attempt at brick-and-mortar store.

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Misrepresentation "Negotiation Skill"
by Michael Blahy

The “negotiation skill” of a salary plus commission employee landed a California leasing agency in court.

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How Mobile GPS Data Can Take You Where You Want To Go

Sometimes, companies will come to us for customer insights, but they lack the data necessary for in‑depth analytics. In these instances, mobile GPS data technology can be an effective solution. In addition to assisting with customer profiles and behavioral analyses, mobile GPS data offers other benefits ...

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MOD Pizza
Sets Aggressive Growth Plan

In mid-2016, MOD Pizza announced it had achieved a planned funding infusion intended to buffet the company’s growth plans leading into 2017. At that time, the company operated ...

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"Excited Utterance Exception"

When a startling event occurs, people say things about it. But when is what they say admissible in a court of law?

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What Diners Expect at Restaurants – Insights From RLC

As younger generations gain buying power, their preferences and expectations are having an impact on the restaurant industry across all sectors.

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LIDS
It’s Regarded as The Destination for Hats

The company playfully implores customers, “No matter where you’re at, wear a hat.” By serving the needs of a broad market base, encompassing everyone from core sports fans and fashion-conscious, trend-savvy teens to customers ranging in age from their 20s on up through retirement age, LIDS has become ...

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Obvious Sign?

When admitting that a sign has been used to find product in a lumber yard, and admitting to stepping over the same sign multiple times, can it still be a hidden and obscure hazard?

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All Customers Are Not Alike: Improving Profitability in the Restaurant Space

It’s no secret that the restaurant industry is oversaturated, especially in the quick-serve and fast casual categories and sales are ...

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Chipotle
A Consistent Fast Casual Segment Leader

Denver, CO based Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. has consistently ranked among the restaurant industries’ best performing companies. When it was founded in 1993, the goal was to provide tacqueria-inspired, affordably priced menu items, of a quality on par with fine dining, but delivered ...

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Tax Review Thwarted by “Property Owner” Technicality

Lenity is especially appropriate because this case involves the presence of a type of party we rarely see in our Court: a happy family. Happy families are alike in a way particularly germane to the application of lenity here. The members of happy families often do not execute formal written agreements with each other, though they clearly understand and perform the bargained-for agreements between and among them.(Judge Rowan D. Wilson)

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3 Applications of Mobile GPS Data for Brokers and Developers

Developing retail commercial real estate requires a substantial investment of resources including money, property, and time. Keen developers are willing to commit these resources because they understand that the payoff can be well worth it. However, ...

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CHARLOTTE RUSSE
Represents Savvy Retailing

Those familiar with formerly popular confections will recognize Charlotte Russe as a dessert invented by a noted French chef in the late 1700s, who named it in honor of his Russian employer, Czar Alexander I. It consists of a rather elegant ...

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Decisions by Simply Doing Nothing

What is the statute of limitations when it comes to decisions on mixed-use, commercial, retail, residential construction projects made during a housing crisis?

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