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Sarah Stowe

Sarah is the editor of Inside Franchise Business. Sarah helps people fulfil their business dreams through great story telling. As an experienced editor and media specialist she produce news, interviews and features across business and consumer channels.

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7-Eleven settles franchisee class actions

A statement from the convenience chain confirmed the settlement but gave no insight into the details of the agreement.

Carl’s Jr. new master franchise plans 27 new stores this year

Carl’s Jr. will open up to 200 restaurants over the next 10 years in Australia under a new master franchise agreement.

7-Eleven will invest $15m+ in Far North Queensland

The convenience store chain is committed to opening stores in Townsville and Cairns before June 2022 and Lord is expecti...

FCA and ASBFEO welcome latest franchise reforms

Now the new rules are laid out with the aim of giving franchisees a more balanced role in the franchise agreement.

Dymocks will add 20+ new stores in three-year plan

Overall the book retail market has grown a significant 15 per cent over the last year, and Dymocks has had its share of ...

Third McDonald’s franchisee faces court over workplace breach allegations

Tthe South Australian Branch of the SDA – the union for fast food workers – lodges a landmark case.

Oporto appoints CEO to head up fast-growing chain

The news is confirmation that Bragg has been doing a good job as acting CEO of the fast food chain for the past few mont...

Roll’d opens 100th store and first concession at Coles

The concession store marks the start of a new partnership with Coles and offers freshly prepared, healthy Vietnamese mea...

Bruce Billson appointed Australian Small Business Ombudsman

Billson, who left the FCA after a two and a half year stint, will start a five-year term in the ombudsman role on 11 Mar...

Andersens to add five stores in six months

Flooring retailer Andersens has a string of new stores to open in the first half of 2021.

7-Eleven’s store growth boosts New South Wales footprint

7-Eleven has opened five new stores in New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory over the last 12 months, contin...

Lenard Poulter unveils a new store concept

As Lenard Poulter unveils a new store concept he’s all fired up about the future. The founder of Lenard’s Chicken h...

Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg to bring burger chain to Australia

Wahlberg and his brothers chef Paul and actor Donnie will unveil the initial Wahlburgers venue in Circular Quay, Sydney.

The Boiling Crab signs first franchisees for Australia

The new partnership will see Little Dragon Group own and operate The Boiling Crab business under a franchise agreement.

US barbecue brand heads for Australia

US barbecue franchise Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has revealed plans to open 50 restaurants in Australia.

Hairhouse co-founder Joseph Lattouf dies at 53

Joseph Lattouf, a co-founder of Hairhouse Warehouse, passed away on the 17 of June, 2020, after a one-year battle with c...

Introducing the new franchise kids on the block

From bubble tea to sandwiches, here are some of the latest franchise businesses to have just launched in Australia.

Luck and courage lead Andersens through pandemic

Luck and courage helped steer floorcovering retailer Andersens through the coronavirus crisis.

Hero Sushi record fine revealed as operators and payroll cop penalties

Hero Sushi franchisees and head office payroll copped record penalties of $891,000 for underpaying workers.

McDonald’s accused of sexual harassment on global scale

Fast food giant faces international sexual harassment lawsuit.