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Margaret Breen

Automatic Tips? Not So Fast!

12/20/13 posted by Margaret Breen

Those mandatory 18% tips on checks for large dining parties will get more expensive for restaurateurs starting January 1, 2014. Keep Reading »

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Franchise Terms: Is it in the Contract?

10/01/12 posted by Margaret Breen

The oldest franchisor in the country recently took a hit in federal appeals court on its ability to set prices in its restaurants. The decision suggests that franchisors take a hard long look at the specifics of their contract language before changing course. Keep Reading »

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Franchise Liability: Punishment for the Control Freak

07/27/12 posted by Margaret Breen

One reason that the franchise method of doing business appeals to so many is that, if used correctly, both parties operate with some freedom. A franchisor usually can expand its brands and system at a lower capital cost than by company-owned growth, and can teach its business methods but is independent. Keep Reading »

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Electronic Gift Cards Update

06/01/12 posted by Margaret Breen

Electronic gift cards, regulated in the last couple of years by consumer protection agencies, have been subjected to another layer of complexity. Recent regulations aimed to prevent the use of gift cards to launder money impose limits on sale amounts and reporting requirements on gift card issuers. Keep Reading »

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