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Franchise Daily Digest: April 17

Franchise Daily Digest: April 17

A removal of franchisee fees and a push for PPE are among today’s top stories.

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Coolgreens eliminates franchisee royalty fees

Coolgreens, the U.S.-based healthy eatery franchise, is eliminating franchisee royalty fees for the foreseeable future as a way of helping its franchise network navigate through these turbulent times. Typically, these fees would consist of five per cent of a location’s gross sales.

“The restaurant industry is navigating an unprecedented time right now, and it is imperative that our franchisees and communities know we are doing our best to help them however we can,” said Robert Lee, CEO. “We are talking to our franchisees daily, sharing best practices and ideas on how to continue supporting our communities, team members and guests.”

In addition, Coolgreens recently ran its ‘Salads of Hope’ charity initiative, which ensured that for every salad purchased through April 12, the brand would donate a salad to a local hospital in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. So far, Coolgreens has donated more than 1,200 salads to feed front-line workers.

BrightStar Care steps up PPE access and training for franchisees

BrightStar Care, one of the States’ leading private home care franchises, is committed to the safety of its clients and franchisees. The brand has created a centralized fulfillment center for its franchisees to equip all independently owned and operated BrightStar Care agencies with necessary PPE. The brand has also developed a complete respirator training program to ensure the highest levels of safety and expertise can be achieved during the ongoing health crisis.

“We’re ready to go above and beyond to ensure the safety of our agencies’ clients and caregivers, and that’s what we’ve been focused on for the last few weeks,” said Shelly Sun, founder and CEO. “We look forward to continuing to deliver high-quality care to the most at-risk demographics and those entrusted in our care in these current times.”

We recently spoke with Shelly Sun about the origins and development of BrightStar Care, from a simple idea to a vast network of franchisees. Hear more about the brand here.

Restoration 1 now offers virus disinfection services

Restoration 1, the restoration and repairs franchise specializing in dealing with the effects of damage caused by water, mold, fire, and smoke, has now added to its offering by providing virus disinfection services to businesses that are experiencing continuous foot traffic during the COVID-19 crisis.

“If your business is seeing foot traffic at the moment, or you are simply taking precautionary measures at home, Restoration 1 is here to assist. As professional restoration experts, we have all the necessary tools and equipment to handle virus sanitization and virus disinfection,” says Kyle Rowlee, the owner of a Restoration 1 franchise in Waco.

Saladworks unveils ‘Fives for Lives’ campaign

Saladworks has launched its ‘Fives for Lives’ charity campaign, which will see healthcare workers and first-line responders at local hospitals receive free Saladworks meals, following a donation from any Saladworks guest.

By contributing $5, guests will have their donation matched with a free meal on behalf of Saladworks, sent directly to a local hospital.

“First responders make up a great deal of our guests and have always been a bright spot in our Saladworks community,” said Cheri BonVardo, a Saladworks franchisee in Clementon, NJ. “When this pandemic struck, providing them with free meals for their service to our city and loyalty to our business felt like the right thing to do.”

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