In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- It has no cookie-cutter franchises in its four-block commercial district, and locals seem to shop here as often as visitors.
- Make sure you fully grasp the cost of operating your choice franchise.
- He is now covering Colchester and the surrounding areas as the franchise holder for Ovenu, a national organisation with franchises across the country.
- Finally, they found individuals interested in purchasing franchises.
- He owns the London Park Hotel and is the franchise holder for the Holiday Inn in the capital.
- Clever marketing and solid brand management have allowed these two franchises to take ubiquitous foodstuffs, such as pizza and the sandwich and pizza, and make it their own product, their creation.
- A franchise is a legal and commercial relationship between the owner of a trademark, service mark, trade name, or advertising symbol and an individual or group wishing to use that identification in a business.
- He said the group was poised to hold talks with the new franchise holders in the coming weeks.
- Kay said that in many cases it is easier to get finance for a franchise than for a new business.
- A consortium was granted the eight-year franchise last year with subsidies totalling £637 million over its full term.
- The workers are also demanding that they have job security even if the city does not renew the franchise to the private companies for which they work.
- So whether you should buy into a franchise or start a business alone depends almost entirely on your personality and resources.
- These figures refer to cars that were imported by the official franchise holders.
- Hull Trains, which runs daily services from Selby to London, is moving from strength to strength after being granted a franchise extension.
- Manufacturers' warranties now stretch for longer periods than was the case five years ago, but with the built-in proviso that all servicing is carried out at a franchise dealer.
- The company operates car-dealership franchises in Britain, Germany and America.
- Consider each individual franchise based on its own merit and track record.
- After conducting extensive research, she decided to pursue a franchise in the commercial cleaning industry.
- You cannot blame the individual franchises for moving quickly.
- Does the doughnut business include franchises or company-owned outlets?
- They place a lot of importance on the relationship between head office and the individual franchise operators.
- He said that four of the new outlets would be run as joint ventures while the remainder would operate as franchises.
- In the past, monopoly was formed when the government granted a franchise to certain companies so that they could invest in new products and provide essential services.
- We are at an advanced stage of negotiations with a large number of individuals about possible franchises.
- According to franchise industry analysts, every eight minutes a new franchise opens for business somewhere in the United States.
- Review your assets to determine whether you have the financial wherewithal to afford the costs of operating a franchise.
- Some sell used cars and some invest in business ventures or open fast-food franchises.
- However, there are more than half a million franchises operating in the United States generating more than $1 trillion in retail sales.
- The government also granted franchises to private persons.
- However, the three companies operate as franchises with two-year contracts from the city and are heavily subsidized by the state and the city.
- This intense and immersive training program teaches new owners everything they need to know in order to operate their franchises and provide superior customer service.
- The estate agency's nationwide branch franchise and growing financial services division would be attractive to the bank.
- The issue is significant because all the private lines operate as franchises with two-year contracts with the city.
- One franchise broker was attracted by the growth potential of franchises providing nonmedical care services for the elderly living at home.
- He observed how ever that there were a number of problems associated with second hand cars which gave an advantage to the franchise holders.
- However, the consultants believe awarding the franchise to a private company after a public competition is the most efficient way to proceed.
- If you are a resident of one of these states or countries, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your jurisdiction.
- The Government is keen to replace its current system of granting 10-year franchises to companies which operate routes with a system involving short-term extensions.
- Next month I'll expand why, as a matter of trust, we are granted a franchise.
- It also operates 18 new-car franchises, and 15 of those are part of its used-car superstores.
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- They should be treated as traitors of the government and deprived of their franchise as citizens.
- They were a minority in terms of voting, because if one put that issue to the vote, those who had franchise to vote on it were men.
- The narrower meaning is that one gets kicked out of the voting club, that is, you lose your franchise as a citizen, especially the right to vote.
- As in South Africa, where universal franchise had been introduced only in 1994, Bulgaria had lived through the communist era.
- These sovereign rights were only loaned to Parliament, which should be elected on a wide popular franchise and hold the people's rights in trust.
- They had to launch a determined struggle to secure the right of adult franchise.
- Many believe that this is an abusive relationship with our franchise as citizens, and that major issues of state should be settled by popular referendum.
- People seem to have forgotten that the right to universal franchise in South Africa was just a dream for the majority of South Africans not even ten full years ago.
- But, of course, the real test of that will only come in a little over two years time when we will all be off to the polling stations to exercise the franchise in another general election.
- The medieval constitution of the town, with its minuscule political franchise, was frozen in place.
- As I left, I was thinking about the duty to vote, the long and bitter fight for the universal franchise, suffragettism, the great reform acts.
- You had no franchise in Britain if you were a Catholic right up until the end of the 19th Century.
- In India, independence dawned with the sun of universal adult franchise shining on all, at least in theory.
- It also extended the franchise for elections to all persons in the country over the age of 18, and then squashed voices of dissent.
- Only one in five young voters exercised their franchise in the last elections.
- The time has come for you to use your right of franchise and use it judiciously.
- Most of them expressed their desire to stay back in their hometowns till the elections and exercise their franchise.
- Today, yet another election passes by and I am denied franchise yet again, despite the fact that I am a citizen, resident and investor in Trinidad and Tobago.
- Liberal attempts to achieve universal franchise were failing miserably.
- The world, most parts of which were in turmoil, watched as a newly independent country, with numerous problems, chose to move straight into universal adult franchise.
- It adopted a liberal programme, demanding a Bill of Rights, a qualified (but not universal) franchise, and the abolition of racial discrimination.
- It was in the 1970s that the system of representation through electoral franchise was introduced to Aboriginal communities.
- The reformers were very divided in their aims, which ranged from modest franchise reform to universal manhood suffrage.
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- At present car manufacturers supply new vehicles through selected franchised dealers who in turn sell them to consumers.
- She's also helped one client go from being an employee to the owner of a fully diversified enterprise, and is now helping him franchise his new operation.
- Between 1991 and 1997 more than 400 high street post offices were franchised to retailers, including supermarkets and department stores.
- Allen says she'd like to see more Hue-Man stores across the nation - a goal that may be attained through franchising the concept.
- The restaurant name was franchised out, which is why you still occasionally stumble on a Pierre Victoire tucked away on an English high street.
- Rhys says he can not see franchised dealers giving up the service side of their business because the profit margins are greater than selling new cars.
- If it proves a success here, the lads are planning to franchise it across Europe.
- ‘I could not be involved in it if we were just going to franchise it out willy-nilly,’ she said.
- At year-end 2003, there were 345 franchised restaurants and 122 company-owned units in the system, for a total of 467.
- The government plans to franchise a quarter of the bus routes in Dublin to private operators.
- Dealers franchised to repair and sell prestige brands such as BMW, Mercedes and Land Rover were found to charge the highest for an hour's labour.
- ‘Club Lapello has been a great success and we are now franchising the idea throughout Ireland and the UK,’ he said.
- Franchised dealers can still service the cars they sell.
- During 1995-7 all passenger services were franchised to private sector operators, while all other companies were sold outright to the private sector.
- Allied Domecq Quick Service Restaurants, part of the international Allied Domecq PLC based in England, owns the brands and franchises the units.
- A Tampa company is even franchising the concept.
- For example, it plays in memory markets such as SRAM and flash, holding a large, but closely monitored inventory - 2001 is, in fact, Hyundai's only franchised distributor in Europe.
- When the Board's mental health franchise was introduced, franchised firms could approve their own ABWOR representation and register it with the Board.
- Intercollege is franchised to run the MSc Business Information Technology programme.
- A BMW franchised dealer in central London charged as much as £152.75 an hour for labour.
- Some passenger services are not franchised by Government, but instead operate under the Open Access regime.
- If you conclude that you would in fact like to explore the possibility of franchising your business, there are several steps to take.
- In fact, according to the National Restaurant Association, there are 878,000 individual restaurant locations nationwide, many of them franchised.
- Mr Sweeney franchised out his first outlet in 1994.
- Annualized sales for company-owned and franchised restaurants climbed 6%, to $1.7 million.
- Changes can be expected following the EU's anticipated alteration to block exemption, the rules under which car manufacturers are allowed to enforce the sale of cars through franchised dealers.
- Without capital to expand alone, Lovell could either franchise her bar or license the trademark.
- The Social Welfare Training Centre, part of the School of Continuing Studies in Jamaica, has also been franchised to offer the Certificate in Social Studies.
- Another 24 petroleum dealers who are franchised by several of the other marketing companies are part of the consortium, but others could join, Observer sources say.
- Local component suppliers and franchised motor dealerships, as well as a number of overseas parent company plants of Ameo members, depended on components manufactured and vehicles assembled in South Africa, he said.
- Previously, MG Rover had reimbursed franchised dealers for the cost of any repairs carried out for a period of up to three years after a new car was sold.
- Cathal Corrigan has recently franchised out the meat counter at Glennon's shop in the village.
- According to the BBC the Strategic Rail Authority, the body that franchises out rail services, is looking to cut the amount of subsidy it gives to train operators.
- Furthermore, franchised dealers were obliged to offer customers after-sales, service and repair facilities in addition to providing new cars.
- Established franchised dealers have been falling by the wayside for the past few months, and more will certainly follow.
- He points out that the London mayor has powers to franchise bus services.
- The Prem Group will recruit independent developers to franchise the Wingate and Days brands in Ireland over the coming years.
- The policy encourages car parts makers to set up franchised and chain operations alongside their own distribution and sales networks.
- All save one of the current crop of kids' cutteries began as regional enterprises, but most have ambitions to expand nationwide, either as company-owned or franchised operations.
- The management of hospitals that fail to perform to the required standard, almost guaranteed in such a cash strapped service, will be franchised to the private sector.
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