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Nick Hall

Nick is business journalist at Octomedia, working on Inside Franchise Business.
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Ombudsman confirms Grill’d under investigation

05/12/2019

Just days after founder Simon Crowe issued a panicked email to partners reassuring them he had their best interests at heart, burger business Grill’d has had its worst fears realised.

Innovation part of the Crust Gourmet Pizza ‘DNA’

05/12/2019

When it comes to fast-food favourites, it’s hard to go past the pizza. However, a growing trend for health-conscious eating habits is changing the way chains operate, case in point;

How Smartline kept franchisees positive through ownership change

04/12/2019

When a business is acquired by a big-name investor, a sense of dread can inevitably creep through the existing network, but in franchising, the effects are two-fold. It’s something mortgage-broking

First-of-its-kind ActionCOACH online portal launched

04/12/2019

Business coaching franchise ActionCOACH has extended its professional offering, launching an innovative new platform for partners. Announced this week, the new ActionCOACH online portal provides business owners with detailed information

SMEs to cash in on $520m business growth fund boost

03/12/2019

Small and medium sized businesses (SME) are set to get the boost they need, with the banking industry backing a new initiative. The big four buy-in sees the Australian business

Inaugural NSW Taco Bell to pioneer $65m expansion

02/12/2019

The first NSW Taco Bell restaurant has finally been unveiled, with the inaugural outlet set to open its doors on Tuesday. After months of anticipation, Taco Bell fans across the

Grill’d founder issues panicked email to partners

02/12/2019

An upcoming story about wage theft at healthy burger chain Grill’d has reportedly prompted an eleventh-hour reassurance email from founder, Simon Crowe. According to several reports, Crowe sent an ‘urgent’

Zarraffa’s Coffee tops the bean scene

29/11/2019

Just one year after capturing three bronze medals for its signature blend, Aussie café franchise Zarraffa’s Coffee has doubled its efforts. At the Australian and New Zealand Golden Bean Awards,

Chicken Treat lands in Melbourne

28/11/2019

For the first time in its over 40-year history, Western Australian icon Chicken Treat is heading to Melbourne. Partnering with Delivery platform Deliveroo, the new Chicken Treat Melbourne expansion comes

World-first KFC Drive-Through Only outlet unveiled

25/11/2019

A franchise icon has launched a world-first Down Under this week, with the five lane KFC Drive-Through Only outlet official unveiled to the public. The first of its kind, the