Ken Rosebery


The Cheesecake Shop does away with master franchisors

3:37AM | Monday, 11 March

The Cheesecake Shop has finalised the restructure of its franchise group following the expiry of its master franchise agreement in New Zealand, which means all franchisees now deal directly with the franchisor.

SMEs set for incentive blitz amid yawning retail space vacancies

3:08AM | Monday, 11 March

Retail start-ups are being encouraged to sniff out incentives from landlords who are desperate to fill space, as established brands begin to avoid shopping centres due to high rents.

Bucking Bull the latest franchise to shun shopping centres

3:59AM | Tuesday, 12 March

Roast and grill chain Bucking Bull is the latest franchise to shun major shopping centres, opening a store outside a local supermarket in Queensland in a bid to reduce operating costs.

Retail Food Group franchisees to swap shopping centres for standalone stores

8:46AM | Tuesday, 28 August

Retail Food Group (RFG) is set to move its franchise brands out of major shopping centres and into standalone shopfronts and drive-through stores, in a bid to survive the tough retail climate.

The Cheesecake Shop flags shift from shopping centres to reduce rents

5:52AM | Tuesday, 29 May

The Cheesecake Shop says its avoidance of major shopping centres is enabling it to improve rental agreements for franchisees, who typically operate in regional areas or on suburban strips.

Rogue franchisee reignites battle with The Cheesecake Shop

2:12AM | Wednesday, 15 February

Renegade Cheesecake Shop franchisee Brad Skuse has set up a site critical of the company, called, six months after being forced to take down

Franchisee clashes with The Cheesecake Shop over website

7:01PM | Sunday, 31 July

An Australian franchisee has set up a scathing website called, which accuses food retailer The Cheesecake Shop of badly treating franchisees.