Jason Daley

Jason Daley lives and writes in Madison, Wisconsin. His work regularly appears in Popular Science, Outside and other magazines.

How New York City Got Its First Denny's
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How New York City Got Its First Denny's

Denny's is aiming to be a grand slam in Manhattan.
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Curbside Enthusiasm: A Look at Mobile Franchises
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Curbside Enthusiasm: A Look at Mobile Franchises

With low startup costs, rapid returns and the ability to operate independently, mobile franchises are putting anything and everything on wheels.
How a Federal Agent Helped a Struggling Taco Restaurant Turn a Profit
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How a Federal Agent Helped a Struggling Taco Restaurant Turn a Profit

Audra De Vera's investigative skills helped her solve the mystery of why the taco joint wasn't doing well. Then, she fixed it.
How Technology Is Revolutionizing the Franchise World
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How Technology Is Revolutionizing the Franchise World

If franchises aren't stepping up their tech game, they're missing out.
Food With Thought: How One Franchise Is Making the World a Better Place Through Sandwiches
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Food With Thought: How One Franchise Is Making the World a Better Place Through Sandwiches

The founder of Dallas-based franchise Which Wich is proving that a simple PB&J can make a big difference.
Can Fast Food Be Healthy? One Franchise Is Proving the Point and Profiting.
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Can Fast Food Be Healthy? One Franchise Is Proving the Point and Profiting.

Freshii is fast food's new green machine.
Why Millennials Are Becoming Franchisees
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Why Millennials Are Becoming Franchisees

A decade ago, you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone in the franchising industry who thought 20 and 30-year-olds were prime franchisee candidates. That has changed.
Data-licious: How Dinner Lab Used Feedback to Improve Food and Conversation
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Data-licious: How Dinner Lab Used Feedback to Improve Food and Conversation

A members-only supper club feeds a national pipeline of rising-star chefs.
Miracle Grows: Fast-Growing Franchises to Keep On Your Radar
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Miracle Grows: Fast-Growing Franchises to Keep On Your Radar

Smart investments in management and a focus on quality franchisees have enabled a number of recent franchises to launch and expand at record speed. Here's a look at a few newbies who hit the ground running.
How a Franchisee Super-Group Is Changing the Franchising Landscape
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How a Franchisee Super-Group Is Changing the Franchising Landscape

The multi-unit owners started an investment fund to help emerging brands, and the industry is excited by the idea.
How This E-Cig Franchise Is Moving Into Marijuana
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How This E-Cig Franchise Is Moving Into Marijuana

An e-cigarette firm develops a safer pot-delivery system.
Slice of Heaven: How Flippin' Pizza Is Doing Fast-Casual Pizza Differently
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Slice of Heaven: How Flippin' Pizza Is Doing Fast-Casual Pizza Differently

New to the list, Flippin' Pizza serves New York-style pies by the slice.
Why This Hotel Chain Is No. 1 on Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 List
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Why This Hotel Chain Is No. 1 on Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 List

This international hotel franchise is on a tear.
6 Wacky Franchises You Won't Believe Actually Exist
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6 Wacky Franchises You Won't Believe Actually Exist

Check out these six franchises with unique ideas that you'll have to read about to believe.
How This Franchise Is Helping Companies Avert Disaster
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How This Franchise Is Helping Companies Avert Disaster

Jim Satterfield's Firestorm Solutions franchise helps companies develop plans to deal with workplace violence, natural disasters and other crises.