Jason Daley lives and writes in Madison, Wisconsin. His work regularly appears in Popular Science, Outside and other magazines.
Once in the minority, multi-unit franchisees control more than 75 percent of franchised restaurants.
The most successful franchises have a few strengths and strategies in common. Here's how they play to win.
A little friendly competition translated into a big jump in sales.
The Halal Guys dish on opening a franchise of brick-and-mortar eateries.
Lisa Kornstein's clothing boutique is using a semi-absentee model, allowing her to manage her health and her business.
With low startup costs, rapid returns and the ability to operate independently, mobile franchises are putting anything and everything on wheels.
Audra De Vera's investigative skills helped her solve the mystery of why the taco joint wasn't doing well. Then, she fixed it.
If franchises aren't stepping up their tech game, they're missing out.
The founder of Dallas-based franchise Which Wich is proving that a simple PB&J can make a big difference.
Freshii is fast food's new green machine.
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.
A members-only supper club feeds a national pipeline of rising-star chefs.
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