Jason Daley

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

How One Sandwich Company Cracked the Franchise Top 10

How One Sandwich Company Cracked the Franchise Top 10

A focus on franchisee selection, training and operations helped Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches reach number five on the Franchise 500 list this year.
Yes, Soup for You!

Yes, Soup for You!

The Original SoupMan has finally hit its stride.
From Intern to Franchisee
Franchises

From Intern to Franchisee

A sweet internship with Kona Ice helped Derek Taylor open his very own franchise.
Meet the Top Franchise of 2014
Franchises

Meet the Top Franchise of 2014

Positive culture and a commitment to health, family and safety have taken a 24-hour gym concept to the top of the 2014 Franchise 500.
Meet the Chefs Who Are Bringing Quality Food to the Masses
Franchises

Meet the Chefs Who Are Bringing Quality Food to the Masses

A number of top culinary minds are aiming to expand their reach with franchised fast-casual restaurants that serve up high-quality, reasonably priced meals.
A Startup Brings Circuit-Training to the Masses
Entrepreneurs

A Startup Brings Circuit-Training to the Masses

9Round kicks up circuit fitness training with boxing and kickboxing inspired workouts.
Food and Beverage Trend for 2014: The Rise of Craft Distilleries
Growth Strategies

Food and Beverage Trend for 2014: The Rise of Craft Distilleries

First came the craft brewing trend, and now craft distilleries are churning out premium hooch.
A French Fry Franchise Finds Success With Belgian-Style Frites
Franchises

A French Fry Franchise Finds Success With Belgian-Style Frites

French Fry Heaven feeds an insatiable demand for fries and franchises.
Affordable Custom Made Suits? It's No Longer an Oxymoron
Growth Strategies

Affordable Custom Made Suits? It's No Longer an Oxymoron

Proper Suit stitches together bespoke tailoring and e-commerce so the American male can dress better for less.
Intel Engineer Shares Her Passion With the Next Generation
Franchises

Intel Engineer Shares Her Passion With the Next Generation

Shu-ling Garver started Engineering for Kids, a program that teaches the basics of engineering and design to kids.
How a Franchise Owner Made Fast Food Local
Growth Strategies

How a Franchise Owner Made Fast Food Local

Anthony Ackil, co-founder of the farm-to-table fast food company, tells us why local fast food needn't be an oxymoron.
How Housing Franchises Got Back on Their Feet
Franchises

How Housing Franchises Got Back on Their Feet

The subprime mortgage crisis wreaked havoc on the U.S. housing market, but several franchises that operate in the sector managed to weather the storm.
An Investigative Report on Franchise Profits
Franchise

An Investigative Report on Franchise Profits

How much money can franchisees actually earn running their businesses?
How the Franchise Industry Tapped Into the Craft Beer Trend
Franchises

How the Franchise Industry Tapped Into the Craft Beer Trend

By cutting out major food menus, these businesses let franchisees -- and their customers -- focus on what's truly important: what's in the glass.
TapSnap Brings the Photo Booth Into The Digital Age
Franchises

TapSnap Brings the Photo Booth Into The Digital Age

Photo booths are making a comeback, and the founder of the DVDNow Kiosks franchise, has created a touchscreen, open-air 'booth' that's connected to social media.