Jason Daley

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

Truffle Fries With That? Fast-Food Franchises Spice Up Their Menus
Franchises

Truffle Fries With That? Fast-Food Franchises Spice Up Their Menus

Quick-serve restaurants are beefing up their menus with gourmet offerings in an effort to compete with their fast-casual counterparts.
Autopsy Franchise Aims to Educate About Death
Franchises

Autopsy Franchise Aims to Educate About Death

1-800-Autopsy tackles a need that never really goes away.
A Jointly Owned Franchise Gives Two Pilots a Second Chance
Franchises

A Jointly Owned Franchise Gives Two Pilots a Second Chance

After John Grassia and David Smith lost their jobs as pilots, they bought an Express Oil Change franchise to supplement their incomes.
Biggest Franchise Trends for 2013
Franchises

Biggest Franchise Trends for 2013

Even among the seemingly endless variety of franchises, patterns emerge. Here are some macro trends that will be driving franchising this year.
A Mobile Waterless Car-Washing Franchise Takes Off
Franchises

A Mobile Waterless Car-Washing Franchise Takes Off

A waterless car wash offers an eco-friendly and affordable option for starting a franchise.
The Best and Worst Online Franchise Promotions of 2012
Franchises

The Best and Worst Online Franchise Promotions of 2012

Our picks for the best, the worst and the craziest online promotions from franchise companies.
Garden Franchise Banks on Organic Food Demand
Franchises

Garden Franchise Banks on Organic Food Demand

The gro-O franchise brings home the green.
100-Year-Old Pizza Franchise Finally Cracks the Franchise 500
Franchises

100-Year-Old Pizza Franchise Finally Cracks the Franchise 500

It's been a long road to franchise success for Rosati's Pizza stores who squeak onto our ranking at number 499.
How Anytime Fitness Broke into the Franchise 500 Top 10
Franchises

How Anytime Fitness Broke into the Franchise 500 Top 10

Convenience and online strategy drive rapid growth for the 24-hour micro-gym franchise.
The Top 10 Franchises for 2013
Franchises

The Top 10 Franchises for 2013

With new strategies for growth, these powerhouses lead our ranking.
Top Franchise for 2013: Hampton Hotels
Franchises

Top Franchise for 2013: Hampton Hotels

International growth helps keep Hampton Hotels at No. 1 for a third year.
Cooperative Companies Offer an Alternative to Franchising
Franchises

Cooperative Companies Offer an Alternative to Franchising

Going it alone isn't the best route for all business owners. Cooperative corporations offer an alternative to franchising, with members working together to decide how their company should operate.
Crowdfunding Site Gives Startups and Small Businesses a Boost
Starting a Business

Crowdfunding Site Gives Startups and Small Businesses a Boost

A spin on crowdfunding, Smallknot, asks customers to support local businesses.
A Canine-Centric Franchise Uses Mobile Tech to Stand Out
Franchises

A Canine-Centric Franchise Uses Mobile Tech to Stand Out

Zoom Room offers dogs classes designed just for them that gives them a leg up on the competition.
How to Keep Your Seasonal Franchise Going Year-Round
Franchises

How to Keep Your Seasonal Franchise Going Year-Round

Don't let your business grind to a halt when your traditional selling period comes to a close.