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Kathy Webster and Tina West come from a family of entrepreneurs. So, when they looked into opening a franchise, they wanted a concept their whole family could enjoy.
Here's why the Twinkie got into trouble: Health-conscious Americans just aren't buying packaged cookies and cakes as much anymore.
After a series of relocations, Gaby Moidel decided to open her own business in hopes of providing her family with increased stability.
Don't feel like preparing an entire turkey feast for Christmas? Head to Japan and pick up Wendy's Turkey Pretzel Mashed Potato Burger.
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The National Labor Relations Board is treating McDonald's as a joint employer in more alleged labor violations, to the horror of the franchise industry.
If you're near a McDonald's in Columbus, Ga., get ready for coupons to start popping up on your iPhone.
DC Shoes founder Ken Block grew his latest apparel company 50 percent in the last year, all while continuing to compete as a motor racing driver.
During their first year in the franchise industry, this couple was making mac-and-cheese dinners and sleeping in the office. Now, they're about to hit the $1 million sales mark.
After serving in the U.S. Army in Japan, South Korea and Afghanistan, Vincent Stoakley retired from active duty to become a home inspection franchisee.
With new software, researchers say Yelp reviews can serve as a crystal ball for restaurant failures.
Two months after Darden's dramatic board restructuring, Olive Garden beat analysts' expectations and reported its first positive same-store sales in more than a year.
After working as managers at a Two Men and a Truck location in Chicago, Brian Stern and Nicole Wiese moved to Boston to become franchisees of their own location.
It's not cheap to buy your office a quality lunch, but if you're offering perks, this one could improve your bottom line.
When Jesse and Cori Reisch opened a fitness franchise for the 50-plus crowd, they wanted to have a greater purpose than to turn a profit.
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