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Chef Sentenced to Three Years in Jail for Spitting in Customer
The New Jersey cook spat on an overly demanding customer's roll.
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From auto repair or sandwich making, these franchises rank at the top of their industry categories.

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A Pretzel Franchise That Won
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A Pretzel Franchise That Won't Leave Anyone Bent Out of Shape

This New York City firefighting franchise finds that with Philly Pretzel Factory there are mercifully few fires to put out.
4 Tips on How to Prepare for This Year
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4 Tips on How to Prepare for This Year's Surge of Indian Tourism

Are you doing everything you can to roll out the welcome mat?
How BentoBox Is Ending the Era of Badly Designed Restaurant Websites
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How BentoBox Is Ending the Era of Badly Designed Restaurant Websites

The company, which has built a platform for restaurants to create and manage their websites, recently graduated from Techstars New York City and is in the process of raising its seed round.

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How 3 Franchise Owners Came Back From Disaster
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How 3 Franchise Owners Came Back From Disaster

When times got tough, these franchisees held their ground and didn't look back.
Two Men and a Truck
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Two Men and a Truck's Bumpy Road to Franchise Success

Inside the 20-year journey of the successful moving franchise.
Why Box Buddies Founder Handed Over the Reins to Work as a Franchisee
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Why Box Buddies Founder Handed Over the Reins to Work as a Franchisee

This franchise founder bounced back from hardships the first time around and found success at his own speed.
The Melting Pot Looks to Diversity to Grow its Franchise
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The Melting Pot Looks to Diversity to Grow its Franchise

Fondue franchise broadens its reach to new communities to expand its corporate office and franchisees.
The Making of a Multi-Unit Franchise Maven
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The Making of a Multi-Unit Franchise Maven

Don't just hang up a single sign--build an empire. Here's how one franchisee did it.

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IKEA Is Opening a Pop-Up Café That Serves Breakfast in Bed
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IKEA Is Opening a Pop-Up Café That Serves Breakfast in Bed

The café, in London, will seat diners in Ikea beds.
Become a Franchisee at Age 21? Just Ask Hailey Nault. She Pulled It Off.
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Become a Franchisee at Age 21? Just Ask Hailey Nault. She Pulled It Off.

Grit and determination helped this young Canadian find a partner and own her own restaurant.
How Luck Plays Into This Michigan Bar and Grill
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How Luck Plays Into This Michigan Bar and Grill's Success

What other small business owners can learn from this restaurant's approach to customer service.
How You Interact With the Customer Will Make or Break You
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How You Interact With the Customer Will Make or Break You

This restaurant franchisee learned his customer skills from working weekends at flea markets.
Sin Is in at These Booming Eateries
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Sin Is in at These Booming Eateries

At some restaurants, the seven deadly sins aren't just vices: They're big business, too.
Business Meetings 101: How to Find the Perfect Restaurant
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Business Meetings 101: How to Find the Perfect Restaurant

The right venue ensures all parties are comfortable. The wrong one can lead to stress and poor decision-making.
6 Lessons Businesses Can Learn From a Michelin-Rated Restaurant
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6 Lessons Businesses Can Learn From a Michelin-Rated Restaurant

After doing a behind-the-scenes tour of restaurant Joël Robuchon, I learned many insights and lessons that can be applied to entrepreneurs, regardless of the industry they're in.
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.
Should Tipped Minimum Wage Still Exist?
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Should Tipped Minimum Wage Still Exist?

Tipped workers are coming into the spotlight in the minimum wage debate, with Rhode Island considering tripling the minimum wage for those workers.
Macaroni Grill Sold for the Second Time in Two Years
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Macaroni Grill Sold for the Second Time in Two Years

Two years after buying the chain for $55 million, Ignite Restaurant Group is selling Macaroni Grill for $8 million.
How This Nightlife Entrepreneur Won a Celebrity Following and International Acclaim
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How This Nightlife Entrepreneur Won a Celebrity Following and International Acclaim

Richie Akiva and his partner opened The Butter Group in 2002 and have since expanded to both U.S. coasts and destination cities around the world.
Lobster Went From Prison Food to Delicacy. Your Product Can, Too. (Infographic)
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Lobster Went From Prison Food to Delicacy. Your Product Can, Too. (Infographic)

The 'cockroach of the sea' wasn't always so swanky. It was cleverly rebranded. Dig into the creature's remarkable tale to learn how you can boost perception of your product's value.
How This Entrepreneur Reworked His Business Idea in the Face of Financial Armageddon
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How This Entrepreneur Reworked His Business Idea in the Face of Financial Armageddon

While a key aspect of his plan changed, City Winery founder Michael Dorf achieved his original goal: to build a place where people could eat, drink and enjoy an intimate concert experience.
This Family Restaurant Had to Improve the Entire Neighborhood to Succeed
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This Family Restaurant Had to Improve the Entire Neighborhood to Succeed

Cafe Prima Pasta is a beloved Miami Beach eatery that put down roots 20 years ago in a rundown neighborhood that was scary to visit at night.
At This Restaurant, Waiters Walk and Fly
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At This Restaurant, Waiters Walk and Fly

It's a bird, it's a plane, no it's a flying robot waiter.

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