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Pushing Ahead With Classy Makeover, 7-Eleven Sells Fine Wine
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Pushing Ahead With Classy Makeover, 7-Eleven Sells Fine Wine

A month after introducing healthier snacks to its stores, 7-Eleven has added pricey wines to its shelves in the hopes of attracting a younger crowd.
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Franchise Sector Adds 15,000 Jobs as Growth Continues to Outpace Broader Market (Infographic)
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Franchise Sector Adds 15,000 Jobs as Growth Continues to Outpace Broader Market (Infographic)

The franchise industry created over 15,000 new jobs in September, according to the ADP National Franchise Report.
Franchisees Suffer as Shutdown Hurts Sales, Expansion Plans
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Franchisees Suffer as Shutdown Hurts Sales, Expansion Plans

As the government shutdown stretches on, some franchisees find themselves lacking customers and in need of frozen SBA loans.
How the Franchise Industry Tapped Into the Craft Beer Trend
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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.
How the Cruise Industry Can Overcome its Reputation Problem
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How the Cruise Industry Can Overcome its Reputation Problem

The cruise industry is awash in bad publicity. But franchisees have the resources needed to weather the storm.
The 5 Restaurants That Corporate Workers Expense the Most
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The 5 Restaurants That Corporate Workers Expense the Most

Fast-food chains such as Starbucks, McDonald's and Subway make up the highest percentage of meal expenses on corporate cards.
Restaurants in Federal Spaces Forced to Close Doors Amid Government Shutdown
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Restaurants in Federal Spaces Forced to Close Doors Amid Government Shutdown

Private businesses located on national parks and in federal buildings face substantial losses during government shutdown. How should owners react?
Potbelly Shares Surge 120% in Market Debut
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Potbelly Shares Surge 120% in Market Debut

Potbelly more than doubled during its first day of trading, securing a spot as one of the top IPO debuts of 2013.
TapSnap Brings the Photo Booth Into The Digital Age
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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.
The 3 Scariest Things About Owning a Franchise
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The 3 Scariest Things About Owning a Franchise

Owning a franchise can be a rewarding career path, but people need to be cognizant of the hard truths that come with it.
From Starbucks to Domino's: 6 Tasty Companies With Awesome Mobile Apps
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From Starbucks to Domino's: 6 Tasty Companies With Awesome Mobile Apps

If you're a big brand looking to get bigger, having a cool mobile app is one way to get customers talking. Here are six chains that are doing it right.
Huh? Burger King Teases That It's Changed Its Name to 'Fries King'
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Huh? Burger King Teases That It's Changed Its Name to 'Fries King'

The iconic hamburger chain has rebranded itself 'Fries King.' Or so it appears.
Hardee's to Open 200 Restaurants in Sweeping Return to the Northeast
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Hardee's to Open 200 Restaurants in Sweeping Return to the Northeast

Having exited the Northeast in the '90s, Hardee's is planning a comeback starting in New Jersey and New York.
Franchisees Fear Obamacare as Uncertainty Paralyzes Growth
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Franchisees Fear Obamacare as Uncertainty Paralyzes Growth

Franchisees are putting holds on expansion and cutting full-time employees in an attempt to temper expenses from health-care reform.
By the Numbers: A Look at the Franchise Economy (Infographic)
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By the Numbers: A Look at the Franchise Economy (Infographic)

This nifty infographic breaks down the state of the franchise economy in terms of jobs, growth, policy and what to expect in the coming year.
Wendy's Franchise Owner Launches a Big Training Initiative
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Wendy's Franchise Owner Launches a Big Training Initiative

While the entire Wendy's franchise goes through a reboot, one franchise owner is taking an extra step, cleaning out dead weight and hiring almost 500 well-trained workers to Michigan restaurants.
McDonald's to Scrap Soda From 'Happy Meal' Ads, Offer Healthy Sides in Value Meals
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McDonald's to Scrap Soda From 'Happy Meal' Ads, Offer Healthy Sides in Value Meals

McDonald's announced yesterday that it will advertise healthier options for Happy Meals and offer salad, fruits and vegetables as alternatives to fries.
Franchises Criticize War on Styrofoam as Expensive, Unproductive
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Franchises Criticize War on Styrofoam as Expensive, Unproductive

Portland, Maine, joins the list of cities mulling a ban on polystyrene - a move that small-business owners and franchisees say will unfairly increase costs.
Sandwich Chain Potbelly Files for $82.5 Million IPO
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Sandwich Chain Potbelly Files for $82.5 Million IPO

Potbelly has seen rapid growth, and franchises should become a bigger part of the mix after the IPO.
Burger King to Sell Healthier Fries Called 'Satisfries'
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Burger King to Sell Healthier Fries Called 'Satisfries'

Burger King is rolling out less-fattening French fries called 'Satisfries' but will still keep its traditional fries on the menu.
High-Tech Vending Machines That Serve Healthy Snacks See Rapid Growth
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High-Tech Vending Machines That Serve Healthy Snacks See Rapid Growth

Two franchises are seeing rapid growth by offering consumers convenient and nutritious snacks in high-tech vending machines.
Reality TV Gives a Small Franchise a PR Boost
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Reality TV Gives a Small Franchise a PR Boost

An appearance on the CBS show 'Undercover Boss' gives a Mr. Appliance technician a moment in the spotlight.
4 Reasons Why You Need to Hire a Franchise Attorney
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4 Reasons Why You Need to Hire a Franchise Attorney

If you're looking to run a franchise, you need to do everything in your power to protect yourself legally. Here's some advice.
Krispy Kreme's Quirky 'Pirate' Promotion Lures Hungry Buccaneers
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Krispy Kreme's Quirky 'Pirate' Promotion Lures Hungry Buccaneers

Krispy Kreme's celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day is attracting traffic both online and in the franchise's stores.
Tell Us: Is Starbucks Wrong in Taking a Political Stand?
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Tell Us: Is Starbucks Wrong in Taking a Political Stand?

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz's request that customers leave their guns at the door puts his company -- and by extension, his employees and franchisees -- behind this political issue.
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