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5 of the Wackiest Fast-Food Lawsuits Ever
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5 of the Wackiest Fast-Food Lawsuits Ever

Some of these lawsuits are hard to swallow, but justice can be sweet.
Franchise Players: The Confusing Realities of Regulation
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Franchise Players: The Confusing Realities of Regulation

When Paul Danylik opened up an ice cream franchise, he knew he'd have to deal with regulation. He just didn't know how much.
Do You Let Employees Show Their Tattoos? Starbucks Doesn't - But That May Change.
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Do You Let Employees Show Their Tattoos? Starbucks Doesn't - But That May Change.

As Starbucks considers revising its visible tattoo ban, we ask you: Do you think tattoos are important self-expression or unprofessional in the workplace?
Activist Investor Tells Olive Garden to Google 'How to Cook Pasta'
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Activist Investor Tells Olive Garden to Google 'How to Cook Pasta'

Starboard Value published a snarky, almost 300-page presentation telling Darden Restaurants how to mend the struggling Olive Garden brand.
Franchise Players: Why Franchisees Have to Be Owners, Accountants, Janitors and Everything in Between
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Franchise Players: Why Franchisees Have to Be Owners, Accountants, Janitors and Everything in Between

Opening a franchise is very different than working in corporate America – and that's a good thing, according to this franchisee.
4 Franchises That Pulled Off a Major Pivot
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4 Franchises That Pulled Off a Major Pivot

These companies revamped their models while staying true to their core values, gaining new generations of customers along the way.
Report: 10 Brands Most Likely to Have Franchisees Default on Their Loans
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Report: 10 Brands Most Likely to Have Franchisees Default on Their Loans

Looking into buying a franchise? If you're taking out loans, avoid these big-name franchises.
McDonald's Wants to Trademark 'McBrunch'
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McDonald's Wants to Trademark 'McBrunch'

The burger chain may be getting ready to open a new front in the fast-food wars.
Would You Eat Burger King's Black Cheeseburger?
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Would You Eat Burger King's Black Cheeseburger?

Burger King Japan is rolling out a burger that's treated with bamboo charcoal to give its cheese and buns and unnaturally dark shade.
Why Chipotle Won't Franchise
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Why Chipotle Won't Franchise

The mega-successful burrito chain says it probably won't go the franchising route. Here's why that's a smart move.
Franchise Players: I Used All My Money to Buy a Franchise
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Franchise Players: I Used All My Money to Buy a Franchise

Alison Paton invested her life savings to become a Papa John's franchisee 23 years ago.
Denny's Just Capitalized on Apple's Tech Glitch in a Genius Marketing Move
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Denny's Just Capitalized on Apple's Tech Glitch in a Genius Marketing Move

The restaurant chain was quick to latch onto Apple's tech glitch, creating a clever Twitter post that went viral in minutes.
Why August Was a Terrible Month for McDonald's
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Why August Was a Terrible Month for McDonald's

McDonald's reported a 3.7 percent drop in global sales in August on Tuesday.
Why Leeza Gibbons Just Bought a Senior Care Franchise
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Why Leeza Gibbons Just Bought a Senior Care Franchise

The former talk show host turned to senior care franchising after caring for her mother following her Alzheimer's diagnosis.
Chick-Fil-A Founder to Be Remembered for Vision, Values
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Chick-Fil-A Founder to Be Remembered for Vision, Values

S. Truett Cathy, the founder and chairman emeritus of Chick-fil-A, passed away at the age of 93 on Monday.
Franchise Players: How a Newspaper Editor Developed an Entrepreneurial Mindset Through Franchising
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Franchise Players: How a Newspaper Editor Developed an Entrepreneurial Mindset Through Franchising

As the newspaper industry struggled, Chris Meyer decided it was time to take a leap as an entrepreneur.
Our Top Personal-Service Franchises
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Our Top Personal-Service Franchises

This category, which includes children's enrichment, fitness, spa and senior care services, is among the fastest growing in the franchise world.
Starbucks Speeds Up Service at Express Stores, Ups Quality at Starbucks Reserves
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Starbucks Speeds Up Service at Express Stores, Ups Quality at Starbucks Reserves

Starbucks is hoping to entice both high-paying and convenience-craving customers with two new store formats.
Franchise Players: After 9/11, This Franchisee Sold Everything to Reboot His Career
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Franchise Players: After 9/11, This Franchisee Sold Everything to Reboot His Career

For Andrew Slattery, the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, were a wakeup call to switch careers and become a franchisee.
Georgia Dealerships Attack Tesla's Direct Sales Model
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Georgia Dealerships Attack Tesla's Direct Sales Model

Georgia is the latest state to attack the electric car company for selling cars directly to customers instead of through auto dealerships.
Franchise Players: I Turned My Small Biz Into a Franchised Location
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Franchise Players: I Turned My Small Biz Into a Franchised Location

After two decades in the custom closet business, Truman Jepson converted his small business into a franchised location of Closets by Design.
Isis Mobile Wallet Changes Name to Distinguish Itself From Terror Group
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Isis Mobile Wallet Changes Name to Distinguish Itself From Terror Group

As the terrorist organization ISIS dominates international news, a mobile wallet company with the same name is now calling itself "Softcard."
What Happens When a Mall Is Split Between Two Minimum Wages?
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What Happens When a Mall Is Split Between Two Minimum Wages?

Westfield Valley Fair Mall in California is divided between two minimum wages, each with its own set of problems.
Franchise Players: Entering a Foreign Market Through Franchising
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Franchise Players: Entering a Foreign Market Through Franchising

After 55 years operating in the pharmaceutical business in Mexico, Medix decided to enter the American market as a Medifast franchisee.
Fast-Food Workers to Strike in 150 Cities Across the U.S.
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Fast-Food Workers to Strike in 150 Cities Across the U.S.

Fast-food workers are planning a strike this week that could be the largest yet as the responsibilities of franchisors and franchisees continue to be battled in court.
Franchise Players: 'Marketing Is Still My Biggest Challenge'
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Franchise Players: 'Marketing Is Still My Biggest Challenge'

Ramona Streit became a home care franchisee eight years ago. Here's how she made her decision and what she has learned along the way.
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