BY Kate TaylorIf 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.
BY Kate TaylorThe iconic hamburger chain has rebranded itself 'Fries King.' Or so it appears.
BY Kate TaylorHaving exited the Northeast in the '90s, Hardee's is planning a comeback starting in New Jersey and New York.
BY Kate TaylorFranchisees are putting holds on expansion and cutting full-time employees in an attempt to temper expenses from health-care reform.
BY Kate TaylorThis nifty infographic breaks down the state of the franchise economy in terms of jobs, growth, policy and what to expect in the coming year.
BY Jason DaleyWhile 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.
BY Kate TaylorMcDonald's announced yesterday that it will advertise healthier options for Happy Meals and offer salad, fruits and vegetables as alternatives to fries.
BY Kate TaylorPortland, Maine, joins the list of cities mulling a ban on polystyrene - a move that small-business owners and franchisees say will unfairly increase costs.
BY Kate TaylorPotbelly has seen rapid growth, and franchises should become a bigger part of the mix after the IPO.
BY Kate TaylorBurger King is rolling out less-fattening French fries called 'Satisfries' but will still keep its traditional fries on the menu.
BY Kate TaylorTwo franchises are seeing rapid growth by offering consumers convenient and nutritious snacks in high-tech vending machines.
BY Joel LibavaIf you're looking to run a franchise, you need to do everything in your power to protect yourself legally. Here's some advice.
BY Kate TaylorKrispy Kreme's celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day is attracting traffic both online and in the franchise's stores.
Franchise Sector Seen Growing Faster Than Broader Economy; Health Care, Regulation Top Franchisee Concerns
BY Kate TaylorWhile the franchise sector is forecast to grow faster than the broader economy, franchisees are concerned by increasing government regulations and pessimistic about the future of small business.
BY Kate TaylorWhile the Slurpee will remain, the convenience franchise is now offering healthier snack options such as organic trail mix and soy nuts.
BY Kate TaylorA look at how the International Franchise Association plans to advocate for the franchise industry's interests in Washington.
BY Jason DaleyIt's known as 'The Stat,' and it's been misleading prospective franchisees for years, indicating wildly high rates of success. Why is it so hard to come up with accurate figures for the survival rate of franchised businesses?
BY Kate TaylorTwo U.S. restaurant franchises, Papa Murphy's and Wingstop, announced plans this week to expand in the Middle East, starting with the UAE.
BY Jason DaleyGift Card Monkey sparks a new retail concept -- putting gift cards that would otherwise be forgotten to use for consumers and merchants.
BY Joel LibavaThe path to owning a franchise can come with many disappointments, but none as great as this one.
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