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Entrepreneur's Top 10 Franchising Articles of 2014
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Entrepreneur's Top 10 Franchising Articles of 2014

From weird mashups to the pros and cons of franchising, check out the most-read franchise stories of the year.
'Nightmare Before Christmas': Labor Board Doubles Down on McDonald's Role in Labor Violations
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'Nightmare Before Christmas': Labor Board Doubles Down on McDonald's Role in Labor Violations

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.
McDonald's Boosts McNuggets Sales With iBeacon Test
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McDonald's Boosts McNuggets Sales With iBeacon Test

If you're near a McDonald's in Columbus, Ga., get ready for coupons to start popping up on your iPhone.
Lessons Learned From 13 Years in the Lawn Care Industry
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Lessons Learned From 13 Years in the Lawn Care Industry

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.
How Busted Phones Created a Booming Business
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How Busted Phones Created a Booming Business

Charles Hibble's iPhone repair business expanded to five locations in two years, and it's not done growing. Find out what went right.
A Globe-Trotting Veteran Takes on the Home Inspection Business
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A Globe-Trotting Veteran Takes on the Home Inspection Business

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.
No, McDonald's Won't 'Ruin' Cuba
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No, McDonald's Won't 'Ruin' Cuba

The lamentations of how McDonald's will somehow hurt Cuba are misplaced. You should be cheering on the Golden Arches.
With New Board, Things Are Finally Looking Up for Olive Garden
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With New Board, Things Are Finally Looking Up for Olive Garden

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.
The Fastest-Growing Sectors in the Franchise Industry
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The Fastest-Growing Sectors in the Franchise Industry

The companies on Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list are showing big gains. These are the sectors that are taking the lead.
Moving Cities to Jump From Manager to Franchisee
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Moving Cities to Jump From Manager to Franchisee

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.
The Top 10 Franchises of 2015
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The Top 10 Franchises of 2015

These 10 stars of Entrepreneur's 2015 Franchise 500 list are leading the pack when it comes to growth and success.
Being in Business for More Than Just a Balance Sheet
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Being in Business for More Than Just a Balance Sheet

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.
Chick-fil-A Fails to Shut Down 'Eat More Kale' in Trademark Battle
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Chick-fil-A Fails to Shut Down 'Eat More Kale' in Trademark Battle

A kale-loving solopreneur triumphed over the famous chicken chain, who's slogan is 'Eat Mor Chikin.'
Why McDonald's Is Only Selling Small Servings of Fries in Japan
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Why McDonald's Is Only Selling Small Servings of Fries in Japan

At McDonald's restaurants in Japan, medium and large fries have been taken off the menu.
How This Ex-Subway Conductor Became an Expert in Franchising
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How This Ex-Subway Conductor Became an Expert in Franchising

After ending his career in the New York City subway system, Tom Scarda became a Maui Wowi franchisee. Now, he helps others find the right franchise for them.
What to Expect as a Pizza Chain's First Franchisee in a New State
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What to Expect as a Pizza Chain's First Franchisee in a New State

When Slava Kopilevich had the chance to bring the Sarpino's Pizzeria brand to Florida, he decided to relocate to become the first franchisee in the state.
This Movie About McDonald's Could Be 'The Social Network' for Fast-Food
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This Movie About McDonald's Could Be 'The Social Network' for Fast-Food

John Lee Hancock, director of 'The Blind Side,' is reportedly in negotiations to direct a movie on the early days of McDonald's.
Dog Lovers Bring a New Pet-Care Franchise to Georgia
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Dog Lovers Bring a New Pet-Care Franchise to Georgia

When Nancy and Dave Dalton began looking into opening their own business, they let their love for animals serve as their guide.
KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Want Even More Millennial Customers in 2015
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KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Want Even More Millennial Customers in 2015

Yum Brands, the parent company of the three chains, is so focused on millennials, its executives used Twitter lingo during a major investor meeting.
This Unlikely Fast-Food Chain Just Became the First to Roll Out an 'All-Natural' Burger
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This Unlikely Fast-Food Chain Just Became the First to Roll Out an 'All-Natural' Burger

Carl's Jr. is serving up burgers made from grass-fed, free-range cows.
Why This Franchisee Relocated to Open a Sandwich Shop
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Why This Franchisee Relocated to Open a Sandwich Shop

After 10 years of owning a valet company, Rich Wilkinson decided to relocate to open a Which Wich location in South Carolina.
McDonald's Slashes Menu in Bid to Turn Around Sales
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McDonald's Slashes Menu in Bid to Turn Around Sales

The fast-food chain is finally taking serious action to fix slumping sales, making menu cuts while focusing on fresher, higher-quality food.
While Searching for a Rental, Apartment Hunters Discover In-Home Burger King
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While Searching for a Rental, Apartment Hunters Discover In-Home Burger King

In a new commercial in Spain, Burger King tricked apartment seekers into stumbling upon a surprise pop-up restaurant located in an apartment.
Half of Papa John's Sales are Now Digital – But Other Pizza Makers Are Closing In
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Half of Papa John's Sales are Now Digital – But Other Pizza Makers Are Closing In

Papa John's became the first pizza chain to sustain more than 50 percent total online sales, but Domino's and Pizza Hut aren't far behind.
Why This Reluctant Franchisee Changed His Mind and Opened a Minuteman Press
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Why This Reluctant Franchisee Changed His Mind and Opened a Minuteman Press

When George Sagadencky found himself filling out his resume for the first time in his life at age 50, he began looking into franchising. He didn't like what he saw.
Marriott Targets Millennials With New Hotel Chain
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Marriott Targets Millennials With New Hotel Chain

With fresh design and craft beers, AC Hotels hopes to convince 20-somethings to start booking rooms.
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