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The High-Energy Life of a Smoothie Franchisee
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The High-Energy Life of a Smoothie Franchisee

Jason Mann was drawn to Planet Smoothie by the enthusiastic employees, tasty smoothies and an overflowing trashcan of straw wrappers. Here's why.
Chicken-and-Biscuits Chain Bojangles Taps Banks for IPO
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Chicken-and-Biscuits Chain Bojangles Taps Banks for IPO

The southern restaurant chain is aiming to go public while chicken and restaurant IPOs are hot.
Leaving Corporate America for Franchising After 30 Years
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Leaving Corporate America for Franchising After 30 Years

Paul Deal didn't know what to expect when he opened a one-man business as a Floor Coverings International franchisee. Here's what he's learned.
The Real Reason Starbucks Isn't Letting Employees Wear Engagement Rings
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The Real Reason Starbucks Isn't Letting Employees Wear Engagement Rings

Sorry, baristas - there's a reason your boss is asking you to leave the ring at home.
Restaurants Aside, Employment in the Franchise Industry Slumps in October (Infographic)
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Restaurants Aside, Employment in the Franchise Industry Slumps in October (Infographic)

Job growth in the franchise industry slowed down in the second half of 2014, compared to a strong growth March through June.
How These Three Stay-at-Home Moms Teamed Up to Buy a Franchise
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How These Three Stay-at-Home Moms Teamed Up to Buy a Franchise

Jianna King, Jaysie McLinn and Jodi Gallen opened their own franchise - all while staying home with their kids.
Burger King Posts Strong U.S. Sales Growth as McDonald's Flounders
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Burger King Posts Strong U.S. Sales Growth as McDonald's Flounders

The Whopper maker is looking to new frontiers, introducing mobile payments and making a push into India.
This Couple Discovered Franchising as a Way to Give Back Locally and Globally
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This Couple Discovered Franchising as a Way to Give Back Locally and Globally

Phil and Sheila Harris saw Dream Dinners as an outlet for their philanthropic work.
How I Run a Restaurant Franchise With Virtually Zero Turnover
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How I Run a Restaurant Franchise With Virtually Zero Turnover

In five years, James Kolzow has managed to build a Pancheros Mexican Grill that makes over $1 million in revenue a year and has a turnover rate of close to zero.
How This Independent Thinker Realized Franchising Was the Right Fit for Her
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How This Independent Thinker Realized Franchising Was the Right Fit for Her

Pat Lakatta worried that franchising would compromise her freedom and flexibility. Today, she has realized that couldn't be further from the truth.
The International Franchise Board Tries to Dig Up Details on Labor Board's 'Joint Employer' Decision
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The International Franchise Board Tries to Dig Up Details on Labor Board's 'Joint Employer' Decision

The IFA plans to file a request with the National Labor Relations Board to disclose the reasoning behind deeming franchisors 'joint employers.'
Former In-N-Out Employees Get Entrepreneurial and Open Their Own Franchise
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Former In-N-Out Employees Get Entrepreneurial and Open Their Own Franchise

How two young former fast-food employees caught the entrepreneurship bug and really started ‘cooking.'
Starbucks, Chipotle and 6 More Food Chains Scare Up Business With Halloween Deals
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Starbucks, Chipotle and 6 More Food Chains Scare Up Business With Halloween Deals

Here's where to find food other than candy corn at a fiendishly good price this Halloween.
Chipotle Employees Claim the Chain Isn't as Worker-Friendly as You Think
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Chipotle Employees Claim the Chain Isn't as Worker-Friendly as You Think

Employees at the burrito chain are suing for wage theft in two states.
Finding Success as a Female Franchisee in a Male-Dominated Industry
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Finding Success as a Female Franchisee in a Male-Dominated Industry

'The Flooring Girl' has made her gender an asset in the flooring business.
As Football Season Approaches, Buffalo Wild Wings Raises Prices
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As Football Season Approaches, Buffalo Wild Wings Raises Prices

The chicken wings chain said that rising chicken costs means menu prices will increase by 3 percent.
Franchise Players: Finding a Balanced Life as a Pure Barre Franchisee
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Franchise Players: Finding a Balanced Life as a Pure Barre Franchisee

Lauren Fike loved the challenges of commercial real estate, but knew she needed an outlet for her entrepreneurial spirit that matched her passion for health and fitness.
McDonald's Tries to Tell Haters That 'Lovin' Beats Hatin''
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McDonald's Tries to Tell Haters That 'Lovin' Beats Hatin''

The fast-food chain, often criticized in social media, takes on its critics in a new ad campaign.
Taco Bell Now Lets You Order and Pay Ahead by Smartphone
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Taco Bell Now Lets You Order and Pay Ahead by Smartphone

Taco Bell is now the first fast-food chain to offer nationwide mobile ordering and payments for both drive-thru and dining room orders.
Dunkin' Debuts Croissant Doughnut That Totally Isn't a Cronut Knockoff. (Right.)
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Dunkin' Debuts Croissant Doughnut That Totally Isn't a Cronut Knockoff. (Right.)

Dunkin' insists its new pastry mashup is no copycat.
Franchise Players: From Finance to a Million-Dollar Franchise
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Franchise Players: From Finance to a Million-Dollar Franchise

In less than four years, Stacy Huston's Handyman Matter franchise location grossed more than a million dollars.
Franchise Players: Why a Painting Franchise Was the Right Cultural Fit for This Veteran
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Franchise Players: Why a Painting Franchise Was the Right Cultural Fit for This Veteran

Stephen Luxion knew CertaPro Painters was the right fit for him because of the tough-love culture, which reminded him of his Air Force roots.
For America's No. 5 Pizza Chain, Moms Are the Secret Sauce
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For America's No. 5 Pizza Chain, Moms Are the Secret Sauce

For most U.S. pizza chains, Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest sales day of the year. At Papa Murphy's, it's Halloween. And that's not the only difference.
Franchise Players: How This Entrepreneur From a Franchising Family Chose to Open Her Own Signarama
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Franchise Players: How This Entrepreneur From a Franchising Family Chose to Open Her Own Signarama

Maggie Harlow knew plenty about franchising before becoming a franchisee. But, she didn't want to take over the family business.
Franchise Players: Why This Serial Entrepreneur Became a Johnny Rockets Franchisee
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Franchise Players: Why This Serial Entrepreneur Became a Johnny Rockets Franchisee

Five years ago, Marriette Simoni brought her experience as a real estate and luxury brand entrepreneur to the Johnny Rockets franchise.
6 Essential Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs
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6 Essential Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Are you ready to take the plunge and run a franchise business?
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