BY Kate TaylorWhile you watch your calories this New Year, vending businesses could have their profits eaten into.
BY Kate TaylorFrom advice on how to name your franchise to the brilliance of KFC's 'Go Cup', a look at the most-read franchise stories of the year.
BY Kate TaylorApplebee's customers are usually seeking deals for dinner. This New Year's, however, one franchisee is charging big bucks for an open bar and buffet.
BY Nina ZipkinAnother piece of misguided advice on McDonald's employee McResource Line has landed the fast-food chain in hot water.
BY Kate TaylorDespite struggling with sales in Asia, McDonald's will open its first restaurant in Vietnam in 2014.
BY Kate TaylorAs Red Lobster struggles, Darden is looking to sell or spin off the seafood restaurant to focus on more profitable up-and-coming chains.
BY Kate TaylorChipotle will apply its fast and fresh formula to pizza and a Subway franchisee plans to open a Subway Pizza Express in 2014.
BY Kate TaylorAccording to the ADP National Franchise Report, the U.S. added 13,070 new franchise jobs in the last month, with 12,970 of them in the restaurant sector.
BY Kate TaylorThe casual dining chain has taken the rare step of rolling out delivery services, mirroring sister-company Magianno's focus on large parties.
BY Kate TaylorCoca-Cola Co. announced yesterday that it is splitting its operations to expedite refranchising of its bottling system.
BY Jason DaleyA number of top culinary minds are aiming to expand their reach with franchised fast-casual restaurants that serve up high-quality, reasonably priced meals.
BY Kate TaylorFrom YouTube gross-outs to hashtag horror stories, check out these six PR nightmares at U.S. franchises.
BY Kate TaylorIf you want to drop hundreds on an artisan Starbucks card, you need to hurry-- all 1,000 are expected to sell out shortly after they go on sale today.
BY Kate TaylorThe National Restaurant Association predicts the rise of nutrition, pickling and dessert mashups in 2014, as chefs deem bacon 'yesterday's news.'
BY Kate TaylorBowing to pressure from customers and one particularly determined food blogger, Chick-fil-A is removing artificial ingredients and high fructose corn syrup from products.
BY Kate TaylorWith food trucks generally losing 50 percent of their business in winter, here are six ways to make sure your food truck business stays hot when the weather gets chilly.
BY Kate TaylorAs fast-food workers prepare to strike in 100 cities this Thursday, franchisees and business owners grapple with the minimum wage question.
BY JeeYeon ParkLong known for its pasta and bread sticks, Olive Garden is serving up a new Italian twist on an American classic.
BY Kate TaylorLooking to own a franchise? Taco Bell is engaging in its most aggressive franchisee recruitment push in 15 years.
BY Kate TaylorWendy's is ending the run of its wildly successful pretzel bun, bringing out a brioche burger to end a year full of innovative buns.
BY Kate TaylorMen in Kilts, like many franchises, is dominated by men. However, two women have been important to the growth of the business.
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