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Is the Year of the Bun Over? Wendy's Ends Pretzel Burger.

Is the Year of the Bun Over? Wendy's Ends Pretzel Burger.

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Wendy's is ending the run of its wildly successful pretzel bun, bringing out a brioche burger to end a year full of innovative buns.
November 28, 2013 in Franchises
As Men in Kilts Franchise Grows, Women (In and Out of Kilts) Are Key

As Men in Kilts Franchise Grows, Women (In and Out of Kilts) Are Key

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Men in Kilts, like many franchises, is dominated by men. However, two women have been important to the growth of the business.
November 26, 2013 in Franchises
Styrofoam Maker Offers to Cover NYC's Recycling Bill

Styrofoam Maker Offers to Cover NYC's Recycling Bill

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As the New York City Council's decision on the Styrofoam ban nears, Dart Container has offered an alternate solution.
November 26, 2013 in Franchises
75 Franchises Helping Pay Back Veterans

75 Franchises Helping Pay Back Veterans

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Around 64,000 veterans started careers in franchising in recent years. That's due in no small part to franchisors ramping up their efforts to recruit veterans, who many consider ideal franchisees thanks to their training and experience working within a disciplined system.
November 22, 2013 in Franchises
For McRib Fans, Search for the Sandwich Is Worth the Effort

For McRib Fans, Search for the Sandwich Is Worth the Effort

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With McDonald's no longer offering the McRib nationally, loyal fans flock to franchises offering the polarizing sandwich.
November 22, 2013 in Franchises
This Mega Deal Means Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Are Now in the Same Family as Arby's, Auntie Anne's and Cinnabon

This Mega Deal Means Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Are Now in the Same Family as Arby's, Auntie Anne's and Cinnabon

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Roark Capital Group will acquire CKE Inc., the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, adding to its extensive franchise brand portfolio, which includes Wingstop, Carvel Ice Cream and Arby's.
November 21, 2013 in Franchises
6 Shocking Realizations About the Food at Your Favorite Chain Restaurants

6 Shocking Realizations About the Food at Your Favorite Chain Restaurants

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New York City's Department of Health created a new website to compare nutritional data for 66 chain restaurants. Here’s six of the site’s most surprising reveals.
November 20, 2013 in Franchises
Did You Say 'Charbucks'? 7 Big Chains That Battled the Name Game

Did You Say 'Charbucks'? 7 Big Chains That Battled the Name Game

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With Starbucks losing its fight against 'Charbucks' coffee, here's a look at seven more legal battles over copycat names.
November 19, 2013 in Franchises
Can McDonald's Speed Up Drive-Thru With Third Window?

Can McDonald's Speed Up Drive-Thru With Third Window?

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McDonald's is reportedly trying out a new solution to their drive-thru problem. The catch: it probably won't speed up your wait.
November 16, 2013 in Franchises
The Fall of a Franchise: Blockbuster and 5 Other Chains That Went Bust

The Fall of a Franchise: Blockbuster and 5 Other Chains That Went Bust

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What happens to franchisees when their franchisor goes belly up? Check out the rise and fall of these six formerly big U.S. chains.
November 15, 2013 in Franchises
Franchise Jobs Power 20 Percent of Total Private-Sector Growth in October (Infographic)

Franchise Jobs Power 20 Percent of Total Private-Sector Growth in October (Infographic)

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The franchise industry created 25,060 jobs in October, far exceeding the previous month's growth.
November 14, 2013 in Franchises
Starbucks to Pay Kraft $2.8 Billion Over Packaged Coffee Dispute

Starbucks to Pay Kraft $2.8 Billion Over Packaged Coffee Dispute

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An arbitrator said Starbucks owes Kraft $2.8 billion for breaking a packaged coffee contract, forcing the coffee giant to revise its latest earnings.
November 14, 2013 in Franchises
A French Fry Franchise Finds Success With Belgian-Style Frites

A French Fry Franchise Finds Success With Belgian-Style Frites

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French Fry Heaven feeds an insatiable demand for fries and franchises.
November 12, 2013 in Franchises
FDA Ban Is the Final Nail in Trans Fat's Coffin

FDA Ban Is the Final Nail in Trans Fat's Coffin

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The FDA's decision to phase out trans fats has been met with little resistance, due to easy substitutes and consensus on the ingredient’s unhealthiness.
November 12, 2013 in Franchises
What I Learned From the Military: Business Lessons From 8 Veterans in Franchising

What I Learned From the Military: Business Lessons From 8 Veterans in Franchising

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This Veterans Day, veterans in franchising look back on what the military taught them about entrepreneurship.
November 12, 2013 in Franchises
Veterans: 3 Ways to Minimize the Risks of Buying a Franchise

Veterans: 3 Ways to Minimize the Risks of Buying a Franchise

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Owning a franchise can be an appealing option for men and women returning from military service. Here's some advice on what should be considered beforehand.
November 11, 2013 in Franchises
Intel Engineer Shares Her Passion With the Next Generation

Intel Engineer Shares Her Passion With the Next Generation

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Shu-ling Garver started Engineering for Kids, a program that teaches the basics of engineering and design to kids.
November 8, 2013 in Franchises
Return of the Deal: Restaurants See More Discount-Driven Traffic

Return of the Deal: Restaurants See More Discount-Driven Traffic

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After declining in 2012, the number of restaurant visits prompted by a deal or discount increased in 2013, reports The NPD Group.
November 1, 2013 in Franchises
Women in Franchising: An Enthusiastic Minority

Women in Franchising: An Enthusiastic Minority

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Women in the franchising world are finding community and control in an industry where they remain a minority.
October 31, 2013 in Franchises
7 Tips for Women Who Want to Own a Franchise

7 Tips for Women Who Want to Own a Franchise

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In celebration of Women in Small Business Month, female franchise founders and CEOs share top advice and tips for women entering the franchise industry.
October 31, 2013 in Franchises
3 Types of Franchises That Make Great Family Businesses

3 Types of Franchises That Make Great Family Businesses

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If you're thinking of buying a franchise and want your family to be involved in running it, consider these options.
October 30, 2013 in Franchises
Burger King's Franchising Efforts Pay Off Big in 3Q

Burger King's Franchising Efforts Pay Off Big in 3Q

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Burger King's net income surged in the third quarter due to its franchising strategy and heavily-hyped products.
October 30, 2013 in Franchises
How Housing Franchises Got Back on Their Feet

How Housing Franchises Got Back on Their Feet

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The subprime mortgage crisis wreaked havoc on the U.S. housing market, but several franchises that operate in the sector managed to weather the storm.
October 24, 2013 in Franchises
What Does the Demise of the Dollar Menu Mean for Franchisees?

What Does the Demise of the Dollar Menu Mean for Franchisees?

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McDonald’s franchisees have long protested the burger chain's pricing moves. Will the new 'Dollar Menu & More' provide a solution?
October 23, 2013 in Franchises
An Investigative Report on Franchise Profits

An Investigative Report on Franchise Profits

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How much money can franchisees actually earn running their businesses?
October 21, 2013 in Franchises
Pushing Ahead With Classy Makeover, 7-Eleven Sells Fine Wine

Pushing Ahead With Classy Makeover, 7-Eleven Sells Fine Wine

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A month after introducing healthier snacks to its stores, 7-Eleven has added pricey wines to its shelves in the hopes of attracting a younger crowd.
October 19, 2013 in Franchises
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