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McDonald's Profit Slips in Chilly First Quarter. Will Yum Brands Fare Better?
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In a quarter that saw fast-food breakfast wars and the polar vortex, here's how McDonald's is measuring up to the competition.
April 22, 2014 in Franchises
Just Add Water: Powdered Alcohol Approved by the U.S. Government

Just Add Water: Powdered Alcohol Approved by the U.S. Government

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You may be able to order pouches of powdered vodka, Cosmopolitans and 'Powderitas' as soon as this fall.
April 21, 2014 in Business News
Dislike: If You 'Like' General Mills on Facebook, You Can't Sue the Company

Dislike: If You 'Like' General Mills on Facebook, You Can't Sue the Company

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The American food manufacturer has made an unprecedented sneaky, (anti)social media move to keep itself out of court.
April 17, 2014 in Business News
Drive-In-Loving Franchisees, Take Note: Sonic  to Open 1,000 Restaurants in Next 10 Years

Drive-In-Loving Franchisees, Take Note: Sonic to Open 1,000 Restaurants in Next 10 Years

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The burger chain is eyeing an aggressive expansion plan over the next decade.
April 17, 2014 in Franchises
How the Coolhaus Founder Stayed Chill as One Food Truck Became a Frozen Treat Empire

How the Coolhaus Founder Stayed Chill as One Food Truck Became a Frozen Treat Empire

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Coolhaus founder Natasha Case went from selling ice cream sandwiches out of an old postal truck to self-made millionaire. Here's how.
April 17, 2014 in The 'Treps
Restaurant Job Growth Rebounds in March (Infographic)

Restaurant Job Growth Rebounds in March (Infographic)

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After a grim February, restaurants once again ruled as the largest job creators in the franchise sector.
April 16, 2014 in Franchises
 5 American Entrepreneurs Doing Good Business

5 American Entrepreneurs Doing Good Business

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An inside look at business owners who are creating jobs and providing communities across the globe a chance to earn a living wage.
April 11, 2014 in Business News
Sriracha Factory Given 90-Day Ultimatum as Spicy Fumes Declared a 'Public Nuisance'

Sriracha Factory Given 90-Day Ultimatum as Spicy Fumes Declared a 'Public Nuisance'

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With residents of Irwindale, Calif., complaining of a burning sensation in their eyes and throats, a Sriracha factory must clean up shop.
April 10, 2014 in Business News
Franchise Players: Serving Up Sweet Tea at a Southern Franchise With a 'Radical Fan Base'

Franchise Players: Serving Up Sweet Tea at a Southern Franchise With a 'Radical Fan Base'

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Bojangles' is known for having some of the most dedicated customers in the industry. Kristal Beaver would know -- she was one prior to becoming a franchisee.
April 9, 2014 in Franchises
GrubHub Stock Surges in Public Debut After Raising $192 Million

GrubHub Stock Surges in Public Debut After Raising $192 Million

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GrubHub's IPO has proved to be a treat for investors, as the stock jumped 54 percent in its public debut.
April 4, 2014 in Money
Why Dairy Queen Is Finally Opening Up in Manhattan

Why Dairy Queen Is Finally Opening Up in Manhattan

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Dairy Queen is taking on the challenge of opening a franchise in the heart of New York City, with plans to open 35 to 50 more restaurants in the area.
April 3, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: Married Burger Franchisees on Playing to Each Other's Strengths

Franchise Players: Married Burger Franchisees on Playing to Each Other's Strengths

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After 30 years of experience outside the franchising industry, this couple now works together at Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries.
April 3, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: How I Went From Fine Dining to Fast Casual

Franchise Players: How I Went From Fine Dining to Fast Casual

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How this McAlister's franchisee went from owning an Italian fine dining restaurant to running 23 delis.
April 2, 2014 in Franchises
'Gluten-Free' and 'Sustainable' Take Over Menus as New Healthy Buzzwords

'Gluten-Free' and 'Sustainable' Take Over Menus as New Healthy Buzzwords

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A look at the key phrases restaurants are serving up for the health-conscious customer.
March 31, 2014 in Franchises
Looking to Steal Taco Bell's Thunder, McDonald's Offers Free Coffee

Looking to Steal Taco Bell's Thunder, McDonald's Offers Free Coffee

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The day after Taco Bell began its breakfast sales, McDonald's announced plans to offer free McCafe coffee for two weeks during breakfast hours.
March 28, 2014 in Franchises
How Chicken Soup For the Soul Started Selling Actual Soup

How Chicken Soup For the Soul Started Selling Actual Soup

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The feel-good book publisher's move into food products provides a lesson in how to stay true to your brand even as you expand.
March 28, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Panera Gets Serious About Tech, Says Its Future Depends On It

Panera Gets Serious About Tech, Says Its Future Depends On It

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The soup and sandwich chain is introducing tech upgrades that include mobile ordering and self-checkout kiosks.
March 26, 2014 in Franchises
Talk About Ambition: One Girl Scout Sold 18,000 Boxes of Cookies

Talk About Ambition: One Girl Scout Sold 18,000 Boxes of Cookies

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Katie Francis of Oklahoma City broke the national record, selling more than 18,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in seven weeks. Her secret? Commitment.
March 25, 2014 in The 'Treps
The Top Brands in Food Service, Hotels, Retail and More

The Top Brands in Food Service, Hotels, Retail and More

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These brands took the No. 1 spot in various categories. Here's why.
March 25, 2014 in Marketing
Kim Kardashian: Burger King's Newest Franchisee?

Kim Kardashian: Burger King's Newest Franchisee?

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What do you get for the girl who has everything? If you're Kanye West, you get her 10 international Burger King locations.
March 24, 2014 in Franchises
Sticky Fingers: Man Claims IHOP Stole His 'Pancake Pile' App

Sticky Fingers: Man Claims IHOP Stole His 'Pancake Pile' App

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An app creator is reportedly suing IHOP's parent company for copying his 'Pancake Pile' app.
March 21, 2014 in Franchises
Mega Brands Collide: Soon, You Can Order 'Oprah Chai Tea' at Starbucks

Mega Brands Collide: Soon, You Can Order 'Oprah Chai Tea' at Starbucks

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In Oprah's first ever alignment with another brand, Oprah Chai will play a key role in Starbucks' budding tea business.
March 20, 2014 in Marketing
How Relationships Are Fueling One Online Locavore Marketplace

How Relationships Are Fueling One Online Locavore Marketplace

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Boise startup Direct Local Food connects local farmers and ranchers on their terms – and in the process created a new way to help put more fresh food on tables.
March 20, 2014 in The 'Treps
Franchise Players: These Baby Boomers Got Into Franchising for Their Kids

Franchise Players: These Baby Boomers Got Into Franchising for Their Kids

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When Brian and Karen Bourlier bought a Buffalo Wings & Rings franchise, they did it for their sons – not for themselves.
March 20, 2014 in Franchises
Restaurant Job Growth Plunges in February (Infographic)

Restaurant Job Growth Plunges in February (Infographic)

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In February, franchised restaurants added only 1,390 new jobs, a sharp drop from recent months.
March 19, 2014 in Franchises
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