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

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

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

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

How this McAlister's franchisee went from owning an Italian fine dining restaurant to running 23 delis.
Kate Taylor
'Gluten-Free' and 'Sustainable' Take Over Menus as New Healthy Buzzwords
Food Businesses

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

A look at the key phrases restaurants are serving up for the health-conscious customer.
Kate Taylor
Looking to Steal Taco Bell's Thunder, McDonald's Offers Free Coffee
McDonalds

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

The day after Taco Bell began its breakfast sales, McDonald's announced plans to offer free McCafe coffee for two weeks during breakfast hours.
Kate Taylor
How Chicken Soup For the Soul Started Selling Actual Soup
Food Businesses

How Chicken Soup For the Soul Started Selling Actual Soup

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.
Kate Taylor
Panera Gets Serious About Tech, Says Its Future Depends On It
Food Businesses

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

The soup and sandwich chain is introducing tech upgrades that include mobile ordering and self-checkout kiosks.
Kate Taylor
Talk About Ambition: One Girl Scout Sold 18,000 Boxes of Cookies
Young Entrepreneurs

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

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.
Kate Taylor
The Top Brands in Food Service, Hotels, Retail and More
Branding 2014

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

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

Kim Kardashian: Burger King's Newest Franchisee?

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

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

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

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

In Oprah's first ever alignment with another brand, Oprah Chai will play a key role in Starbucks' budding tea business.
Kate Taylor
How Relationships Are Fueling One Online Locavore Marketplace
Connected Entrepreneur

How Relationships Are Fueling One Online Locavore Marketplace

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

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

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

Restaurant Job Growth Plunges in February (Infographic)

In February, franchised restaurants added only 1,390 new jobs, a sharp drop from recent months.
Kate Taylor