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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
Cosi's Top Franchisee Is Now Its CEO
Franchise

Cosi's Top Franchisee Is Now Its CEO

The struggling sandwich chain named its largest franchisee its new CEO, marking its fourth leadership switch in three years.
Kate Taylor
BrusselKale: The Trendiest Superfood of All?
Trends

BrusselKale: The Trendiest Superfood of All?

Two trendy vegetables have united to create a hip hybrid that may be the next big thing in food.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: Burger Franchisee on How Not to Get Fried
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Burger Franchisee on How Not to Get Fried

A baby boomer with decades of experience in the franchise industry explains what franchisees should look for in a brand.
Kate Taylor
Take-and-Bake Pizza Chain Papa Murphy's Files for $70 Million IPO
IPO

Take-and-Bake Pizza Chain Papa Murphy's Files for $70 Million IPO

Hungry for investors, the franchisee-friendly pizza chain is getting ready for its public debut.
Kate Taylor
Pasta Maker Barilla Opens First Restaurant, Aims to Be 'Italian Version of Chipotle'
Restaurant Business

Pasta Maker Barilla Opens First Restaurant, Aims to Be 'Italian Version of Chipotle'

It's not often that a packaged food brand opens a restaurant, but that's exactly what the 138-year-old Barilla company is doing.
Kate Taylor
How to Take Consumers From 'What's That?' to 'I'll Try It'
Marketing

How to Take Consumers From 'What's That?' to 'I'll Try It'

New businesses face the challenge of first getting products on shelves, then convincing customers to buy it.
Sean Olson
100-Year-Old Jolly Time Pop Corn Offers Kernels of Wisdom
Forward thinkers

100-Year-Old Jolly Time Pop Corn Offers Kernels of Wisdom

Fourth-generation owners Garry and Carlton Smith share how their family-owned business has stayed fresh for a century.
Kelly K. Spors