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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
The Truth About the Cronut Creator's Cookie Shots at SXSW
SXSW

The Truth About the Cronut Creator's Cookie Shots at SXSW

Thanks to a commitment to big ideas, a dessert became one of the breakout launches at SXSW.
Linda Lacina
Chiquita and Fyffes Merge to Create World's Largest Banana Company
Mergers

Chiquita and Fyffes Merge to Create World's Largest Banana Company

Two historic brands merge to create ChiquitaFyffes, a company expected to sell 160 million boxes of bananas annually.
Kate Taylor
A New Kind of Trailer Park: Entrepreneurs Create Community for Mobile Businesses
Business Unusual

A New Kind of Trailer Park: Entrepreneurs Create Community for Mobile Businesses

Food trucks and mobile businesses find their homes in parks and malls.
Kate Taylor
Inventor of the Cronut Reveals His Latest Creation
Food Businesses

Inventor of the Cronut Reveals His Latest Creation

The quirky chef will debut his Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Shots exclusively this weekend at SXSW, but may soon sell them at his New York City bakery.
Geoff Weiss
Cerberus Purchases Safeway in $9B Deal
Acquisitions

Cerberus Purchases Safeway in $9B Deal

Cerberus Capital Management, which already owns grocery chain Albertsons, will purchase the 1,600-store Safeway chain.