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Report: Franchise Establishments to Post Biggest Growth Since the Recession

Report: Franchise Establishments to Post Biggest Growth Since the Recession

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The International Franchising Association predicts that franchise growth and job creation will outpace the wider economy in 2014.
January 13, 2014 in Franchises
Report: Chuck E. Cheese's Is on the Block

Report: Chuck E. Cheese's Is on the Block

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After disappointing sales, Chuck E. Cheese's parent company is reportedly exploring a potential sale.
January 9, 2014 in Franchises
How McDonald's Defines 'Sustainable' Beef Will Impact the Entire Industry

How McDonald's Defines 'Sustainable' Beef Will Impact the Entire Industry

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As McDonald's promises to buy 'verified sustainable' beef by 2016, the question remains -- what exactly is sustainable beef?
January 8, 2014 in Franchises
Sonic Looks to Conquer Tougher Markets on Encouraging Q1 Results

Sonic Looks to Conquer Tougher Markets on Encouraging Q1 Results

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The drive-in chain is continuing its expansion with franchised restaurants in California and New York.
January 7, 2014 in Franchises
Fast Food CEO: U.S. Government Making it Hard for Us to Grow

Fast Food CEO: U.S. Government Making it Hard for Us to Grow

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Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, has found it easier to set up shop in countries like Brazil and China rather than contend with U.S. government regulations.
January 6, 2014 in International Growth
This Tiny Change Under Obamacare Could Cost One Industry Millions of Dollars

This Tiny Change Under Obamacare Could Cost One Industry Millions of Dollars

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While you watch your calories this New Year, vending businesses could have their profits eaten into.
January 2, 2014 in Franchises
Celebrate New Year's Eve With a $375 Dinner -- at Applebee's?

Celebrate New Year's Eve With a $375 Dinner -- at Applebee's?

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Applebee's customers are usually seeking deals for dinner. This New Year's, however, one franchisee is charging big bucks for an open bar and buffet.
December 30, 2013 in Franchises
99 Percent of November's Franchise Growth Was in the Restaurant Industry (Infographic)

99 Percent of November's Franchise Growth Was in the Restaurant Industry (Infographic)

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According to the ADP National Franchise Report, the U.S. added 13,070 new franchise jobs in the last month, with 12,970 of them in the restaurant sector.
December 18, 2013 in Franchises
Chili's Is Getting Into the Delivery Business -- For Orders $125 and Up

Chili's Is Getting Into the Delivery Business -- For Orders $125 and Up

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The casual dining chain has taken the rare step of rolling out delivery services, mirroring sister-company Magianno's focus on large parties.
December 16, 2013 in Franchises
A College 'Trep's Plans for 2014

A College 'Trep's Plans for 2014

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Entrepreneur caught up with College Entrepreneur of 2012 Bryan Silverman and talked about the upcoming year and his plans after graduation.
December 16, 2013 in Forward Thinkers
Coca-Cola Splits in Effort to Focus on Franchising

Coca-Cola Splits in Effort to Focus on Franchising

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Coca-Cola Co. announced yesterday that it is splitting its operations to expedite refranchising of its bottling system.
December 13, 2013 in Franchises
Starbucks Now Offers Fizz as a Customized Add-On in Some Shops

Starbucks Now Offers Fizz as a Customized Add-On in Some Shops

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Pumpkin spice latte… with bubbles? Starbucks is now allowing customers in select stores to carbonate coffee and tea beverages.
December 13, 2013 in Exploring New Markets
Arby's Expensive Revamp: Two Logos in Two Years

Arby's Expensive Revamp: Two Logos in Two Years

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Just a year after revamping its logo, Arby's has introduced a new logo that's closer to the original. But is it worth it?
December 12, 2013 in Franchises
Graze.com Wants to Send You Boxes of Healthy Snacks for $6 a Pop

Graze.com Wants to Send You Boxes of Healthy Snacks for $6 a Pop

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A U.K.-based online food subscription service, which has already exceeded $65 million in annual revenue, launches in the U.S. today.
December 12, 2013 in Shipping Center
Meet the Chefs Who Are Bringing Quality Food to the Masses

Meet the Chefs Who Are Bringing Quality Food to the Masses

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A number of top culinary minds are aiming to expand their reach with franchised fast-casual restaurants that serve up high-quality, reasonably priced meals.
December 12, 2013 in Franchises
The Lunch Table: The Low-Tech Management Tool You're Not Using

The Lunch Table: The Low-Tech Management Tool You're Not Using

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Eating together can increase collaboration, trust and morale. So why aren't you doing it?
December 11, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Photos: A Racist Sign at Sonic and 5 Other Franchise PR Disasters

A Racist Sign at Sonic and 5 Other Franchise PR Disasters

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From YouTube gross-outs to hashtag horror stories, check out these six PR nightmares at U.S. franchises.
December 10, 2013 in Franchises
McDonald's U.S. November Sales Unexpectedly Fall

McDonald's U.S. November Sales Unexpectedly Fall

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McDonald's same-store restaurant sales fell 0.8 percent in November, dragging worldwide sales short of monthly predictions.
December 9, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Real Entrepreneurs, Real Shipping Lessons

Real Entrepreneurs, Real Shipping Lessons

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These entrepreneurs are using hard-won experience – as well as some old-fashioned ingenuity -- to improve their shipping processes.
December 6, 2013 in Shipping Center
Photos: Goodbye Bacon, Hello Health Food: 6 Restaurant Trends for 2014

Goodbye Bacon, Hello Health Food: 6 Restaurant Trends for 2014

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The National Restaurant Association predicts the rise of nutrition, pickling and dessert mashups in 2014, as chefs deem bacon 'yesterday's news.'
December 5, 2013 in Franchises
Chick-fil-A Removes Corn Syrup From Products After Blogger Takedown

Chick-fil-A Removes Corn Syrup From Products After Blogger Takedown

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Bowing to pressure from customers and one particularly determined food blogger, Chick-fil-A is removing artificial ingredients and high fructose corn syrup from products.
December 4, 2013 in Franchises
Steve Case's Revolution Growth Invests $22 Million to Help Sweetgreen Become 'Chipotle of Salads'

Steve Case's Revolution Growth Invests $22 Million to Help Sweetgreen Become 'Chipotle of Salads'

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Three college kids from Georgetown launched a salad shop on the cusp of the Great Recession. Having managed to thrive in the six years since, it is now poised for explosive growth.
December 4, 2013 in Profiles
6 Ways Food Trucks Can Survive the Winter Freeze and Grow Their Business

6 Ways Food Trucks Can Survive the Winter Freeze and Grow Their Business

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With food trucks generally losing 50 percent of their business in winter, here are six ways to make sure your food truck business stays hot when the weather gets chilly.
December 4, 2013 in Franchises
What Franchisees Could Lose If the Minimum Wage Is Raised

What Franchisees Could Lose If the Minimum Wage Is Raised

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As fast-food workers prepare to strike in 100 cities this Thursday, franchisees and business owners grapple with the minimum wage question.
December 3, 2013 in Franchises
Olive Garden Debuts First Ever Burger: The Italiano

Olive Garden Debuts First Ever Burger: The Italiano

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Long known for its pasta and bread sticks, Olive Garden is serving up a new Italian twist on an American classic.
December 3, 2013 in Franchises

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