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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Restaurant Job Growth Plunges in February (Infographic)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Food trucks and mobile businesses find their homes in parks and malls.

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.

Cerberus Purchases Safeway in $9B Deal

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

Sbarro, a Food-Court Staple, May File for Bankruptcy as Early as Next Week

If 2014 is the year fast-food pizza dies, Sbarro may be the first victim. According to reports, the chain is preparing to file for bankruptcy.

Burger King Replaces Regular Fries With 'Satisfries' in Kid's Meals

The burger chain's lower-calorie fries will now serve as the standard fry in Burger King's Kid's Meals.

Chipotle Says Global Warming May Mean the End of Guacamole

The burrito chain has said that if climate change continues to adversely affect the weather, some options may be dropped from the menu.

Olive Garden Undergoes 'Brand Renaissance' as Investors' Criticism Intensifies

Yesterday, Olive Garden revealed a new logo and revamped restaurants. However, investors still want the chain to be cut off.

Franchise Players: From Piloting Planes to Fro-Yo Franchising

Here's how Paul Hornick went from working as a stunt pilot to owning four Red Mango frozen yogurt shops.

McDonald's Wants to Run More Tests on 'Build-Your-Own-Burger' Concept

We'll soon see if McDonald's can keep fast food speedy and cheap while giving customers customization options.

Report: Quiznos Is Preparing to File for Bankruptcy

According to reports, Quiznos is moving towards its second major financial restructuring in the last two years.
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