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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
Potential Franchisees, Take Note: Taco Bell Hopes to Open 2,000 U.S. Restaurants by 2023

Potential Franchisees, Take Note: Taco Bell Hopes to Open 2,000 U.S. Restaurants by 2023

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Looking to own a franchise? Taco Bell is engaging in its most aggressive franchisee recruitment push in 15 years.
December 2, 2013 in Franchises
Is the Year of the Bun Over? Wendy's Ends Pretzel Burger.

Is the Year of the Bun Over? Wendy's Ends Pretzel Burger.

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Wendy's is ending the run of its wildly successful pretzel bun, bringing out a brioche burger to end a year full of innovative buns.
November 27, 2013 in Franchises
Richard Branson on Knowing When to Give Up on Your Idea

Richard Branson on Knowing When to Give Up on Your Idea

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Starting and growing a business can be an emotional roller coaster. But when profits aren't generating, how do you know when it's time to throw in the towel?
November 25, 2013 in Startup Basics
For McRib Fans, Search for the Sandwich Is Worth the Effort

For McRib Fans, Search for the Sandwich Is Worth the Effort

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With McDonald's no longer offering the McRib nationally, loyal fans flock to franchises offering the polarizing sandwich.
November 21, 2013 in Franchises
This Mega Deal Means Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Are Now in the Same Family as Arby's, Auntie Anne's and Cinnabon

This Mega Deal Means Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Are Now in the Same Family as Arby's, Auntie Anne's and Cinnabon

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Roark Capital Group will acquire CKE Inc., the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, adding to its extensive franchise brand portfolio, which includes Wingstop, Carvel Ice Cream and Arby's.
November 20, 2013 in Franchises
How to Transform Your Passion into a Successful Business

How to Transform Your Passion into a Successful Business

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Starting a new business is an emotional roller coaster. That's why it helps to make a living out of what you love. Here's how to get there.
November 20, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Photos: 6 Shocking Realizations About the Food at Your Favorite Chain Restaurants

6 Shocking Realizations About the Food at Your Favorite Chain Restaurants

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New York City's Department of Health created a new website to compare nutritional data for 66 chain restaurants. Here’s six of the site’s most surprising reveals.
November 19, 2013 in Franchises
Publishing Trend for 2014: A New Demand for Eye-Catching Cookbooks

Publishing Trend for 2014: A New Demand for Eye-Catching Cookbooks

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Cookbooks' resurgence in popularity reflects a broadening of our food culture, spurred by the rise of food TV.
November 19, 2013 in News and Trends
Food and Beverage Trend for 2014: The Rise of Craft Distilleries

Food and Beverage Trend for 2014: The Rise of Craft Distilleries

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First came the craft brewing trend, and now craft distilleries are churning out premium hooch.
November 19, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Photos: Did You Say 'Charbucks'? 7 Big Chains That Battled the Name Game

Did You Say 'Charbucks'? 7 Big Chains That Battled the Name Game

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With Starbucks losing its fight against 'Charbucks' coffee, here's a look at seven more legal battles over copycat names.
November 18, 2013 in Franchises
Can McDonald's Speed Up Drive-Thru With Third Window?

Can McDonald's Speed Up Drive-Thru With Third Window?

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McDonald's is reportedly trying out a new solution to their drive-thru problem. The catch: it probably won't speed up your wait.
November 15, 2013 in Franchises
What a Light Packer Packs in His Carry-On

What a Light Packer Packs in His Carry-On

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Andrew Chrisomalis, the CEO of TY KU Sake & Spirits, has turned light packing into an art. Here are the essentials he brings with him on the plane.
November 15, 2013 in Business Travel
Photos: The Fall of a Franchise: Blockbuster and 5 Other Chains That Went Bust

The Fall of a Franchise: Blockbuster and 5 Other Chains That Went Bust

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What happens to franchisees when their franchisor goes belly up? Check out the rise and fall of these six formerly big U.S. chains.
November 15, 2013 in Franchises
Why Happy Employees Are Your Key to Successful Branding

Why Happy Employees Are Your Key to Successful Branding

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You can't build a strong brand image without a team of people behind it. Here's the story of a little doughnut shop doing big things when it comes to branding.
November 14, 2013 in Branding
Franchise Jobs Power 20 Percent of Total Private-Sector Growth in October (Infographic)

Franchise Jobs Power 20 Percent of Total Private-Sector Growth in October (Infographic)

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The franchise industry created 25,060 jobs in October, far exceeding the previous month's growth.
November 13, 2013 in Franchises
FDA Ban Is the Final Nail in Trans Fat's Coffin

FDA Ban Is the Final Nail in Trans Fat's Coffin

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The FDA's decision to phase out trans fats has been met with little resistance, due to easy substitutes and consensus on the ingredient’s unhealthiness.
November 11, 2013 in Franchises
Why Running a Restaurant Doesn't Have to Rule Your Life

Why Running a Restaurant Doesn't Have to Rule Your Life

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Using the right tools and strategies to run your business will give you more time to be with your family.
November 6, 2013 in Business Management
Return of the Deal: Restaurants See More Discount-Driven Traffic

Return of the Deal: Restaurants See More Discount-Driven Traffic

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After declining in 2012, the number of restaurant visits prompted by a deal or discount increased in 2013, reports The NPD Group.
October 31, 2013 in Franchises
Photos: 7 Tips for Women Who Want to Own a Franchise

7 Tips for Women Who Want to Own a Franchise

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In celebration of Women in Small Business Month, female franchise founders and CEOs share top advice and tips for women entering the franchise industry.
October 31, 2013 in Franchises
Women in Franchising: An Enthusiastic Minority

Women in Franchising: An Enthusiastic Minority

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Women in the franchising world are finding community and control in an industry where they remain a minority.
October 31, 2013 in Franchises
How a Franchise Owner Made Fast Food Local

How a Franchise Owner Made Fast Food Local

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Anthony Ackil, co-founder of the farm-to-table fast food company, tells us why local fast food needn't be an oxymoron.
October 30, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Reviewers Compare Yelp to a 'Slave Ship' in Ridiculous Class-Action Lawsuit

Reviewers Compare Yelp to a 'Slave Ship' in Ridiculous Class-Action Lawsuit

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Yelpers argue that their lack of payment for reviews is exploitative unpaid labor, comparing practices to a 'galley slave ship.'
October 30, 2013 in Social Media
Photos: 10 Chains Scaring Up Business With Free Food & Other Halloween Deals

10 Chains Scaring Up Business With Free Food & Other Halloween Deals

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For these businesses, Halloween is about more than trick or treating, with deals designed to pull costumed customers into restaurants.
October 30, 2013 in Advertising
Burger King's Franchising Efforts Pay Off Big in 3Q

Burger King's Franchising Efforts Pay Off Big in 3Q

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Burger King's net income surged in the third quarter due to its franchising strategy and heavily-hyped products.
October 29, 2013 in Franchises

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