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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
Father and Son Team Create Candy Without the Extra Junk

Father and Son Team Create Candy Without the Extra Junk

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Unreal Candy's natural treats are a fast-growing success.
October 25, 2013 in Branding
3 Ways Starbucks Is Innovating and Why You Should Care

3 Ways Starbucks Is Innovating and Why You Should Care

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From investing in cloud-based coffee brewers to opening a tea shop, Starbucks has been on an innovation tear. Here's a look at the coffee chain's latest developments.
October 23, 2013 in Marketing
'Supermarket Superstar' Mentor Serves Up 7 Tips for Product Development

'Supermarket Superstar' Mentor Serves Up 7 Tips for Product Development

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With clients like Starbucks, Yoplait and Betty Crocker, DINE marketing president Chris Cornyn offers up business advice for entrepreneurs -- foodies and all.
October 23, 2013 in Business Ideas
What Does the Demise of the Dollar Menu Mean for Franchisees?

What Does the Demise of the Dollar Menu Mean for Franchisees?

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McDonaldÂ’s franchisees have long protested the burger chain's pricing moves. Will the new 'Dollar Menu & More' provide a solution?
October 22, 2013 in Franchises
Pushing Ahead With Classy Makeover, 7-Eleven Sells Fine Wine

Pushing Ahead With Classy Makeover, 7-Eleven Sells Fine Wine

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A month after introducing healthier snacks to its stores, 7-Eleven has added pricey wines to its shelves in the hopes of attracting a younger crowd.
October 18, 2013 in Franchises
Franchise Sector Adds 15,000 Jobs as Growth Continues to Outpace Broader Market (Infographic)

Franchise Sector Adds 15,000 Jobs as Growth Continues to Outpace Broader Market (Infographic)

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The franchise industry created over 15,000 new jobs in September, according to the ADP National Franchise Report.
October 17, 2013 in Franchises
Franchisees Suffer as Shutdown Hurts Sales, Expansion Plans

Franchisees Suffer as Shutdown Hurts Sales, Expansion Plans

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As the government shutdown stretches on, some franchisees find themselves lacking customers and in need of frozen SBA loans.
October 15, 2013 in Franchises

How Keeping Wine Cold Became a Hot Business

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Ben Hewitt created the Corkcicle to ensure "perfectly chilled wine every time."
October 12, 2013 in Business Ideas
Restaurants in Federal Spaces Forced to Close Doors Amid Government Shutdown

Restaurants in Federal Spaces Forced to Close Doors Amid Government Shutdown

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Private businesses located on national parks and in federal buildings face substantial losses during government shutdown. How should owners react?
October 9, 2013 in Franchises
Potbelly Shares Surge 120% in Market Debut

Potbelly Shares Surge 120% in Market Debut

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Potbelly more than doubled during its first day of trading, securing a spot as one of the top IPO debuts of 2013.
October 4, 2013 in Franchises
FreshDirect and RocketHub Team Up to Find the Next Major Food Innovation

FreshDirect and RocketHub Team Up to Find the Next Major Food Innovation

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The online grocer and the crowdfunding site are collaborating on the 'Next Big Food Thing,' a contest to find the coolest new food-related innovation.
October 2, 2013 in Innovation
Sandwich Chain Potbelly Files for $82.5 Million IPO

Sandwich Chain Potbelly Files for $82.5 Million IPO

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Potbelly has seen rapid growth, and franchises should become a bigger part of the mix after the IPO.
September 24, 2013 in Franchises
Burger King to Sell Healthier Fries Called 'Satisfries'

Burger King to Sell Healthier Fries Called 'Satisfries'

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Burger King is rolling out less-fattening French fries called 'Satisfries' but will still keep its traditional fries on the menu.
September 24, 2013 in Franchise Zone
High-Tech Vending Machines That Serve Healthy Snacks See Rapid Growth

High-Tech Vending Machines That Serve Healthy Snacks See Rapid Growth

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Two franchises are seeing rapid growth by offering consumers convenient and nutritious snacks in high-tech vending machines.
September 23, 2013 in Franchises
Tablets Soon to Become Tabletop Mainstays at Chili's

Tablets Soon to Become Tabletop Mainstays at Chili's

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Chili's is furnishing restaurants with tabletop tablets, hoping to drive sales and speed up the payment process.
September 19, 2013 in Payments & Collections
How a Beastie Boy's Food Truck Helped the Rockaways Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

How a Beastie Boy's Food Truck Helped the Rockaways Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

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Mike Diamond (aka the Beastie Boys' Mike D), celebrity chef Sam Talbot and designer/hotelier Robert McKinley address the continuing needs of the economically devastated New York beach community by transitioning their Rockaway Plate Lunch Truck from a relief effort into a sustainable business and mentoring program.
September 19, 2013 in Profiles
Krispy Kreme's Quirky 'Pirate' Promotion Lures Hungry Buccaneers

Krispy Kreme's Quirky 'Pirate' Promotion Lures Hungry Buccaneers

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Krispy Kreme's celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day is attracting traffic both online and in the franchise's stores.
September 19, 2013 in Franchise Zone
Coming to 7-Eleven: Dry Roasted Edamame, Other Healthy Snacks

Coming to 7-Eleven: Dry Roasted Edamame, Other Healthy Snacks

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While the Slurpee will remain, the convenience franchise is now offering healthier snack options such as organic trail mix and soy nuts.
September 16, 2013 in Franchises
What's the Next Kale? How Business Owners Can Capitalize on Food Trends

What's the Next Kale? How Business Owners Can Capitalize on Food Trends

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Stemming from the nation's current obsession with kale are some important lessons for business owners about how to latch onto trends.
September 10, 2013 in Finding Customers
How Bacon in Your Ice Cream and Peanut Butter on Your Pizza Can Mean Money in Your Pocket

How Bacon in Your Ice Cream and Peanut Butter on Your Pizza Can Mean Money in Your Pocket

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Getting creative and surprising about what your restaurant menu offers is one way to set yourself apart from the competition.
August 30, 2013 in Business Ideas
A Foodie Startup Nixes Web for Brick-and-Mortar Shop

A Foodie Startup Nixes Web for Brick-and-Mortar Shop

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Freshfully started as a virtual marketplace for finding local food. When connecting buyers with their farm-fresh fare proved tricky, the Alabama startup shifted to a traditional street-side model.
August 27, 2013 in Startup Basics
With So Much Focus On Healthy Eating, Should I Franchise French Fries?

With So Much Focus On Healthy Eating, Should I Franchise French Fries?

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See how to get your questions answered and ensure your business concept will succeed in the market before you start the official franchise process.
August 15, 2013 in Franchises

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