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

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

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

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

First came the craft brewing trend, and now craft distilleries are churning out premium hooch.
Did You Say 'Charbucks'? 7 Big Chains That Battled the Name Game

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

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

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

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

What a Light Packer Packs in His Carry-On

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.
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

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

Why Happy Employees Are Your Key to Successful Branding

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.
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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7 Tips for Women Who Want to Own a Franchise

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

Women in Franchising: An Enthusiastic Minority

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

How a Franchise Owner Made Fast Food Local

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

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

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

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

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

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

Burger King's net income surged in the third quarter due to its franchising strategy and heavily-hyped products.
Father and Son Team Create Candy Without the Extra Junk

Father and Son Team Create Candy Without the Extra Junk

Unreal Candy's natural treats are a fast-growing success.
3 Ways Starbucks Is Innovating and Why You Should Care

3 Ways Starbucks Is Innovating and Why You Should Care

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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)

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

Franchisees Suffer as Shutdown Hurts Sales, Expansion Plans

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

How Keeping Wine Cold Became a Hot Business

Ben Hewitt created the Corkcicle to ensure "perfectly chilled wine every time."
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