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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

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.
What Franchisees Could Lose If the Minimum Wage Is Raised

What Franchisees Could Lose If the Minimum Wage Is Raised

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

Olive Garden Debuts First Ever Burger: The Italiano

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

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

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

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.
Richard Branson on Knowing When to Give Up on Your Idea

Richard Branson on Knowing When to Give Up on Your Idea

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

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

With McDonald's no longer offering the McRib nationally, loyal fans flock to franchises offering the polarizing sandwich.
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

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.
How to Transform Your Passion into a Successful Business

How to Transform Your Passion into a Successful Business

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.
6 Shocking Realizations About the Food at Your Favorite Chain Restaurants

6 Shocking Realizations About the Food at Your Favorite Chain Restaurants

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.
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 ingredient’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.'
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