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Meet the Chefs Who Are Bringing Quality Food to the Masses

A number of top culinary minds are aiming to expand their reach with franchised fast-casual restaurants that serve up high-quality, reasonably priced meals.

The Lunch Table: The Low-Tech Management Tool You're Not Using

Eating together can increase collaboration, trust and morale. So why aren't you doing it?

A Racist Sign at Sonic and 5 Other Franchise PR Disasters

From YouTube gross-outs to hashtag horror stories, check out these six PR nightmares at U.S. franchises.

McDonald's U.S. November Sales Unexpectedly Fall

McDonald's same-store restaurant sales fell 0.8 percent in November, dragging worldwide sales short of monthly predictions.

Real Entrepreneurs, Real Shipping Lessons

These entrepreneurs are using hard-won experience – as well as some old-fashioned ingenuity -- to improve their shipping processes.

Goodbye Bacon, Hello Health Food: 6 Restaurant Trends for 2014

The National Restaurant Association predicts the rise of nutrition, pickling and dessert mashups in 2014, as chefs deem bacon 'yesterday's news.'

Chick-fil-A Removes Corn Syrup From Products After Blogger Takedown

Bowing to pressure from customers and one particularly determined food blogger, Chick-fil-A is removing artificial ingredients and high fructose corn syrup from products.

Steve Case's Revolution Growth Invests $22 Million to Help Sweetgreen Become 'Chipotle of Salads'

Three college kids from Georgetown launched a salad shop on the cusp of the Great Recession. Having managed to thrive in the six years since, it is now poised for explosive growth.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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.
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