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Franchise Players: How This Couple Helped a New Orleans Franchise Expand in Arizona

After moving from Texas to Arizona, this young couple decided to open up the first Painting with a Twist franchise in the state.

Franchise Players: Go-Getter Franchisee on Opening a BYOB Painting and Wine Franchise

This mother of twins wanted to open her own business, but nothing clicked until she discovered Bottle & Bottega.

Franchise Players: From International Entrepreneur to Fro-Yo Franchisee

Brian Trager had worked everywhere from Costa Rica to Vietnam before opening up several Menchie's Frozen Yogurt locations in upstate New York.

Ex-Subway Franchisee Concocts a Bizarre $35 Million Blackmail Plot

A leaked video, a disgruntled former franchisee and questions regarding Subway's healthiness set a strange blackmail scheme into motion.

Wendy's Wants to Go Big in Canada

After a decade of stagnation, Wendy's is planning to add over 100 new restaurants in Canada and sell nearly all of its company-owned Canadian restaurants to franchisees.

Franchise Players: Why I Chose a Franchise Instead of a 'Mom and Pop' Shop

Want to make it big? Look into owning a franchise instead of opening up your own business, says this property management franchisee.

Franchisees Seek Injunction to Halt Minimum-Wage Hike in Seattle

The International Franchise Association filed for an injunction preventing Seattle from enacting the new minimum wage law in its present state.

Fatburger Debuts Its Version of the Double Down

Taking a page from KFC, Fatburger doubles the meat, holds the buns with this new, high-protein offering.

McDonald's Tests a 60-Second Drive-Thru Guarantee

In a bid to speed up service, McDonald's is promising customers in South Florida free food if they don't get their meals served up in under a minute.

Franchise Players: How a Travel-Loving Cosmetologist Became a Franchisee

For Maria Tilton, a love for travel became a career when she invested in a Cruise Planners franchise.

P.F. Chang's Says Credit-Card Breach Affected 33 Restaurants

The Asian-themed restaurant chain revealed the breach affected 33 locations across 16 states.

Franchise Players: This Corporate Employee Put Her Money Where Her Mouth Was and Bought a Franchise

This Shula Burger executive always wanted to own her own business. So, she opened her own Shula Burger franchise while still serving as director of marketing for the chain.

Franchise Players: Why We Chose a Childcare Franchise

Steve and Stefani Kulawik talk about the challenges and triumphs of opening a family business that reflects their values.

Franchise Players: Never Stop Marketing

This franchising couple see every moment as a chance to advertise their franchise.

The 9 Highest Calorie Meals from Your Favorite Chain Restaurants

Can you guess which chain took the cake for the most calorie-rich food offering? Hint: It has a 2,780 calorie French toast dish.

Franchise Players: Why We Turned Our Independent Business Into a Franchised Location

These College Hunks Hauling Junk franchisors tried to open up a pilot location for a new franchise concept, before converting the location into a Two Maids & A Mop franchised unit.

Mrs. Fields and TCBY Are Rising From the Ashes, Hand in Hand

Through dual branding and an in-store ecommerce business, the two sweet sister brands are hoping to cash in on a new type of franchise.

Regulator Names McDonald's a 'Joint Employer'

The National Labor Relations Board has deemed McDonald's a 'joint employer' – a decision that could redefine franchising as we know it.

Would You Make a Good Franchisee?

Experts discuss the key traits of successful franchisees and how to find the business model that's right for you.

Jamba Juice Is Going On a Serious Franchisee Recruitment Spree

With new franchise initiatives, the smoothie chain wants to almost double its number of franchised locations in the next five years.

Franchise Players: After Tragedy, a Son Takes Over as Franchisee

When his father died, it was Mark Calis's turn to step up as co-owner of a Minuteman Press with his mother.

10 Habits of Highly Successful Future Franchisees

Just because you own a franchise, a business with proven systems and tested procedures, doesn’t mean you can kick back and chillax.

With Investors Hungry for Fast-Casual Chicken, El Pollo Loco Makes Strong Public Debut

Shares of the Mexican-style chicken franchise were off to a strong start on their first day of trading.

Franchise Players: We Were Planet Fitness's First Franchisees. Now, We Own 22 Locations.

Over the last decade, Eric Dore and Shane McGuiness have seen Planet fitness grow from a regional fitness chain to an 800-plus location franchise.
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