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Breaded Chicken Sandwiches Are Having a Moment

The chicken sandwich may not be the sexiest menu item, but about 2.4 billion of them were served in the last year.

Franchise Players: Beef Jerky Is Our Family Business

William and Jen Vancor wanted to beef up their retirement funds. So, they opened a jerky franchise.

To Franchisees, McDonald's Arches Aren't Looking So Gold

Slipping sales, negative momentum and ‘zero creativity’ has franchisees worried, a new survey says.

Does the Franchise Industry Have a Turnover Problem?

For every 10 new franchises that open in the U.S., nine close, according to a new report.

NYC Papa John's Pizza Franchisee Sued for $2 Million

This is what happens when you allegedly underpay 400 delivery workers and shave hours from their paychecks.

Franchise Players: A Former Cop Takes On Running a Cleaning Franchise

This former police officer went from working in a former war zone in Bosnia to running a Merry Maids franchise.

Franchise Players: How Being Forced to Fire Myself Led to My Career in Franchising

After losing his job on his second day in a new city, Connor Ferguson found a new career in urgent care franchising.

At Jimmy John's, Sandwich Makers Have to Sign a Noncompete Agreement

Noncompete agreements are often reserved for executives. Why, then, does this sandwich chain ban entry-level workers from working for competitors for two years?

Franchise Players: Why I Became a Franchisee at 40

Lynne Lawson always wanted to be an interior decorator. When she turned 40, she decided it was finally time to leave her career as an IBM exec and take the plunge.

Our Top Global Franchises

These international franchises are offering up a world of possibilities.

Meet the Breakout Stars Behind 9 Fast-Growing Franchises

See who's behind the industry's fastest-growing young franchises—and learn the secret to their rapid-fire success.

Domino's Quarterly Profit Tops Wall Street View

The pizza company's revenues were boosted by strong results overseas and here in the U.S.

Franchise Players: Why This Pastor Quit the Ministry and Became a Franchisee at 43

Seeking a new chance to be directly involved in others' lives, Page Cole made the career switch from minister to senior care franchisee.

McDonald's Hires Ex-'MythBusters' Host to Address Pink Slime, Other Food Rumors

The fast-food chain is tackling rumors about pink slime, McRibs and horse meat with the help of former 'MythBusters' co-host Grant Imahara, in a new ad campaign.

Crumbs's Comeback Begins With Grand Reopening and Pastry Mashups

Crumbs is celebrating its reopening under new owners Marcus Lemonis and Fischer Enterprises with 'Crumbnuts' and 'Baissants.'

Dessert, Re-Designed

American food franchises are offering treats that satisfy refined tastes.

Activist Investor Gains Control of Olive Garden Parent's Board

Starboard Value has successfully replaced the entire board of Darden Restaurants, parent company of Olive Garden, following months of dispute.

Olive Garden Parent Darden Restaurants Faces Shareholder Showdown

The battle with activist investor Starboard Value LC will come to a boil at the company's annual meeting on Friday, where Darden is expected to at minimum lose control of its board.

Franchise Players: Investing in a Unique Healthcare Franchise

In three years, OsteoStrong has gone from zero to commitments for 500 units in nine states. Here's why this couple signed on to the franchise.

Franchise Players: Why This Subway Franchisee Is Moving Into Made-to-Order Pizza

This franchising veteran is hoping to use the skills he learned from Subway and Auntie Anne's as a Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria franchisee.

Yum Brands: It Could Be 9 Months Before We Recover in China

The parent company of KFC and Pizza Hut says it knows what to expect, having faced its share of problems in the Chinese market.

Franchise Players: I Went From Franchisor to Retiree to Franchisee

When Kurt Kittleson came out of retirement, it was to become the franchisee of a brand he knew very well: the company he founded decades earlier.

Franchise Players: How This Seasoned Franchisee Revived 3 Struggling Baskin-Robbins Locations

Just one year after Binoy Kothari bought three underperforming Baskin-Robbins, he was able to turn a profit. Now, he's buying more.

Franchise Players: Playing to My Strengths as a Franchisee, Not a Salesman

Ken Chaffee knew he could be a great OpenWorks franchisee, because the position allowed him to manage employees, not make sales.
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