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Franchise Players: A 19-Year-Old-Theater School Franchisee on Discipline
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This Scottish Razzamataz Theatre Schools franchisee used franchising to get into business young while learning from an organization's experience.
April 23, 2014 in Franchises
McDonald's Profit Slips in Chilly First Quarter. Will Yum Brands Fare Better?

McDonald's Profit Slips in Chilly First Quarter. Will Yum Brands Fare Better?

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In a quarter that saw fast-food breakfast wars and the polar vortex, here's how McDonald's is measuring up to the competition.
April 22, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: How This CEO Manages 170 Franchised Locations Across 6 Brands

Franchise Players: How This CEO Manages 170 Franchised Locations Across 6 Brands

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Tony Lutfi started his career in franchising as a cook at Jack in the Box. Now he owns 21 restaurants – plus five other brands.
April 22, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: Veteran and Mother of Five on Refusing to Settle

Franchise Players: Veteran and Mother of Five on Refusing to Settle

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After nine years in the military, Tai Jeffries refuses to settle for anything less than her male counterparts as a cleaning franchisee.
April 21, 2014 in Franchises
Meet the Real Estate Franchise Backed by Warren Buffett

Meet the Real Estate Franchise Backed by Warren Buffett

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One of the first enterprises Buffett is allowing to use the Berkshire Hathaway brand name is a real-estate brokerage.
April 20, 2014 in Franchises
Why It Pays Big to Be an Early Adopter in Franchising

Why It Pays Big to Be an Early Adopter in Franchising

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Getting in on the ground floor can lead to big things in a world where a relatively modest investment can turn into a profitable business.
April 20, 2014 in Franchises
How Social Franchising Is Bringing Jobs to the Developing World

How Social Franchising Is Bringing Jobs to the Developing World

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The aid community is taking the efficiency and standardization of the franchise model any applying it toward philanthropic endeavors.
April 19, 2014 in Franchises
Photos: 8 Totally Weird Fast-Food Items That Everyone Is Talking About

8 Totally Weird Fast-Food Items That Everyone Is Talking About

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Fast-food chains have been trying to one-up each other with wacky offerings like the Waffle Taco and Chicken Corsage. Here are some of the weirdest items on the menu.
April 18, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: Changing Careers to Provide Compassionate Caregiving

Franchise Players: Changing Careers to Provide Compassionate Caregiving

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After her father's death, Jane Daume was inspired to become a franchisee for an in-home care business for seniors.
April 18, 2014 in Franchises
Like It or Not, 'Pizza Cake' Could Soon Be a Thing

Like It or Not, 'Pizza Cake' Could Soon Be a Thing

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Boston Pizza customers can now vote on whether the chain should begin selling a Pizza Cake, a gas-powered pizza cutter or a pizza air freshener.
April 17, 2014 in Franchises
Drive-In-Loving Franchisees, Take Note: Sonic  to Open 1,000 Restaurants in Next 10 Years

Drive-In-Loving Franchisees, Take Note: Sonic to Open 1,000 Restaurants in Next 10 Years

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The burger chain is eyeing an aggressive expansion plan over the next decade.
April 17, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: I'm On My Own, But Not Alone

Franchise Players: I'm On My Own, But Not Alone

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After years of self-employment, this franchisee wanted to get into business for himself but not by himself.
April 17, 2014 in Franchises
KFC to Bring Back the Infamous Double Down

KFC to Bring Back the Infamous Double Down

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Hot on the heels of the drumstick corsage, KFC is bringing back the super-hyped Double Down.
April 16, 2014 in Franchises
Restaurant Job Growth Rebounds in March (Infographic)

Restaurant Job Growth Rebounds in March (Infographic)

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After a grim February, restaurants once again ruled as the largest job creators in the franchise sector.
April 16, 2014 in Franchises
Our Top Homebased Franchises, No Office Space Required

Our Top Homebased Franchises, No Office Space Required

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Lower startup costs -- sixty of these homebased companies can be started for less than $50,000 -- are just part of the reason for these businesses' popularity.
April 16, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: How We Knew Which Franchise Was Best for Us

Franchise Players: How We Knew Which Franchise Was Best for Us

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With a wealth of experience in corporate management, these Goddard School franchisees knew the right franchisor was key to success.
April 16, 2014 in Franchises
5 Ways Tech Is Forever Changing Fitness Franchises

5 Ways Tech Is Forever Changing Fitness Franchises

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With apps, wearable tech and the ability to micromanage franchisees across the country, tech is giving fitness chains new ways to flex their business muscle.
April 15, 2014 in Franchises
Introducing Entrepreneur's Top New Franchises to Watch

Introducing Entrepreneur's Top New Franchises to Watch

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These 57 newbies all started franchising in the past five years.
April 14, 2014 in Franchises
KFC's Drumstick Corsages Are the Latest Quirky, Millennial-Targeted Fast-Food Experiment

KFC's Drumstick Corsages Are the Latest Quirky, Millennial-Targeted Fast-Food Experiment

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In the ongoing battle to prove which fast-food chain 'gets' millennials the most, KFC is now selling corsages for prom
April 14, 2014 in Franchises
Catch the Public's Eyes and Ears as a Storyteller

Catch the Public's Eyes and Ears as a Storyteller

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Find out how to tell your story to attract more customers to your franchise or small business.
April 14, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: This Customer Bought a Franchise to Save It From Closing

Franchise Players: This Customer Bought a Franchise to Save It From Closing

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In a serious sign of customer loyalty, Akash Lal became the owner of his local go-to PostNet location to save it from shuttering its doors.
April 14, 2014 in Franchises
From Independent Business Owner to Franchisee

From Independent Business Owner to Franchisee

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Don Robinson has been an independent restaurant owner -- twice -- but has come to the realization that being a franchisee plays to his strengths.
April 12, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: International Hooters Franchisee on Taking the Business Worldwide

Franchise Players: International Hooters Franchisee on Taking the Business Worldwide

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With Hooters locations from South Africa to Portland, Ore., Michael Pruitt knows how to make a brand go global.
April 12, 2014 in Franchises
Long Seen as Boring, Chicken Is Becoming a Buzz Item for Restaurants

Long Seen as Boring, Chicken Is Becoming a Buzz Item for Restaurants

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With a new chicken dish that can be topped like a pizza, Domino's joins the ranks of restaurants that are winging it with chicken.
April 11, 2014 in Franchises
The Real Reason Business Travelers Love Fast-Food (Hint: It's Not Because They're Big Mac Addicts)

The Real Reason Business Travelers Love Fast-Food (Hint: It's Not Because They're Big Mac Addicts)

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A new report shows that the three restaurants business travelers expense the most are Starbucks, McDonald's and Panera Bread. Here's why.
April 10, 2014 in Franchises
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