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Franchise Players: How I Brought My Franchise to Puerto Rico

Franchise Players: How I Brought My Franchise to Puerto Rico

After becoming an Anago franchisee in Florida, Gloria Columna became the franchise's sole master franchisee in Puerto Rico, where she grew up.
How Planet Fitness Aims to Become the McDonald's of Gym Franchises

How Planet Fitness Aims to Become the McDonald's of Gym Franchises

Affordable, streamlined and closing in on 1,000 locations – can Chris Rondeau turn Planet Fitness into a mega-chain of McGyms?
Crumbs Buyer's Bid Goes Unchallenged as Chain Prepares to Emerge From Bankruptcy

Crumbs Buyer's Bid Goes Unchallenged as Chain Prepares to Emerge From Bankruptcy

Lemonis Fischer's $6.5 million bid for the cupcake chain went unchallenged by the public, meaning the final sale of the company is less than a week away.
Franchise Players: Enjoying the Freedom of Franchising Later in Life

Franchise Players: Enjoying the Freedom of Franchising Later in Life

Here's why Colleen McKenna became a Welcomemat Services franchisee after a 25 year career in PR and communications.
5 Life Lessons That Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

5 Life Lessons That Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

Some of the words of wisdom that guide my personal life have proved to be just as useful in the office.
Franchise Players: How This Professor Became a Tutoring Franchisee

Franchise Players: How This Professor Became a Tutoring Franchisee

After 19 years as a professor at the University of Portland, Dr. Mind Hsu turned his hobby of tutoring into a second career.
Taco Bell Reveals Crappy-Looking Dollar Menu Over Snapchat

Taco Bell Reveals Crappy-Looking Dollar Menu Over Snapchat

On Monday, Taco Bell launched its first ever dollar menu, with advertising that looked as cheap as the tacos.
Our Top Innovative Franchises

Our Top Innovative Franchises

Here are some companies finding new ways to do business.
The Best Time to Visit Your Franchise Headquarters

The Best Time to Visit Your Franchise Headquarters

Some advice for franchisees on how to decide whether a trip to your franchise's home turf makes sense.
Is Shake Shack Preparing for an IPO?

Is Shake Shack Preparing for an IPO?

Sources say the burger chain is preparing to go public, cashing in on the fast-casual trend.
California Just Passed a Bill Granting Franchisees New Rights

California Just Passed a Bill Granting Franchisees New Rights

New California legislation makes it more difficult for franchisors to terminate franchise agreements and easier for franchisees to sell their locations.
Franchise Players: From Customer to Franchisee at an Automotive Franchise

Franchise Players: From Customer to Franchisee at an Automotive Franchise

After finding himself out of a job, Eddie Warren turned his automotive skills and love for cars into a career.
Burger King Franchisees Aren't 'Satisfried' with Satisfries

Burger King Franchisees Aren't 'Satisfried' with Satisfries

Many Burger King franchisees are dropping the lower calorie fries after less than a year on the menu.
Franchise Players: Army Vet Finds a New Team as a Marco's Pizza Multi-Unit Franchisee

Franchise Players: Army Vet Finds a New Team as a Marco's Pizza Multi-Unit Franchisee

Returning to civilian life, Joe Walker found both comradery and a commitment to integrity in franchising.
Chick-fil-A Finally Enters the Fast-Food Coffee Battle

Chick-fil-A Finally Enters the Fast-Food Coffee Battle

Watch out, Starbucks: Chick-fil-A is upping its breakfast game by putting a specialty-grade coffee on the menu.
Franchise Players: How This Couple Helped a New Orleans Franchise Expand in Arizona

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.
Nostalgia-Hungry Millennials Convince Burger King to Bring Back Chicken Fries

Nostalgia-Hungry Millennials Convince Burger King to Bring Back Chicken Fries

Chicken Fries are making a triumphant return at Burger King, two years after being taken off the menu.
Franchise Players: Go-Getter Franchisee on Opening a BYOB Painting and Wine Franchise

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

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.
How These Sibling Franchisees Built an Empire

How These Sibling Franchisees Built an Empire

Brothers Joe and Allen Hertzman, who own six Long John Silver's, 13 Rally's and 24 Papa John's Pizza units, share what's in their secret franchising sauce.
The Retail Giants That Disappeared

The Retail Giants That Disappeared

From Circuit City to KB Toys, a look at the popular stores that went bust over the last 25 years.
Future Franchisees: Don't Be Thrown by the Financial Disclosure Document

Future Franchisees: Don't Be Thrown by the Financial Disclosure Document

Break the FDD down into bite-sized pieces to avoid feeling freaked out and make a well-reasoned decision about becoming a franchisee.
Ex-Subway Franchisee Concocts a Bizarre $35 Million Blackmail Plot

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

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

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.
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