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Franchise Players: Why This Serial Entrepreneur Became a Johnny Rockets Franchisee

Five years ago, Marriette Simoni brought her experience as a real estate and luxury brand entrepreneur to the Johnny Rockets franchise.

6 Essential Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Are you ready to take the plunge and run a franchise business?

Chicken Craze Continues as Wingstop Plans IPO

Chicken-wings chain Wingstop is plotting a $100 million IPO, according to reports.

Dunkin' Brands: Hitting 2014 Sales Goals Won't Be Easy

The parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, but said hitting annual sales targets will be a challenge.

Franchise Players: I Became a Franchisee Fresh Out of College

Chris Drucquer became a franchisee soon after graduating college. Twenty-two years later, he says he’s just getting started.

Can You Tell McDonald's From Organic? These Foodies Couldn't. (Video)

Thinking they were eating snacks from a new organic restaurant, these food experts couldn’t stop singing McNuggets' praises. And, it was all caught on tape.

Iced Coffee Too Cold to Hold? Dunkin' Franchisees Have Final Say on 'Double Cupping.'

Individual franchisees can decide whether to charge customers for putting a foam cup around a plastic cup of iced coffee.

Franchise Players: Why This Entrepreneur Invested in a Trampoline Park Franchise

Phil Stoops found a career as a Sky Zone franchisee after two decades in corporate America.

McDonald's Profit Plunges 30 Percent as Traffic Continues to Fall

The fast-food giant is struggling to retain customers domestically and abroad.

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.'
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