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A Globe-Trotting Veteran Takes on the Home Inspection Business
Franchise Players

A Globe-Trotting Veteran Takes on the Home Inspection Business

After serving in the U.S. Army in Japan, South Korea and Afghanistan, Vincent Stoakley retired from active duty to become a home inspection franchisee.
Kate Taylor
No, McDonald's Won't 'Ruin' Cuba
Capitalism

No, McDonald's Won't 'Ruin' Cuba

The lamentations of how McDonald's will somehow hurt Cuba are misplaced. You should be cheering on the Golden Arches.
Ray Hennessey
With New Board, Things Are Finally Looking Up for Olive Garden
Olive Garden

With New Board, Things Are Finally Looking Up for Olive Garden

Two months after Darden's dramatic board restructuring, Olive Garden beat analysts' expectations and reported its first positive same-store sales in more than a year.
Kate Taylor
The Fastest-Growing Sectors in the Franchise Industry
Franchise 500

The Fastest-Growing Sectors in the Franchise Industry

The companies on Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list are showing big gains. These are the sectors that are taking the lead.
Tracy Stapp Herold
Moving Cities to Jump From Manager to Franchisee
Franchise Players

Moving Cities to Jump From Manager to Franchisee

After working as managers at a Two Men and a Truck location in Chicago, Brian Stern and Nicole Wiese moved to Boston to become franchisees of their own location.
Kate Taylor
The Top 10 Franchises of 2015
Franchise 500

The Top 10 Franchises of 2015

These 10 stars of Entrepreneur's 2015 Franchise 500 list are leading the pack when it comes to growth and success.
Being in Business for More Than Just a Balance Sheet
Franchise Players

Being in Business for More Than Just a Balance Sheet

When Jesse and Cori Reisch opened a fitness franchise for the 50-plus crowd, they wanted to have a greater purpose than to turn a profit.
Kate Taylor
Chick-fil-A Fails to Shut Down 'Eat More Kale' in Trademark Battle
Trademarks

Chick-fil-A Fails to Shut Down 'Eat More Kale' in Trademark Battle

A kale-loving solopreneur triumphed over the famous chicken chain, who's slogan is 'Eat Mor Chikin.'
Kate Taylor
Why McDonald's Is Only Selling Small Servings of Fries in Japan
McDonalds

Why McDonald's Is Only Selling Small Servings of Fries in Japan

At McDonald's restaurants in Japan, medium and large fries have been taken off the menu.
Kate Taylor
How This Ex-Subway Conductor Became an Expert in Franchising
Franchise Players

How This Ex-Subway Conductor Became an Expert in Franchising

After ending his career in the New York City subway system, Tom Scarda became a Maui Wowi franchisee. Now, he helps others find the right franchise for them.
Kate Taylor
What to Expect as a Pizza Chain's First Franchisee in a New State
Franchise Players

What to Expect as a Pizza Chain's First Franchisee in a New State

When Slava Kopilevich had the chance to bring the Sarpino's Pizzeria brand to Florida, he decided to relocate to become the first franchisee in the state.
Kate Taylor
This Movie About McDonald's Could Be 'The Social Network' for Fast-Food
Movies

This Movie About McDonald's Could Be 'The Social Network' for Fast-Food

John Lee Hancock, director of 'The Blind Side,' is reportedly in negotiations to direct a movie on the early days of McDonald's.
Kate Taylor
Dog Lovers Bring a New Pet-Care Franchise to Georgia
Franchise Players

Dog Lovers Bring a New Pet-Care Franchise to Georgia

When Nancy and Dave Dalton began looking into opening their own business, they let their love for animals serve as their guide.
Kate Taylor
KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Want Even More Millennial Customers in 2015
Millennials

KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Want Even More Millennial Customers in 2015

Yum Brands, the parent company of the three chains, is so focused on millennials, its executives used Twitter lingo during a major investor meeting.
Kate Taylor