Franchises The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Franchises en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:30:00 GMT Franchise Players: A Layoff Leads to a New Job as Franchisee Kevin Ortner became Renters Warehouse first franchisee because he believed the young company could bring something fresh to the industry. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:30:00 GMT Kate Taylor Starbucks Tests Coffee That Tastes Like Beer Forget Pumpkin Spiced Lattes. Starbucks's newest beverage is closer in taste to Guinness. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:22:00 GMT Kate Taylor Franchise Players: A Junk Franchise That Only Sells to Veteran Franchisees JDog Junk Removal has one big prerequisite for every potential franchisee: they must be a military veteran. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:30:00 GMT Kate Taylor Fast-Food Giants' Top Cheese Supplier Embroiled in Shocking Animal Abuse Scandal Animal rights activists released a graphic video showing workers whipping, kicking and punching cows at a farm responsible for the cheese at Domino's, Pizza Hut and Papa John's. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:18:00 GMT Kate Taylor Franchise Players: Why a Fro-Yo Franchise Was the Right Fit for This Single Mother of Six Looking for a way to support her six kids as a single mom, Nusha Pelicano discovered Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt by chance. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:30:00 GMT Kate Taylor Taco Bell's New Sister Restaurant Apologizes for 'Communist' Logo Vietnamese sandwich concept Banh Shop promises to change its logo after Vietnamese-Americans called out Taco Bell's parent company for the red star design. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:48:00 GMT Kate Taylor Before You Jump Into the World of Franchises, Ask Yourself These 5 Questions Think proven concept, not big brand, when buying a franchise. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:00:00 GMT Rick Bisio Franchise Players: Finding a Franchise With a 'Family' Feel When Nathan Coombs retired from the military, DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen's company culture convinced him that the franchise was the right fit. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:30:00 GMT Kate Taylor Franchise Players: Franchising Instead of 'Reinventing the Wheel' Even though Steve Ferguson works with an established concept as a U.S. Lawns franchisee, his relationship building skills have helped him land $1 million in annual billings. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:11:00 GMT Kate Taylor 5 of the Wackiest Fast-Food Lawsuits Ever Some of these lawsuits are hard to swallow, but justice can be sweet. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:20:00 GMT Carly Okyle Franchise Players: The Confusing Realities of Regulation When Paul Danylik opened up an ice cream franchise, he knew he'd have to deal with regulation. He just didn't know how much. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:10:00 GMT Kate Taylor Do You Let Employees Show Their Tattoos? Starbucks Doesn't - But That May Change. As Starbucks considers revising its visible tattoo ban, we ask you: Do you think tattoos are important self-expression or unprofessional in the workplace? Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:56:00 GMT Kate Taylor Activist Investor Tells Olive Garden to Google 'How to Cook Pasta' Starboard Value published a snarky, almost 300-page presentation telling Darden Restaurants how to mend the struggling Olive Garden brand. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:47:00 GMT Kate Taylor Franchise Players: Why Franchisees Have to Be Owners, Accountants, Janitors and Everything in Between Opening a franchise is very different than working in corporate America – and that's a good thing, according to this franchisee. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:03:00 GMT Kate Taylor 4 Franchises That Pulled Off a Major Pivot These companies revamped their models while staying true to their core values, gaining new generations of customers along the way. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:00:00 GMT Jason Daley Report: 10 Brands Most Likely to Have Franchisees Default on Their Loans Looking into buying a franchise? If you're taking out loans, avoid these big-name franchises. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:09:00 GMT Kate Taylor McDonald's Wants to Trademark 'McBrunch' The burger chain may be getting ready to open a new front in the fast-food wars. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:50:00 GMT Kate Taylor Would You Eat Burger King's Black Cheeseburger? Burger King Japan is rolling out a burger that's treated with bamboo charcoal to give its cheese and buns and unnaturally dark shade. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:01:00 GMT Kate Taylor Why Chipotle Won't Franchise The mega-successful burrito chain says it probably won't go the franchising route. Here's why that's a smart move. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:30:00 GMT Kate Taylor Franchise Players: I Used All My Money to Buy a Franchise Alison Paton invested her life savings to become a Papa John's franchisee 23 years ago. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:30:00 GMT Kate Taylor