Franchises The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Franchises en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:20:00 GMT 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 Denny's Just Capitalized on Apple's Tech Glitch in a Genius Marketing Move The restaurant chain was quick to latch onto Apple's tech glitch, creating a clever Twitter post that went viral in minutes. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:40:00 GMT Kate Taylor Why August Was a Terrible Month for McDonald's McDonald's reported a 3.7 percent drop in global sales in August on Tuesday. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:37:00 GMT Kate Taylor Why Leeza Gibbons Just Bought a Senior Care Franchise The former talk show host turned to senior care franchising after caring for her mother following her Alzheimer's diagnosis. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT Kate Taylor Chick-Fil-A Founder to Be Remembered for Vision, Values S. Truett Cathy, the founder and chairman emeritus of Chick-fil-A, passed away at the age of 93 on Monday. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:17:00 GMT Kate Taylor Franchise Players: How a Newspaper Editor Developed an Entrepreneurial Mindset Through Franchising As the newspaper industry struggled, Chris Meyer decided it was time to take a leap as an entrepreneur. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:00:00 GMT Kate Taylor Our Top Personal-Service Franchises This category, which includes children's enrichment, fitness, spa and senior care services, is among the fastest growing in the franchise world. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 16:00:00 GMT Tracy Stapp Herold Starbucks Speeds Up Service at Express Stores, Ups Quality at Starbucks Reserves Starbucks is hoping to entice both high-paying and convenience-craving customers with two new store formats. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:59:00 GMT Kate Taylor Franchise Players: After 9/11, This Franchisee Sold Everything to Reboot His Career For Andrew Slattery, the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, were a wakeup call to switch careers and become a franchisee. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:30:00 GMT Kate Taylor Georgia Dealerships Attack Tesla's Direct Sales Model Georgia is the latest state to attack the electric car company for selling cars directly to customers instead of through auto dealerships. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 18:58:00 GMT Kate Taylor