Franchises The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Franchises en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:56:00 GMT 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. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:56:00 GMT Kate Taylor 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? Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:30:00 GMT Kate Taylor 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. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:42:00 GMT Kate Taylor 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. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:30:00 GMT Kate Taylor 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. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:30:00 GMT Valerie Svenningsen 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. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:30:00 GMT Kate Taylor 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. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:18:00 GMT Kate Taylor Our Top Innovative Franchises Here are some companies finding new ways to do business. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:00:00 GMT Tracy Stapp Herold 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. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 14:30:00 GMT Joel Libava Is Shake Shack Preparing for an IPO? Sources say the burger chain is preparing to go public, cashing in on the fast-casual trend. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:21:00 GMT Kate Taylor 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. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:36:00 GMT Kate Taylor 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. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:07:00 GMT Kate Taylor 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. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:11:00 GMT Kate Taylor 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. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:49:00 GMT Kate Taylor 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. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:32:00 GMT Kate Taylor 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. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:30:00 GMT Kate Taylor 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. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:56:00 GMT Kate Taylor 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. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:51:00 GMT Kate Taylor 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. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:30:00 GMT Kate Taylor 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. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 16:00:00 GMT Jason Daley