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How El Pollo Loco Churns Out New Menu Items Crazy Fast
Tastemakers

How El Pollo Loco Churns Out New Menu Items Crazy Fast

El Pollo Loco's executive chef spills on crafting dozens of new menu items a year and transforming the chain from a fast-food joint into something more.
Kate Taylor
Franchisees Find Their Passion in a Pet Specialty Store
Franchise Players

Franchisees Find Their Passion in a Pet Specialty Store

Wag N' Wash stores, with their unique and fun atmosphere for pet owners and their companion animals, felt like a natural fit for the Kerndts.
Burger King Founder Predicts Wage Hike Would End the 'Dollar Menu' Era
Minimum Wage

Burger King Founder Predicts Wage Hike Would End the 'Dollar Menu' Era

The man who help found the fast-food joint 51 years ago says that prices will shoot up if workers' pay increases.
Kate Taylor
My Franchise Treats Me Like a Member of the Family
Franchise Players

My Franchise Treats Me Like a Member of the Family

When looking for a franchise, Jud Cook wanted a company that recognized the importance of service and family.
Kate Taylor
Papa John's Launches Venmo-Powered Digital Platform to Split Bills
Pizza

Papa John's Launches Venmo-Powered Digital Platform to Split Bills

A new way to split the check when you're splitting a pizza.
Kate Taylor
How to Use LinkedIn Search to Find the Best Job Candidates
Linkedin

How to Use LinkedIn Search to Find the Best Job Candidates

Find the candidates you want quickly via LinkedIn's Search and Advanced Search tools.
Ted Prodromou
How My Franchise Went From a Side Gig to a Fulltime Career When I Lost My Job
Franchise Players

How My Franchise Went From a Side Gig to a Fulltime Career When I Lost My Job

Earl Wise opened a Famous Sams Hair Salon as a way to make extra income, but it became much more than that when he lost his job as an auto industry executive.
Kate Taylor
Richard Branson's Biggest Mistake: Inventing the iPod… as a Prank
Richard Branson

Richard Branson's Biggest Mistake: Inventing the iPod… as a Prank

The entrepreneur ultimately only pranked himself when he failed to follow through on his fictional 'Music Box' concept.
Kate Taylor
How I Proved That Age Is Nothing But a Number as a Franchisee
Franchise Players

How I Proved That Age Is Nothing But a Number as a Franchisee

Critics told UT Patel that he was too young to open his own franchise at age 30. So, he made it his mission to prove them wrong.
Kate Taylor
How a Health Setback Inspired This Entrepreneur to Adopt a New Business Model
Franchisors

How a Health Setback Inspired This Entrepreneur to Adopt a New Business Model

Lisa Kornstein's clothing boutique is using a semi-absentee model, allowing her to manage her health and her business.
Why This Foster Parent of Five Toddlers Left a Career in Education for Franchising
Franchise Players

Why This Foster Parent of Five Toddlers Left a Career in Education for Franchising

Two years ago, Ted Jastemski left his job as a dean for the Art Institute of Tampa to become a Chem-Dry franchisee. Here's why.
Kate Taylor
5 Must-Know Tips for Franchising Your Company
Franchises

5 Must-Know Tips for Franchising Your Company

As a franchisor, you'll want your franchisees to have a plan -- your plan -- in place.
Jason Helfrich
Ditching a Desk Job for a Career as a Fitness Franchisee
Franchise Players

Ditching a Desk Job for a Career as a Fitness Franchisee

Wanting to be his own boss, Tim Marshall left his job as an electrical engineer to become a GYMGUYZ franchisee.
Kate Taylor
Finding a Franchise Where a Banker and a Decorator Can Work Together
Franchise Players

Finding a Franchise Where a Banker and a Decorator Can Work Together

Mike and Janine Callahan didn't realize how their skills could complement each other as business owners until they opened a Showhomes location.
Kate Taylor