News and Articles About Franchises

Are Minimum-Wage Activists Trying to Kill the Franchise Model in Seattle?
Legal Center

Are Minimum-Wage Activists Trying to Kill the Franchise Model in Seattle?

The International Franchise Association claims Seattle's new minimum wage law discriminates against franchisees, and says it's all one labor union's fault.
Kate Taylor
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Franchise Players: Exploring Unique Markets as a Multi-Unit Franchisee
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Exploring Unique Markets as a Multi-Unit Franchisee

With 21 franchise locations in seven states, John Russell understands that just because different locations are under the same brand doesn't mean they are identical.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: How I Brought My Franchise to Puerto Rico
Franchise Players

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.
Kate Taylor
How Planet Fitness Aims to Become the McDonald's of Gym Franchises
Fitness Businesses

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?
Kate Taylor
Crumbs Buyer's Bid Goes Unchallenged as Chain Prepares to Emerge From Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy

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.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: Enjoying the Freedom of Franchising Later in Life
Franchise Players

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.
Kate Taylor
5 Life Lessons That Made Me a Better Entrepreneur
Work-Life Balance

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.
Valerie Svenningsen
Franchise Players: How This Professor Became a Tutoring Franchisee
Franchise Players

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.
Kate Taylor
Taco Bell Reveals Crappy-Looking Dollar Menu Over Snapchat
Taco Bell

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.
Kate Taylor
Our Top Innovative Franchises
Franchises

Our Top Innovative Franchises

Here are some companies finding new ways to do business.
Tracy Stapp Herold
The Best Time to Visit Your Franchise Headquarters
Legal Center

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.
Joel Libava
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Is Shake Shack Preparing for an IPO?
IPO

Is Shake Shack Preparing for an IPO?

Sources say the burger chain is preparing to go public, cashing in on the fast-casual trend.
Kate Taylor
California Just Passed a Bill Granting Franchisees New Rights
Legal Center

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.
Kate Taylor
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Franchise Players: From Customer to Franchisee at an Automotive Franchise
Franchise Players

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.
Kate Taylor