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McDonald's Tests a 60-Second Drive-Thru Guarantee
McDonalds

McDonald's Tests a 60-Second Drive-Thru Guarantee

In a bid to speed up service, McDonald's is promising customers in South Florida free food if they don't get their meals served up in under a minute.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: How a Travel-Loving Cosmetologist Became a Franchisee
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: How a Travel-Loving Cosmetologist Became a Franchisee

For Maria Tilton, a love for travel became a career when she invested in a Cruise Planners franchise.
Kate Taylor
P.F. Chang's Says Credit-Card Breach Affected 33 Restaurants
Security

P.F. Chang's Says Credit-Card Breach Affected 33 Restaurants

The Asian-themed restaurant chain revealed the breach affected 33 locations across 16 states.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: This Corporate Employee Put Her Money Where Her Mouth Was and Bought a Franchise
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: This Corporate Employee Put Her Money Where Her Mouth Was and Bought a Franchise

This Shula Burger executive always wanted to own her own business. So, she opened her own Shula Burger franchise while still serving as director of marketing for the chain.
Kate Taylor
Why the Founder of Papa John's Doesn't Believe in Managing Employees
National Small Business Week

Why the Founder of Papa John's Doesn't Believe in Managing Employees

John Schnatter, father of the global billion-dollar pizza franchise, explains how he builds a ‘culture of entrepreneurship' that encourages employees to motivate themselves.
Catherine Clifford
Franchise Players: Why We Chose a Childcare Franchise
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Why We Chose a Childcare Franchise

Steve and Stefani Kulawik talk about the challenges and triumphs of opening a family business that reflects their values.
Kate Taylor
Burger King's Profit Sizzles
Burger King

Burger King's Profit Sizzles

Burger King's emphasis on opening new restaurants is paying off, as the chain beat expectations in the second quarter.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: Childhood Memories Become a Career for This Sandwich Shop Franchisee
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Childhood Memories Become a Career for This Sandwich Shop Franchisee

Jennifer Burnett brought a slice of her parents' East Coast childhood to Texas, opening up a Capriotti's Sandwich Shop.
Kate Taylor
KFC and Pizza Hut Struggle in China Following Expired-Meat Scandal
Yum Brands

KFC and Pizza Hut Struggle in China Following Expired-Meat Scandal

As KFC and Pizza Hut's same-store sales slip in China, parent company Yum is worried about long-term consumer confidence in the brands.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: Never Stop Marketing
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Never Stop Marketing

This franchising couple see every moment as a chance to advertise their franchise.
Kate Taylor
The 9 Highest Calorie Meals from Your Favorite Chain Restaurants
Franchise

The 9 Highest Calorie Meals from Your Favorite Chain Restaurants

Can you guess which chain took the cake for the most calorie-rich food offering? Hint: It has a 2,780 calorie French toast dish.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: Why We Turned Our Independent Business Into a Franchised Location
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Why We Turned Our Independent Business Into a Franchised Location

These College Hunks Hauling Junk franchisors tried to open up a pilot location for a new franchise concept, before converting the location into a Two Maids & A Mop franchised unit.
Kate Taylor
Mrs. Fields and TCBY Are Rising From the Ashes, Hand in Hand
Franchise

Mrs. Fields and TCBY Are Rising From the Ashes, Hand in Hand

Through dual branding and an in-store ecommerce business, the two sweet sister brands are hoping to cash in on a new type of franchise.
Kate Taylor
Regulator Names McDonald's a 'Joint Employer'
Legal Center

Regulator Names McDonald's a 'Joint Employer'

The National Labor Relations Board has deemed McDonald's a 'joint employer' – a decision that could redefine franchising as we know it.
Kate Taylor
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