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Franchise Players: Changing Careers to Provide Compassionate Caregiving

After her father's death, Jane Daume was inspired to become a franchisee for an in-home care business for seniors.

Like It or Not, 'Pizza Cake' Could Soon Be a Thing

Boston Pizza customers can now vote on whether the chain should begin selling a Pizza Cake, a gas-powered pizza cutter or a pizza air freshener.

Drive-In-Loving Franchisees, Take Note: Sonic to Open 1,000 Restaurants in Next 10 Years

The burger chain is eyeing an aggressive expansion plan over the next decade.

Franchise Players: I'm On My Own, But Not Alone

After years of self-employment, this franchisee wanted to get into business for himself but not by himself.

KFC to Bring Back the Infamous Double Down

Hot on the heels of the drumstick corsage, KFC is bringing back the super-hyped Double Down.

Restaurant Job Growth Rebounds in March (Infographic)

After a grim February, restaurants once again ruled as the largest job creators in the franchise sector.

Our Top Homebased Franchises, No Office Space Required

Lower startup costs -- sixty of these homebased companies can be started for less than $50,000 -- are just part of the reason for these businesses' popularity.

Franchise Players: How We Knew Which Franchise Was Best for Us

With a wealth of experience in corporate management, these Goddard School franchisees knew the right franchisor was key to success.

5 Ways Tech Is Forever Changing Fitness Franchises

With apps, wearable tech and the ability to micromanage franchisees across the country, tech is giving fitness chains new ways to flex their business muscle.

Introducing Entrepreneur's Top New Franchises to Watch

These 57 newbies all started franchising in the past five years.

KFC's Drumstick Corsages Are the Latest Quirky, Millennial-Targeted Fast-Food Experiment

In the ongoing battle to prove which fast-food chain 'gets' millennials the most, KFC is now selling corsages for prom

Catch the Public's Eyes and Ears as a Storyteller

Find out how to tell your story to attract more customers to your franchise or small business.

Franchise Players: This Customer Bought a Franchise to Save It From Closing

In a serious sign of customer loyalty, Akash Lal became the owner of his local go-to PostNet location to save it from shuttering its doors.

From Independent Business Owner to Franchisee

Don Robinson has been an independent restaurant owner -- twice -- but has come to the realization that being a franchisee plays to his strengths.

Franchise Players: International Hooters Franchisee on Taking the Business Worldwide

With Hooters locations from South Africa to Portland, Ore., Michael Pruitt knows how to make a brand go global.

Long Seen as Boring, Chicken Is Becoming a Buzz Item for Restaurants

With a new chicken dish that can be topped like a pizza, Domino's joins the ranks of restaurants that are winging it with chicken.

The Real Reason Business Travelers Love Fast-Food (Hint: It's Not Because They're Big Mac Addicts)

A new report shows that the three restaurants business travelers expense the most are Starbucks, McDonald's and Panera Bread. Here's why.

Where Business Travelers Expense the Most Meals (Infographic)

Bet you can't guess where workers are swiping their fancy corporate credit cards the most.

Franchise Players: How This Popcorn Franchisee Gets Business Popping

Melanie Kittrell knows that people love popcorn. So, she's working to find new ways to sell it to eager customers.

Chick-fil-A Tries to Appeal to New Yorkers By Updating Image

The socially conservative chicken chain is expanding into urban locations in 2014, including New York City.

Franchisees Sue Papa Murphy's as Pizza Chain Prepares for IPO

More than 20 franchisees have accused Papa Murphy's of failing to release necessary information in franchise disclosure documents.

Franchise Players: Serving Up Sweet Tea at a Southern Franchise With a 'Radical Fan Base'

Bojangles' is known for having some of the most dedicated customers in the industry. Kristal Beaver would know -- she was one prior to becoming a franchisee.

Bankrupt Quiznos Settles With Franchisees in Cost Dispute

The bankrupt sandwich chain has reached a settlement with 12 defunct franchisees who were suing the company for about $40 million.

Franchise Players: How I Went From Client to Franchisee

Chad Hierholzer gained experience as a health-care screening services client before becoming a Star Wellness franchisee himself.

Franchise Players: A 'College Hunk' Franchisee on Dealing With Red Tape

Operating 'College Hunks' franchises across four states, Stephen Bienko has dealt with plenty of state regulations and red tape.
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