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Franchise Players: Don't Expect to Make Money Right Away

Franchising isn't for those trying to make a quick buck, says this sports league franchisee.

'Gluten-Free' and 'Sustainable' Take Over Menus as New Healthy Buzzwords

A look at the key phrases restaurants are serving up for the health-conscious customer.

Why Athletes and Veterans Make Incredible Franchisees

Hardworking, creative and team-oriented, military personnel and athletes have entrepreneurial skills that are an asset to any franchise.

The Real Reason Taco Bell Made the Waffle Taco

Taco Bell aims to charm millennials by being just the right amount of edgy as it rolls out breakfast nationwide.

Looking to Steal Taco Bell's Thunder, McDonald's Offers Free Coffee

The day after Taco Bell began its breakfast sales, McDonald's announced plans to offer free McCafe coffee for two weeks during breakfast hours.

Franchise Players: An Ex-Convict Starts Life Anew as a Franchisee

After serving six years for bank fraud, John Rusnak seems to have found redemption in franchising.

Quiznos Is Bankrupt, But It Made an Awesome 'House of Thrones' Mashup

The bankrupt sandwich chain attempts to tap into the television zeitgeist in an ad that combines characters from cult TV shows 'Game of Thrones' and 'House of Cards.'

Franchise Players: A Fitness Franchisee Who Persevered Through Cancer

Instead of giving up when he was diagnosed with cancer, Woody Bedell doubled down and opened his first Exercise Coach studio.

Panera Gets Serious About Tech, Says Its Future Depends On It

The soup and sandwich chain is introducing tech upgrades that include mobile ordering and self-checkout kiosks.

Franchise Players: Before You Buy a Franchise, Talk to Former Employees

Bruno Lima didn't just talk to other Anago franchisees before franchising – he reached out to ex-employees.

Kim Kardashian: Burger King's Newest Franchisee?

What do you get for the girl who has everything? If you're Kanye West, you get her 10 international Burger King locations.

Franchise Players: A Former Drill Sergeant Who Hopes to Help Other Vets Through Franchising

After 24 years in the U.S. Army, Ron Adams put the skills he gained as a drill sergeant to use as a franchisee.

Franchisees: How to Make It in a Big City

Urban locations present unique challenges: higher taxes, complicated real estate, lifestyle differences. But it's true what they say about big-city success: If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.

Sticky Fingers: Man Claims IHOP Stole His 'Pancake Pile' App

An app creator is reportedly suing IHOP's parent company for copying his 'Pancake Pile' app.

Why I Franchised: A Fitness Business That Looks Out for the Over-50 Crowd

These franchisors took it upon themselves to provide somewhere for older gym-goers to get fit, founding Welcyon, Fitness After 50.

Franchise Players: How Electronic Retail Became a Family Business for This Boomer

After working in electronics retail stores for years, Scott Meyers decided it was time to start his own family business.

Franchise Players: These Baby Boomers Got Into Franchising for Their Kids

When Brian and Karen Bourlier bought a Buffalo Wings & Rings franchise, they did it for their sons – not for themselves.

Restaurant Job Growth Plunges in February (Infographic)

In February, franchised restaurants added only 1,390 new jobs, a sharp drop from recent months.

Cosi's Top Franchisee Is Now Its CEO

The struggling sandwich chain named its largest franchisee its new CEO, marking its fourth leadership switch in three years.

Franchise Players: There's No One Path to Becoming a Franchisee

Prior to becoming an auto care franchisee, Nick Carpinello worked as a CPA, an equity investor and a controller of a software development company. Here's what he's learned.

McDonald's 'Sustainable Beef' Finally Has a Definition... Sort Of.

What does 'sustainable beef' actually mean? Here's what we know so far.

Burger King to Let You Pay for Your Whopper by Smartphone

Taking a page from Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts, Burger King will reportedly introduce a mobile payment option in all U.S. locations.

Franchise Players: Don't Jump at the First Franchise You Like

Daniel Schrodt worked as a consultant on forestry and gardening for 20 years before jumping into the world of franchising.

Franchise Players: Burger Franchisee on How Not to Get Fried

A baby boomer with decades of experience in the franchise industry explains what franchisees should look for in a brand.

Take-and-Bake Pizza Chain Papa Murphy's Files for $70 Million IPO

Hungry for investors, the franchisee-friendly pizza chain is getting ready for its public debut.
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