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Franchise Players: Learning to Manage Entry-Level Employees
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Learning to Manage Entry-Level Employees

Devang and Chaitali Kothari didn't realize that the biggest challenge in franchising would be learning to be good managers.
Kate Taylor
McDonald's, KFC Embroiled in China Food Safety Scare
Franchises

McDonald's, KFC Embroiled in China Food Safety Scare

A supplier to the fast-food chains in China has been accused of using expired meat and allowing unhygienic practices.
Franchise Players: What This Franchisee Power Couple Has Learned in Two Decades of Entrepreneurship
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: What This Franchisee Power Couple Has Learned in Two Decades of Entrepreneurship

After taking a leap of faith 22 years ago, Susan and Dan Manwaring have opened 14 Batteries Plus Bulbs stores.
Kate Taylor
New McDonald's Lawsuit Could Redefine Franchising as We Know It
Legal Center

New McDonald's Lawsuit Could Redefine Franchising as We Know It

A worker group is filing charges against franchisees and McDonald's as a joint employer, setting a precedent that could have broad ripple effects.
Kate Taylor
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Pizza Slips and Breakfast Soars in Yum Brand's Latest Earnings
Yum Brands

Pizza Slips and Breakfast Soars in Yum Brand's Latest Earnings

Sales at KFC and Taco Bell boosted Yum Brands to a solid second quarter, while Pizza Hut struggled to keep up.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: An Advertising 'Mad Man' Takes On In-Home Care Franchising
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: An Advertising 'Mad Man' Takes On In-Home Care Franchising

Ken Kuck explains how he and his wife became franchisees in the space.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: How Franchising Provided a Solution for This Minister and His Disabled Son
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: How Franchising Provided a Solution for This Minister and His Disabled Son

The owner-investor franchise model was the perfect fit for this family preparing for an uncertain future.
Kate Taylor
Forget Specialty Blends -- Half the World Prefers Instant Coffee
Coffee

Forget Specialty Blends -- Half the World Prefers Instant Coffee

Outside of the U.S., the global instant coffee market is huge and growing fast.
Kate Taylor
Would You Get a Tattoo of Your Favorite Franchise's Logo?
Customer Loyalty

Would You Get a Tattoo of Your Favorite Franchise's Logo?

Anytime Fitness, Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise of 2014, is a global, full-service gym with an army of dedicated fans.
Nina Zipkin
At Restaurants, Calorie Counts Shape Most Customers' Orders
Personal Health

At Restaurants, Calorie Counts Shape Most Customers' Orders

Calorie counts do matter – 57 percent of customers use menus' nutritional information when deciding what to order, according to a new CDC survey.
Kate Taylor
How These Brothers Took Over a Taco Franchise
Franchise Players

How These Brothers Took Over a Taco Franchise

When these four brothers took a liking to Chronic Tacos, they decided to go all in.
Kate Taylor
Chicken Prices Are Rising Because of Rooster Infertility. (We're Serious.)
Chicken

Chicken Prices Are Rising Because of Rooster Infertility. (We're Serious.)

Forget agriculture -- these chickens need some Viagra-culture.
Kate Taylor
Taco Bell's New Strategy in the Breakfast Wars: Protein Power
Breakfast

Taco Bell's New Strategy in the Breakfast Wars: Protein Power

Taco Bell is launching a new low-calorie, high protein menu, and is testing Greek yogurt and other high-protein options as breakfast offerings.
Kate Taylor
How a Former Denny's Waitress Amassed an Empire of Over 75 Denny's Locations
Success Stories

How a Former Denny's Waitress Amassed an Empire of Over 75 Denny's Locations

At age 16, Dawn Lafreeda began working at Denny's as a hostess. Three decades later, she's the largest single-owner franchisee in the system.