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Dunkin' Sales Disappoint as Same-Store Sales Drag
Dunkin' Donuts

Dunkin' Sales Disappoint as Same-Store Sales Drag

The company missed expectations due to weak sales at Dunkin' Donuts in the U.S. and Baskin-Robbins' struggles abroad.
Kate Taylor
Franchisees Take 7-Eleven to Court for Alleged Racial Discrimination
Legal Center

Franchisees Take 7-Eleven to Court for Alleged Racial Discrimination

A group of franchisees are accusing the convenience chain of trying to make a profit by systematically forcing South Asian immigrant franchisees out.
Kate Taylor
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Franchise Players: Hiring the Right People Is the Hardest Part
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Hiring the Right People Is the Hardest Part

After 30 years in the corporate world, Skip Wyatt decided it was time to create jobs instead of finding ways to eliminate them.
Kate Taylor
The Restaurants Business Travelers Love the Most (Infographic)
Business Travel

The Restaurants Business Travelers Love the Most (Infographic)

Chick-fil-A and Chipotle are two of the hottest brands in food right now. Here's how they're cashing in on travelers' tastes.
Kate Taylor
Chinese Police Detain Five in Expired Meat Investigation
Franchise

Chinese Police Detain Five in Expired Meat Investigation

Officials believe the American-owned food supplier in China purposefully sold expired chicken to chains including McDonald's, KFC and Starbucks.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: A Military Veteran and Leukemia Survivor Embraces Life as a Franchisee
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: A Military Veteran and Leukemia Survivor Embraces Life as a Franchisee

After 10 years in the Marines and a bout with leukemia, this franchisee decided she wanted to be an entrepreneur.
Kate Taylor
Why Domino's Latest Ad Was a Smart, If Unintentional, Marketing Play
Pizza

Why Domino's Latest Ad Was a Smart, If Unintentional, Marketing Play

Domino's ad for Specialty Chicken features a reference to a failed cookie pizza just as Pizza Hut rolled out a cookie pizza of its own.
Kate Taylor
From Pizza in a Cone to Poutine: The Marketing Power of Far-Out Food Franchises
Franchise

From Pizza in a Cone to Poutine: The Marketing Power of Far-Out Food Franchises

These franchise founders are turning oddball menu offerings into serious business.
Geoff Weiss
Disappointing Earnings Add to McDonald's Bad Week
McDonalds

Disappointing Earnings Add to McDonald's Bad Week

Legal battles with franchisees, expired meat and another disappointing quarterly report: it's already been a hard week for McDonald's.
Kate Taylor
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