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Franchise Players: Burger Franchisee on How Not to Get Fried

Franchise Players: Burger Franchisee on How Not to Get Fried

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A baby boomer with decades of experience in the franchise industry explains what franchisees should look for in a brand.
March 17, 2014 in Franchises
Take-and-Bake Pizza Chain Papa Murphy's Files for $70 Million IPO

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

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Hungry for investors, the franchisee-friendly pizza chain is getting ready for its public debut.
March 13, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: This Franchisee Caught the Business Bug in High School

Franchise Players: This Franchisee Caught the Business Bug in High School

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Molly Martin has known since sophomore year of high school that she wanted to be an entrepreneur. Here's how made it happen as a Wireless Zone franchisee.
March 13, 2014 in Franchises
Why Health-Care Franchising Is Entering a Boom Time

Why Health-Care Franchising Is Entering a Boom Time

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Enterprising businesspeople are finding that the franchise model can dispense routine medical services as efficiently as it delivers fried chicken or oil changes.
March 12, 2014 in Franchises
A Former College Basketball Coach on Building a Winning Franchise Investment

A Former College Basketball Coach on Building a Winning Franchise Investment

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For this Sport Clips Haircuts franchisee, coaching a basketball team and running a franchise are more similar than you'd think.
March 12, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: A Young Franchisee Brings Family's Lessons to Forever Yogurt

Franchise Players: A Young Franchisee Brings Family's Lessons to Forever Yogurt

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Mit Patel draws inspiration from his family as he ventures out as his own franchisee.
March 12, 2014 in Franchises
Tesla's Direct-Sales Model Banned in New Jersey

Tesla's Direct-Sales Model Banned in New Jersey

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In a victory for auto franchises, Tesla Motors has lost its right to sell vehicles in New Jersey.
March 11, 2014 in Franchises
Frank Ocean Tells Chipotle to 'F--k Off' After Chain Sues the Singer

Frank Ocean Tells Chipotle to 'F--k Off' After Chain Sues the Singer

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Of all the people and companies that Frank Ocean could attack, the usually PR-friendly Chipotle would not have been our first bet.
March 11, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: A Pet Care Franchisee Changed Her Life at 21

Franchise Players: A Pet Care Franchisee Changed Her Life at 21

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As a 21-year-old business novice, Lauren Morenz found meaning in her job as a Fetch! Pet Care franchisee.
March 11, 2014 in Franchises
Buying a Franchise? What to Look for in a Company's History

Buying a Franchise? What to Look for in a Company's History

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The documents franchises offer tell part of the story, but franchisees need the full history before committing to anything.
March 11, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: A Franchisee Explores the Developing Field of Vapor Stores

Franchise Players: A Franchisee Explores the Developing Field of Vapor Stores

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As a tobacco outlet owner, Nathan Renschler saw the industry moving towards e-cigarettes, or vaping, and followed the growing trend.
March 10, 2014 in Franchises
Sbarro, a Food-Court Staple, May File for Bankruptcy as Early as Next Week

Sbarro, a Food-Court Staple, May File for Bankruptcy as Early as Next Week

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If 2014 is the year fast-food pizza dies, Sbarro may be the first victim. According to reports, the chain is preparing to file for bankruptcy.
March 6, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: How This Franchisee Turned Military Lessons Into Business Success

Franchise Players: How This Franchisee Turned Military Lessons Into Business Success

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Andrew Wilson hasn't let the fact that he’s spent five of the last 10 years deployed slow him down as a franchisee.
March 6, 2014 in Franchises
Pizza Hut Sees Giant Interactive Tabletops in Its Future

Pizza Hut Sees Giant Interactive Tabletops in Its Future

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Pizza Hut's high-tech table concept brings a futuristic twist to the pizza chain.
March 4, 2014 in Franchises
Health Department Isn't Laughing at Dumb Starbucks' Parody Coffee

Health Department Isn't Laughing at Dumb Starbucks' Parody Coffee

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While Comedy Central was revealed to be behind Dumb Starbucks, it was the lack of proper permits that doomed the shop.
February 11, 2014 in Franchises
Encouraged by Solid Year, Dunkin' Aims to Conquer New Markets

Encouraged by Solid Year, Dunkin' Aims to Conquer New Markets

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The first year that Dunkin' has sold commitments in California, the company increased revenue 8.5 percent.
February 7, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: How This Franchisee Made Dumpsters a Family Business

Franchise Players: How This Franchisee Made Dumpsters a Family Business

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James Spink wanted a job that allowed him to spend time with his wife and son. So, he joined the Bin There Dump That franchise family.
February 5, 2014 in Franchises
Pizza Hut Offers Big Discount to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of the World's First Online Purchase

Pizza Hut Offers Big Discount to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of the World's First Online Purchase

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The pizza chain says the first purchase made online was one of its large pies. To mark the anniversary, it's offering customers an appetizing discount.
January 3, 2014 in Franchises
Chipotle, Subway Want a Slice of the Fast-Casual Pizza Business

Chipotle, Subway Want a Slice of the Fast-Casual Pizza Business

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Chipotle will apply its fast and fresh formula to pizza and a Subway franchisee plans to open a Subway Pizza Express in 2014.
December 19, 2013 in Franchises
As Men in Kilts Franchise Grows, Women (In and Out of Kilts) Are Key

As Men in Kilts Franchise Grows, Women (In and Out of Kilts) Are Key

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Men in Kilts, like many franchises, is dominated by men. However, two women have been important to the growth of the business.
November 26, 2013 in Franchises
This Subway Franchise Owner Accepts Bitcoins

This Subway Franchise Owner Accepts Bitcoins

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The owner of a Subway shop in Allentown, Pa., is now accepting the virtual currency as payment for sandwiches.
November 20, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Veterans: 3 Ways to Minimize the Risks of Buying a Franchise

Veterans: 3 Ways to Minimize the Risks of Buying a Franchise

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Owning a franchise can be an appealing option for men and women returning from military service. Here's some advice on what should be considered beforehand.
November 11, 2013 in Franchises
Intel Engineer Shares Her Passion With the Next Generation

Intel Engineer Shares Her Passion With the Next Generation

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Shu-ling Garver started Engineering for Kids, a program that teaches the basics of engineering and design to kids.
November 7, 2013 in Franchises
The 3 Scariest Things About Owning a Franchise

The 3 Scariest Things About Owning a Franchise

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Owning a franchise can be a rewarding career path, but people need to be cognizant of the hard truths that come with it.
October 4, 2013 in Franchises
Photos: From Starbucks to Domino's: 6 Tasty Companies With Awesome Mobile Apps

From Starbucks to Domino's: 6 Tasty Companies With Awesome Mobile Apps

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If you're a big brand looking to get bigger, having a cool mobile app is one way to get customers talking. Here are six chains that are doing it right.
October 3, 2013 in Franchises

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