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Bowing to Pressure, Starbucks Quits Sourcing Water in Drought-Stricken California
Starbucks

Bowing to Pressure, Starbucks Quits Sourcing Water in Drought-Stricken California

The coffee chain plans to move production of Ethos Water from California to Pennsylvania.
Kate Taylor
Why These Young Entrepreneurs Entered the Homecare Industry
Franchise Players

Why These Young Entrepreneurs Entered the Homecare Industry

Jennifer Wilmoth's childhood hospital stays helped inspire her to team up with Yohan Kim to open a BrightStar Care location.
Kate Taylor
We Tested Chipotle and McDonald's New Delivery Services. Here's What Happened.
Delivery

We Tested Chipotle and McDonald's New Delivery Services. Here's What Happened.

With both chains recently teaming up with Postmates to offer delivery for the first time, we decided to see who came out on top in the battle of the brands.
Kate Taylor
Woman Escapes Hostage Situation Through Ingenious Use of the Pizza Hut App
Apps

Woman Escapes Hostage Situation Through Ingenious Use of the Pizza Hut App

An urban legend became high-tech reality this week when a quick-thinking mom sent out a cry for help through a pizza-delivery app.
Kate Taylor
Sometimes the Best Business Opportunities Are Not the Most Obvious Ones
Franchise Players

Sometimes the Best Business Opportunities Are Not the Most Obvious Ones

For this veteran couple, becoming Window Genie franchisees is the perfect post-military career.
Kate Taylor
Pizza Hut Is Testing Uber-Esque Delivery Tracking Tech
Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut Is Testing Uber-Esque Delivery Tracking Tech

The pizza chain is testing a tracker that lets customers know exactly where their orders are at nearly 80 locations in Texas.
Kate Taylor
Starbucks Seeking New Sources for Water Bottled in Drought-Stricken California
Starbucks

Starbucks Seeking New Sources for Water Bottled in Drought-Stricken California

Ethos Water has a noble mission of funding water and sanitation programs in other countries, but its source is reportedly water-deprived California.
Kate Taylor
McDonald's to Refranchise 3,500 Restaurants Worldwide
McDonalds

McDonald's to Refranchise 3,500 Restaurants Worldwide

The chain will go from 81 percent franchised to 90 percent franchised in the next three years.
Kate Taylor
I Wanted to Work to Improve My Life – Not My Employer's
Franchise Players

I Wanted to Work to Improve My Life – Not My Employer's

Cindi Garabedian spills on why she decided to become Studio Barre's first franchisee.
Kate Taylor
The 4 Things You Need to Know About McDonald's Turnaround Plan
McDonalds

The 4 Things You Need to Know About McDonald's Turnaround Plan

Delivery, refranchising and a new organizational structure – here are the hard facts on how McDonald's wants to fix a broken system.
Kate Taylor
First-Time Franchisees Bring Industry Expertise to Their New Venture
Franchise Players

First-Time Franchisees Bring Industry Expertise to Their New Venture

Rosana Riveros and Arnaldo Paulino chose Maid Right to do something together and grow a family business.
How You Interact With the Customer Will Make or Break You
Franchise Players

How You Interact With the Customer Will Make or Break You

This restaurant franchisee learned his customer skills from working weekends at flea markets.
Joan Oleck
Service Workers Union Allies With Franchisees, Drawing Ire of Franchise Industry
Legal Center

Service Workers Union Allies With Franchisees, Drawing Ire of Franchise Industry

The Service Employees International Union launched a franchisee-focused initiative, as the International Franchise Association reaffirms franchisees' satisfaction with the system.
Kate Taylor
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Why Wendy's and McDonald's Still Don't Have Veggie Burgers
Health

Why Wendy's and McDonald's Still Don't Have Veggie Burgers

Two of America's Big 3 burger chains are under pressure to add a meatless burger to their menus.
Kate Taylor