News and Articles About Franchises

Chicken-and-Biscuits Chain Bojangles Taps Banks for IPO
Chicken

Chicken-and-Biscuits Chain Bojangles Taps Banks for IPO

The southern restaurant chain is aiming to go public while chicken and restaurant IPOs are hot.
Kate Taylor
Leaving Corporate America for Franchising After 30 Years
Franchise Players

Leaving Corporate America for Franchising After 30 Years

Paul Deal didn't know what to expect when he opened a one-man business as a Floor Coverings International franchisee. Here's what he's learned.
Kate Taylor
The Real Reason Starbucks Isn't Letting Employees Wear Engagement Rings
Starbucks

The Real Reason Starbucks Isn't Letting Employees Wear Engagement Rings

Sorry, baristas - there's a reason your boss is asking you to leave the ring at home.
Kate Taylor
Restaurants Aside, Employment in the Franchise Industry Slumps in October (Infographic)
Franchise

Restaurants Aside, Employment in the Franchise Industry Slumps in October (Infographic)

Job growth in the franchise industry slowed down in the second half of 2014, compared to a strong growth March through June.
Kate Taylor
How These Three Stay-at-Home Moms Teamed Up to Buy a Franchise
Franchise Players

How These Three Stay-at-Home Moms Teamed Up to Buy a Franchise

Jianna King, Jaysie McLinn and Jodi Gallen opened their own franchise - all while staying home with their kids.
Kate Taylor
Burger King Posts Strong U.S. Sales Growth as McDonald's Flounders
Franchise

Burger King Posts Strong U.S. Sales Growth as McDonald's Flounders

The Whopper maker is looking to new frontiers, introducing mobile payments and making a push into India.
Kate Taylor
This Couple Discovered Franchising as a Way to Give Back Locally and Globally
Franchise Players

This Couple Discovered Franchising as a Way to Give Back Locally and Globally

Phil and Sheila Harris saw Dream Dinners as an outlet for their philanthropic work.
Kate Taylor
How I Run a Restaurant Franchise With Virtually Zero Turnover
Franchise Players

How I Run a Restaurant Franchise With Virtually Zero Turnover

In five years, James Kolzow has managed to build a Pancheros Mexican Grill that makes over $1 million in revenue a year and has a turnover rate of close to zero.
Kate Taylor
How This Independent Thinker Realized Franchising Was the Right Fit for Her
Franchise Players

How This Independent Thinker Realized Franchising Was the Right Fit for Her

Pat Lakatta worried that franchising would compromise her freedom and flexibility. Today, she has realized that couldn't be further from the truth.
Kate Taylor
The International Franchise Board Tries to Dig Up Details on Labor Board's 'Joint Employer' Decision
Legal Center

The International Franchise Board Tries to Dig Up Details on Labor Board's 'Joint Employer' Decision

The IFA plans to file a request with the National Labor Relations Board to disclose the reasoning behind deeming franchisors 'joint employers.'
Kate Taylor
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Former In-N-Out Employees Get Entrepreneurial and Open Their Own Franchise
Franchise Players

Former In-N-Out Employees Get Entrepreneurial and Open Their Own Franchise

How two young former fast-food employees caught the entrepreneurship bug and really started ‘cooking.'
Kate Taylor
Starbucks, Chipotle and 6 More Food Chains Scare Up Business With Halloween Deals
Halloween

Starbucks, Chipotle and 6 More Food Chains Scare Up Business With Halloween Deals

Here's where to find food other than candy corn at a fiendishly good price this Halloween.
Kate Taylor
Chipotle Employees Claim the Chain Isn't as Worker-Friendly as You Think
Chipotle

Chipotle Employees Claim the Chain Isn't as Worker-Friendly as You Think

Employees at the burrito chain are suing for wage theft in two states.
Kate Taylor
Finding Success as a Female Franchisee in a Male-Dominated Industry
Franchise Players

Finding Success as a Female Franchisee in a Male-Dominated Industry

'The Flooring Girl' has made her gender an asset in the flooring business.
Kate Taylor