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Reminder: It's National Doughnut Day

Reminder: It's National Doughnut Day

The only thing that makes Friday sweeter? Free doughnuts at Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' Donuts and more.
Franchise Players: On Being the First Franchisee in a Young Industry

Franchise Players: On Being the First Franchisee in a Young Industry

LED Source is the first U.S. franchisor in the LED lighting industry. Jamie Shapiro is its first franchisee. Here's what it means to pave the way.
The No. 1 Thing Restaurants Must Do to Stop Food Poisoning

The No. 1 Thing Restaurants Must Do to Stop Food Poisoning

Want to have happy customers? Don't let this practice go on within your restaurant's walls.
Franchise Players: The Life of a Franchisee Is No Cakewalk

Franchise Players: The Life of a Franchisee Is No Cakewalk

Ed Manns has been in the restaurant business since age 16. Now a Golden Corral franchisee, he knows the industry -- and all its demands -- inside and out.
A Franchise Leader on the Benefits and Challenges of Multi-Unit Ownership

A Franchise Leader on the Benefits and Challenges of Multi-Unit Ownership

He started his life in franchising at age 14, mopping floors at a Burger King. Today, Aziz Hashim owns 35 franchises and employs 700 people.
Taco Bell and KFC's Parent Company Sees a Future in Vietnamese Sandwiches

Taco Bell and KFC's Parent Company Sees a Future in Vietnamese Sandwiches

Yum Brands is testing a new 'banh mi' concept in Dallas, attempting to capitalize on the growing fast-casual market.
Franchise Players: Mother-Daughter Duo Teams Up as Mover Marketing Franchisees

Franchise Players: Mother-Daughter Duo Teams Up as Mover Marketing Franchisees

This mother-daughter duo found a new family in franchising, all while proving that age is nothing but a number.
Seattle Says Franchises Aren't Small Businesses, Forces Them on $15 Wage Fast Track

Seattle Says Franchises Aren't Small Businesses, Forces Them on $15 Wage Fast Track

The International Franchise Association is filing a lawsuit opposing Seattle's plan, which forces franchises to adopt a $15 minimum wage in three years.
Franchise Players: From Blimpie Employee to Franchise Owner

Franchise Players: From Blimpie Employee to Franchise Owner

Jitin Choudhury went from working at Blimpie at age 16 with his mother to owning his own franchise.
The One City in America Where You Can Get Domino's 'Breakfast Pizza'

The One City in America Where You Can Get Domino's 'Breakfast Pizza'

Today, Domino's debuted breakfast pizza in Australia. However, at least one U.S. franchisee has been selling breakfast slices for years.
Franchise Players: A Franchisee Finds a Sweet Spot in High School Fundraisers

Franchise Players: A Franchisee Finds a Sweet Spot in High School Fundraisers

When his parent company went under, James Thomson refused to quit the sports fundraising industry, becoming an NFP Sports franchisee.
Why Are Franchises Trying So Hard to Be Hip?

Why Are Franchises Trying So Hard to Be Hip?

7-Eleven has mason jars, TGI Fridays has food trucks and Taco Bell has too many ironic products to name. Here's what's fueling the hipster takeover.
Franchise Players: This Man Signed His Franchise Agreement While Serving in Baghdad

Franchise Players: This Man Signed His Franchise Agreement While Serving in Baghdad

Chris Gately's first steps to become a Workout Anytime franchisee began while he was serving in the military.
McDonald's to Refranchise 1,500 Restaurants

McDonald's to Refranchise 1,500 Restaurants

The burger chain is making a big refranchising push in the next two years, primarily outside the U.S.
Franchise Players: The Challenges of Finding Funding

Franchise Players: The Challenges of Finding Funding

For National Guard veteran Steve Grimes, the most surprising challenge in opening his franchise was finding funding.
Fast-Food Breakfast Buzz Boosts Egg Whites' Prices

Fast-Food Breakfast Buzz Boosts Egg Whites' Prices

The growing breakfast market and competition for health-conscious customers combine to create an explosion in demand for egg whites.
New York's Penn Station to Bid Farewell to Some Fast-Food Franchises

New York's Penn Station to Bid Farewell to Some Fast-Food Franchises

The commuter hub is reportedly looking to replace some of its fast-food restaurants.
Franchise Players: A Bronze Star Recipient Recovers From Brain Trauma, Becomes a Franchisee

Franchise Players: A Bronze Star Recipient Recovers From Brain Trauma, Becomes a Franchisee

In the military, Nick Colgin earned a Bronze Star for saving the life of a French soldier. Now, he works as a franchisee for the 'Apple of the home industry.'
Arby's Breaks the World Record for Longest Commercial

Arby's Breaks the World Record for Longest Commercial

This weekend, Arby's aired a 13-hour, dialogue-free commercial of brisket being smoked. Riveting.
Franchise Players: A Veteran Couple Finds a New Team in Franchising

Franchise Players: A Veteran Couple Finds a New Team in Franchising

Chuck and Denise Kerr learned the value of teamwork in the military. Now, their bringing it to their burger franchise.
Franchise Players: The Military Taught Me to Think On My Feet

Franchise Players: The Military Taught Me to Think On My Feet

Jim Lager didn't have much business experience when he started in franchising. But his time in the military hard taught him one thing: how to think fast.
What the World's Most Expensive Doughnut Looks Like

What the World's Most Expensive Doughnut Looks Like

Krispy Kreme recently revealed a doughnut covered with gold leaf and edible diamonds, served with 500-year-old Cognac and Don Perignon.
Franchise Players: How This Veteran Is Helping Other Vets Find the Right Franchise

Franchise Players: How This Veteran Is Helping Other Vets Find the Right Franchise

Gordon Dupries helps future veteran franchisees get started on the right foot with the Boot to Business program.
TGI Fridays Gets Into the Food Truck Game

TGI Fridays Gets Into the Food Truck Game

It's not unheard of for food trucks to move to brick-and-mortar locations. Chains becoming food trucks, however, is a more unique proposition.
Franchise Players: I'm Both a Franchisee and Franchisor

Franchise Players: I'm Both a Franchisee and Franchisor

A look at how Mike Lohman spearheaded an effort for Go Mini's dealers to purchase the company.
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