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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

How 3 Franchisees Beat the Odds

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Cancer, severe weather, economic uncertainty -- three franchise owners share their personal stories of overcoming obstacles to achieve success.
January 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
Tell Us: Is Starbucks Wrong in Taking a Political Stand?

Tell Us: Is Starbucks Wrong in Taking a Political Stand?

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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz's request that customers leave their guns at the door puts his company -- and by extension, his employees and franchisees -- behind this political issue.
September 18, 2013 in Franchises
Starbucks CEO Asks Customers Not to Bring Guns Into Stores

Starbucks CEO Asks Customers Not to Bring Guns Into Stores

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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz wrote an open letter to customers saying the presence of weapons in its stores is 'unsettling and upsetting' to too many of its customers.
September 18, 2013 in Franchises
5 Reasons the Fast-Food Worker Protests Are Off Base

5 Reasons the Fast-Food Worker Protests Are Off Base

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No one wants families to suffer, or go hungry or not receive fair pay for the quality of their skill. But that's not what these protests are about, writes Ray Hennessey.
August 29, 2013 in Franchises
Do Angry McDonald's Franchisees Have a Leg to Stand On?

Do Angry McDonald's Franchisees Have a Leg to Stand On?

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If you're thinking of becoming the owner of any franchise someday, there's an important lesson contained in what's currently going on with this fast-food giant.
August 23, 2013 in Franchises
Franchise Brings a Fresh Take on Beef Jerky

Franchise Brings a Fresh Take on Beef Jerky

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The Beef Jerky Outlet, a 13-unit franchise sells over 200 varieties of small-batch jerky, including alligator, kangaroo and pheasant.
March 29, 2013 in Franchises
How Franchises Worked Together After Superstorm Sandy

How Franchises Worked Together After Superstorm Sandy

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Franchises played a major recovery role in the wake of Sandy, with corporate parents rallying to get local units running so they could help communities in need. Here's how some companies banded together to weather the storm.
March 22, 2013 in Franchises
How a Retired FedEx Exec Built a Mini Sandwich Empire

How a Retired FedEx Exec Built a Mini Sandwich Empire

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Edith Kelly-Green was ready to settle into a retirement when her family convinced her to open a Lenny's Sub Shop franchise.
March 15, 2013 in Franchises
The Secrets Behind a Satisfied Franchise Staff

The Secrets Behind a Satisfied Franchise Staff

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Employee retention is a key component to any healthy franchise operation. We spoke to company owners and employment experts who have learned the secrets behind worker longevity and the long-term business success that comes with it.
March 8, 2013 in Franchises
Franchise Brings Hospice-Care Model to Pets

Franchise Brings Hospice-Care Model to Pets

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Lap of Love brings in-home veterinary hospice to ailing pets in a growing number of states.
February 22, 2013 in Franchises

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