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Franchise Players: Finding a Balanced Life as a Pure Barre Franchisee
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Finding a Balanced Life as a Pure Barre Franchisee

Lauren Fike loved the challenges of commercial real estate, but knew she needed an outlet for her entrepreneurial spirit that matched her passion for health and fitness.
Kate Taylor
McDonald's Tries to Tell Haters That 'Lovin' Beats Hatin''
McDonalds

McDonald's Tries to Tell Haters That 'Lovin' Beats Hatin''

The fast-food chain, often criticized in social media, takes on its critics in a new ad campaign.
Kate Taylor
Taco Bell Now Lets You Order and Pay Ahead by Smartphone
Mobile Payments

Taco Bell Now Lets You Order and Pay Ahead by Smartphone

Taco Bell is now the first fast-food chain to offer nationwide mobile ordering and payments for both drive-thru and dining room orders.
Kate Taylor
Dunkin' Debuts Croissant Doughnut That Totally Isn't a Cronut Knockoff. (Right.)
Dunkin' Donuts

Dunkin' Debuts Croissant Doughnut That Totally Isn't a Cronut Knockoff. (Right.)

Dunkin' insists its new pastry mashup is no copycat.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: From Finance to a Million-Dollar Franchise
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: From Finance to a Million-Dollar Franchise

In less than four years, Stacy Huston's Handyman Matter franchise location grossed more than a million dollars.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: Why a Painting Franchise Was the Right Cultural Fit for This Veteran
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Why a Painting Franchise Was the Right Cultural Fit for This Veteran

Stephen Luxion knew CertaPro Painters was the right fit for him because of the tough-love culture, which reminded him of his Air Force roots.
Kate Taylor
For America's No. 5 Pizza Chain, Moms Are the Secret Sauce
Pizza

For America's No. 5 Pizza Chain, Moms Are the Secret Sauce

For most U.S. pizza chains, Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest sales day of the year. At Papa Murphy's, it's Halloween. And that's not the only difference.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: How This Entrepreneur From a Franchising Family Chose to Open Her Own Signarama
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: How This Entrepreneur From a Franchising Family Chose to Open Her Own Signarama

Maggie Harlow knew plenty about franchising before becoming a franchisee. But, she didn't want to take over the family business.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: Why This Serial Entrepreneur Became a Johnny Rockets Franchisee
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Why This Serial Entrepreneur Became a Johnny Rockets Franchisee

Five years ago, Marriette Simoni brought her experience as a real estate and luxury brand entrepreneur to the Johnny Rockets franchise.
Kate Taylor
6 Essential Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs
Starting a Franchise Business

6 Essential Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Are you ready to take the plunge and run a franchise business?
Rick Bisio
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Chicken Craze Continues as Wingstop Plans IPO
IPO

Chicken Craze Continues as Wingstop Plans IPO

Chicken-wings chain Wingstop is plotting a $100 million IPO, according to reports.
Kate Taylor
Dunkin' Brands: Hitting 2014 Sales Goals Won't Be Easy
Franchise

Dunkin' Brands: Hitting 2014 Sales Goals Won't Be Easy

The parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, but said hitting annual sales targets will be a challenge.
Franchise Players: I Became a Franchisee Fresh Out of College
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: I Became a Franchisee Fresh Out of College

Chris Drucquer became a franchisee soon after graduating college. Twenty-two years later, he says he's just getting started.
Kate Taylor
Can You Tell McDonald's From Organic? These Foodies Couldn't. (Video)
McDonalds

Can You Tell McDonald's From Organic? These Foodies Couldn't. (Video)

Thinking they were eating snacks from a new organic restaurant, these food experts couldn't stop singing McNuggets' praises. And, it was all caught on tape.
Kate Taylor