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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
How to Name a Franchise

How to Name a Franchise

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What's in a name? When it comes to franchising, a lot of goofy stuff.
January 21, 2013 in Franchises
Truffle Fries With That? Fast-Food Franchises Spice Up Their Menus

Truffle Fries With That? Fast-Food Franchises Spice Up Their Menus

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Quick-serve restaurants are beefing up their menus with gourmet offerings in an effort to compete with their fast-casual counterparts.
January 17, 2013 in Franchises
What's Ahead for Franchising in 2013: Slow and Steady Toward Recovery

What's Ahead for Franchising in 2013: Slow and Steady Toward Recovery

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The franchise industry is cautiously optimistic about the year ahead after a 2012 that saw growth for the first time since 2008.
January 14, 2013 in Franchises
Franchisors Offer Their Own Financing Programs

Franchisors Offer Their Own Financing Programs

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Savvy systems offer financial help to their franchisees.
January 14, 2013 in Franchises
A Jointly Owned Franchise Gives Two Pilots a Second Chance

A Jointly Owned Franchise Gives Two Pilots a Second Chance

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After John Grassia and David Smith lost their jobs as pilots, they bought an Express Oil Change franchise to supplement their incomes.
January 4, 2013 in Franchises
Biggest Franchise Trends for 2013

Biggest Franchise Trends for 2013

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Even among the seemingly endless variety of franchises, patterns emerge. Here are some macro trends that will be driving franchising this year.
December 28, 2012 in Franchises
Catch Me a Catch: Franchise Industry, Shopping Centers Play Matchmaker

Catch Me a Catch: Franchise Industry, Shopping Centers Play Matchmaker

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Move over, eHarmony, JDate and ChristianMingle. There's a new player in the online matchmaking space.
December 19, 2012 in Franchises
A New Take on Aging, From Silicon Valley

A New Take on Aging, From Silicon Valley

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A senior home care franchise based in Palo Alto, Calif., and run by young staffers is looking to give its elderly clientele five-star treatment.
December 13, 2012 in Franchises

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