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Papa John's Founder on What Makes an Outstanding Franchisee

Papa John's Founder on What Makes an Outstanding Franchisee

John Schnatter started what is now a billion-dollar pizza franchise in a broom closet. Now, there are 4,500 Papa John’s restaurants located across the globe.
Franchise Players: From Selling Clothes Out of a Basement to Opening a Brick-and-Mortar Store

Franchise Players: From Selling Clothes Out of a Basement to Opening a Brick-and-Mortar Store

In just a few months, these boutique franchisees' business was far too big for a basement.
Franchise Players: Don't Rush to Find the Right Franchise

Franchise Players: Don't Rush to Find the Right Franchise

With the help of an entrepreneurial coach, this Maui Wowi franchisee learned that finding the right franchise was all about passion.
Target Joins the List of Stores Asking Customers to Keep Guns Out

Target Joins the List of Stores Asking Customers to Keep Guns Out

Following open carry demonstrations, Target has joined a host of other chains in 'respectfully requesting' that customers to leave their guns at home.
Why Early Adopters Will Win the Franchise Game

Why Early Adopters Will Win the Franchise Game

A 'don't-rock-the-boat' strategy is no longer an acceptable option.
Franchise Players: I Grew My Business Through Co-Branding

Franchise Players: I Grew My Business Through Co-Branding

Richard Helmey was grew his printing business by co-branding with FASTSIGNS. Here's how.
The Weirdest Fast-Food Mashups in America

The Weirdest Fast-Food Mashups in America

X plus Y equals fast-food mega sales? From Doritos Locos Tacos to the Pizza Cake, bizarre food concoctions are appearing on menus across the nation.
Survey: McDonald's Has the Worst Burger in America

Survey: McDonald's Has the Worst Burger in America

In the battle of the chain restaurants, Consumer Reports found that customers were sick of many of fast food mega-chains' specialties.
Franchise Players: Why You Need to Find a Mentor

Franchise Players: Why You Need to Find a Mentor

Franchising provided Jasen Lawrence with mentors with direct experience and expertise in his business.
U.S.A.-Belgium World Cup Game Sparks a Waffle War

U.S.A.-Belgium World Cup Game Sparks a Waffle War

Restaurant chains Waffle House and Bojangles are encouraging U.S. fans to boycott Belgian waffles to support the USA World Cup team.
Franchise Players: Never Let a Customer Leave Unhappy

Franchise Players: Never Let a Customer Leave Unhappy

The key to this husband-wife duo's business? Realizing clients are the most important form of advertising.
California Lifts Glove Law for Food Handlers

California Lifts Glove Law for Food Handlers

After months of protest from the food industry, California repealed its controversial glove requirement law.
Franchise Players: Creating Collaboration, Not Competition, Within a Franchise

Franchise Players: Creating Collaboration, Not Competition, Within a Franchise

Chad Piepenburg's job is more than running his own Smoothie Factory location. It's also working to help other franchisees succeed.
Why You Need to Share Your Finances to Buy a Franchise

Why You Need to Share Your Finances to Buy a Franchise

When purchasing a franchise, it is imperative to have your books in order.
Cupcake Chain Crumbs Delisted From Nasdaq

Cupcake Chain Crumbs Delisted From Nasdaq

The largest cupcake chain in the U.S. is set to delist, after failing to meet stockholder equity requirement.
Franchise Players: 'Cupcake Wars' Champ Takes on Franchising

Franchise Players: 'Cupcake Wars' Champ Takes on Franchising

After helping Sweet Arleen's win its third challenge on the Food Network show 'Cupcake Wars,' the cupcake chain's front-of-house manager opened a franchise of his own.
Franchise Players: A Firefighting Salsa Dancer Finds Flexibility as a Franchisee

Franchise Players: A Firefighting Salsa Dancer Finds Flexibility as a Franchisee

Franchising gave Alex Lee the flexibility to keep working as a firefighter and competing as a salsa dancer.
Pat Sajak Taking on Groupon With Daily Deals Franchise

Pat Sajak Taking on Groupon With Daily Deals Franchise

The longtime 'Wheel of Fortune' host has big plans for his hyperlocal company.
El Pollo Loco Files to Go Public

El Pollo Loco Files to Go Public

The California-based Mexican grilled-chicken franchise, which attempted to go public in 2006, is eyeing a $100 million IPO.
Franchise Players: These Animal Lovers Founded a Luxury Hotel for Dogs

Franchise Players: These Animal Lovers Founded a Luxury Hotel for Dogs

The Parker brothers turned a life-long love of animals into a business, opening K-9 Resorts.
The 5 Basics of Guerilla Marketing

The 5 Basics of Guerilla Marketing

The scoop on guerilla marketing: what it is and how it can help you grow your business.
Restaurants Seek Alternatives as FDA's Salt Crackdown Looms

Restaurants Seek Alternatives as FDA's Salt Crackdown Looms

As the FDA prepares new guidelines, restaurants are cutting back on sodium and salt companies are researching alternatives.
McDonald's Is Testing an App That Lets Customers Order Ahead

McDonald's Is Testing an App That Lets Customers Order Ahead

Can fast food get faster? McDonald's is trying to speed up with tech, testing a new order-ahead and payment app in Georgia.
Fresh Out of College, This Gym Rat Became a Fitness Franchisee

Fresh Out of College, This Gym Rat Became a Fitness Franchisee

Get tips on getting your business in shape from this 24-year-old GYMGUYZ franchisee.
A Franchise Built for Endurance Athletes

A Franchise Built for Endurance Athletes

Jamie and Tara Osborn, triathletes both, recognized that retail niche for athletes like themselves and so they opened Endurance House.
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