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Franchise Players: A Military Veteran and Leukemia Survivor Embraces Life as a Franchisee

Franchise Players: A Military Veteran and Leukemia Survivor Embraces Life as a Franchisee

After 10 years in the Marines and a bout with leukemia, this franchisee decided she wanted to be an entrepreneur.
Why Domino's Latest Ad Was a Smart, If Unintentional, Marketing Play

Why Domino's Latest Ad Was a Smart, If Unintentional, Marketing Play

Domino's ad for Specialty Chicken features a reference to a failed cookie pizza just as Pizza Hut rolled out a cookie pizza of its own.
From Pizza in a Cone to Poutine: The Marketing Power of Far-Out Food Franchises

From Pizza in a Cone to Poutine: The Marketing Power of Far-Out Food Franchises

These franchise founders are turning oddball menu offerings into serious business.
Disappointing Earnings Add to McDonald's Bad Week

Disappointing Earnings Add to McDonald's Bad Week

Legal battles with franchisees, expired meat and another disappointing quarterly report: it's already been a hard week for McDonald's.
Franchise Players: Learning to Manage Entry-Level Employees

Franchise Players: Learning to Manage Entry-Level Employees

Devang and Chaitali Kothari didn't realize that the biggest challenge in franchising would be learning to be good managers.
McDonald's, KFC Embroiled in China Food Safety Scare

McDonald's, KFC Embroiled in China Food Safety Scare

A supplier to the fast-food chains in China has been accused of using expired meat and allowing unhygienic practices.
Franchise Players: What This Franchisee Power Couple Has Learned in Two Decades of Entrepreneurship

Franchise Players: What This Franchisee Power Couple Has Learned in Two Decades of Entrepreneurship

After taking a leap of faith 22 years ago, Susan and Dan Manwaring have opened 14 Batteries Plus Bulbs stores.
New McDonald's Lawsuit Could Redefine Franchising as We Know It

New McDonald's Lawsuit Could Redefine Franchising as We Know It

A worker group is filing charges against franchisees and McDonald's as a joint employer, setting a precedent that could have broad ripple effects.
Pizza Slips and Breakfast Soars in Yum Brand's Latest Earnings

Pizza Slips and Breakfast Soars in Yum Brand's Latest Earnings

Sales at KFC and Taco Bell boosted Yum Brands to a solid second quarter, while Pizza Hut struggled to keep up.
Franchise Players: An Advertising 'Mad Man' Takes On In-Home Care Franchising

Franchise Players: An Advertising 'Mad Man' Takes On In-Home Care Franchising

Ken Kuck explains how he and his wife became franchisees in the space.
Franchise Players: How Franchising Provided a Solution for This Minister and His Disabled Son

Franchise Players: How Franchising Provided a Solution for This Minister and His Disabled Son

The owner-investor franchise model was the perfect fit for this family preparing for an uncertain future.
Forget Specialty Blends -- Half the World Prefers Instant Coffee

Forget Specialty Blends -- Half the World Prefers Instant Coffee

Outside of the U.S., the global instant coffee market is huge and growing fast.
Would You Get a Tattoo of Your Favorite Franchise's Logo?

Would You Get a Tattoo of Your Favorite Franchise's Logo?

Anytime Fitness, Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise of 2014, is a global, full-service gym with an army of dedicated fans.
At Restaurants, Calorie Counts Shape Most Customers' Orders

At Restaurants, Calorie Counts Shape Most Customers' Orders

Calorie counts do matter – 57 percent of customers use menus' nutritional information when deciding what to order, according to a new CDC survey.
How These Brothers Took Over a Taco Franchise

How These Brothers Took Over a Taco Franchise

When these four brothers took a liking to Chronic Tacos, they decided to go all in.
Chicken Prices Are Rising Because of Rooster Infertility. (We're Serious.)

Chicken Prices Are Rising Because of Rooster Infertility. (We're Serious.)

Forget agriculture -- these chickens need some Viagra-culture.
Taco Bell's New Strategy in the Breakfast Wars: Protein Power

Taco Bell's New Strategy in the Breakfast Wars: Protein Power

Taco Bell is launching a new low-calorie, high protein menu, and is testing Greek yogurt and other high-protein options as breakfast offerings.
How a Former Denny's Waitress Amassed an Empire of Over 75 Denny's Locations

How a Former Denny's Waitress Amassed an Empire of Over 75 Denny's Locations

At age 16, Dawn Lafreeda began working at Denny's as a hostess. Three decades later, she's the largest single-owner franchisee in the system.
Franchise Players: A Temp Works Her Way to the Top

Franchise Players: A Temp Works Her Way to the Top

When Renee Rodriquez started as a temp at Express Employment Professionals, she never expected she'd someday become a franchisee herself.
Franchisees in Puerto Rico Claim McDonald's Broke FTC Rule

Franchisees in Puerto Rico Claim McDonald's Broke FTC Rule

In letting McDonald's biggest franchisee open up shops in Puerto Rico, local franchisees say the fast-food giant violated FTC rules.
Franchise Players: How I Bought an Embroidery Franchise at 21

Franchise Players: How I Bought an Embroidery Franchise at 21

Maria Emma's key to running a successful business at age 21: having the support of a franchise team.
Franchisee Pays Employees $144K Out of Pocket After Fire Destroys Restaurant

Franchisee Pays Employees $144K Out of Pocket After Fire Destroys Restaurant

This Culver's franchisee says that continuing to pay employees as his restaurant was being rebuilt was not only the right thing to do, but a smart business move.
Franchise Players: My 5 Tips for Potential Franchisees

Franchise Players: My 5 Tips for Potential Franchisees

From travel agent to CruiseOne franchisee, Michael Ramdial is dedicated to making vacation dreams a reality.
Cupcake Chain Crumbs Closes All Stores

Cupcake Chain Crumbs Closes All Stores

A week after being delisted from Nasdaq, Crumbs has abruptly closed all 65 locations nationwide.
Franchise Players: A Former Banker Escapes Monotony Through Franchising

Franchise Players: A Former Banker Escapes Monotony Through Franchising

While Steve Betts felt trapped working at a bank, franchising allowed him to find freedom in entrepreneurship.
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