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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

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

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

From travel agent to CruiseOne franchisee, Michael Ramdial is dedicated to making vacation dreams a reality.

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

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

6 Super-Hot Food Trends You Need to Know About

Barbecue, snack mashups and the next Sriracha – here's what Technomic predicts restaurants will be serving up in the second half of 2014.

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

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

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

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

A 'don't-rock-the-boat' strategy is no longer an acceptable option.

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

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

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

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

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

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

After months of protest from the food industry, California repealed its controversial glove requirement law.

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

When purchasing a franchise, it is imperative to have your books in order.

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

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

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

The longtime 'Wheel of Fortune' host has big plans for his hyperlocal company.
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