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Millennials Casting for Careers Should Consider Franchises

Millennials Casting for Careers Should Consider Franchises

Franchises are a quick route to an established business. Energetic millennials are good candidates for business ownership but only if the fit is right
McDonald's Introduces Its Creepiest Mascot Ever

McDonald's Introduces Its Creepiest Mascot Ever

The burger chain's new mascot: a Happy Meal with a terrifyingly toothy grin.
With Burger King's Slogan Swap, You Can't 'Have It Your Way' Anymore

With Burger King's Slogan Swap, You Can't 'Have It Your Way' Anymore

Burger King is ditching its 40-year-old slogan in favor of the updated 'Be Your Way.'
Franchise Players: Working as a Franchisee That's Anything But Local

Franchise Players: Working as a Franchisee That's Anything But Local

When Unishippers debuted a new national model, Brian Lendin was eager to be one of the company's guinea pigs.
The Top Franchise in Every Industry

The Top Franchise in Every Industry

We bring you the 97 franchises that ranked at the top of their sector in Entrepreneur's 2014 Franchise 500.
Franchise Players: Balancing Lives as a National Guard Pilot and a Pet Store Franchisee

Franchise Players: Balancing Lives as a National Guard Pilot and a Pet Store Franchisee

Dave O'Brien is a busy man, serving in the military while running three Pet Supplies Plus locations.
Franchise Players: A Father-Son Duo on Speeding Up Growth Through Franchising

Franchise Players: A Father-Son Duo on Speeding Up Growth Through Franchising

William and Bart Caldwell were able to grow their business fast, thanks to the backing of the right franchisor.
Pizza Hut's Biggest Franchisee Says Company Needs to Up Its Digital Game

Pizza Hut's Biggest Franchisee Says Company Needs to Up Its Digital Game

NPC International's net income dropped 77 percent in the first quarter. And it blames Pizza Hut's lack of digital innovation.
Franchise Players: After Opening 130 Dunkin' Donuts, They Added on Wings

Franchise Players: After Opening 130 Dunkin' Donuts, They Added on Wings

Even with 130 Dunkin' Donuts and six Wingstops, these wing kings aren't done yet.
Cinnaholic Says Cinnamon Buns Are the Next Cupcakes, And 'Shark Tank' Agrees

Cinnaholic Says Cinnamon Buns Are the Next Cupcakes, And 'Shark Tank' Agrees

The founders of Cinnaholic want to make their customizable cinnamon rolls a national brand. Here's how they snagged $200,000 on 'Shank Tank.'
Franchisees: How Well Do You Know Your State's Tax Code?

Franchisees: How Well Do You Know Your State's Tax Code?

If take-and-back pizza franchisees don't know their state's sales tax and food stamps laws, they can lose big.
Franchise Players: How This Franchisee Runs 200 Oil Change Shops

Franchise Players: How This Franchisee Runs 200 Oil Change Shops

Don Smith owns Valvoline franchises from coast to coast, with locations in 12 states with more than 1,000 employees.
Why 'Burgers for Breakfast' Is Actually a Win for Burger King

Why 'Burgers for Breakfast' Is Actually a Win for Burger King

Burger King is making burgers and fries available during breakfast hours at 5,000 restaurants in the US.
Will Franchising Ever Be as Sexy as Tech? Subway Thinks So.

Will Franchising Ever Be as Sexy as Tech? Subway Thinks So.

More and more millennials want to be entrepreneurs, but few describe franchising as their dream business. Here's how Subway is trying to change that.
Franchisees: The Do's and Don'ts of Social Media

Franchisees: The Do's and Don'ts of Social Media

Social media is a key way for franchisees to promote their business. Here are 12 big do's and don'ts.
McDonald's May Be Getting Into Seasoned Fries

McDonald's May Be Getting Into Seasoned Fries

McDonald's is mixing up its classic fries, testing shake-in seasoning packets.
Subway's Grand Plan to Take Over America

Subway's Grand Plan to Take Over America

Subway's vision of America's future: hummus, thinner slices of meat and 8,000 new U.S. shops.
Franchise Players: An Eco-Friendly Franchisee on Giving Back to His Community

Franchise Players: An Eco-Friendly Franchisee on Giving Back to His Community

Over one year after Hurricane Sandy, this Junkluggers franchisee is still helping his community recover.
Franchise Players: Playing the Long Game as a Cleaning and Restoration Franchisee

Franchise Players: Playing the Long Game as a Cleaning and Restoration Franchisee

This franchisee went from carpet cleaner to a top Rainbow International franchisee over the course of 27 years.
Franchise Players: Why Vets and Franchising Go Hand in Hand

Franchise Players: Why Vets and Franchising Go Hand in Hand

Hector Rodriguez tried to make on his own in the world of business. Then he realized as a franchisee he didn't have to work without support.
You Won't Guess Which Pizza Toppings Could Boost Sales the Most

You Won't Guess Which Pizza Toppings Could Boost Sales the Most

Hello, lobster and prosciutto. A new report finds that bold flavor mashups can help pizzerias boost sales.
Franchise Players: With Endless Mosquitoes, This Franchisee's Work Is Never Done

Franchise Players: With Endless Mosquitoes, This Franchisee's Work Is Never Done

In West Texas, mosquitoes are a constant curse. So, when Chad Armstrong opened a Mosquito Joe franchise, he knew he'd get plenty of business.
Meet the Franchisor Launching a Fundraising Platform for Potential Franchisees

Meet the Franchisor Launching a Fundraising Platform for Potential Franchisees

Mandy Calara created an online crowdfunding platform that lets the friends, family and community of potential franchisees become investors.
The Quickest Way to Make Customers Like Your Food: Raise Your Prices.

The Quickest Way to Make Customers Like Your Food: Raise Your Prices.

A new study shows that when customers pay more, they perceive their food as tastier.
Franchise Players: This Franchisee Will Do Whatever it Takes to Provide for His Family

Franchise Players: This Franchisee Will Do Whatever it Takes to Provide for His Family

Sergio Nunez made a living washing dishes, delivering milk, making hotel beds, working in construction and more before becoming a franchisee.
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