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Franchise Players: Why I Became a Franchisee at 40
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Why I Became a Franchisee at 40

Lynne Lawson always wanted to be an interior decorator. When she turned 40, she decided it was finally time to leave her career as an IBM exec and take the plunge.
Kate Taylor
Our Top Global Franchises
Franchises

Our Top Global Franchises

These international franchises are offering up a world of possibilities.
Tracy Stapp Herold
Meet the Breakout Stars Behind 9 Fast-Growing Franchises
Growth Strategies

Meet the Breakout Stars Behind 9 Fast-Growing Franchises

See who's behind the industry's fastest-growing young franchises—and learn the secret to their rapid-fire success.
Domino's Quarterly Profit Tops Wall Street View
Domino's

Domino's Quarterly Profit Tops Wall Street View

The pizza company's revenues were boosted by strong results overseas and here in the U.S.
Franchise Players: Why This Pastor Quit the Ministry and Became a Franchisee at 43
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Why This Pastor Quit the Ministry and Became a Franchisee at 43

Seeking a new chance to be directly involved in others' lives, Page Cole made the career switch from minister to senior care franchisee.
Kate Taylor
McDonald's Hires Ex-'MythBusters' Host to Address Pink Slime, Other Food Rumors
McDonalds

McDonald's Hires Ex-'MythBusters' Host to Address Pink Slime, Other Food Rumors

The fast-food chain is tackling rumors about pink slime, McRibs and horse meat with the help of former 'MythBusters' co-host Grant Imahara, in a new ad campaign.
Kate Taylor
Crumbs's Comeback Begins With Grand Reopening and Pastry Mashups
Crumbs Bake Shop

Crumbs's Comeback Begins With Grand Reopening and Pastry Mashups

Crumbs is celebrating its reopening under new owners Marcus Lemonis and Fischer Enterprises with 'Crumbnuts' and 'Baissants.'
Kate Taylor
Dessert, Re-Designed
Franchises

Dessert, Re-Designed

American food franchises are offering treats that satisfy refined tastes.
Activist Investor Gains Control of Olive Garden Parent's Board
Darden

Activist Investor Gains Control of Olive Garden Parent's Board

Starboard Value has successfully replaced the entire board of Darden Restaurants, parent company of Olive Garden, following months of dispute.
Kate Taylor
Olive Garden Parent Darden Restaurants Faces Shareholder Showdown
Investors

Olive Garden Parent Darden Restaurants Faces Shareholder Showdown

The battle with activist investor Starboard Value LC will come to a boil at the company's annual meeting on Friday, where Darden is expected to at minimum lose control of its board.
Franchise Players: Investing in a Unique Healthcare Franchise
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Investing in a Unique Healthcare Franchise

In three years, OsteoStrong has gone from zero to commitments for 500 units in nine states. Here's why this couple signed on to the franchise.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: Why This Subway Franchisee Is Moving Into Made-to-Order Pizza
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Why This Subway Franchisee Is Moving Into Made-to-Order Pizza

This franchising veteran is hoping to use the skills he learned from Subway and Auntie Anne's as a Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria franchisee.
Kate Taylor
Yum Brands: It Could Be 9 Months Before We Recover in China
Yum Brands

Yum Brands: It Could Be 9 Months Before We Recover in China

The parent company of KFC and Pizza Hut says it knows what to expect, having faced its share of problems in the Chinese market.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: I Went From Franchisor to Retiree to Franchisee
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: I Went From Franchisor to Retiree to Franchisee

When Kurt Kittleson came out of retirement, it was to become the franchisee of a brand he knew very well: the company he founded decades earlier.
Kate Taylor