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Fatburger Debuts Its Version of the Double Down

Taking a page from KFC, Fatburger doubles the meat, holds the buns with this new, high-protein offering.

McDonald's Tests a 60-Second Drive-Thru Guarantee

In a bid to speed up service, McDonald's is promising customers in South Florida free food if they don't get their meals served up in under a minute.

Franchise Players: How a Travel-Loving Cosmetologist Became a Franchisee

For Maria Tilton, a love for travel became a career when she invested in a Cruise Planners franchise.

P.F. Chang's Says Credit-Card Breach Affected 33 Restaurants

The Asian-themed restaurant chain revealed the breach affected 33 locations across 16 states.

Franchise Players: This Corporate Employee Put Her Money Where Her Mouth Was and Bought a Franchise

This Shula Burger executive always wanted to own her own business. So, she opened her own Shula Burger franchise while still serving as director of marketing for the chain.

Why the Founder of Papa John's Doesn’t Believe in Managing Employees

John Schnatter, father of the global billion-dollar pizza franchise, explains how he builds a ‘culture of entrepreneurship’ that encourages employees to motivate themselves.

Franchise Players: Why We Chose a Childcare Franchise

Steve and Stefani Kulawik talk about the challenges and triumphs of opening a family business that reflects their values.

Burger King's Profit Sizzles

Burger King's emphasis on opening new restaurants is paying off, as the chain beat expectations in the second quarter.

Franchise Players: Childhood Memories Become a Career for This Sandwich Shop Franchisee

Jennifer Burnett brought a slice of her parents' East Coast childhood to Texas, opening up a Capriotti's Sandwich Shop.

KFC and Pizza Hut Struggle in China Following Expired-Meat Scandal

As KFC and Pizza Hut's same-store sales slip in China, parent company Yum is worried about long-term consumer confidence in the brands.

Franchise Players: Never Stop Marketing

This franchising couple see every moment as a chance to advertise their franchise.

The 9 Highest Calorie Meals from Your Favorite Chain Restaurants

Can you guess which chain took the cake for the most calorie-rich food offering? Hint: It has a 2,780 calorie French toast dish.

Franchise Players: Why We Turned Our Independent Business Into a Franchised Location

These College Hunks Hauling Junk franchisors tried to open up a pilot location for a new franchise concept, before converting the location into a Two Maids & A Mop franchised unit.

Mrs. Fields and TCBY Are Rising From the Ashes, Hand in Hand

Through dual branding and an in-store ecommerce business, the two sweet sister brands are hoping to cash in on a new type of franchise.

Regulator Names McDonald's a 'Joint Employer'

The National Labor Relations Board has deemed McDonald's a 'joint employer' – a decision that could redefine franchising as we know it.

Darden CEO Steps Down Amid Investor Battle

Clarence Otis announced his departure from the parent company of Olive Garden on the same day the company completed the sale of Red Lobster.

Would You Make a Good Franchisee?

Experts discuss the key traits of successful franchisees and how to find the business model that's right for you.

Red Lobster Completes Sale, Revamps Food Presentation

Now that Golden Gate Capital has acquired Red Lobster from Darden Restaurants, the seafood chain is trying to emphasize its quality.

Jamba Juice Is Going On a Serious Franchisee Recruitment Spree

With new franchise initiatives, the smoothie chain wants to almost double its number of franchised locations in the next five years.

Franchise Players: After Tragedy, a Son Takes Over as Franchisee

When his father died, it was Mark Calis's turn to step up as co-owner of a Minuteman Press with his mother.

With Investors Hungry for Fast-Casual Chicken, El Pollo Loco Makes Strong Public Debut

Shares of the Mexican-style chicken franchise were off to a strong start on their first day of trading.

Franchise Players: We Were Planet Fitness's First Franchisees. Now, We Own 22 Locations.

Over the last decade, Eric Dore and Shane McGuiness have seen Planet fitness grow from a regional fitness chain to an 800-plus location franchise.

Dunkin' Sales Disappoint as Same-Store Sales Drag

The company missed expectations due to weak sales at Dunkin' Donuts in the U.S. and Baskin-Robbins' struggles abroad.

Franchisees Take 7-Eleven to Court for Alleged Racial Discrimination

A group of franchisees are accusing the convenience chain of trying to make a profit by systematically forcing South Asian immigrant franchisees out.
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