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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
Franchise Players: How This Seasoned Franchisee Revived 3 Struggling Baskin-Robbins Locations
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: How This Seasoned Franchisee Revived 3 Struggling Baskin-Robbins Locations

Just one year after Binoy Kothari bought three underperforming Baskin-Robbins, he was able to turn a profit. Now, he's buying more.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: Playing to My Strengths as a Franchisee, Not a Salesman
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Playing to My Strengths as a Franchisee, Not a Salesman

Ken Chaffee knew he could be a great OpenWorks franchisee, because the position allowed him to manage employees, not make sales.
Kate Taylor
The Dirty Little Secrets Lurking in Your Franchise Contract
Franchise

The Dirty Little Secrets Lurking in Your Franchise Contract

A real estate professional with multiple offices discovers critical terms of her business arrangement the hard way.
Stacey Alcorn
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Franchise Players: How I Opened 20 Jersey Mike's Subs in Three Years
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: How I Opened 20 Jersey Mike's Subs in Three Years

This former Domino's Pizza driver plans to open 10 Jersey Mike's locations this year alone. Here's how he does it.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: A Former JAG Officer on Finding the Right Fit
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: A Former JAG Officer on Finding the Right Fit

Lorna Ross knew she wanted to run her own business. With the help of a franchise consultant, she was able to become a ShelfGenie franchisee with confidence.
Kate Taylor