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Starbucks, Hooters and 10 Other Chains Honoring Veterans With Deals
Veterans

Starbucks, Hooters and 10 Other Chains Honoring Veterans With Deals

A snapshot of the restaurant and retail chains that are serving up Veterans Day deals to those who have served our country.
Kate Taylor
This New USDA-Approved Potato Could Yield Less Carcinogenic Fries
Food Businesses

This New USDA-Approved Potato Could Yield Less Carcinogenic Fries

The supplier of McDonald's French Fries just got the green light from the Department of Agriculture to commercially plant genetically-modified potatoes that resists bruising and produces less of a chemical that may cause cancer when fried.
Kate Taylor
McDonald's Goes 12 Months Without U.S. Sales Growth; Execs Promise Customization and 'Convenient' Payments
McDonalds

McDonald's Goes 12 Months Without U.S. Sales Growth; Execs Promise Customization and 'Convenient' Payments

Even though McDonald's same-stores sales declined in October, the fast-food chain was able to beat analysts' expectations.
Kate Taylor
Why This Pastor and Father of 4 Opened Up a Sandwich Franchise
Franchise Players

Why This Pastor and Father of 4 Opened Up a Sandwich Franchise

Jerry Lewin discovered franchising as a new way to help people, while continuing his work as a pastor.
Kate Taylor
Forget Rising Beef Prices: Why Arby's Is Placing All Bets on Meat
Arby's

Forget Rising Beef Prices: Why Arby's Is Placing All Bets on Meat

Just as meat prices are peaking, Arby's is rebranding to go back to the meaty basics. Sorry, vegetarians.
Kate Taylor
A Nonprofit Director Raises Funds With a Blimpie Franchise
Franchise Players

A Nonprofit Director Raises Funds With a Blimpie Franchise

When Bobby Calvillo realized the Affordable Home of South Texas didn't have the funds to build the homes low-income families needed, he took matters into his own hands.
Kate Taylor
This Staging Service Can Make Your House a Hot Property
Franchisees

This Staging Service Can Make Your House a Hot Property

Looks can be deceiving, but using a staging service to have your house look its best can bring big bucks from potential buyers.
The High-Energy Life of a Smoothie Franchisee
Franchise Players

The High-Energy Life of a Smoothie Franchisee

Jason Mann was drawn to Planet Smoothie by the enthusiastic employees, tasty smoothies and an overflowing trashcan of straw wrappers. Here's why.
Kate Taylor
Chicken-and-Biscuits Chain Bojangles Taps Banks for IPO
Chicken

Chicken-and-Biscuits Chain Bojangles Taps Banks for IPO

The southern restaurant chain is aiming to go public while chicken and restaurant IPOs are hot.
Kate Taylor
Leaving Corporate America for Franchising After 30 Years
Franchise Players

Leaving Corporate America for Franchising After 30 Years

Paul Deal didn't know what to expect when he opened a one-man business as a Floor Coverings International franchisee. Here's what he's learned.
Kate Taylor
The Real Reason Starbucks Isn't Letting Employees Wear Engagement Rings
Starbucks

The Real Reason Starbucks Isn't Letting Employees Wear Engagement Rings

Sorry, baristas - there's a reason your boss is asking you to leave the ring at home.
Kate Taylor
Restaurants Aside, Employment in the Franchise Industry Slumps in October (Infographic)
Franchise

Restaurants Aside, Employment in the Franchise Industry Slumps in October (Infographic)

Job growth in the franchise industry slowed down in the second half of 2014, compared to a strong growth March through June.
Kate Taylor
How These Three Stay-at-Home Moms Teamed Up to Buy a Franchise
Franchise Players

How These Three Stay-at-Home Moms Teamed Up to Buy a Franchise

Jianna King, Jaysie McLinn and Jodi Gallen opened their own franchise - all while staying home with their kids.
Kate Taylor
Burger King Posts Strong U.S. Sales Growth as McDonald's Flounders
Franchise

Burger King Posts Strong U.S. Sales Growth as McDonald's Flounders

The Whopper maker is looking to new frontiers, introducing mobile payments and making a push into India.
Kate Taylor