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Franchise Players: Army Vet Finds a New Team as a Marco's Pizza Multi-Unit Franchisee

Returning to civilian life, Joe Walker found both comradery and a commitment to integrity in franchising.

Chick-fil-A Finally Enters the Fast-Food Coffee Battle

Watch out, Starbucks: Chick-fil-A is upping its breakfast game by putting a specialty-grade coffee on the menu.

Franchise Players: How This Couple Helped a New Orleans Franchise Expand in Arizona

After moving from Texas to Arizona, this young couple decided to open up the first Painting with a Twist franchise in the state.

Nostalgia-Hungry Millennials Convince Burger King to Bring Back Chicken Fries

Chicken Fries are making a triumphant return at Burger King, two years after being taken off the menu.

Franchise Players: Go-Getter Franchisee on Opening a BYOB Painting and Wine Franchise

This mother of twins wanted to open her own business, but nothing clicked until she discovered Bottle & Bottega.

Franchise Players: From International Entrepreneur to Fro-Yo Franchisee

Brian Trager had worked everywhere from Costa Rica to Vietnam before opening up several Menchie's Frozen Yogurt locations in upstate New York.

How These Sibling Franchisees Built an Empire

Brothers Joe and Allen Hertzman, who own six Long John Silver's, 13 Rally's and 24 Papa John's Pizza units, share what's in their secret franchising sauce.

The Retail Giants That Disappeared

From Circuit City to KB Toys, a look at the popular stores that went bust over the last 25 years.

Future Franchisees: Don't Be Thrown by the Financial Disclosure Document

Break the FDD down into bite-sized pieces to avoid feeling freaked out and make a well-reasoned decision about becoming a franchisee.

Ex-Subway Franchisee Concocts a Bizarre $35 Million Blackmail Plot

A leaked video, a disgruntled former franchisee and questions regarding Subway's healthiness set a strange blackmail scheme into motion.

Wendy's Wants to Go Big in Canada

After a decade of stagnation, Wendy's is planning to add over 100 new restaurants in Canada and sell nearly all of its company-owned Canadian restaurants to franchisees.

Franchise Players: Why I Chose a Franchise Instead of a 'Mom and Pop' Shop

Want to make it big? Look into owning a franchise instead of opening up your own business, says this property management franchisee.

Franchisees Seek Injunction to Halt Minimum-Wage Hike in Seattle

The International Franchise Association filed for an injunction preventing Seattle from enacting the new minimum wage law in its present state.

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.
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