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Finding Silver Linings in Dark Times as Franchisees
Franchise Players

Finding Silver Linings in Dark Times as Franchisees

In a year in which Gary and Jeanne Bracken faced Jeanne's battle with breast cancer and Gary's downsizing from an executive position, the couple pressed ahead with their new CertaPro Painters franchise.
Kate Taylor
Why Recent Grads Are the Perfect Franchisee
Franchise Players

Why Recent Grads Are the Perfect Franchisee

For one franchisee, it doesn't get any cooler than owning his own Kona Ice trucks.
Carly Okyle
Exploring a Franchise Opportunity? 5 Key Questions to Ask.
Buying a Franchise

Exploring a Franchise Opportunity? 5 Key Questions to Ask.

Embarking on this discovery process will let you check out the business model even as you, the franchisee, are being vetted.
Anna Wilds
How a Franchisee Super-Group Is Changing the Franchising Landscape
Franchisees

How a Franchisee Super-Group Is Changing the Franchising Landscape

The multi-unit owners started an investment fund to help emerging brands, and the industry is excited by the idea.
How This Army Vet Found Camaraderie in a Burger Franchise
Franchise Players

How This Army Vet Found Camaraderie in a Burger Franchise

Not even 30 years old, Daniel Kemelman has brought skills from his time in the National Guard into his Bareburger restaurant.
Carly Okyle
How a Young Franchisee Got a Taste of Sweet Success.
Franchise Players

How a Young Franchisee Got a Taste of Sweet Success.

Alexis Garcia turned her 'insane love for desserts' into a thriving business with CREAM.
Carly Okyle
Why I Talked to Struggling Franchisees Before Buying My Franchise
Franchise Players

Why I Talked to Struggling Franchisees Before Buying My Franchise

Before becoming a FranNet franchisee, Stacy Swift talked to franchisees who loved the company – and franchisees who weren't doing so well.
Kate Taylor
Chipotle-Backed Pizzeria Locale Expands to Kansas City
Pizza

Chipotle-Backed Pizzeria Locale Expands to Kansas City

The Denver-based fast-casual pizza chain is ready to open its third location.
Kate Taylor
Working Together as a Couple in Franchising
Franchise Players

Working Together as a Couple in Franchising

After two successful, separate careers, Jody and Jerod Willow teamed up to open a Preferred HealthStaff location together.
Kate Taylor
Expecting a Surge in Customers for Super Bowl? How These 5 Franchises Do It.
Super Bowl

Expecting a Surge in Customers for Super Bowl? How These 5 Franchises Do It.

Here's how Papa John's, Blimpie and other franchises are getting ready for one of their busiest days of the year.
Kate Taylor
Can McDonald's New CEO Bring Real Change for the Chain?
McDonalds

Can McDonald's New CEO Bring Real Change for the Chain?

After just two years leading the fast-food giant, Don Thompson is being replaced by Steve Easterbrook, McDonald's chief brand officer with experience in the fast-casual business.
Kate Taylor
How I Expanded My Business Across Canada at Age 27
Franchise Players

How I Expanded My Business Across Canada at Age 27

Since 2009, Fares El Sabbagh has helped bring remodeling company Canadian General Contractor to Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Calgary.
Kate Taylor
Burgers Beat Out Sandwiches Big Time in 2014
Hamburgers

Burgers Beat Out Sandwiches Big Time in 2014

America served up 9 billion burgers last year.
Kate Taylor