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Why the NLRB Says This Franchise Isn't a Joint Employer, But McDonald's Is
Joint Employer

Why the NLRB Says This Franchise Isn't a Joint Employer, But McDonald's Is

The franchise industry just got a clue to untangling a knotty problem.
Kate Taylor
Navy Veteran's Servant Leadership Helped Turn Around His Franchise
Franchise Players

Navy Veteran's Servant Leadership Helped Turn Around His Franchise

Company growth -- made possible by employees who feel valued -- is on the horizon.
A Pretzel Franchise That Won't Leave Anyone Bent Out of Shape
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A Pretzel Franchise That Won't Leave Anyone Bent Out of Shape

This New York City firefighting franchise finds that with Philly Pretzel Factory there are mercifully few fires to put out.
Joan Oleck
A Franchise That Says It With Flowers, and Fruit and Chocolates
Franchise Players

A Franchise That Says It With Flowers, and Fruit and Chocolates

As an Edible Arrangements franchisee, Scott Greenberg finds inspiration for his other business: motivational speaking.
Joan Oleck
The 8 Craziest Ways McDonald's Has Tried to Boost Sales
McDonalds

The 8 Craziest Ways McDonald's Has Tried to Boost Sales

In celebration of McDonald's 75th birthday, here are some of the chain's wackiest recent menu items and marketing tactics in the last year.
Kate Taylor
New Report Reinforces How Risky Franchising Can Really Be
Loans

New Report Reinforces How Risky Franchising Can Really Be

There's no easy path to success. Even one in six franchisees who land SBA loans wind up with failing businesses.
Kate Taylor
Freshii's CEO Says McDonald's Franchisees Want to Open Healthy Shops Inside Fast-Food Restaurants
Health

Freshii's CEO Says McDonald's Franchisees Want to Open Healthy Shops Inside Fast-Food Restaurants

Matthew Corrin believes opening Freshii locations in McDonald's would be win-win for everyone involved -- and he says that franchisees agree with him.
Kate Taylor
Converting a Family Business Into a Franchised Brand
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Converting a Family Business Into a Franchised Brand

More than 30 years after his mother founded the business, Matt Rand turned Rand Realty into a Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate franchised location.
Kate Taylor
Meet the Man Who Started the First-Ever Property Management Franchise
Franchises

Meet the Man Who Started the First-Ever Property Management Franchise

Kirk McGary decided to leap into uncharted waters and franchise his company in 2005.
Tracy Stapp Herold
California Man Accused of Making More Than $4 Million by Selling Fake In-N-Out Franchises
Franchises

California Man Accused of Making More Than $4 Million by Selling Fake In-N-Out Franchises

Sorry, duped investors; the burger restaurant doesn't franchise.
Kate Taylor
A Blimpie Franchisee on the Benefits of Franchising as an Immigrant
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A Blimpie Franchisee on the Benefits of Franchising as an Immigrant

David Old used an investor's visa to move from Mexico City and become a Blimpie Subs and Salads franchisee in Sam Houston, Texas.
Kate Taylor
McDonald's Secret Plans to Boost Sales Include Faster Drive-Thru, Frozen Lemonade and All-Day Breakfast
McDonalds

McDonald's Secret Plans to Boost Sales Include Faster Drive-Thru, Frozen Lemonade and All-Day Breakfast

The fast-food chain dished to franchisees on the details of its turnaround plan.
Kate Taylor
From Store Manager to Franchisee at Topper's Pizza
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From Store Manager to Franchisee at Topper's Pizza

Lalit Kainth was no stranger to the pizza industry when he became a franchisee.
Kate Taylor
Become a Franchisee at Age 21? Just Ask Hailey Nault. She Pulled It Off.
Franchise Players

Become a Franchisee at Age 21? Just Ask Hailey Nault. She Pulled It Off.

Grit and determination helped this young Canadian find a partner and own her own restaurant.
Joan Oleck