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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
Franchise Players

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
Franchise Players

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
Franchise Players

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
Olive Garden Will Soon Serve Up Breadstick Sandwiches
Olive Garden

Olive Garden Will Soon Serve Up Breadstick Sandwiches

The chain is adding chicken parm and meatball breadstick sandwiches to the menu. And yes, they come with unlimited breadsticks.
Kate Taylor
Free Cone Day Alert: Häagen-Dazs Is Giving Away Ice Cream Tomorrow
Ice Cream

Free Cone Day Alert: Häagen-Dazs Is Giving Away Ice Cream Tomorrow

Get a free kiddie ice cream at Häagen-Dazs on May 12, with new artisan flavors Chocolate Caramelized Oat and Banana Rum Jam.
Kate Taylor
This Franchisee Went From Laid-Off Employee to Accomplished Business Leader
Franchise Players

This Franchisee Went From Laid-Off Employee to Accomplished Business Leader

Steve Rattner's job loss was a blessing in disguise, allowing him to tap into his entrepreneurial potential and find his true passion.