News and Articles About Franchises

Flat Year for Fast-Food Is Bad News for the Restaurant Business
Restaurants

Flat Year for Fast-Food Is Bad News for the Restaurant Business

While fine dining visits were up 3 percent from last year, quick-service restaurants fell flat.
Kate Taylor
Another Hack: Jimmy John's Is the Latest Chain to Suffer a Data Breach
Hackers

Another Hack: Jimmy John's Is the Latest Chain to Suffer a Data Breach

Approximately 216 Jimmy John's stores have been affected in the latest of a growing number of hacking incidents.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: From Waiting Tables to Running a Healthy Vending Machine Franchise
Franchise

Franchise Players: From Waiting Tables to Running a Healthy Vending Machine Franchise

After working his way up from waiter to franchise owner at Outback Steakhouse, Cecil Tyrell Whisenton decided to try his hand at healthy vending franchising.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Industry Strikes Back at NLRB's 'Joint Employer' Decision
Legal Center

Franchise Industry Strikes Back at NLRB's 'Joint Employer' Decision

The NLRB's recent ruling has the potential to tear the franchise model apart at the seams. So, franchisors and franchisees are taking action.
Kate Taylor
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Franchise Players: A Layoff Leads to a New Job as Franchisee
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: A Layoff Leads to a New Job as Franchisee

Kevin Ortner became Renters Warehouse first franchisee because he believed the young company could bring something fresh to the industry.
Kate Taylor
Starbucks Tests Coffee That Tastes Like Beer
Starbucks

Starbucks Tests Coffee That Tastes Like Beer

Forget Pumpkin Spiced Lattes. Starbucks's newest beverage is closer in taste to Guinness.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: A Junk Franchise That Only Sells to Veteran Franchisees
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: A Junk Franchise That Only Sells to Veteran Franchisees

JDog Junk Removal has one big prerequisite for every potential franchisee: they must be a military veteran.
Kate Taylor
Fast-Food Giants' Top Cheese Supplier Embroiled in Shocking Animal Abuse Scandal
Food Businesses

Fast-Food Giants' Top Cheese Supplier Embroiled in Shocking Animal Abuse Scandal

Animal rights activists released a graphic video showing workers whipping, kicking and punching cows at a farm responsible for the cheese at Domino's, Pizza Hut and Papa John's.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: Why a Fro-Yo Franchise Was the Right Fit for This Single Mother of Six
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Why a Fro-Yo Franchise Was the Right Fit for This Single Mother of Six

Looking for a way to support her six kids as a single mom, Nusha Pelicano discovered Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt by chance.
Kate Taylor
Taco Bell's New Sister Restaurant Apologizes for 'Communist' Logo
Branding

Taco Bell's New Sister Restaurant Apologizes for 'Communist' Logo

Vietnamese sandwich concept Banh Shop promises to change its logo after Vietnamese-Americans called out Taco Bell's parent company for the red star design.
Kate Taylor
Before You Jump Into the World of Franchises, Ask Yourself These 5 Questions
Franchise

Before You Jump Into the World of Franchises, Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

Think proven concept, not big brand, when buying a franchise.
Rick Bisio
Franchise Players: Finding a Franchise With a 'Family' Feel
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Finding a Franchise With a 'Family' Feel

When Nathan Coombs retired from the military, DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen's company culture convinced him that the franchise was the right fit.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: Franchising Instead of 'Reinventing the Wheel'
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Franchising Instead of 'Reinventing the Wheel'

Even though Steve Ferguson works with an established concept as a U.S. Lawns franchisee, his relationship building skills have helped him land $1 million in annual billings.
Kate Taylor
5 of the Wackiest Fast-Food Lawsuits Ever
Franchises

5 of the Wackiest Fast-Food Lawsuits Ever

Some of these lawsuits are hard to swallow, but justice can be sweet.
Carly Okyle