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Pizza Slips and Breakfast Soars in Yum Brand's Latest Earnings

Sales at KFC and Taco Bell boosted Yum Brands to a solid second quarter, while Pizza Hut struggled to keep up.

Franchise Players: An Advertising 'Mad Man' Takes On In-Home Care Franchising

Ken Kuck explains how he and his wife became franchisees in the space.

Franchise Players: How Franchising Provided a Solution for This Minister and His Disabled Son

The owner-investor franchise model was the perfect fit for this family preparing for an uncertain future.

Forget Specialty Blends -- Half the World Prefers Instant Coffee

Outside of the U.S., the global instant coffee market is huge and growing fast.

Would You Get a Tattoo of Your Favorite Franchise's Logo?

Anytime Fitness, Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise of 2014, is a global, full-service gym with an army of dedicated fans.

At Restaurants, Calorie Counts Shape Most Customers' Orders

Calorie counts do matter – 57 percent of customers use menus' nutritional information when deciding what to order, according to a new CDC survey.

How These Brothers Took Over a Taco Franchise

When these four brothers took a liking to Chronic Tacos, they decided to go all in.

Chicken Prices Are Rising Because of Rooster Infertility. (We're Serious.)

Forget agriculture -- these chickens need some Viagra-culture.

Taco Bell's New Strategy in the Breakfast Wars: Protein Power

Taco Bell is launching a new low-calorie, high protein menu, and is testing Greek yogurt and other high-protein options as breakfast offerings.

How a Former Denny's Waitress Amassed an Empire of Over 75 Denny's Locations

At age 16, Dawn Lafreeda began working at Denny's as a hostess. Three decades later, she's the largest single-owner franchisee in the system.

Franchise Players: A Temp Works Her Way to the Top

When Renee Rodriquez started as a temp at Express Employment Professionals, she never expected she'd someday become a franchisee herself.

Franchisees in Puerto Rico Claim McDonald's Broke FTC Rule

In letting McDonald's biggest franchisee open up shops in Puerto Rico, local franchisees say the fast-food giant violated FTC rules.

Franchise Players: How I Bought an Embroidery Franchise at 21

Maria Emma's key to running a successful business at age 21: having the support of a franchise team.

Franchisee Pays Employees $144K Out of Pocket After Fire Destroys Restaurant

This Culver's franchisee says that continuing to pay employees as his restaurant was being rebuilt was not only the right thing to do, but a smart business move.

Franchise Players: My 5 Tips for Potential Franchisees

From travel agent to CruiseOne franchisee, Michael Ramdial is dedicated to making vacation dreams a reality.

Cupcake Chain Crumbs Closes All Stores

A week after being delisted from Nasdaq, Crumbs has abruptly closed all 65 locations nationwide.

Franchise Players: A Former Banker Escapes Monotony Through Franchising

While Steve Betts felt trapped working at a bank, franchising allowed him to find freedom in entrepreneurship.

6 Super-Hot Food Trends You Need to Know About

Barbecue, snack mashups and the next Sriracha – here's what Technomic predicts restaurants will be serving up in the second half of 2014.

Papa John's Founder on What Makes an Outstanding Franchisee

John Schnatter started what is now a billion-dollar pizza franchise in a broom closet. Now, there are 4,500 Papa John's restaurants located across the globe.

Franchise Players: From Selling Clothes Out of a Basement to Opening a Brick-and-Mortar Store

In just a few months, these boutique franchisees' business was far too big for a basement.

Franchise Players: Don't Rush to Find the Right Franchise

With the help of an entrepreneurial coach, this Maui Wowi franchisee learned that finding the right franchise was all about passion.

Target Joins the List of Stores Asking Customers to Keep Guns Out

Following open carry demonstrations, Target has joined a host of other chains in 'respectfully requesting' that customers to leave their guns at home.

Why Early Adopters Will Win the Franchise Game

A 'don't-rock-the-boat' strategy is no longer an acceptable option.

Franchise Players: I Grew My Business Through Co-Branding

Richard Helmey was grew his printing business by co-branding with FASTSIGNS. Here's how.

The Weirdest Fast-Food Mashups in America

X plus Y equals fast-food mega sales? From Doritos Locos Tacos to the Pizza Cake, bizarre food concoctions are appearing on menus across the nation.
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