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The Real Reason Business Travelers Love Fast-Food (Hint: It's Not Because They're Big Mac Addicts)

The Real Reason Business Travelers Love Fast-Food (Hint: It's Not Because They're Big Mac Addicts)

A new report shows that the three restaurants business travelers expense the most are Starbucks, McDonald's and Panera Bread. Here's why.
Where Business Travelers Expense the Most Meals (Infographic)

Where Business Travelers Expense the Most Meals (Infographic)

Bet you can't guess where workers are swiping their fancy corporate credit cards the most.
Franchise Players: How This Popcorn Franchisee Gets Business Popping

Franchise Players: How This Popcorn Franchisee Gets Business Popping

Melanie Kittrell knows that people love popcorn. So, she's working to find new ways to sell it to eager customers.
Chick-fil-A Tries to Appeal to New Yorkers By Updating Image

Chick-fil-A Tries to Appeal to New Yorkers By Updating Image

The socially conservative chicken chain is expanding into urban locations in 2014, including New York City.
Franchisees Sue Papa Murphy's as Pizza Chain Prepares for IPO

Franchisees Sue Papa Murphy's as Pizza Chain Prepares for IPO

More than 20 franchisees have accused Papa Murphy's of failing to release necessary information in franchise disclosure documents.
Franchise Players: Serving Up Sweet Tea at a Southern Franchise With a 'Radical Fan Base'

Franchise Players: Serving Up Sweet Tea at a Southern Franchise With a 'Radical Fan Base'

Bojangles' is known for having some of the most dedicated customers in the industry. Kristal Beaver would know -- she was one prior to becoming a franchisee.
Bankrupt Quiznos Settles With Franchisees in Cost Dispute

Bankrupt Quiznos Settles With Franchisees in Cost Dispute

The bankrupt sandwich chain has reached a settlement with 12 defunct franchisees who were suing the company for about $40 million.
Franchise Players: How I Went From Client to Franchisee

Franchise Players: How I Went From Client to Franchisee

Chad Hierholzer gained experience as a health-care screening services client before becoming a Star Wellness franchisee himself.
Franchise Players: A 'College Hunk' Franchisee on Dealing With Red Tape

Franchise Players: A 'College Hunk' Franchisee on Dealing With Red Tape

Operating 'College Hunks' franchises across four states, Stephen Bienko has dealt with plenty of state regulations and red tape.
To Be or Not to Be a Franchisee: 3 Key Questions to Consider

To Be or Not to Be a Franchisee: 3 Key Questions to Consider

Consider your personality and approach to business matters to determine if you're ready to start your own company or purchase a franchise.
Why Dairy Queen Is Finally Opening Up in Manhattan

Why Dairy Queen Is Finally Opening Up in Manhattan

Dairy Queen is taking on the challenge of opening a franchise in the heart of New York City, with plans to open 35 to 50 more restaurants in the area.
Franchise Players: Married Burger Franchisees on Playing to Each Other's Strengths

Franchise Players: Married Burger Franchisees on Playing to Each Other's Strengths

After 30 years of experience outside the franchising industry, this couple now works together at Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries.
Punching Above Its Weight, the Boutique Fitness Franchise Trend Is Taking Off

Punching Above Its Weight, the Boutique Fitness Franchise Trend Is Taking Off

The landscape may still be dominated by big-box gyms, but smaller more niche services are quickly gaining ground.
Franchise Players: How I Went From Fine Dining to Fast Casual

Franchise Players: How I Went From Fine Dining to Fast Casual

How this McAlister's franchisee went from owning an Italian fine dining restaurant to running 23 delis.
Franchise Players: Don't Expect to Make Money Right Away

Franchise Players: Don't Expect to Make Money Right Away

Franchising isn't for those trying to make a quick buck, says this sports league franchisee.
'Gluten-Free' and 'Sustainable' Take Over Menus as New Healthy Buzzwords

'Gluten-Free' and 'Sustainable' Take Over Menus as New Healthy Buzzwords

A look at the key phrases restaurants are serving up for the health-conscious customer.
Why Athletes and Veterans Make Incredible Franchisees

Why Athletes and Veterans Make Incredible Franchisees

Hardworking, creative and team-oriented, military personnel and athletes have entrepreneurial skills that are an asset to any franchise.
The Real Reason Taco Bell Made the Waffle Taco

The Real Reason Taco Bell Made the Waffle Taco

Taco Bell aims to charm millennials by being just the right amount of edgy as it rolls out breakfast nationwide.
Looking to Steal Taco Bell's Thunder, McDonald's Offers Free Coffee

Looking to Steal Taco Bell's Thunder, McDonald's Offers Free Coffee

The day after Taco Bell began its breakfast sales, McDonald's announced plans to offer free McCafe coffee for two weeks during breakfast hours.
Franchise Players: An Ex-Convict Starts Life Anew as a Franchisee

Franchise Players: An Ex-Convict Starts Life Anew as a Franchisee

After serving six years for bank fraud, John Rusnak seems to have found redemption in franchising.
Quiznos Is Bankrupt, But It Made an Awesome 'House of Thrones' Mashup

Quiznos Is Bankrupt, But It Made an Awesome 'House of Thrones' Mashup

The bankrupt sandwich chain attempts to tap into the television zeitgeist in an ad that combines characters from cult TV shows 'Game of Thrones' and 'House of Cards.'
Franchise Players: A Fitness Franchisee Who Persevered Through Cancer

Franchise Players: A Fitness Franchisee Who Persevered Through Cancer

Instead of giving up when he was diagnosed with cancer, Woody Bedell doubled down and opened his first Exercise Coach studio.
Panera Gets Serious About Tech, Says Its Future Depends On It

Panera Gets Serious About Tech, Says Its Future Depends On It

The soup and sandwich chain is introducing tech upgrades that include mobile ordering and self-checkout kiosks.
Franchise Players: Before You Buy a Franchise, Talk to Former Employees

Franchise Players: Before You Buy a Franchise, Talk to Former Employees

Bruno Lima didn't just talk to other Anago franchisees before franchising – he reached out to ex-employees.
Franchise Players: How This Franchisee Found Love at a Carpet Cleaning Convention

Franchise Players: How This Franchisee Found Love at a Carpet Cleaning Convention

For this franchisee, franchising allowed her to serve others – and find the love of her life.
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