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McDonald's Is Testing a New Healthy, High-Quality Food Concept – Just Not in the U.S.
McDonalds

McDonald's Is Testing a New Healthy, High-Quality Food Concept – Just Not in the U.S.

A revamped McCafe in Australia has opened as 'The Corner,' selling not burgers and fries, but brown rice and lentils.
Kate Taylor
Pairing Donut and Craft Beer Franchise Concepts
Franchise Players

Pairing Donut and Craft Beer Franchise Concepts

Vik Patel discovered that together, Dunkin' Donuts and The Brass bring the perfect balance to his franchise portfolio.
Kate Taylor
Shake Shack Files for IPO
IPO

Shake Shack Files for IPO

'The bigger we get, the smaller we need to act,' the burger chain declared in its filing.
Kate Taylor
Hotels Fight for the Right to Block Guests' Wi-Fi
Hotels

Hotels Fight for the Right to Block Guests' Wi-Fi

As Marriott and Hilton seek FCC approval to block guests' from using personal Wi-Fi hotspots, Google and Microsoft have come out against the practice.
Kate Taylor
Subway Investigates Potential Food-Safety Issues in China
Franchises

Subway Investigates Potential Food-Safety Issues in China

The U.S. sandwich chain is investigating reports that workers in Beijing doctored food labels and used produce beyond its expiration date.
Why This Ex-Franchisor Decided to Become a Franchisee
Franchise Players

Why This Ex-Franchisor Decided to Become a Franchisee

After founding a fast casual chicken concept, Stuart Ottinger decided to become a franchisee for a different restaurant chain. Here's why.
Kate Taylor
Why I Turned to Franchising to Grow My Cleaning Business
Franchise Players

Why I Turned to Franchising to Grow My Cleaning Business

Lourdes Villafuerte entered the cleaning business at age 18. Now, she's taking her business to the next level by becoming a Maid Right franchisee.
Kate Taylor
What Will Franchising Look Like in Cuba? 3 Clues From Similar Markets.
Franchises

What Will Franchising Look Like in Cuba? 3 Clues From Similar Markets.

Check out what China, Indonesia and the Dominican Republic can teach Cuba about franchising.
Kate Taylor
Career Change: How I Ended Up Opening a Personal-Training Franchise
Exercise

Career Change: How I Ended Up Opening a Personal-Training Franchise

A chance meeting at a buffet table in Mexico led to a career change for Sam Langer.
Red Robin Reveals First-Ever Secret Menu Item: A Hangover-Curing Hamburger
secret menu

Red Robin Reveals First-Ever Secret Menu Item: A Hangover-Curing Hamburger

The Cure Burger – a hamburger topped in eggs, bacon and chili – will be available for one week only, starting on New Year's Day.
Kate Taylor
McDonald's to Stop Rationing Fries in Japan
McDonalds

McDonald's to Stop Rationing Fries in Japan

The fast-food chain had resorted to selling only small-size french fries due to import delays.
Opening an Education Franchise I Believe In
Franchise Players

Opening an Education Franchise I Believe In

Kevin Lee believes that the ratio of teachers to students in America is way off. So, he's doing something about it.
Kate Taylor
Spreading Holiday Cheer as a Christmas Decor Franchisee
Franchise Players

Spreading Holiday Cheer as a Christmas Decor Franchisee

Dennis Marunde's job is making sure that customers have a very merry Christmas, lighting up their homes with holiday decorations.
Kate Taylor
The Perfect Family Business: A Trampoline Franchise
Franchise Players

The Perfect Family Business: A Trampoline Franchise

Kathy Webster and Tina West come from a family of entrepreneurs. So, when they looked into opening a franchise, they wanted a concept their whole family could enjoy.
Kate Taylor