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Franchise Players: How This 'Computer Mom' Became Franchisee of the Year

This 60-year-old mother, grandmother and franchisee has been defying stereotypes as a powerful woman in tech since 1999.

Questions to Ask Before Saying, 'Honey, I Think We're Ready to Franchise'

Want to take it to the next level? This gut check will let you know if you should proceed, or continue working on your business.

For Some, Business Search Starts at Annual International Franchise Expo

This annual trade show, to be held next week at New York City's Javits Center, aims to connect prospective entrepreneurs with leading franchise executives.

Our Top Food Franchises

Quick-service and full-service restaurants plus retail food businesses accounted for over one quarter of our top franchises for 2014, proving that food franchises are a healthy business.

Franchise Players: Wayback Burgers Franchisee on the Power of Customer Service

Howard Zeller lets history be his guide as a franchisee at this nostalgic burger joint.

Dunkin' Donuts Franchisees Forced to Raise Coffee Prices

As drought and coffee rust drive up the cost of coffee beans, Dunkin' Donuts prices are about to increase.

Franchise Players: Jumping From a Food Franchise to a Spa Franchise

Scott Adams took on eco-friendly franchising as a Massage Green Spa franchisee. Here's what he has learned.

McDonald's U.S. Sales Slump Continues

While global same-store sales increased 0.9 percent, U.S. sales were down 1 percent in May.

Franchise Players: Helping the Earth Through Franchising

SuperGreen Solutions gave Mark Sudak a chance to find energy efficient environmental solutions in his community.

Making the Jump From Franchisee to Franchisor

Several owners who made the shift discuss their decision-making process, what they learned and how they do things differently.

Will Taco Bell's Latest Mashup Be a Hit?

Taco Bell is rolling out the Quesarito -- a quesadilla burrito combination -- nationwide on June 9.

Reminder: It's National Doughnut Day

The only thing that makes Friday sweeter? Free doughnuts at Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' Donuts and more.

Franchise Players: On Being the First Franchisee in a Young Industry

LED Source is the first U.S. franchisor in the LED lighting industry. Jamie Shapiro is its first franchisee. Here's what it means to pave the way.

The No. 1 Thing Restaurants Must Do to Stop Food Poisoning

Want to have happy customers? Don't let this practice go on within your restaurant's walls.

Franchise Players: The Life of a Franchisee Is No Cakewalk

Ed Manns has been in the restaurant business since age 16. Now a Golden Corral franchisee, he knows the industry -- and all its demands -- inside and out.

A Franchise Leader on the Benefits and Challenges of Multi-Unit Ownership

He started his life in franchising at age 14, mopping floors at a Burger King. Today, Aziz Hashim owns 35 franchises and employs 700 people.

Taco Bell and KFC's Parent Company Sees a Future in Vietnamese Sandwiches

Yum Brands is testing a new 'banh mi' concept in Dallas, attempting to capitalize on the growing fast-casual market.

Franchise Players: Mother-Daughter Duo Teams Up as Mover Marketing Franchisees

This mother-daughter duo found a new family in franchising, all while proving that age is nothing but a number.

Seattle Says Franchises Aren't Small Businesses, Forces Them on $15 Wage Fast Track

The International Franchise Association is filing a lawsuit opposing Seattle's plan, which forces franchises to adopt a $15 minimum wage in three years.

Franchise Players: From Blimpie Employee to Franchise Owner

Jitin Choudhury went from working at Blimpie at age 16 with his mother to owning his own franchise.

The One City in America Where You Can Get Domino's 'Breakfast Pizza'

Today, Domino's debuted breakfast pizza in Australia. However, at least one U.S. franchisee has been selling breakfast slices for years.

Franchise Players: A Franchisee Finds a Sweet Spot in High School Fundraisers

When his parent company went under, James Thomson refused to quit the sports fundraising industry, becoming an NFP Sports franchisee.

Why Are Franchises Trying So Hard to Be Hip?

7-Eleven has mason jars, TGI Fridays has food trucks and Taco Bell has too many ironic products to name. Here's what's fueling the hipster takeover.

Franchise Players: This Man Signed His Franchise Agreement While Serving in Baghdad

Chris Gately's first steps to become a Workout Anytime franchisee began while he was serving in the military.

McDonald's to Refranchise 1,500 Restaurants

The burger chain is making a big refranchising push in the next two years, primarily outside the U.S.
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