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Franchise Players: How Electronic Retail Became a Family Business for This Boomer

Franchise Players: How Electronic Retail Became a Family Business for This Boomer

After working in electronics retail stores for years, Scott Meyers decided it was time to start his own family business.
Franchise Players: These Baby Boomers Got Into Franchising for Their Kids

Franchise Players: These Baby Boomers Got Into Franchising for Their Kids

When Brian and Karen Bourlier bought a Buffalo Wings & Rings franchise, they did it for their sons – not for themselves.
Restaurant Job Growth Plunges in February (Infographic)

Restaurant Job Growth Plunges in February (Infographic)

In February, franchised restaurants added only 1,390 new jobs, a sharp drop from recent months.
Cosi's Top Franchisee Is Now Its CEO

Cosi's Top Franchisee Is Now Its CEO

The struggling sandwich chain named its largest franchisee its new CEO, marking its fourth leadership switch in three years.
Franchise Players: There's No One Path to Becoming a Franchisee

Franchise Players: There's No One Path to Becoming a Franchisee

Prior to becoming an auto care franchisee, Nick Carpinello worked as a CPA, an equity investor and a controller of a software development company. Here's what he's learned.
McDonald's 'Sustainable Beef' Finally Has a Definition... Sort Of.

McDonald's 'Sustainable Beef' Finally Has a Definition... Sort Of.

What does 'sustainable beef' actually mean? Here's what we know so far.
Burger King to Let You Pay for Your Whopper by Smartphone

Burger King to Let You Pay for Your Whopper by Smartphone

Taking a page from Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts, Burger King will reportedly introduce a mobile payment option in all U.S. locations.
Franchise Players: Don't Jump at the First Franchise You Like

Franchise Players: Don't Jump at the First Franchise You Like

Daniel Schrodt worked as a consultant on forestry and gardening for 20 years before jumping into the world of franchising.
Franchise Players: Burger Franchisee on How Not to Get Fried

Franchise Players: Burger Franchisee on How Not to Get Fried

A baby boomer with decades of experience in the franchise industry explains what franchisees should look for in a brand.
Take-and-Bake Pizza Chain Papa Murphy's Files for $70 Million IPO

Take-and-Bake Pizza Chain Papa Murphy's Files for $70 Million IPO

Hungry for investors, the franchisee-friendly pizza chain is getting ready for its public debut.
Franchise Players: This Franchisee Caught the Business Bug in High School

Franchise Players: This Franchisee Caught the Business Bug in High School

Molly Martin has known since sophomore year of high school that she wanted to be an entrepreneur. Here's how made it happen as a Wireless Zone franchisee.
Why Health-Care Franchising Is Entering a Boom Time

Why Health-Care Franchising Is Entering a Boom Time

Enterprising businesspeople are finding that the franchise model can dispense routine medical services as efficiently as it delivers fried chicken or oil changes.
A Former College Basketball Coach on Building a Winning Franchise Investment

A Former College Basketball Coach on Building a Winning Franchise Investment

For this Sport Clips Haircuts franchisee, coaching a basketball team and running a franchise are more similar than you'd think.
Franchise Players: A Young Franchisee Brings Family's Lessons to Forever Yogurt

Franchise Players: A Young Franchisee Brings Family's Lessons to Forever Yogurt

Mit Patel draws inspiration from his family as he ventures out as his own franchisee.
Tesla's Direct-Sales Model Banned in New Jersey

Tesla's Direct-Sales Model Banned in New Jersey

In a victory for auto franchises, Tesla Motors has lost its right to sell vehicles in New Jersey.
Frank Ocean Tells Chipotle to 'F--k Off' After Chain Sues the Singer

Frank Ocean Tells Chipotle to 'F--k Off' After Chain Sues the Singer

Of all the people and companies that Frank Ocean could attack, the usually PR-friendly Chipotle would not have been our first bet.
Franchise Players: A Pet Care Franchisee Changed Her Life at 21

Franchise Players: A Pet Care Franchisee Changed Her Life at 21

As a 21-year-old business novice, Lauren Morenz found meaning in her job as a Fetch! Pet Care franchisee.
Buying a Franchise? What to Look for in a Company's History

Buying a Franchise? What to Look for in a Company's History

The documents franchises offer tell part of the story, but franchisees need the full history before committing to anything.
Franchise Players: A Franchisee Explores the Developing Field of Vapor Stores

Franchise Players: A Franchisee Explores the Developing Field of Vapor Stores

As a tobacco outlet owner, Nathan Renschler saw the industry moving towards e-cigarettes, or vaping, and followed the growing trend.
Sbarro, a Food-Court Staple, May File for Bankruptcy as Early as Next Week

Sbarro, a Food-Court Staple, May File for Bankruptcy as Early as Next Week

If 2014 is the year fast-food pizza dies, Sbarro may be the first victim. According to reports, the chain is preparing to file for bankruptcy.
Franchise Players: How This Franchisee Turned Military Lessons Into Business Success

Franchise Players: How This Franchisee Turned Military Lessons Into Business Success

Andrew Wilson hasn't let the fact that he’s spent five of the last 10 years deployed slow him down as a franchisee.
Pizza Hut Sees Giant Interactive Tabletops in Its Future

Pizza Hut Sees Giant Interactive Tabletops in Its Future

Pizza Hut's high-tech table concept brings a futuristic twist to the pizza chain.
Health Department Isn't Laughing at Dumb Starbucks' Parody Coffee

Health Department Isn't Laughing at Dumb Starbucks' Parody Coffee

While Comedy Central was revealed to be behind Dumb Starbucks, it was the lack of proper permits that doomed the shop.
Encouraged by Solid Year, Dunkin' Aims to Conquer New Markets

Encouraged by Solid Year, Dunkin' Aims to Conquer New Markets

The first year that Dunkin' has sold commitments in California, the company increased revenue 8.5 percent.
Franchise Players: How This Franchisee Made Dumpsters a Family Business

Franchise Players: How This Franchisee Made Dumpsters a Family Business

James Spink wanted a job that allowed him to spend time with his wife and son. So, he joined the Bin There Dump That franchise family.
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