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Franchise Players: With Endless Mosquitoes, This Franchisee's Work Is Never Done

Franchise Players: With Endless Mosquitoes, This Franchisee's Work Is Never Done

In West Texas, mosquitoes are a constant curse. So, when Chad Armstrong opened a Mosquito Joe franchise, he knew he'd get plenty of business.
Meet the Franchisor Launching a Fundraising Platform for Potential Franchisees

Meet the Franchisor Launching a Fundraising Platform for Potential Franchisees

Mandy Calara created an online crowdfunding platform that lets the friends, family and community of potential franchisees become investors.
The Quickest Way to Make Customers Like Your Food: Raise Your Prices.

The Quickest Way to Make Customers Like Your Food: Raise Your Prices.

A new study shows that when customers pay more, they perceive their food as tastier.
Franchise Players: This Franchisee Will Do Whatever it Takes to Provide for His Family

Franchise Players: This Franchisee Will Do Whatever it Takes to Provide for His Family

Sergio Nunez made a living washing dishes, delivering milk, making hotel beds, working in construction and more before becoming a franchisee.
Ultimate in Laziness: New Ad Lets Hulu Users Instantly Order Pizza

Ultimate in Laziness: New Ad Lets Hulu Users Instantly Order Pizza

Later this year, Hulu will serve up a Pizza Hut commercial that allows viewers to order pizza within the ad.
Franchise Players: How This Mom Joined an Industry Dominated by Men

Franchise Players: How This Mom Joined an Industry Dominated by Men

Being one of the few women in the house-painting business hasn't scared off this ProTect Painters franchisee.
The One Menu Item Most Affected by Chipotle's Price Hike

The One Menu Item Most Affected by Chipotle's Price Hike

Chipotle announced earlier this month that it would be raising prices, but one item on the menu is bound to see a greater increase than the rest.
Franchise Players: Finding a Niche in a Crowded Market

Franchise Players: Finding a Niche in a Crowded Market

When this Homewatch CareGivers franchisee entered a crowded local market, he focused on the niche instead of the common.
Europe Doesn't Want American Apples. Here's Why It Doesn't Matter.

Europe Doesn't Want American Apples. Here's Why It Doesn't Matter.

The impact of an ostensible ban on U.S.-grown apples is mostly a blow to the ego, though the broader food industry should pay attention.
Franchise Players: What 27 Years in the Franchise Industry Taught Me About Becoming a Franchisee

Franchise Players: What 27 Years in the Franchise Industry Taught Me About Becoming a Franchisee

Arnie Williams worked in the franchise industry on the corporate level for 27 years before investing in his own franchise.
Burger King Bets 'Subservient Chicken' Ad Campaign Will Go Viral Again

Burger King Bets 'Subservient Chicken' Ad Campaign Will Go Viral Again

Burger King is bringing back a bizarre campaign from 2004 in the hopes of striking ad gold twice.
Franchise Players: Franchising as the Perfect Side-Gig

Franchise Players: Franchising as the Perfect Side-Gig

After 12 years in banking and finance, Stephanie Hopkins decided she wanted to open her own business – without quitting her job.
Starbucks Expands Into Soft Drinks as SodaStream Rumors Bubble Up

Starbucks Expands Into Soft Drinks as SodaStream Rumors Bubble Up

The coffee giant is pushing into the handcrafted sodas market and could be looking to take a stake in one of the biggest names in the game.
How a Smaller Franchise Partnered With a Billion-Dollar Brand on the Flamin' Hot Cheetos Burrito

How a Smaller Franchise Partnered With a Billion-Dollar Brand on the Flamin' Hot Cheetos Burrito

Taco John's is hardly as big as Taco Bell, but it landed a big-name partner in burrito making.
Franchise Players: Turning to Franchising For Meaning, Not Validation

Franchise Players: Turning to Franchising For Meaning, Not Validation

Dan Roda became a Nurse Next Door franchisee after working in sales for 31 years in an effort to find a job that was fully meaningful.
Midlife Crisis? Ronald McDonald Gets a Makeover, Joins Twitter

Midlife Crisis? Ronald McDonald Gets a Makeover, Joins Twitter

On the heels of a disappointing earnings report, McDonald's announced its mascot is getting a new look and joining social media.
Franchise Players: This Former Stay-at-Home Mom Takes on Home Inspection Franchising

Franchise Players: This Former Stay-at-Home Mom Takes on Home Inspection Franchising

After nine years as a stay-at-home mom, Andrea Sammreich reentered the working world as a Pillar to Post Home Inspections franchisee.
Why China Is Just as Important as Breakfast in the Fast-Food Wars

Why China Is Just as Important as Breakfast in the Fast-Food Wars

While breakfast has been making headlines, there are other high-stakes areas where U.S. fast-food giants should be focused.
Franchise Players: A 19-Year-Old-Theater School Franchisee on Discipline

Franchise Players: A 19-Year-Old-Theater School Franchisee on Discipline

This Scottish Razzamataz Theatre Schools franchisee used franchising to get into business young while learning from an organization's experience.
McDonald's Profit Slips in Chilly First Quarter. Will Yum Brands Fare Better?

McDonald's Profit Slips in Chilly First Quarter. Will Yum Brands Fare Better?

In a quarter that saw fast-food breakfast wars and the polar vortex, here's how McDonald's is measuring up to the competition.
Franchise Players: How This CEO Manages 170 Franchised Locations Across 6 Brands

Franchise Players: How This CEO Manages 170 Franchised Locations Across 6 Brands

Tony Lutfi started his career in franchising as a cook at Jack in the Box. Now he owns 21 restaurants – plus five other brands.
Franchise Players: Veteran and Mother of Five on Refusing to Settle

Franchise Players: Veteran and Mother of Five on Refusing to Settle

After nine years in the military, Tai Jeffries refuses to settle for anything less than her male counterparts as a cleaning franchisee.
Meet the Real Estate Franchise Backed by Warren Buffett

Meet the Real Estate Franchise Backed by Warren Buffett

One of the first enterprises Buffett is allowing to use the Berkshire Hathaway brand name is a real-estate brokerage.
Why It Pays Big to Be an Early Adopter in Franchising

Why It Pays Big to Be an Early Adopter in Franchising

Getting in on the ground floor can lead to big things in a world where a relatively modest investment can turn into a profitable business.
How Social Franchising Is Bringing Jobs to the Developing World

How Social Franchising Is Bringing Jobs to the Developing World

The aid community is taking the efficiency and standardization of the franchise model any applying it toward philanthropic endeavors.
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