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For Franchises, Small Changes Are a Big Deal
Franchises

For Franchises, Small Changes Are a Big Deal

Dealing with changes in operations can be difficult, particularly for a large franchise. Here's how some of the most popular chains are able to do it.
Wendy's Japan Crams Entire Turkey Dinner Between Two Buns
Wendys

Wendy's Japan Crams Entire Turkey Dinner Between Two Buns

Don't feel like preparing an entire turkey feast for Christmas? Head to Japan and pick up Wendy's Turkey Pretzel Mashed Potato Burger.
Kate Taylor
Entrepreneur's Top 10 Franchising Articles of 2014
Franchise

Entrepreneur's Top 10 Franchising Articles of 2014

From weird mashups to the pros and cons of franchising, check out the most-read franchise stories of the year.
Kate Taylor
'Nightmare Before Christmas': Labor Board Doubles Down on McDonald's Role in Labor Violations
McDonalds

'Nightmare Before Christmas': Labor Board Doubles Down on McDonald's Role in Labor Violations

The National Labor Relations Board is treating McDonald's as a joint employer in more alleged labor violations, to the horror of the franchise industry.
Kate Taylor
McDonald's Boosts McNuggets Sales With iBeacon Test
McDonalds

McDonald's Boosts McNuggets Sales With iBeacon Test

If you're near a McDonald's in Columbus, Ga., get ready for coupons to start popping up on your iPhone.
Kate Taylor
Lessons Learned From 13 Years in the Lawn Care Industry
Franchise Players

Lessons Learned From 13 Years in the Lawn Care Industry

During their first year in the franchise industry, this couple was making mac-and-cheese dinners and sleeping in the office. Now, they're about to hit the $1 million sales mark.
Kate Taylor
How Busted Phones Created a Booming Business
Franchisors

How Busted Phones Created a Booming Business

Charles Hibble's iPhone repair business expanded to five locations in two years, and it's not done growing. Find out what went right.
A Globe-Trotting Veteran Takes on the Home Inspection Business
Franchise Players

A Globe-Trotting Veteran Takes on the Home Inspection Business

After serving in the U.S. Army in Japan, South Korea and Afghanistan, Vincent Stoakley retired from active duty to become a home inspection franchisee.
Kate Taylor
No, McDonald's Won't 'Ruin' Cuba
Capitalism

No, McDonald's Won't 'Ruin' Cuba

The lamentations of how McDonald's will somehow hurt Cuba are misplaced. You should be cheering on the Golden Arches.
Ray Hennessey
With New Board, Things Are Finally Looking Up for Olive Garden
Olive Garden

With New Board, Things Are Finally Looking Up for Olive Garden

Two months after Darden's dramatic board restructuring, Olive Garden beat analysts' expectations and reported its first positive same-store sales in more than a year.
Kate Taylor
The Fastest-Growing Sectors in the Franchise Industry
Franchise 500

The Fastest-Growing Sectors in the Franchise Industry

The companies on Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list are showing big gains. These are the sectors that are taking the lead.
Tracy Stapp Herold
Moving Cities to Jump From Manager to Franchisee
Franchise Players

Moving Cities to Jump From Manager to Franchisee

After working as managers at a Two Men and a Truck location in Chicago, Brian Stern and Nicole Wiese moved to Boston to become franchisees of their own location.
Kate Taylor
The Top 10 Franchises of 2015
Franchise 500

The Top 10 Franchises of 2015

These 10 stars of Entrepreneur's 2015 Franchise 500 list are leading the pack when it comes to growth and success.
Being in Business for More Than Just a Balance Sheet
Franchise Players

Being in Business for More Than Just a Balance Sheet

When Jesse and Cori Reisch opened a fitness franchise for the 50-plus crowd, they wanted to have a greater purpose than to turn a profit.
Kate Taylor