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Burger With A Side of Heroin? McDonald's Worker Found Selling Drugs in Happy Meals

A McDonald's employee in Pittsburgh was arrested for selling heroin to customers at the drive-thru.

Why Are These High-Profile Franchises Suddenly Going Public?

With a number of high-profile IPOs, franchises are having a moment in the Wall Street spotlight.

How McDonald's Defines 'Sustainable' Beef Will Impact the Entire Industry

As McDonald's promises to buy 'verified sustainable' beef by 2016, the question remains -- what exactly is sustainable beef?

McDonald's Kills Employee Resource Site After Another Gaffe

Another piece of misguided advice on McDonald's employee McResource Line has landed the fast-food chain in hot water.

New Year, New Expansion: McDonald's to Open First Restaurant in Vietnam

Despite struggling with sales in Asia, McDonald's will open its first restaurant in Vietnam in 2014.

A Racist Sign at Sonic and 5 Other Franchise PR Disasters

From YouTube gross-outs to hashtag horror stories, check out these six PR nightmares at U.S. franchises.

McDonald's U.S. November Sales Unexpectedly Fall

McDonald's same-store restaurant sales fell 0.8 percent in November, dragging worldwide sales short of monthly predictions.

What Franchisees Could Lose If the Minimum Wage Is Raised

As fast-food workers prepare to strike in 100 cities this Thursday, franchisees and business owners grapple with the minimum wage question.

Why Businesses Fail: A Data Expert Explains It All

Data scientist Thomas Thurston uses algorithms to understand the common traits between businesses that fail and succeed. Turns out, experience is only a small factor, and the best products can actually backfire.

For McRib Fans, Search for the Sandwich Is Worth the Effort

With McDonald's no longer offering the McRib nationally, loyal fans flock to franchises offering the polarizing sandwich.

6 Shocking Realizations About the Food at Your Favorite Chain Restaurants

New York City's Department of Health created a new website to compare nutritional data for 66 chain restaurants. Here’s six of the site’s most surprising reveals.

Did You Say 'Charbucks'? 7 Big Chains That Battled the Name Game

With Starbucks losing its fight against 'Charbucks' coffee, here's a look at seven more legal battles over copycat names.

Can McDonald's Speed Up Drive-Thru With Third Window?

McDonald's is reportedly trying out a new solution to their drive-thru problem. The catch: it probably won't speed up your wait.

Return of the Deal: Restaurants See More Discount-Driven Traffic

After declining in 2012, the number of restaurant visits prompted by a deal or discount increased in 2013, reports The NPD Group.

What Does the Demise of the Dollar Menu Mean for Franchisees?

McDonald’s franchisees have long protested the burger chain's pricing moves. Will the new 'Dollar Menu & More' provide a solution?

The 5 Restaurants That Corporate Workers Expense the Most

Fast-food chains such as Starbucks, McDonald's and Subway make up the highest percentage of meal expenses on corporate cards.

From Starbucks to Domino's: 6 Tasty Companies With Awesome Mobile Apps

If you're a big brand looking to get bigger, having a cool mobile app is one way to get customers talking. Here are six chains that are doing it right.

McDonald's to Scrap Soda From 'Happy Meal' Ads, Offer Healthy Sides in Value Meals

McDonald's announced yesterday that it will advertise healthier options for Happy Meals and offer salad, fruits and vegetables as alternatives to fries.

5 Reasons the Fast-Food Worker Protests Are Off Base

No one wants families to suffer, or go hungry or not receive fair pay for the quality of their skill. But that's not what these protests are about, writes Ray Hennessey.

Do Angry McDonald's Franchisees Have a Leg to Stand On?

If you're thinking of becoming the owner of any franchise someday, there's an important lesson contained in what's currently going on with this fast-food giant.

Thousands of Fast-Food Workers Strike to Raise Wages

Restaurant workers in seven cities around the U.S. strike for the right to unionize and $15 an hour wages.

YouTube Creates Paid Subscription Service for Brands

Read about YouTube's paid channels, Facebook's international growth, LinkedIn's new 'Channels' and more social-media news.

Subway's Tweets Top List

A recent survey finds that the sandwich franchise beats out McDonald's, Starbuck and others when it comes to social media. We asked why.

Advice for Franchisors: Treat Franchisees Well

Ever hear of the Filet-O-Fish sandwich? Or the Blizzard frozen treat? Both were invented by franchisees -- not the parent company.

McDonald's Social-Media Lesson: Critics Tweet Back

The hamburger chain admits that its new Twitter campaign, designed to promote the farmers who supply its meat, didn't go exactly as planned.

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