Jason Daley lives and writes in Madison, Wisconsin. His work regularly appears in Popular Science, Outside and other magazines.
Sometimes, even the most trusted brands may find themselves in need of an extreme makeover.
After 30 years, a savvy business owner switched tactics, and things are going along swimmingly.
Blo, an international franchise, attracted the attention of Gwyneth Paltrow and others.
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MakeSpace is thinking outside the box when it comes to storage.
Once in the minority, multi-unit franchisees control more than 75 percent of franchised restaurants.
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A little friendly competition translated into a big jump in sales.
The Halal Guys dish on opening a franchise of brick-and-mortar eateries.
Lisa Kornstein's clothing boutique is using a semi-absentee model, allowing her to manage her health and her business.
Denny's is aiming to be a grand slam in Manhattan.
With low startup costs, rapid returns and the ability to operate independently, mobile franchises are putting anything and everything on wheels.
Audra De Vera's investigative skills helped her solve the mystery of why the taco joint wasn't doing well. Then, she fixed it.
If franchises aren't stepping up their tech game, they're missing out.
The founder of Dallas-based franchise Which Wich is proving that a simple PB&J can make a big difference.