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Burger King Rivals Spark Hot Dog War on Twitter
Fast Food

Burger King Rivals Spark Hot Dog War on Twitter

Competitors have all come forward with special hot-dog deals and social-media mud-slinging efforts in the last week.
100 Veteran-Friendly Franchises
Franchises

100 Veteran-Friendly Franchises

These franchises look to make military veterans their newest recruits.
Tracy Stapp Herold
Iced Coffee Challenge: How Do Fast-Food Restaurants Measure Up to Coffee Chains?
Coffee

Iced Coffee Challenge: How Do Fast-Food Restaurants Measure Up to Coffee Chains?

In a blind taste test, our team of testers sampled iced coffees from a number of businesses including McDonald's, Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts.
Kate Taylor
The SEIU Petitions the FTC to Investigate the 'Abusive and Predatory' Franchise Industry
Franchises

The SEIU Petitions the FTC to Investigate the 'Abusive and Predatory' Franchise Industry

The partnership between the union and franchisees is far from over.
Kate Taylor
7-Eleven Is Waiving the Franchise Fee on More Than 200 Locations
Franchises

7-Eleven Is Waiving the Franchise Fee on More Than 200 Locations

Aspiring franchisees can now open a 7-Eleven without paying the $80,000 fee.
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.
7-Eleven Is Giving Away a Franchise for Free
Veterans

7-Eleven Is Giving Away a Franchise for Free

If you are a veteran interested in franchising, you have until January to apply for 7-Eleven's free franchise giveaway contest.
Kate Taylor
Our Top Global Franchises
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Our Top Global Franchises

These international franchises are offering up a world of possibilities.
Tracy Stapp Herold
Franchisees Take 7-Eleven to Court for Alleged Racial Discrimination
Legal

Franchisees Take 7-Eleven to Court for Alleged Racial Discrimination

A group of franchisees are accusing the convenience chain of trying to make a profit by systematically forcing South Asian immigrant franchisees out.
Kate Taylor
The Weirdest Fast-Food Mashups in America
Fast Food

The Weirdest Fast-Food Mashups in America

X plus Y equals fast-food mega sales? From Doritos Locos Tacos to the Pizza Cake, bizarre food concoctions are appearing on menus across the nation.
Kate Taylor
Why Are Franchises Trying So Hard to Be Hip?
Franchise

Why Are Franchises Trying So Hard to Be Hip?

7-Eleven has mason jars, TGI Fridays has food trucks and Taco Bell has too many ironic products to name. Here's what's fueling the hipster takeover.
Kate Taylor
From Chipotle to Starbucks: 6 Chains That Do Mobile Apps Right
Franchises

From Chipotle to Starbucks: 6 Chains That Do Mobile Apps Right

As Chipotle prepares to offer mobile payment, we take a look at six of the best mobile apps in the restaurant business.
Kate Taylor
The Top 10 Franchises of 2014
Franchises

The Top 10 Franchises of 2014

These 10 franchises are leading the way into the New Year.
Pushing Ahead With Classy Makeover, 7-Eleven Sells Fine Wine
Franchises

Pushing Ahead With Classy Makeover, 7-Eleven Sells Fine Wine

A month after introducing healthier snacks to its stores, 7-Eleven has added pricey wines to its shelves in the hopes of attracting a younger crowd.
Kate Taylor
7-Eleven

7-Eleven's origins date back to 1927, when an employee of the Southland Ice Company in Dallas, Texas, began selling milk, bread and eggs in addition to the ice blocks. That employee, Joe C. Thompson, eventually bought the Southland Ice Company, turned it into the Southland Corporation, and began opening convenience stores. The first stores went by the name Tote'm, since customers "toted" away their purchases, but in 1946, when the stores' hours were extended--from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.--they got a new name.

Although 7-Eleven stores are now open 24 hours a day, the name stuck. Today, 7-Eleven Inc. has over 30,000 stores across the U.S. and around the world.

7-Eleven is ranked #4 on Entrepreneur's 2013 Franchise 500® listing.