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Greg Flynn Owns 1,245 Restaurants and Makes $2 Billion A Year. Here's How He Did It.
He bought his first Applebee's 20 years ago, and since then has redefined what's possible in the franchise industry. His philosophy: Be different, then go big.
How a Partner Behind the Famous Vegan Restaurant Chain By Chloe Moved Forward After a Lawsuit, Online Harassment and a Miscarriage
Samantha Wasser dealt with a number of personal and professional setbacks amidst helping launch By Chloe, a popular vegan fast-casual chain. She tells us her story.
How Hardee's Shed Its Bikini-Centric Ad Strategy, and Cleverly Grew Up
The franchise is repositioning itself as forward-thinking.
Why This Restaurant Chain Has Started Using VR to Train Employees
The trendy tech simulates hands-on learning without the risks and onboards new hires faster.
Chipotle's Rewards Program Is so Flawed They Don't Know Who Is Eating Their Free Burritos
You can't just throw free burritos at the problem, Chipotle. The reactive marketing plan is too little, too late.
How This Man's High School Job Evolved Into a Food-Franchise Career
In the late 90s, John Gulledge was a high school student hungry for work and experience. Today, he's a successful franchisee enjoying his just desserts.
Father's Day at Golden Corral: A Franchisee Carries on His Dad's Tradition
Franchisee Billy Sewell not only runs restaurants, he raises money for the children of wounded, disabled and fallen military service members.
Chipotle Hires Former Critic to Help Improve Food Safety
David Acheson, a former official at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was brought on as an adviser.
Chipotle's E. coli Outbreak Brings Company Down to Earth
The fast-casual restaurant chain is now using more widely-accepted marketing methods.
Chipotle's CEOs Take Massive Paycut Due to E. Coli Crisis
They still received nearly $14 million each.
Coffee Runs Deep in This Franchisee's Veins. No, Really, It Does.
More than two decades ago, Ross Drever took over the world's first Gloria Jean's Coffees franchise. Its founder, in 1986, was his dad.
Chipotle Cooks Up New, Stricter Food Safety Rules Amid E. Coli Fiasco
A dash of DNA testing here and a sprinkle of scalded onions there, and Chipotle just might save face yet.