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How This Man's High School Job Evolved Into a Food-Franchise Career
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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.
Carly Okyle
Father's Day at Golden Corral: A Franchisee Carries on His Dad's Tradition
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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.
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Chipotle Hires Former Critic to Help Improve Food Safety
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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.
Carly Okyle
Chipotle's E. coli Outbreak Brings Company Down to Earth
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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
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Chipotle's CEOs Take Massive Paycut Due to E. Coli Crisis

They still received nearly $14 million each.
Phil Wahba
Coffee Runs Deep in This Franchisee's Veins. No, Really, It Does.
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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.
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Chipotle Cooks Up New, Stricter Food Safety Rules Amid E. Coli Fiasco
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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.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Chipotle CEO Apologizes to Ill Patrons, Promises to Become 'Safest Place to Eat'
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Chipotle CEO Apologizes to Ill Patrons, Promises to Become 'Safest Place to Eat'

The fast casual restaurant has had three food safety incidents since August. Most recently, a Boston location made 80 people sick.
Despite a Major Move, From Mortgages to Steaks, This Franchisee Never Bit Off More Than He Could Chew
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Despite a Major Move, From Mortgages to Steaks, This Franchisee Never Bit Off More Than He Could Chew

Sonny Nguyen has found prime success in his two Flame Broiler restaurants.
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At Least 80 Boston College Students Sick After Eating at Chipotle
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At Least 80 Boston College Students Sick After Eating at Chipotle

Chipotle closed the location in question yesterday, and the students have been tested for E. Coli and the norovirus.
Katie Little
Chipotle to Create Stricter Rules for Produce Suppliers After E. Coli Outbreak
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Chipotle to Create Stricter Rules for Produce Suppliers After E. Coli Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last month that 45 Chipotle customers had been infected with the food illness.
How a Love of Healthy Food Led to a Beneficial Career Change
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How a Love of Healthy Food Led to a Beneficial Career Change

Debbie Justesen loves good food, and she wants to be healthy. With her Costa Vida franchise, she gets both.
Carly Okyle
Chipotle Shuts Down Stores in Seattle and Portland After E. Coli Outbreak
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Chipotle Shuts Down Stores in Seattle and Portland After E. Coli Outbreak

This is the third outbreak of food contamination at Chipotle restaurants since August.
Why Fresh Fruits and Veggies Means Healthy Profits for Fast Food
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Why Fresh Fruits and Veggies Means Healthy Profits for Fast Food

Tastes have changed, and fast casual restaurants are catching up.