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Franchise Players: Finding a Balanced Life as a Pure Barre Franchisee

Lauren Fike loved the challenges of commercial real estate, but knew she needed an outlet for her entrepreneurial spirit that matched her passion for health and fitness.
Mobile Payments

Taco Bell Now Lets You Order and Pay Ahead by Smartphone

Taco Bell is now the first fast-food chain to offer nationwide mobile ordering and payments for both drive-thru and dining room orders.
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: From Finance to a Million-Dollar Franchise

In less than four years, Stacy Huston's Handyman Matter franchise location grossed more than a million dollars.
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Why a Painting Franchise Was the Right Cultural Fit for This Veteran

Stephen Luxion knew CertaPro Painters was the right fit for him because of the tough-love culture, which reminded him of his Air Force roots.
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: How This Entrepreneur From a Franchising Family Chose to Open Her Own Signarama

Maggie Harlow knew plenty about franchising before becoming a franchisee. But, she didn't want to take over the family business.
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Why This Serial Entrepreneur Became a Johnny Rockets Franchisee

Five years ago, Marriette Simoni brought her experience as a real estate and luxury brand entrepreneur to the Johnny Rockets franchise.
Starting a Franchise Business

6 Essential Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Are you ready to take the plunge and run a franchise business?
IPO

Chicken Craze Continues as Wingstop Plans IPO

Chicken-wings chain Wingstop is plotting a $100 million IPO, according to reports.
Franchise

Dunkin' Brands: Hitting 2014 Sales Goals Won't Be Easy

The parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, but said hitting annual sales targets will be a challenge.
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: I Became a Franchisee Fresh Out of College

Chris Drucquer became a franchisee soon after graduating college. Twenty-two years later, he says he's just getting started.
Franchise

The 'Smart Slice' Is Coming: 5 Fast-Food Trends for 2015

From Taco Bell to Dunkin Donuts, fast-food giants are innovating heavily as they look to take a bigger bite of the market.
Coffee

Iced Coffee Too Cold to Hold? Dunkin' Franchisees Have Final Say on 'Double Cupping.'

Individual franchisees can decide whether to charge customers for putting a foam cup around a plastic cup of iced coffee.
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Why This Entrepreneur Invested in a Trampoline Park Franchise

Phil Stoops found a career as a Sky Zone franchisee after two decades in corporate America.
Franchise

McDonald's Profit Plunges 30 Percent as Traffic Continues to Fall

The fast-food giant is struggling to retain customers domestically and abroad.
McDonald's

To Franchisees, McDonald's Arches Aren't Looking So Gold

Slipping sales, negative momentum and ‘zero creativity' has franchisees worried, a new survey says.
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