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Franchise Players

Why This Startup Co-Founder Became a Franchisee

One would think raising three kids and acting as CMO for a tech startup would be enough of a challenge, but Riza Ayson wanted more.
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How I Opened a Franchise With My Future Father-in-Law

At age 26, Paul Dalrymple decided to open a Buffalo's Cafe with a business partner who would eventually become his father-in-law. They now co-own five locations.
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Family of Restaurateurs Sign On as Senior Care Franchisees

The Savoie family serves their community through entrepreneurship, whether they are running restaurants or operating Executive Care franchises.

Why It's Key for Franchisees to Have an Exit Strategy

You may not realize it when you buy a franchise, but franchising is a journey. And, every journey must eventually come to an end.

McDonald's Goes 12 Months Without U.S. Sales Growth; Execs Promise Customization and 'Convenient' Payments

Even though McDonald's same-stores sales declined in October, the fast-food chain was able to beat analysts' expectations.
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Why This Pastor and Father of 4 Opened Up a Sandwich Franchise

Jerry Lewin discovered franchising as a new way to help people, while continuing his work as a pastor.
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A Nonprofit Director Raises Funds With a Blimpie Franchise

When Bobby Calvillo realized the Affordable Home of South Texas didn't have the funds to build the homes low-income families needed, he took matters into his own hands.
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Leaving Corporate America for Franchising After 30 Years

Paul Deal didn't know what to expect when he opened a one-man business as a Floor Coverings International franchisee. Here's what he's learned.

Restaurants Aside, Employment in the Franchise Industry Slumps in October (Infographic)

Job growth in the franchise industry slowed down in the second half of 2014, compared to a strong growth March through June.
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How These Three Stay-at-Home Moms Teamed Up to Buy a Franchise

Jianna King, Jaysie McLinn and Jodi Gallen opened their own franchise - all while staying home with their kids.

Burger King Posts Strong U.S. Sales Growth as McDonald's Flounders

The Whopper maker is looking to new frontiers, introducing mobile payments and making a push into India.
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This Couple Discovered Franchising as a Way to Give Back Locally and Globally

Phil and Sheila Harris saw Dream Dinners as an outlet for their philanthropic work.
Franchise Players

How This Independent Thinker Realized Franchising Was the Right Fit for Her

Pat Lakatta worried that franchising would compromise her freedom and flexibility. Today, she has realized that couldn't be further from the truth.

The International Franchise Board Tries to Dig Up Details on Labor Board's 'Joint Employer' Decision

The IFA plans to file a request with the National Labor Relations Board to disclose the reasoning behind deeming franchisors 'joint employers.'

Chipotle Employees Claim the Chain Isn't as Worker-Friendly as You Think

Employees at the burrito chain are suing for wage theft in two states.