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Franchise

Franchise Players

Franchise Players: A Layoff Leads to a New Job as Franchisee

Kevin Ortner became Renters Warehouse first franchisee because he believed the young company could bring something fresh to the industry.
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: A Junk Franchise That Only Sells to Veteran Franchisees

JDog Junk Removal has one big prerequisite for every potential franchisee: they must be a military veteran.
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Finding a Franchise With a 'Family' Feel

When Nathan Coombs retired from the military, DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen's company culture convinced him that the franchise was the right fit.
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Franchising Instead of 'Reinventing the Wheel'

Even though Steve Ferguson works with an established concept as a U.S. Lawns franchisee, his relationship building skills have helped him land $1 million in annual billings.
Franchises

5 of the Wackiest Fast-Food Lawsuits Ever

Some of these lawsuits are hard to swallow, but justice can be sweet.
Olive Garden

Activist Investor Tells Olive Garden to Google 'How to Cook Pasta'

Starboard Value published a snarky, almost 300-page presentation telling Darden Restaurants how to mend the struggling Olive Garden brand.
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Why Franchisees Have to Be Owners, Accountants, Janitors and Everything in Between

Opening a franchise is very different than working in corporate America – and that's a good thing, according to this franchisee.
Franchise

Report: 10 Brands Most Likely to Have Franchisees Default on Their Loans

Looking into buying a franchise? If you're taking out loans, avoid these big-name franchises.
Burger King

Would You Eat Burger King's Black Cheeseburger?

Burger King Japan is rolling out a burger that's treated with bamboo charcoal to give its cheese and buns and unnaturally dark shade.
Franchise

Why Chipotle Won't Franchise

The mega-successful burrito chain says it probably won't go the franchising route. Here's why that's a smart move.
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: I Used All My Money to Buy a Franchise

Alison Paton invested her life savings to become a Papa John's franchisee 23 years ago.
Social Media

Denny's Just Capitalized on Apple's Tech Glitch in a Genius Marketing Move

The restaurant chain was quick to latch onto Apple's tech glitch, creating a clever Twitter post that went viral in minutes.
McDonald's

Why August Was a Terrible Month for McDonald's

McDonald's reported a 3.7 percent drop in global sales in August on Tuesday.
Franchise

Why Leeza Gibbons Just Bought a Senior Care Franchise

The former talk show host turned to senior care franchising after caring for her mother following her Alzheimer's diagnosis.