Franchise News Articles For Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners

QSR Crowns McDonalds as Top Restaurant; Subway Follows a Close Second

McDonald’s, one of the most popular and leading fast food chains in the world, is trumping all others in the limited-service restaurant segment, QSR Magazine revealed in its yearly rundown of America’s 50 top-performing food brands. In its recently released 2014 QSR 50 list, the leading business-to-business online magazine celebrates the success of players in [...]

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Chick-fil-A Record Profits: $230 Million

Chick-fil-A, the family owned fast food chain based in Atlanta, Georgia, is still a financially sound business after nearly seven decades of operations, a recent report by a Privco, business and financial research agency focusing on leading privately-held companies. S. Truett Cathy founded Chick-fil-A, and had since been the pride of Southern United States. Now [...]

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Burger King and Tim Hortons – $11 Billion Buyout Deal

Burger King and Tim Hortons have made the formal announcement of an $11 billion deal for the iconic American brand of fries and Whoppers to acquire the doughnut and coffee shop that has brought with it a signature Canadian distinction. Berkshire Hathaway Inc., owned by billionaire Warren Buffett’s, will be investing in the buyout through [...]

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Carl’s Jr Reveals 10-Year Plan to Open 100 Restaurants in India

One of the biggest conquests a business can have is making its presence felt worldwide. Being able to cater to the global market is a fundamental step to establishing a brand and making it a household name. For businesses and franchises, going international can mean setting the bar high in terms of operations, in order [...]

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NLRB Ruling – Future of Hotel Franchising Model in Question

McDonald’s, one of the biggest names in the fast food franchising industry, is taking a beating from the numerous complaints filed against for the alleged violation of the rights of its franchisees’ employees. A ruling by the U.S. National Labor Relations Board may pave the way for a radical change, not only in the franchisor’s [...]

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McDonald’s and Chipotle Battle It Out

As McDonald’s struggles with flat-lining, even falling, sales in and outside North America, Chipotle continues with its unprecedented rise. Quarterly reports indicate that the largest food chain in the world has dropped 3.3% in same-stores revenue, coupled with unimpressive customer traffic which is seen as a result of its recent price hikes. Chipotle, on the [...]

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McDonald’s Global Strategy & International Plan

Declining sales and sluggish customer traffic may eventually spell out even bigger problems for McDonald’s, compelling the world’s biggest burger fast-food chain to roll out changes and work toward enhancing business systems on a global level. McDonald’s recently revealed it suffered a gloomy 3.3% sales drop, according to its 3rd quarter report. The decline was [...]

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Dunkin’ Donuts – Innovative Changes Underway to Boost Sales

Dunkin’ Donuts, the iconic brand dominating over 50% of the American doughnuts market, is acknowledging it is high time to step up to the changing consumer needs. While third quarter earnings showed an increase of 2% in the Dunkin U.S. segment and 5.8% for sister brand Baskin-Robbins, the numbers failed to hit targets. Alongside the [...]

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Smoothie King CEO: “Smoothies with a Purpose” Can Change the World

It is no secret that many food choices these days continue to prioritize flavor over fitness. For one, the dominating food franchises in the United States serve up the traditional burger-and-fries tandem. Beverages and smoothies are mostly concoctions of sweeteners, flavoring and coloring ingredients that are undeniably as thirst-quenching as they are visually pleasing. Smoothie [...]

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Survey: Franchisees Unhappy Over McDonald’s Costly Business Decisions

Recent reports of McDonald’s dwindling overall sales performance has created a stir not only among executives and investors; franchisees are expressing dismay over the issues plaguing the world’s largest hamburger fast-food chain. A recent survey by Janney Capital Markets revealed how franchisees, which have reached some 14,000 stores scattered across the United States, are becoming [...]

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Is Owning a Franchise a Business Risk Worth Taking?

For many who are reaping the benefits of franchising, the business model is a highly ideal one. Leveraging known brands often works better and invites more benefits than going through the whole process of creating and establishing their own. Entrepreneurs are also basking on the strategic support that franchisors offer, while also spotlighting the potential [...]

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Female Entrepreneurs Reshaping Small Business in Detroit

As the role of men and women continue to evolve, society is seeing the latter present breakthrough capabilities and demonstrating their significant contributions. In the business arena, for one, the playing field has certainly leveled. Women are proving they can do business and mean it. Just as more and more women now proving themselves worthy [...]

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Pizza Hut Launches Mobile Payment System Using Visa Checkout

In an era where convenience through technological advancements is the name of the game, embracing innovation is deemed an imperative course of action businesses need to take. Now more than ever, business owners and online merchants are prioritizing the provision not only of top value products and specific services, but also breakthrough systems in customer [...]

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Jamba Juice Mobile Loyalty Program Gets Over 1 Million Signups

Because life’s luxuries are now very hard to come by, everyone wants to get the best value for their every purchase. It’s no secret how customers can easily switch from a product or a brand to another – and the world of choices out there makes it incredibly easy for them to do this. As [...]

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KFC Canada Puts Beer on the Menu

In Canada, chicken lovers who enjoy their favorite dish, the cooked to KFC perfection, are getting themselves a new bubbly beverage option in addition to the usual menu of sodas or juices. Beer and chicken sound like a great combination, and KFC Fresh in Toronto is treating customers to just that. Pairing rich, well-prepared and [...]

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Planet Fitness Franchise Pioneers to Open 40 More Locations by 2018

Recent business reports say there are telling signs of prospering franchising trends. Consumers are continuously more drawn toward established brands and businesses, often associating them with product or service quality and value. For this reason, the franchise sector is seeing unprecedented growth, with over 400 American franchise systems operating on a global scale and earning [...]

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Chipotle a Threat to McDonald’s – How McDonald’s Plans to Fix This

Chipotle, the fast-rising Mexican food chain, has been keeping Americans away from the iconic burgers and fries, says McDonald’s, one of the country’s leading fast food companies with over 3,000 franchise owners across the United States. As though one for the business ironies, Chipotle was once financed by McDonald’s Corporation. Following failed efforts to get [...]

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Top Franchisors Share Tips On Expanding Your Business

Many individuals who breathe and live entrepreneurship have faced, in one way or another, the enormous challenge of worrying about their lack of experience or resources. With majority of businesses reportedly failing in the first five years, many entrepreneurs are becoming too picky about the industry they intend to become part of. Without the right [...]

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Franchise Stats – Franchising Expected to Skyrocket in 5 Years

Franchising across all industries is set to boom over the next five years, two separate groups of business and financial analysis firms say so. FRANdata, a franchising activity analysis team found in a recent study that in 2014, franchise unit demands are expected to go up by about 12%. IHS Global Insight concurs, adding that [...]

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Advice to Business Owners: Think Before You Speak

In American Express Open Forum Rieva Lesonsky wrote about Chick-fil-A president’s view on same sex unions.  Dan Cathy first spoke of his anti-gay union in The Baptist Press and again, over radio where he reiterated his position.  Although his comments are his personal opinion, gay rights groups and some customers sought to boycott his company, [...]

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