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3 Mission-Critical 'Hot Buttons' for Military Veteran Franchise Buyers

Image credit: Inti St Clair | Getty Images Reader Resource Apply now to be an Entrepreneur 360™ company. Let us tell the world your success story. Get Started » Our U.S. military veterans have paid the price for our freedom. Much of the free market that we enjoy as entrepreneurs …

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Top 5 Things Millennial Franchise Buyers Are Looking For

Image credit: Hero Images | Getty Images Millennials have franchise executives scratching their heads as they try to figure out how to position their franchise opportunities to appeal to this generation of new franchise owners. Just think of the size of this group from age 18 to 35 years …

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After Fleeing Iran, This Entrepreneur Is Living the American Dream

Nick Nasrollahi fled Iran and is now part-owner of seven Checkers locations. Image credit: John Clark This story appears in the June 2017 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » You never know whom you’ll find behind the counter at Checkers. Take Nick Nasrollahi, a part-owner of seven locations. He fled …

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Gearing Up: When Will Robots Finally Take Over the Fast-Food Business?

Image credit: Nicole Rifkin This story appears in the June 2017 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » It’s 1 p.m. in New York City, and the delis and fast-casual joints that line the streets of midtown are devolving into loud, heaving scrums of office workers rattling off orders for turkey …

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Interview with One of the Few U.S. Starbucks Licensees

John Betz, who does business in Atlantic City and the broader New Jersey-Pennsylvania area, once had 11 Auntie Anne’s franchise locations, which were all sold years ago. Now his company is one of less than a hundred Starbucks licensees in the U.S. The coffee giant offers such licenses only …

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Franchisee Forfeits 31 Jack in the Box Locations to Franchisor

Thirty-one franchise Jack in the Box restaurants in central and east Texas, owned by Bernie Morrissey of J&D Restaurant Group LLC, have temporarily closed. They will reopen by the end of the month as corporate-owned restaurants. The franchisee for the restaurants defaulted on payments to the San Diego, California-based …

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Cocky Franchisor Goes to Jail, Emerges with Altered Outlook

Pat Swisher founded Swisher Hygiene back in 1983, a company that specialized in hygiene for commercial restrooms. The franchise chain thrived, as did Swisher’s self-described big ego. But he was in for a fall, brought about by running afoul of the IRS. In 2002 he was sentenced to a two-and-a-half-year stretch in …

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A&W Experiencing Unit Growth in U.S. for First Time in Years

A&W units have been sliding in numbers in the U.S. since the recession, but this year marks a welcome turnaround. The chain has been franchisee-run since 2011. A&W Restaurants is quietly doing something it hasn’t done for a decade: Open new restaurants. The Lexington, Ky.-based quick-service chain operates 634 …

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