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Franchise Times Top 10 Stories of 2016


As we move into 2017, it’s time for a little year in review. It’s been another strong year at Franchise Times, and the editorial content here was booming with features, special projects, and franchise news items.

Below we’ve compiled a list of our most-clicked stories throughout the year. The interview with Keller Williams’ president John Davis proved to be the most popular post yet in our growing blog section, with nearly 1,000 shares. Featured lists, such as the 20 to Watch, and Fast and Serious listings proved to be big hits yet again. We also got a dose of star power, as New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees introduced us to his new franchise concept at Walk On’s.

We’re always on the lookout for new and interesting stories moving into the New Year, so feel free to shoot us any interesting tips. Here’s a look back at our biggest stories of 2016:

1. Keller Williams Crushing the Real Estate Game

2. 20 to Watch: What’s Trending in 2016

3. Fast and Serious-FT Ranks the Smartest-Growing Brands

4. Newcomb Family Poses a Triple Threat

5. NLRB: McDonald’s Joint Employer of Franchise Employees

6. Saints QB Drew Brees Suits Up for His Next Franchise Gig

7. ‘Unseen Hand’ Guides Ben’s Pretzels

8. Grandsons of CKE Founder Mired in Mess

9. A Dazzling Display at Europea, but Where's the Food?

10. A Spin Around Four Fitness Concepts

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Tom KaiserTom Kaiser is senior editor of Franchise Times. He can be reached at 612.767.3209, or send story ideas to tkaiser@franchisetimes.com.
Beth EwenBeth Ewen is editor-in-chief of Franchise Times. She can be reached at 612.767.3212, or send story ideas to bewen@franchisetimes.com.
Nicholas UptonNicholas Upton is restaurants editor at Franchise Times. He can be reached at 612.767.3226, or send story ideas to nupton@franchisetimes.com.
Laura MichaelsLaura Michaels is managing editor of Franchise Times. She can be reached at 612.767.3210, or send story ideas to lmichaels@franchisetimes.com.
Mary Jo LarsonMary Jo Larson is the publisher of Franchise Times Magazine and the Restaurant Finance Monitor.  You can find her on Twitter at




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