McDonald’s toyed with the idea of serving kids bubble-gum flavored broccoli, but the fast-food giant’s bubble burst when kids testing it didn’t like candy-flavored vegetables, according to Business Insider. Apparently, it confused them. Wonder what was confusing: You couldn’t blow a bubble or it was Ok to swallow it after chewing awhile?
You're heard of Thanksgiving, but what about Thanksblasting? That's the promotion from Century 21 Real Estate, which is inviting guests to name their favorite and least favorite Thanksgiving foods and then blowing up same via video.
Holidays bring out the bizarre in press releases and promotions, and Thanksgiving is no exception, as a release from GreaseShield shows.
The first Fatburger restaurant in Iraq may be attached to a war zone, Fatburger CEO Andy Wiederhorn concedes, but the daily routine is not that different for staff there than at the chain’s other international locations, such as Indonesia.
Three multi-unit, multi-brand franchisees own more than 500 units among them, but at least two of them have no interest in emerging concepts, they told an audience at the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference yesterday.
Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin' Brands, and John Miller, head of Denny's, told how they've revitalized their brands at the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference in Las Vegas today.
"Quality always beats quantity" when it comes to staffing restaurants, and Joleen Goronkin of People & Performance Strategies shared HR tips at the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference.
Mark Peterson started with one restaurant 12 years ago, and now he has 32, so he's in a good position to give advice on how to get a deal done, which he did at the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference in Las Vegas.
Getting your face, facts and figures in front of the media in order to sell franchises and drive traffic to your franchisees’ units was one of the topics discussed at the West Coast Franchise Expo in October.
Monterrey is as different from Mexico City as New York City is from L.A. Graffiti, which was a constant embellishment in the country’s capital was in short supply in the more modern Monterrey, that aligns itself more with Texas than Mexico.
Two winners in Franchise Times' Dealmakers project last year--Irv Zuckerman of PizzaRev and Doug Koch of QK Inc.--have now teamed up to do business together.
Trademarks go far beyond logos and taglines--you can protect sights, sounds, textures and more, according to Corby Anderson, Nexsen Pruet, who spoke at the ABA's Forum on Franchising.
It was like that line from a move, "Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy ride." One trade mission participant found himself not only tossed around in the sky, but diverted to another airport all together.
Mexico City was the first stop on the Franchise Times, IFA and U.S. Commercial Service trade mission to Mexico in October. Here's advice franchisors received from the experts.
Here’s a wrap-up in pictures of the West Coast Franchise Expo held at the Anaheim Convention Center October 23-25. The unseasonably high temps—one day was rumored to hit 90-degrees—made franchise sales people happy to be inside a windowless sales floor. Hey, but at least there was air conditioning and people to talk with.
GE Capital, Franchise Finance, has publicly announced the formation of a new group named New Relationship Development.
Franchise Times is seeking nominations through Nov. 20 for our annual "20 to Watch" feature, presenting 20 notable people, companies and trends in franchising that will make news in 2015.
If you’re ever called as a witness in a franchise lawsuit, be prepared for an intense experience, according to two attorneys who litigate for a living.
Dr. Amy Cuddy's research shows striking such a "pride pose" before a high-stakes event actually increases testosterone in your bloodstream and lowers cortisone.
An experienced group of franchise lenders has brought their SBA lending platform to Paragon Bank, a regional bank that will now serve franchise borrowers nationwide.