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Most Profitable Franchise. Ever.

Most franchises are encountering customer resistance to increased pricing, but not Del Taco.

Groupon Launches Lowest Cost Credit Card Transaction Service

Groupon has launched a credit card transaction service that they say is guaranteed to be the lowest in cost.

Convenience Stores Hold Out on Interchange Settlement

Visa MasterCard settlement

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Visa, MasterCard and major banks announced on July 13 that they had entered a memorandum of agreement to pay $7.25 billion to settle a seven-year lawsuit with retailers and merchants over card swipe fees. 

Franchisor BP Can Keep Vendor Rebates

Judge Highberger strikes again. A California appellate court has upheld Highberger's ruling in favor of oil giant BP, permitting the franchisor of AMPM gas stations to keep debit card surcharges and vendor kickbacks.

Credit Card Debt Negatively Affects Start-Up Survival Rates

A new study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation finds that credit card debt reduces the likelihood that a new business will survive past its third year.

Gas Station Owners Struggle With Credit Card Fees

(Miami, FL) Gas station owners say the fees charged by credit card companies are hurting their bottom line.