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Veterans Day Deals

Many restaurants and merchants, including franchises, are offering free meals or discounts tomorrow,  Veterans Day (Tuesday, November 11, 2014). A few have already started their offers, while some are waiting until next week Monday.

Franchises Ready to Accept Apple Pay at Today's Launch

McDonald's, Panera Bread, RadioShack and Subway will be among the well-known brands accepting Apple Pay at today's launch nationwide.

Jared Fogle Defeats Michelle Obama

A Colorado school district has forfeited $150,000 per year in federal aid because the students demanded Subway sandwiches.

Fast Food Burgers Losing Popularity

Americans are losing their taste for burgers and fries, according to financial analysts at Janney Capital Markets.

Will Seattle’s New $15 Minimum Wage Unite the Franchise Industry?

A recent vote by the Seattle City Council to increase the minimum wage to $15 has brought heated responses from various members of the franchise community.

Subway's Giving Away Free Subs. Who's Paying?

Subway is giving away coupons good at certain locations for a free foot-long sub with the purchase of a 21-ounce soda.

Subway Founder Stance on Wages: A Leading Indicator?

If Subway founder Fred DeLuca means what he says, the restaurant industry war over wages may have reached the tipping point.

Branding: Clueless Quiznos and Stale Sbarro

Quiznos world headquarters is in this tower in downtown Denver
Quiznos' former world headquarters before 2012 was in this giant downtown Denver tower. Smashburger's HQ is there now. Photo/Sparks

NEW YORK CITY – Restaurant franchisors Quiznos and Sbarro filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month. They hope to be restructured and out of insolvency soon. In understanding what happened to these franchising chains, Blue MauMau asked branding expert Robert Passikoff, founder and president of New York City-based Brand Keys Inc. about his take on the branding efforts of Quiznos and Sbarro.

What Came First, the Consumer or the Brand?

It was David Ogilvy who said, "Consumers don't say what they think and they don't do what they say." And he was right about that. At least most of the time.

Half-Mast for Nelson Mandela

A flag at half-mast to remember Nelson Mandela

Chick-fil-A in Kentucky flies flag at half-mast for Mandela.photo/bmm

Franchise owners throughout the country are remembering Nelson Mandela.

A Chick-fil-A quick service restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky flew the U.S. flag at half-mast in remembrance of Nelson Mandela. In another part of the country at a turnpike rest stop near Subway headquarters in Milford, Connecticut, a Dunkin' Donuts and Subway sandwich shop franchise (below) flew its flags at half-mast over the weekend upon news of the passing of South Africa's Nelson Mandela.