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Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Announce Partial Elimination of Artificial Ingredients

In an announcement adding to what may be a snowballing trend in restaurant chains, pushed by consumer demand, Yum! Brands' Taco Bell and Pizza Hut plan to do away with artificial flavors and colors in most of their menu items.

China Launches Nationwide Probe into 'Rotten Meat' Supplier to McD's, Yum

China, with what appears to be much publicity within the country, has launched a nationwide probe into OSI Group outlets.

Yum! Brands CEO on Effective Business Leaders

An effective business leader is alert to discovering the talents and abilities in the people in his organization and those interviewed in the hiring process, seeking to put them to best use for the firm.

Early Franchisee's Long John Silver's Story

Richard Levitt, 84, became a Long John Silver's franchisee along with his brother-in-law Ed Glazer 41 years ago. Eventually he and his family owned 31 units that did quite well.

Popeyes Spins Chicken into Gold

CNBC's finance guru and co-founder of The Street Jim Cramer speaks with Popeyes CEO Cheryl Bachelder. Popeyes chief alchemist shows how the franchise system can spin chicken into pure gold with same store sales in the double digits!

AdAge Touts Taco Bell "Live Mas" Campaign

Doritos Cool Ranch poster in the window of a Taco Bell
A Doritos Cool Ranch poster on the window of a Taco Bell, photo/bmm

Taco Bell saw a quantum marketing shift in 2012 from its food-as-fuel "think outside the bun" to its now "Live mas" tagline. Ad Age says the fifty-year old fast food test kitchen has launched a major marketing hit with its latest menu items and campaign.

KFC Loses $10M Salmonella Lawsuit

An 11 year old Sydney girl has won her case against KFC after a salmonella contaminated ‘twister’ left her with acquired spastic quadriplegia and a profound intellectual disability. Monika Samaan will spend the rest of her life in a wheel chair.

What Chardonnay Pairs With KFC?

Depends on whether it is Original Recipe or Extra Crispy.

Multiple Brand Franchisees

The road to success in franchising can be through multiple locations. But does it have to be by sticking with just one brand?

Potbelly Dishes Up Its First Franchise

Potbelly, founded in the north side of Chicago in 1977, now has over 200 restaurants in 12 states. All are company owned.