Nando’s, a Restaurant Chain, Struggles with Chicken Shortage

The restaurant has beguiled British palates for almost three decades. But a recent chicken shortage saw almost 50 stores temporarily close this last week.

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A Grudge Match in Japan: One Corner, Two 7-Elevens

Inside the war between a very powerful company and a very stubborn franchisee, complete with threats, spies and videotape.

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You’ve Heard of Ghost Kitchens. Meet the Ghost Franchises.

Virtual food brands, often driven by real celebrities, are rapidly spreading across the country. Do they help or hurt independent restaurants?

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McDonald’s Joins the Fierce Fight for Chicken Sandwich Supremacy

Fast-food chains like Chick-fil-A and Popeyes have been vying for chicken supremacy, capitalizing on the sandwich’s popularity with customers.

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Frank Carney, Co-Founder of Pizza Hut, Dies at 82

When he was 19, Mr. Carney and his brother Dan borrowed $600 from their mother to start their business in Wichita, Kan. Before long it became the world’s largest pizza chain.

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Steven Cohen Is Approved as Mets Owner After Clearing 2 More Hurdles

M.L.B.’s owners voted to approve Cohen’s $2.4 billion purchase of the team, and New York City signed off on his taking over the lease of Citi Field.

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Franchise Workers Win Victory Over U.S. Effort to Curb Lawsuits

A judge rebuffed a Labor Department move that made it harder for employees to win judgments against parent companies over pay violations.

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Japan’s Convenience Stores Are Told to Stop Pushing 24-Hour Schedules

The country’s antimonopoly regulator has warned the powerful industry to improve the treatment of franchisees who have been fighting for shorter opening hours.

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Uber and Lyft Consider Franchise-Like Model in California

Under pressure to classify their freelance drivers as full-time employees, the ride-hailing companies are discussing another option.

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FedEx Joins Push for Washington Redskins to Be Renamed

The shipping giant paid $205 million for the naming rights to FedEx Field under a sponsorship deal that began in 1999.

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It Took a Pandemic, but 7-Eleven in Japan Is Letting Stores Take a Break

The chain, so omnipresent it is considered part of the national infrastructure, has begun making exceptions to a store hours policy that it has long enforced.

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McDonald’s Details What Dining In Will Look Like

The fast-food chain distributed a guide to franchise owners with instructions like putting “closed” signs on tables to promote social-distancing and cleaning bathrooms every half-hour.

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Drive-Throughs Are Now a Lifeline for Fast-Food Chains

With dine-in restaurants shuttered and social distancing paramount, drive-throughs are now providing a crucial source of revenue during the pandemic.

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