Marilyn Odesser-Torpey

    With expenses from commodities to health care continuing to put increasing pressure on margins, many operators are looking closer than ever at their labor costs and how to cut them.

    Quick-serve operators struggle to decipher health care reform.
    Nonprofits bring strong assets to franchise relationships.

    Being in the right place at the right time is the key to success in any business. And as the nation finally begins to climb out of one of the worst recessions in U.S.

    How to Handle Twice the Tweets

    Jennifer Loeffel, president of Internet marketing firm New Media Socialite, explains how an operator can maximize his social media presence when he opens his second store.

    Step One for Lease Two

    Negotiating a lease for a second location is like planning for a second marriage: The ground rules are similar, but you’re still starting all over. Attorney Randall Airst offers some tips to help protect your interests.

    How to Do Drive Thru

    Opening a location with a drive thru presents a new set of challenges. Architecture expert John Miologos helps you open your new window of opportunity.