'Mass exodus': McDonald's franchisees are leaving the system
A record 1,700 stores changed hands last year. High valuations and a difficult operating environment are leading many franchisees to sell their restaurants. But some say culture problems, low morale and constant disputes are playing a major role.
Wendy’s is targeting cities both big and small for new locations
The burger chain says it can go into small towns and urban areas thanks to a new franchise recruitment effort and ghost kitchens.