remodeling

McDonald's Franchisees Have Some Harsh Words for Headquarters

The franchisor-franchisee relationship can be a tense one, especially when corporate asks the operators to spend more money. That's true even at a market leader like McDonald's, where remodeling investments, marketing campaigns and discounting are touchy subjects right now.

How Burger King Can Win After IPO: A Fast Food Expert's Recipe

The competition has been eating Burger King's lunch for awhile, but its recent changes gave it a boost. Now, its new status as a public company could light a fire under the No. 3 burger chain, says analyst Steven West. Here's his recipe for Burger King's post-IPO success.

Homeowners Shelve Remodeling Plans Over Economic Fears

Too scared to spend amid today's economic uncertainty, homeowners are just saying no to remodeling. The number of homeowners who say the economy has them shying away from renovations jumped from 69% in the spring to 80% now, and remodeling contractors report their business is down 3.81% over the last 12 months.

Plans for a greener White House

Just as President Obama gets handy swinging a figurative hammer to nail down an acceptable recovery plan for the automotive industry, he's also...