Dinah Wisenberg Brin

Dinah Wisenberg Brin

Dinah Wisenberg Brin is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia. She has covered business, politics, healthcare and general news for wire services, newspapers, blogs and other publications.

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Catch Me a Catch: Franchise Industry, Shopping Centers Play Matchmaker

Move over, eHarmony, JDate and ChristianMingle. There's a new player in the online matchmaking space.

A&E's 'Be the Boss' Gives Employees a Chance to Win a Franchise

A new reality show gives star employees a chance to compete for a huge promotion, and gives franchises valuable brand exposure.

Fast-Food Workers Protest for Higher Pay, Unionization

Whether the walk-off in New York this week will have impact remains to be seen, but the dispute is continuing to echo on social media.

Black Friday Burritos? Moe's Serves Hungry Retail Workers

The restaurant franchise Moe's Southwest Grill has figured out a way to make money on Black Friday: Feed all those shop employees ringing up purchases.

For Franchises, All's Fair in Food and Politics

Ben & Jerry's, 7-Eleven and Pizza Hut use the 2012 election as a platform for marketing campaigns.

The Man Who Owns (Almost) All the Burger Kings

Giullermo Perales, the country's biggest Latino franchisee, talks about why he likes to control the market.

Chick-fil-A in Gay-Rights Fracas as Supporters Line Up

Proponents of Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy's same-sex marriage position keep the culture war going today with an unofficial "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day."

Franchises Oppose NYC Soda Ban Plan

The folks selling mega-sodas at food courts and fast-food drive-thrus are not very sweet on New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to ban large sugary drinks.

Subway's Tweets Top List

A recent survey finds that the sandwich franchise beats out McDonald's, Starbuck and others when it comes to social media. We asked why.

A Franchise Grapples with Hypergrowth

Complete Nutrition, one of the fastest-growing franchises on Entrepreneur's 2012 Franchise 500 list, was forced to freeze new franchise sales for 15 months when its concept took off.

Waxing for Young Girls? Franchise's Promotion Draws Heat

Uni K Wax Centers raises eyebrows after it offers discounts on waxing services to girls 15 years and younger.

Kid Franchises Tap the Tyke Market

Whether its playstation-equipped restaurants or swim schools, franchise companies are targeting kids -- and the parents who will pay up for their services.

Advice for Franchisors: Treat Franchisees Well

Ever hear of the Filet-O-Fish sandwich? Or the Blizzard frozen treat? Both were invented by franchisees -- not the parent company.

Back to Civilian Life, Veterans Try Franchises

Last Veteran's Day, the franchise industry announced a new program for returning soldiers. We catch up on its progress.

Is 'Tanning Mom' Another Setback for Sunbed Industry?

The U.S. indoor tanning industry faces renewed calls for tighter regulation amid publicity surrounding New Jersey's so-called tanning mom.

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