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Why it only costs $10k to ‘own’ a Chick-fil-A franchise
The chicken chain is known for having the lowest entry cost of any major fast-food franchise — but there’s a catch.
Can a corporation “own” a color?
A handful of companies have pushed the boundaries of intellectual property law by laying claim to individual colors. But is it really possible to “own” a color?
The economics of unused gift cards
Every year, Americans spend billions of dollars on gift cards. But what happens to the money when the cards aren’t redeemed?
How Tipsy Elves built a $125m ugly Christmas sweater empire
Eight years ago, a dentist and a lawyer quit their high-paying jobs to make sweaters. Today, business is booming.
Can the American casket monopoly be disrupted?
Today, two companies control 82% of all casket sales in the United States. But can a new crop of more affordable and sustainable options shake things up?
The man who made the “worst” video game in history
Howard Scott Warshaw’s video game was blamed for single-handedly sinking a multibillion-dollar market. But the true story is more complicated.
Why some of America’s top CEOs take a $1 salary
A number of high-profile execs have reduced their paycheck to a single dollar. But the gesture isn’t as altruistic as it seems.
The man who cleans 8-story-tall, $250k IMAX screens
When specialty movie theaters need to clean their screens, they call the one man they can trust to do the job right.
The tragic data behind Black Friday deaths
Since 2006, 11 people have died and more than 100 have been injured in Black Friday-related incidents. But what’s behind these numbers?
The Hustle’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide 🎁
‘Tis the season of giving, and this year we’ve put together a most splurge-worthy gift guide.
The man who repossesses multimillion-dollar airplanes
When banks need to repossess a jet from a bankrupt company or a loan-defaulting mafioso, they call Ken Hill, one of America’s only airplane repo men.