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Nonprofit Incubator Teaches Low-Income Women to Build Restaurant Businesses
The story of one La Cocina graduate and her quest to cook up authentic Mexican tastes.
6 Low-Cost Ideas for an Interior-Design Makeover
Does your restaurant or store need a face-lift? Consider these budget-minded tactics from a recent episode of 'Restaurant Impossible.'

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Bars Go Green

Bars Go Green

May 23, 2012 in Restaurant Center by
How eco-friendly practices are helping drinking establishments attract a loyal clientele.
10 Insights from Entrepreneur and Celebrity Chef Susan Feniger

10 Insights from Entrepreneur and Celebrity Chef Susan Feniger

February 5, 2012 in Restaurant Center by
From 'Top Chef Masters' to food trucks, this restaurateur continues to reinvent herself.
Lime Fresh, a Slower Alternative to the Fast-Casual Franchise

Lime Fresh, a Slower Alternative to the Fast-Casual Franchise

December 16, 2011 in Restaurant Center by
At Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, customers are encouraged to linger. And the concept caught the eye of Ruby Tuesday, now a licensee.

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Restaurant Floor Plans
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Restaurant Checklists
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These sample checklists & floor plans are from our Restaurant Startup Guide.

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Franchise Success Stories

How 3 Franchise Owners Came Back From Disaster

How 3 Franchise Owners Came Back From Disaster

January 3, 2013 in Success Stories by
When times got tough, these franchisees held their ground and didn't look back.
Two Men and a Truck

Two Men and a Truck's Bumpy Road to Franchise Success

October 26, 2012 in Success Stories by
Inside the 20-year journey of the successful moving franchise.
Why Box Buddies Founder Handed Over the Reins to Work as a Franchisee

Why Box Buddies Founder Handed Over the Reins to Work as a Franchisee

July 18, 2012 in Success Stories by
This franchise founder bounced back from hardships the first time around and found success at his own speed.
The Melting Pot Looks to Diversity to Grow its Franchise

The Melting Pot Looks to Diversity to Grow its Franchise

July 17, 2012 in Success Stories by
Fondue franchise broadens its reach to new communities to expand its corporate office and franchisees.
The Making of a Multi-Unit Franchise Maven

The Making of a Multi-Unit Franchise Maven

July 16, 2012 in Success Stories by
Don't just hang up a single sign--build an empire. Here's how one franchisee did it.

More Restaurant Articles

Tabbedout: A Mobile Payment App for Restaurants and Bars

Tabbedout: A Mobile Payment App for Restaurants and Bars

December 15, 2011 in Restaurant Center by
This new app enables restaurant and bar patrons to cash out their bill via smartphone, simplifying the process for customers and servers alike.
How to Grow Beyond the Food Truck

How to Grow Beyond the Food Truck

November 22, 2011 in Restaurant Center by
For a food truck, factors like finding a clutch parking spot and the weather can make or break your business. Here's how the co-owners of the wildly popular Mexicue food trucks are growing their business by diversifying their offerings.
How One Craft Brewery Is Tapping Social Media

How One Craft Brewery Is Tapping Social Media

October 13, 2011 in Restaurant Center by
Chicago's Finch's Beer replaces signage with social media marketing and finds frothy fame.
Beyond the Food Truck: Six Ideas for Mobile Food Businesses

Beyond the Food Truck: Six Ideas for Mobile Food Businesses

September 26, 2011 in Restaurant Center by
If you want to start a food business, but don't have the dough for a full restaurant, check out these mobile options.
The Farm-to-Table Founding Fathers

The Farm-to-Table Founding Fathers

September 21, 2011 in Restaurant Center by
How a Silicon Valley veteran and an English-bred chef helped define the farm-to-table movement.
Two Urban Farmers Test the

Two Urban Farmers Test the 'Eat Local' Business

September 21, 2011 in Restaurant Center by
More people are exploring microfarming as a way to become their own boss. A look at two moonlighting gardeners in Cleveland.
The Economist at the Forefront of the Farm-to-Table Movement

The Economist at the Forefront of the Farm-to-Table Movement

September 21, 2011 in Restaurant Center by
This business analyst is an unlikely leader in the economics of food localization.
How the Farm-to-Table Movement Is Helping Grow the Economy

How the Farm-to-Table Movement Is Helping Grow the Economy

September 21, 2011 in Restaurant Center by
Producing and using locally sourced food is becoming a sustainable business. Call it Foodie Inc.
Food Trucks 101: How to Start a Mobile Food Business

Food Trucks 101: How to Start a Mobile Food Business

July 25, 2011 in Restaurant Center by
Want to take your recipes on the road? Here are the basics.
The Innovators: Union Square Hospitality Group

The Innovators: Union Square Hospitality Group's Danny Meyer

July 20, 2011 in Restaurant Center
The New York restaurateur talks about starting and growing a successful business.
Gourmet Coffee Bars: A Caffeine-Fueled Comparison

Gourmet Coffee Bars: A Caffeine-Fueled Comparison

June 21, 2011 in Restaurant Center by
We look at some of the more notable coffee shops around the U.S.
Knowledge on Tap: The Business of a Beer Sommelier

Knowledge on Tap: The Business of a Beer Sommelier

June 21, 2011 in Restaurant Center by
How one beer lover tanked his career in favor of teaching people about his beverage of choice

'Breastaurants' Ring Up Big Profits

May 24, 2011 in Restaurant Center by
Restaurants that woo men with attractive waitresses, big beer selections & giant TVs are winning loyal customers--and raking in revenues.
An Entrepreneur Brings Upscale Restaurants to Airports

An Entrepreneur Brings Upscale Restaurants to Airports

February 22, 2011 in Restaurant Center by
The terminal case of sorry sandwiches that travelers must suffer through in most airports may finally be sent packing.
Eco-Conscious Entrepreneurs Clean Up with a Soap Business

Eco-Conscious Entrepreneurs Clean Up with a Soap Business

February 22, 2011 in Restaurant Center by
A couple turns restaurants' cooking oil into soap -- and sells it back to the establishments.

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