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Researchers Are Using Yelp to Predict When a Restaurant Will Shut Down
With new software, researchers say Yelp reviews can serve as a crystal ball for restaurant failures.
Harvard Professor Wages War Against Chinese Restaurant Over Outdated Menu
Business professor Benjamin Edelman notified 'the applicable authorities' after he was reportedly overcharged $4 on an order.

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These Siblings Are Cooking Up America
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These Siblings Are Cooking Up America's First Meatless Butcher Shop

No animals were harmed in the making of Aubry and Kale Walch's smash-hit butcher biz.
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'Check' It Out: Why This Restaurant Group Began Using a Tableside Payment System

Four Dickie Brennan's restaurants are using a new payment system, and it's a hit with customers and staff.
Stress, Anxiety, Loneliness: How This Entrepreneur Lost Himself and Bounced Back Stronger
Leadership

Stress, Anxiety, Loneliness: How This Entrepreneur Lost Himself and Bounced Back Stronger

Brian Bordainick built a $16 million company in less than two years. At one point in his journey, Bordainick 'snapped' and he had to work to get his feet back on the ground.

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How 3 Franchise Owners Came Back From Disaster
Success Stories

How 3 Franchise Owners Came Back From Disaster

When times got tough, these franchisees held their ground and didn't look back.
Two Men and a Truck
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Two Men and a Truck's Bumpy Road to Franchise Success

Inside the 20-year journey of the successful moving franchise.
Why Box Buddies Founder Handed Over the Reins to Work as a Franchisee
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Why Box Buddies Founder Handed Over the Reins to Work as a Franchisee

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
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The Melting Pot Looks to Diversity to Grow its Franchise

Fondue franchise broadens its reach to new communities to expand its corporate office and franchisees.
The Making of a Multi-Unit Franchise Maven
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The Making of a Multi-Unit Franchise Maven

Don't just hang up a single sign--build an empire. Here's how one franchisee did it.

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Restaurants Ask Customers to #DineSmall on Small Business Saturday
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Restaurants Ask Customers to #DineSmall on Small Business Saturday

As small businesses claim the Saturday after Black Friday, local restaurants are getting in on the action.
U.S. Chain Restaurants Will Be Required to Disclose Calorie Counts on Menus
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U.S. Chain Restaurants Will Be Required to Disclose Calorie Counts on Menus

Sweeping new rules form the FDA aim to make people more aware of the risks of obesity posed by fatty, sugary foods.
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Why France Is Rebranding the 'Doggie Bag'

A new campaign seeks to overcome long-held stereotypes that asking for leftovers is either stingy or piggish.
Chicken-and-Biscuits Chain Bojangles Taps Banks for IPO
Franchises

Chicken-and-Biscuits Chain Bojangles Taps Banks for IPO

The southern restaurant chain is aiming to go public while chicken and restaurant IPOs are hot.
The 10 Biggest Restaurant Trends for 2015
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The 10 Biggest Restaurant Trends for 2015

Get ready for a year filled with small plates, signature beverages and the rise of the post-millennial generation.
35 Restaurants Where the Customer Isn
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35 Restaurants Where the Customer Isn't Right

Maybe Seinfeld's infamous "soup Nazi" knew a little something about entrepreneurship.
How Food Makers Are Convincing America to Eat Bugs
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How Food Makers Are Convincing America to Eat Bugs

A swarm of companies selling insect-based food items has descended upon the American market. Can they persuade consumers that eating bugs isn't a punishment?
10 Apps to Save You Time, Money and Energy on Your Next Business Trip
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10 Apps to Save You Time, Money and Energy on Your Next Business Trip

Want a hotel reservation in a jiffy or need to fly out of town in two hours? Fire up these applications on your smartphone.
Dig Inn Founder:
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Dig Inn Founder: 'I Wouldn't Let People Tell You That You Can't Do Things'

To keep prices low and be able to expand its model, this farm-to-table eatery will have to continue to reinvent the restaurant supply chain.
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There's Now a Crowdfunding Campaign for a Permanent Cat Café in NYC

Good news for cat lovers: a cat sanctuary and tea house is trying to open in NYC, if it can raise $65,000 in startup funds.
Flat Year for Fast-Food Is Bad News for the Restaurant Business
Franchises

Flat Year for Fast-Food Is Bad News for the Restaurant Business

While fine dining visits were up 3 percent from last year, quick-service restaurants fell flat.
Why This Bay Area Bistro Wants to Be Yelp
Marketing

Why This Bay Area Bistro Wants to Be Yelp's Worst-Rated Restaurant Ever

In a protest against the site's alleged ratings manipulations, this Italian restaurant's co-owners offered scathing reviewers 25-percent off their checks.
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'We Don't Give a Sh*t About Gluten Free': A Restaurant Owner Gets Bold With Customers

A San Francisco chef is tired of catering to hard-to-satisfy customers. So, he's telling picky patrons to go buy dinner elsewhere.
3 Out of 4 Negative Tweets Happen While Customers Are Still Inside the Restaurant
Social Media

3 Out of 4 Negative Tweets Happen While Customers Are Still Inside the Restaurant

Social media provides a new way to deal with disgruntled customers before they even finish eating.
Mario Batali and the Power of
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Mario Batali and the Power of 'Delusional Optimism'

Empire-building lessons from one of the world's most entrepreneurial chefs.

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