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Chipotle CEO Apologizes to Ill Patrons, Promises to Become 'Safest Place to Eat'
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Chipotle CEO Apologizes to Ill Patrons, Promises to Become 'Safest Place to Eat'

The fast casual restaurant has had three food safety incidents since August. Most recently, a Boston location made 80 people sick.
Despite a Major Move, From Mortgages to Steaks, This Franchisee Never Bit Off More Than He Could Chew
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Despite a Major Move, From Mortgages to Steaks, This Franchisee Never Bit Off More Than He Could Chew

Sonny Nguyen has found prime success in his two Flame Broiler restaurants.
Entrepreneur Staff
At Least 80 Boston College Students Sick After Eating at Chipotle
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At Least 80 Boston College Students Sick After Eating at Chipotle

Chipotle closed the location in question yesterday, and the students have been tested for E. Coli and the norovirus.
Katie Little
Chipotle to Create Stricter Rules for Produce Suppliers After E. Coli Outbreak
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Chipotle to Create Stricter Rules for Produce Suppliers After E. Coli Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last month that 45 Chipotle customers had been infected with the food illness.
How a Love of Healthy Food Led to a Beneficial Career Change
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How a Love of Healthy Food Led to a Beneficial Career Change

Debbie Justesen loves good food, and she wants to be healthy. With her Costa Vida franchise, she gets both.
Carly Okyle
Chipotle Shuts Down Stores in Seattle and Portland After E. Coli Outbreak
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Chipotle Shuts Down Stores in Seattle and Portland After E. Coli Outbreak

This is the third outbreak of food contamination at Chipotle restaurants since August.
Why Fresh Fruits and Veggies Means Healthy Profits for Fast Food
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Why Fresh Fruits and Veggies Means Healthy Profits for Fast Food

Tastes have changed, and fast casual restaurants are catching up.
Why Project Pie Is the 'Anti-Chain Chain'
Franchisors

Why Project Pie Is the 'Anti-Chain Chain'

A serial entrepreneur launches his third pizza startup and gives franchisees the freedom of choice.
Chipotle Faces Food Poisoning Lawsuits in California and Minnesota
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Chipotle Faces Food Poisoning Lawsuits in California and Minnesota

The chain is dealing with the aftermath of separate outbreaks of norovirus and salmonella.
Kate Taylor
Gluten-Free, Organic or GMO-Free: What Matters Most to Fast-Casual Customers?
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Gluten-Free, Organic or GMO-Free: What Matters Most to Fast-Casual Customers?

According to a Zagat survey, trendy bragging points are less important to customers than things like made-to-order food and cleanliness.
Kate Taylor
This Franchisee Investigated a Restaurant Company He Liked and Signed On
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This Franchisee Investigated a Restaurant Company He Liked and Signed On

Paul Scholtes had a yen for Asian cuisine and loved how the menu at Wok Box Fresh Asian Kitchen encompassed delicacies from ten different regions.
Entrepreneur Staff
This Band of Brothers Operates 3 Franchises at 18 Locations Across 4 States
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This Band of Brothers Operates 3 Franchises at 18 Locations Across 4 States

Jesse Keyser jumped into franchising first, before taking little brother (and new college grad) Charles under his wing.
Entrepreneur Staff
Chick-fil-A Beats Out Chipotle in Customer Satisfaction
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Chick-fil-A Beats Out Chipotle in Customer Satisfaction

A new reports reveals that, as a whole, customers' appreciation for fast food is dwindling.
Kate Taylor
A List of Food Franchises and How Much They Cost
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A List of Food Franchises and How Much They Cost

Feeling hungry? Sink your teeth into these food companies that ranked in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500.
Tracy Stapp Herold