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Franchises Lead the Mediterranean Food Trend
Mediterranean cuisine may well be the next big thing at American fast-casual restaurants. The staples of the Middle East and Greece are finding a growing niche among consumers --and franchises are leading the way.
June 7, 2013
How to Create a Sustainability Program for Your Restaurant
Three tips on how to source ingredients responsibly from the experts at the National Restaurant Association Show.
May 24, 2013
The Cloud-Based Startup Making Waves in Wine Country
Napa Valley tastemakers are giving traditional wine sellers a run for their money.
May 23, 2013
How a Coffee Franchise With Russian Roots Made it in the U.S.
The story of two brothers who brought Soviet inspired coffeehouses to the U.S.
April 18, 2013
Clif Bar Founders Get Into Venture Capital
The founders of Clif Bar set out to fund more altruistic success stories with their venture capital firm White Road investments.
April 15, 2013
Franchise Takes the Cafe Concept on the Road
BikeCaffe, a British franchise concept, brings the coffee house to the customer.
April 10, 2013
Fresh Idea: The Unlikely Inspiration Behind Food-Saver FreshPaper
Kavita Shukla spoke at the Women in the World Summit today about finding inspiration in uncommon places.
April 5, 2013
Franchise Brings a Fresh Take on Beef Jerky
The Beef Jerky Outlet, a 13-unit franchise sells over 200 varieties of small-batch jerky, including alligator, kangaroo and pheasant.
March 29, 2013
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.
March 19, 2013
How a Retired FedEx Exec Built a Mini Sandwich Empire
Edith Kelly-Green was ready to settle into a retirement when her family convinced her to open a Lenny's Sub Shop franchise.
March 15, 2013
Philip Romano, Restaurant Artist
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With his incubator in Dallas, longtime restaurateur Philip Romano is looking to usher in a new generation of restaurants.
March 12, 2013
Former Software Engineer Takes a High-Tech Approach to Farming
How PodPonics transformed an unused lot in Atlanta into a productive farm.
March 9, 2013
5 Lessons for Brands From the Burger King Twitter Hack
The company regained control of its Twitter feed after hackers overtook it for hours. Here's what brands need to know.
February 20, 2013
A Family Business With an Open-Minded Hiring Policy
John Patrick Pullen
Dave's Killer Bread, a Milwaukie, Ore.-based family business, gives ex-cons a second chance.
February 15, 2013
How Barbeque Helped Break Down Racial Barriers
John Parker recalls how his dad's BBQ joint, open in 1962, served black and white patrons alike. Today, he's keeping the legacy alive.
January 21, 2013
Roll It Your Way: Customization and Automation Set U-Sushi Apart
Jeremy Umland came up with a quick-serve sushi concept: Customers design their own rolls at the counter, then a kitchen full of automated machines helps cooks prepare them for takeout in just minutes.
January 18, 2013
Truffle Fries With That? Fast-Food Franchises Spice Up Their Menus
Quick-serve restaurants are beefing up their menus with gourmet offerings in an effort to compete with their fast-casual counterparts.
January 17, 2013
Crash Course in Business Plan Competitions
Business-plan competitions can yield more than seed money for your bright idea -- they can also connect you with mentors, collaborators and investors.
January 16, 2013
Your Business Plan
How One Business Bounced Back from Bankruptcy
Four factors that led to Fatburger's financial comeback.
January 4, 2013
Cash Flow & Money Management
Biggest Franchise Trends for 2013
Even among the seemingly endless variety of franchises, patterns emerge. Here are some macro trends that will be driving franchising this year.
December 28, 2012
100-Year-Old Pizza Franchise Finally Cracks the Franchise 500
It's been a long road to franchise success for Rosati's Pizza stores who squeak onto our ranking at number 499.
December 14, 2012
The Biggest Trends in Business for 2013
Our look at new directions in business and how they will affect you in the coming year -- and beyond.
December 3, 2012
Health-Food Business Taps Into its Native American Roots
A PGA player tees off to improve Native American health.
December 1, 2012
Day #5: 10 Great Foodie Gifts This Holiday Season
We drank and tasted our way through all the food submissions in this year's gift guide -- and deemed these the most delicious.
November 30, 2012
Crowdfunding Site Gives Startups and Small Businesses a Boost
A spin on crowdfunding, Smallknot, asks customers to support local businesses.
November 26, 2012
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