Food Businesses The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Food Businesses en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:30:00 GMT The 25 Most Innovative Consumer and Retail Brands Investment marketplace CircleUp picks companies that are pioneering new categories and re-imagining new industries. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:30:00 GMT Ryan Caldbeck This New Orleans Startup Is Turning the Tables on the Restaurant Industry New Orleans-based meal-experience company Dinner Lab depends on participants giving their honest feedback on every course. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:00:00 GMT Catherine Clifford Why Entrepreneurs Are Jumping on the Drinkable Meal Bandwagon Entrepreneurs' drive to be on the edge of innovation is leading to a new market for super-food slurries that aim to revolutionize eating as we know it. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:00:00 GMT Kate Taylor Food Trucks Share Social Media Secrets Who knows social media better than mobile businesses? We asked food trucks in Brooklyn and Austin how they build audience and amplify their message. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:15:00 GMT Jacob Hall At Restaurants, Calorie Counts Shape Most Customers' Orders Calorie counts do matter – 57 percent of customers use menus' nutritional information when deciding what to order, according to a new CDC survey. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:18:00 GMT Kate Taylor Chicken Prices Are Rising Because of Rooster Infertility. (We're Serious.) Forget agriculture -- these chickens need some Viagra-culture. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:20:00 GMT Kate Taylor Soon, Applebee's May Be Asking You to Put Your Phone Away The casual-dining giant wants you to play and pay with its shiny, new tablets. Not yours, and specifically not on Tuesdays. Check, please. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:02:00 GMT Kim Lachance Shandrow Controversial Reservation 'Scalping' Site Rethinks Its Mission A startup that allows customers to pay for restaurant reservations is doing a 'soft pivot' following outrage from the restaurant industry. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:33:00 GMT Kate Taylor Crumbs Could Get Reprieve Thanks to Investor Group The recently shuttered cupcake chain could stay open with financing help from an investor group. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:49:00 GMT Katie Little Cupcake Chain Crumbs Closes All Stores A week after being delisted from Nasdaq, Crumbs has abruptly closed all 65 locations nationwide. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:00:00 GMT Kate Taylor 6 Super-Hot Food Trends You Need to Know About Barbecue, snack mashups and the next Sriracha – here's what Technomic predicts restaurants will be serving up in the second half of 2014. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:49:00 GMT Kate Taylor Georgetown Cupcake Founders: We're Living Proof That the Cupcake Isn't Dead Reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated, say the duo behind one of the nation's leading cupcakeries. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:00:00 GMT Geoff Weiss If You Fry It, They Will Come. Cronuts and the Business Case for Imitation. This hybrid dessert trend created opportunity across the country. We explain what the Cronut’s success can teach you. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:15:00 GMT Rosemary Lane California Lifts Glove Law for Food Handlers After months of protest from the food industry, California repealed its controversial glove requirement law. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:58:00 GMT Kate Taylor Franchise Players: Creating Collaboration, Not Competition, Within a Franchise Chad Piepenburg's job is more than running his own Smoothie Factory location. It's also working to help other franchisees succeed. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:30:00 GMT Kate Taylor Food Truck Fare Is Getting Pricier. Here's Why. Food trucks saw a boom in the recession, but as competition has grown so have the costs for consumers. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 16:30:00 GMT Bo McMillan Cupcake Chain Crumbs Delisted From Nasdaq The largest cupcake chain in the U.S. is set to delist, after failing to meet stockholder equity requirement. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:20:00 GMT Kate Taylor Grocery-Delivery Startups Are Eating Up New Markets Are groceries among the last untapped e-commerce opportunities? At least two startup companies think so. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:00:00 GMT Gabrielle Karol Franchise Players: 'Cupcake Wars' Champ Takes on Franchising After helping Sweet Arleen's win its third challenge on the Food Network show 'Cupcake Wars,' the cupcake chain's front-of-house manager opened a franchise of his own. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:30:00 GMT Kate Taylor El Pollo Loco Files to Go Public The California-based Mexican grilled-chicken franchise, which attempted to go public in 2006, is eyeing a $100 million IPO. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:38:00 GMT Kate Taylor