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How to Create a Sustainability Program for Your Restaurant

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.
The Cloud-Based Startup Making Waves in Wine Country

The Cloud-Based Startup Making Waves in Wine Country

Napa Valley tastemakers are giving traditional wine sellers a run for their money.
How a Coffee Franchise With Russian Roots Made it in the U.S.

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.
Clif Bar Founders Get Into Venture Capital

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.
Franchise Takes the Cafe Concept on the Road

Franchise Takes the Cafe Concept on the Road

BikeCaffe, a British franchise concept, brings the coffee house to the customer.
Fresh Idea: The Unlikely Inspiration Behind Food-Saver FreshPaper

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.
Franchise Brings a Fresh Take on Beef Jerky

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.
Nonprofit Incubator Teaches Low-Income Women to Build Restaurant Businesses

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.
How a Retired FedEx Exec Built a Mini Sandwich Empire

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.
Philip Romano, Restaurant Artist

Philip Romano, Restaurant Artist

With his incubator in Dallas, longtime restaurateur Philip Romano is looking to usher in a new generation of restaurants.
Former Software Engineer Takes a High-Tech Approach to Farming

Former Software Engineer Takes a High-Tech Approach to Farming

How PodPonics transformed an unused lot in Atlanta into a productive farm.
5 Lessons for Brands From the Burger King Twitter Hack

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.
A Family Business With an Open-Minded Hiring Policy

A Family Business With an Open-Minded Hiring Policy

Dave's Killer Bread, a Milwaukie, Ore.-based family business, gives ex-cons a second chance.

Young Trep Helps Chicagoans Toss Their Stale Cafeteria Food

Chef Jonas Falk’s startup OrganicLife provides healthy and delicious meals to thousands of Chicago-area children.
How Barbeque Helped Break Down Racial Barriers

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.
Roll It Your Way: Customization and Automation Set U-Sushi Apart

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.
Truffle Fries With That? Fast-Food Franchises Spice Up Their Menus

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.
Crash Course in Business Plan Competitions

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.
How One Business Bounced Back from Bankruptcy

How One Business Bounced Back from Bankruptcy

Four factors that led to Fatburger's financial comeback.
Biggest Franchise Trends for 2013

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.
100-Year-Old Pizza Franchise Finally Cracks the Franchise 500

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.
The Biggest Trends in Business for 2013

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.
Health-Food Business Taps Into its Native American Roots

Health-Food Business Taps Into its Native American Roots

A PGA player tees off to improve Native American health.
Day #5: 10 Great Foodie Gifts This Holiday Season

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.
Crowdfunding Site Gives Startups and Small Businesses a Boost

Crowdfunding Site Gives Startups and Small Businesses a Boost

A spin on crowdfunding, Smallknot, asks customers to support local businesses.
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