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Franchise Players: Burger Franchisee on How Not to Get Fried
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Burger Franchisee on How Not to Get Fried

A baby boomer with decades of experience in the franchise industry explains what franchisees should look for in a brand.
Kate Taylor
Take-and-Bake Pizza Chain Papa Murphy's Files for $70 Million IPO
IPO

Take-and-Bake Pizza Chain Papa Murphy's Files for $70 Million IPO

Hungry for investors, the franchisee-friendly pizza chain is getting ready for its public debut.
Kate Taylor
Pasta Maker Barilla Opens First Restaurant, Aims to Be 'Italian Version of Chipotle'
Restaurant Business

Pasta Maker Barilla Opens First Restaurant, Aims to Be 'Italian Version of Chipotle'

It's not often that a packaged food brand opens a restaurant, but that's exactly what the 138-year-old Barilla company is doing.
Kate Taylor
How to Take Consumers From 'What's That?' to 'I'll Try It'
Marketing

How to Take Consumers From 'What's That?' to 'I'll Try It'

New businesses face the challenge of first getting products on shelves, then convincing customers to buy it.
Sean Olson
100-Year-Old Jolly Time Pop Corn Offers Kernels of Wisdom
Forward thinkers

100-Year-Old Jolly Time Pop Corn Offers Kernels of Wisdom

Fourth-generation owners Garry and Carlton Smith share how their family-owned business has stayed fresh for a century.
Kelly K. Spors
The Truth About the Cronut Creator's Cookie Shots at SXSW
SXSW

The Truth About the Cronut Creator's Cookie Shots at SXSW

Thanks to a commitment to big ideas, a dessert became one of the breakout launches at SXSW.
Linda Lacina
Chiquita and Fyffes Merge to Create World's Largest Banana Company
Mergers

Chiquita and Fyffes Merge to Create World's Largest Banana Company

Two historic brands merge to create ChiquitaFyffes, a company expected to sell 160 million boxes of bananas annually.
Kate Taylor
A New Kind of Trailer Park: Entrepreneurs Create Community for Mobile Businesses
Business Unusual

A New Kind of Trailer Park: Entrepreneurs Create Community for Mobile Businesses

Food trucks and mobile businesses find their homes in parks and malls.
Kate Taylor
Inventor of the Cronut Reveals His Latest Creation
Food Businesses

Inventor of the Cronut Reveals His Latest Creation

The quirky chef will debut his Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Shots exclusively this weekend at SXSW, but may soon sell them at his New York City bakery.
Geoff Weiss
Cerberus Purchases Safeway in $9B Deal
Acquisitions

Cerberus Purchases Safeway in $9B Deal

Cerberus Capital Management, which already owns grocery chain Albertsons, will purchase the 1,600-store Safeway chain.
Sbarro, a Food-Court Staple, May File for Bankruptcy as Early as Next Week
Pizza

Sbarro, a Food-Court Staple, May File for Bankruptcy as Early as Next Week

If 2014 is the year fast-food pizza dies, Sbarro may be the first victim. According to reports, the chain is preparing to file for bankruptcy.
Kate Taylor
Burger King Replaces Regular Fries With 'Satisfries' in Kid's Meals
Burger King

Burger King Replaces Regular Fries With 'Satisfries' in Kid's Meals

The burger chain's lower-calorie fries will now serve as the standard fry in Burger King's Kid's Meals.
Kate Taylor
Chipotle Says Global Warming May Mean the End of Guacamole
Chipotle

Chipotle Says Global Warming May Mean the End of Guacamole

The burrito chain has said that if climate change continues to adversely affect the weather, some options may be dropped from the menu.
Kate Taylor
Olive Garden Undergoes 'Brand Renaissance' as Investors' Criticism Intensifies
Olive Garden

Olive Garden Undergoes 'Brand Renaissance' as Investors' Criticism Intensifies

Yesterday, Olive Garden revealed a new logo and revamped restaurants. However, investors still want the chain to be cut off.
Kate Taylor