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Krispy Kreme's Quirky 'Pirate' Promotion Lures Hungry Buccaneers

Krispy Kreme's celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day is attracting traffic both online and in the franchise's stores.

Coming to 7-Eleven: Dry Roasted Edamame, Other Healthy Snacks

While the Slurpee will remain, the convenience franchise is now offering healthier snack options such as organic trail mix and soy nuts.

What's the Next Kale? How Business Owners Can Capitalize on Food Trends

Stemming from the nation's current obsession with kale are some important lessons for business owners about how to latch onto trends.

How Bacon in Your Ice Cream and Peanut Butter on Your Pizza Can Mean Money in Your Pocket

Getting creative and surprising about what your restaurant menu offers is one way to set yourself apart from the competition.

A Foodie Startup Nixes Web for Brick-and-Mortar Shop

Freshfully started as a virtual marketplace for finding local food. When connecting buyers with their farm-fresh fare proved tricky, the Alabama startup shifted to a traditional street-side model.

With So Much Focus On Healthy Eating, Should I Franchise French Fries?

See how to get your questions answered and ensure your business concept will succeed in the market before you start the official franchise process.

Not Sure What to Eat? This App Knows What You're Craving

A new tool uses a 'neural-network algorithm' to analyze millions of reviews and then recommend restaurants based on the foods you love the most.

The Fastest-Growing Global Food Franchises

As more people around the world achieve the middle class, they can't seem to get enough of American fast food.

3 Ingredients to a Kick-Ass Restaurant

If you want to open your own restaurant, be prepared for stiff competition. Here are three ways to make your establishment stand out from the pack.

More Reasons to Rethink Paper Records

In this case study, RM Foods deployed an ERP system that helps it keep better track of inventory and financials than spreadsheets and handwritten paperwork.

What You Can Learn From the Simple Brilliance of Chipotle's Design

The fast food Mexican grill franchise sets a standard for modern restaurants.

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Says He's Not Afraid of Dunkin' Donuts

The Starbucks chairman and CEO says he isn't losing any sleep over Dunkin' Donuts expansion into California.

Taco Bell Avoids Childhood-Obesity Debate by Axing Kids' Meals

The Mexican-style fast-food chain said it was discontinuing menu items and toys geared toward children, as the national debate on obesity intensifies.

Top Food Franchises of 2013

Restaurants or other food-related businesses represent a large portion of our franchise 500 ranking. Here is a list of the 122 food-related companies by category.

Unique Theme Gives Sandwich Franchise a Boost

Scott Jenning's marijuana-themed sandwich business, Cheba Hut, goes beyond the gimmick to win over customers.

How a New Grocery Store Concept Reduces Waste and Increases Profits

Two brothers created a zero-waste, packaging-free grocery store that operates in a smaller space and provides healthier food choices.

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.

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

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.

The story of two brothers who brought Soviet inspired coffeehouses to the U.S.

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

BikeCaffe, a British franchise concept, brings the coffee house to the customer.

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

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

The story of one La Cocina graduate and her quest to cook up authentic Mexican tastes.
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