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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

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

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

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

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

Four factors that led to Fatburger's financial comeback.

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

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

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

A PGA player tees off to improve Native American health.

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

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

How Two Business Students Created Nutrition Bars for Dancers

Julia Erickson and Aaron Ingley were both ballet dancers and business students when they came up with an idea to keep dancers full between rehearsals.

An Entrepreneurial American Couple Conquer Paris' Food Scene

With a little experience and their own money an American couple opens a wine bar and restaurant in the City of Light.

Inside the Success of Second-to-Market Companies

Innovators may grab the glory, but late-to-market companies can still finish first.

Luckyrice Taps Into a Ready Market

An Asian-focused food festival marketing company waited for the right moment to open.

A Day in the Life of a Mobile Food Mogul

Some of the challenges inherent in developing, starting and operating a successful mobile food business.

Four Companies Transforming the Franchising World

Franchising may not seem like an innovative endeavor, but these businesses are game changers.

Pizza Fusion Takes Green Mainstream

The organic pizza franchise wants its eco-friendly mission to exist subtly in the background.

4 Ways to Get Your Product on the Shelves at Whole Foods

These entrepreneurs took on the Whole Foods challenge and won, demonstrating that a variety of approaches can help you make the cut.

Established Companies Try Franchising

Decades-old companies decide to give franchising a go.

A Beer Veteran Tries His Hand at Cider

Brewmaster Gregory Hall brings 'advanced' cider to the U.S.

Golden Krust Franchise Brings Jamaican Flavor Stateside

How an immigrant family business grew by expanding their menu of Jamaican fast food.

Spotlight: Justin's Nut Butter's Justin Gold, Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalist

Justin Gold founded his organic nut butter company after his roommates couldn't stop eating his homemade creations. His commitment to healthy foods makes him a finalist for Entrepreneur of 2012.
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