Food Businesses

Grocery-Delivery Startups Are Eating Up New Markets
Food Businesses

Grocery-Delivery Startups Are Eating Up New Markets

Are groceries among the last untapped e-commerce opportunities? At least two startup companies think so.
Gabrielle Karol
Franchise Players: 'Cupcake Wars' Champ Takes on Franchising
Franchise Players

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.
Kate Taylor
El Pollo Loco Files to Go Public
IPO

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.
Kate Taylor
Cracker Jack Seeks Relaunch on Social Media
Social Media Marketing

Cracker Jack Seeks Relaunch on Social Media

The company is hoping to drum up buzz with its first ad campaign in several years, which will take place on Facebook
Geoff Weiss
Whole Foods Fined for Overcharging California Customers
Pricing

Whole Foods Fined for Overcharging California Customers

Think Whole Foods is too expensive? The city attorneys of Los Angeles, Santa Monica and San Francisco are of a similar mind.
Geoff Weiss
Restaurants Seek Alternatives as FDA's Salt Crackdown Looms
Regulations

Restaurants Seek Alternatives as FDA's Salt Crackdown Looms

As the FDA prepares new guidelines, restaurants are cutting back on sodium and salt companies are researching alternatives.
Kate Taylor
Aim for a Big Bite of the Restaurant Market With These 7 Steps to a Successful Launch
Restaurants

Aim for a Big Bite of the Restaurant Market With These 7 Steps to a Successful Launch

There's no secret sauce for making a new eatery profitable but careful planning surely helps.
Jesse Torres
How Purpose and Social Responsibility Can Set a Startup Apart
Social Responsibility

How Purpose and Social Responsibility Can Set a Startup Apart

Campbell's CEO says new business owners can differentiate their enterprise with ideals that resonate with consumers, their evolving values and needs.
Denise Morrison
Why Franchises Have Discovered Food Trucks
International Franchise Association

Why Franchises Have Discovered Food Trucks

The Original Soupman -- of Seinfeld fame -- says the food truck business offers unique opportunities for franchisees.
Geoff Weiss
Startup Aims to Meet Tech Challenges of Dining Industry
Food Businesses

Startup Aims to Meet Tech Challenges of Dining Industry

Red Book Connect's solutions for the four biggest issues restaurants face are already embraced by large numbers of businesses.
Adam Toren
Franchise Players: I Became a Multi-Unit Franchisee While Still in College
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: I Became a Multi-Unit Franchisee While Still in College

Aneesh Patel got an early start in the food industry, opening five restaurant franchises before he graduated from college.
Kate Taylor
Why Restaurants Have Rules Against Really Big Tips
Tipping Guide

Why Restaurants Have Rules Against Really Big Tips

A Waffle House waitress nearly lost a $1,000 tip due to company policy, raising the question: how should restaurants deal with unexpected windfalls?
Kate Taylor
Questions to Ask Before Saying, 'Honey, I Think We're Ready to Franchise'
Franchise

Questions to Ask Before Saying, 'Honey, I Think We're Ready to Franchise'

Want to take it to the next level? This gut check will let you know if you should proceed, or continue working on your business.
Jeff Sinelli
Our Top Food Franchises
Franchises

Our Top Food Franchises

Quick-service and full-service restaurants plus retail food businesses accounted for over one quarter of our top franchises for 2014, proving that food franchises are a healthy business.
Tracy Stapp Herold