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Health Department Isn't Laughing at Dumb Starbucks' Parody Coffee
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Health Department Isn't Laughing at Dumb Starbucks' Parody Coffee

While Comedy Central was revealed to be behind Dumb Starbucks, it was the lack of proper permits that doomed the shop.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: How This Pizza Chain Power Couple Balances Business and Romance
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Franchise Players: How This Pizza Chain Power Couple Balances Business and Romance

Phil and Denise Downing started as delivery drivers at Topper's Pizza in the late '90s. Here's how they've grown closer as they've moved up the ranks.
Kate Taylor
Will 'Dumb Starbucks' Be Smart Enough to Get Away With Selling Parody Coffee?
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Will 'Dumb Starbucks' Be Smart Enough to Get Away With Selling Parody Coffee?

A coffee shop called Dumb Starbucks opened this weekend in Los Angeles. The only difference from the original? The word 'dumb' in front of its name.
Kate Taylor
A One-Stop Cooking and E-Commerce Site Heats Up
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A One-Stop Cooking and E-Commerce Site Heats Up

Food52 is both a curated cooking site and an online shop for kitchen and home goods.
Gwen Moran
Encouraged by Solid Year, Dunkin' Aims to Conquer New Markets
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Encouraged by Solid Year, Dunkin' Aims to Conquer New Markets

The first year that Dunkin' has sold commitments in California, the company increased revenue 8.5 percent.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: Franchising Gave This Young b.good Owner Real-World Experience
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Franchise Players: Franchising Gave This Young b.good Owner Real-World Experience

When Bill Zolper opened a b.Good franchise, his years studying entrepreneurship were put to the test.
Kate Taylor
Ladurée's Sweet Ascent: How a Fad Food Is Spawning an International Empire
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Ladurée's Sweet Ascent: How a Fad Food Is Spawning an International Empire

The Holder family has turned the Parisian bakery Ladurée -- famous for its macarons -- into a global brand that's about to open its first American flagship and venture into ecommerce.
Geoff Weiss
We the People Want McDonald's to Give Us a Veggie Burger
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We the People Want McDonald's to Give Us a Veggie Burger

More than 87,000 people including celebs such as Ellen DeGeneres and Pamela Anderson have signed a petition asking McDonald's for a McVeggie.
Kate Taylor
3 Culinary Startups Heating Up the Food Industry
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3 Culinary Startups Heating Up the Food Industry

With space and mentorship, the Hot Bread Kitchen incubator provides a location for food startups to start cooking up a storm.
Brittany VanBibber and Justin Snyder
Franchise Players: A Complete Nutrition Franchisee on Learning to 'Be the Boss'
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Franchise Players: A Complete Nutrition Franchisee on Learning to 'Be the Boss'

Ashley Olson's employers turned into her biggest cheerleaders when she was chosen by Complete Nutrition's owners to open her own franchise.
Kate Taylor
Chobani Can't Be Marketed as 'Greek Yogurt' in the U.K.
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Chobani Can't Be Marketed as 'Greek Yogurt' in the U.K.

A British court ruled that Chobani can't call their product 'Greek yogurt' because it is made in the U.S.
Kate Taylor
Burger With A Side of Heroin? McDonald's Worker Found Selling Drugs in Happy Meals
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Burger With A Side of Heroin? McDonald's Worker Found Selling Drugs in Happy Meals

A McDonald's employee in Pittsburgh was arrested for selling heroin to customers at the drive-thru.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: The Sweet Success and Brand Support of a Cinnabon Franchisee
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Franchise Players: The Sweet Success and Brand Support of a Cinnabon Franchisee

A Q&A with Miguel Di Costanzo on what happened when his hard work caught the eye of his 'Undercover Boss.'
Kate Taylor
Southern Hospitality: Home Depot, Chick-Fil-A and Others Open Doors to Snow-Stranded Drivers
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Southern Hospitality: Home Depot, Chick-Fil-A and Others Open Doors to Snow-Stranded Drivers

As a snowstorm turned Georgia and Alabama into a scene out of a zombie movie, businesses lent a helping hand.
Kate Taylor