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The 'Smart Slice' Is Coming: 5 Fast-Food Trends for 2015
Franchise

The 'Smart Slice' Is Coming: 5 Fast-Food Trends for 2015

From Taco Bell to Dunkin Donuts, fast-food giants are innovating heavily as they look to take a bigger bite of the market.
Brian Sozzi
Breaded Chicken Sandwiches Are Having a Moment
Chicken

Breaded Chicken Sandwiches Are Having a Moment

The chicken sandwich may not be the sexiest menu item, but about 2.4 billion of them were served in the last year.
Kate Taylor
A Startup That Tastes Good and Does Good
Impact Investing

A Startup That Tastes Good and Does Good

Greyston Bakery has a social mission that's baked in to the business itself.
Jenny Griffin
How Revolution Foods Made a Business of Healthy Food for Healthier Students
Impact Investing

How Revolution Foods Made a Business of Healthy Food for Healthier Students

Lunches for low-income students weren't an easy sell to investors, initially, but the results and the social good eventually became a major selling point.
Jessica Pothering
Crumbs's Comeback Begins With Grand Reopening and Pastry Mashups
Crumbs Bake Shop

Crumbs's Comeback Begins With Grand Reopening and Pastry Mashups

Crumbs is celebrating its reopening under new owners Marcus Lemonis and Fischer Enterprises with 'Crumbnuts' and 'Baissants.'
Kate Taylor
35 Restaurants Where the Customer Isn't Right
Customer Service

35 Restaurants Where the Customer Isn't Right

Maybe Seinfeld's infamous "soup Nazi" knew a little something about entrepreneurship.
Kate Taylor
How This Savvy 10-Year-Old Launched a Budding Cookie Business
Young Entrepreneurs

How This Savvy 10-Year-Old Launched a Budding Cookie Business

Ten-year-old Cory Nieves, founder and CEO of Mr. Cory's Cookies, rakes in roughly $1,000 each week and has hopes of one day helming his own fashion line.
Geoff Weiss
How 'Happy Family' Became Healthy Baby-Food Pioneers
Impact Investing

How 'Happy Family' Became Healthy Baby-Food Pioneers

This organic baby food startup got acquired and took on some of the biggest players in the market.
Jessica Pothering
How Food Makers Are Convincing America to Eat Bugs
Food Businesses

How Food Makers Are Convincing America to Eat Bugs

A swarm of companies selling insect-based food items has descended upon the American market. Can they persuade consumers that eating bugs isn't a punishment?
Kate Taylor
Pepsi Files Patent to Put Pop Rocks in Granola Bars
Patents

Pepsi Files Patent to Put Pop Rocks in Granola Bars

In yet another food mashup, PepsiCo is hoping to make granola pop with the addition of "carbonated candy" like Pop Rocks.
Kate Taylor
Dig Inn Founder: 'I Wouldn't Let People Tell You That You Can't Do Things'
Trep Talk

Dig Inn Founder: 'I Wouldn't Let People Tell You That You Can't Do Things'

To keep prices low and be able to expand its model, this farm-to-table eatery will have to continue to reinvent the restaurant supply chain.
Catherine Clifford
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There's Now a Crowdfunding Campaign for a Permanent Cat Café in NYC
Crowdfunding

There's Now a Crowdfunding Campaign for a Permanent Cat Café in NYC

Good news for cat lovers: a cat sanctuary and tea house is trying to open in NYC, if it can raise $65,000 in startup funds.
Kate Taylor
Flat Year for Fast-Food Is Bad News for the Restaurant Business
Restaurants

Flat Year for Fast-Food Is Bad News for the Restaurant Business

While fine dining visits were up 3 percent from last year, quick-service restaurants fell flat.
Kate Taylor
With Soda Sales Down Anyway, Coke and Pepsi Vow to Promote Healthier Drinks
Soda

With Soda Sales Down Anyway, Coke and Pepsi Vow to Promote Healthier Drinks

At the Clinton Global Initiative, Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Dr Pepper pledged to cut beverage calories by one-fifth in the next decade.
Kate Taylor