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Why Franchises Have Discovered Food Trucks

Why Franchises Have Discovered Food Trucks

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

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

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.
Why Restaurants Have Rules Against Really Big Tips

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?
Questions to Ask Before Saying, 'Honey, I Think We're Ready to 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.
Our Top Food 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.
How We Got Our Unlikely At-Home Cocktail Mixer on Store Shelves

How We Got Our Unlikely At-Home Cocktail Mixer on Store Shelves

The co-founders of this tea mixer company talk mentors, starting up and marketing a product that's the first of its kind.
Will Taco Bell's Latest Mashup Be a Hit?

Will Taco Bell's Latest Mashup Be a Hit?

Taco Bell is rolling out the Quesarito -- a quesadilla burrito combination -- nationwide on June 9.
Reminder: It's National Doughnut Day

Reminder: It's National Doughnut Day

The only thing that makes Friday sweeter? Free doughnuts at Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' Donuts and more.
The No. 1 Thing Restaurants Must Do to Stop Food Poisoning

The No. 1 Thing Restaurants Must Do to Stop Food Poisoning

Want to have happy customers? Don't let this practice go on within your restaurant's walls.
Franchise Players: The Life of a Franchisee Is No Cakewalk

Franchise Players: The Life of a Franchisee Is No Cakewalk

Ed Manns has been in the restaurant business since age 16. Now a Golden Corral franchisee, he knows the industry -- and all its demands -- inside and out.
Oprah Calls This Person the 'Perfect Entrepreneur'

Oprah Calls This Person the 'Perfect Entrepreneur'

In this interview, the talk-show legend talks to this founder about the passion that inspired him to launch an international giant.
Breaking Into a Tough Market? Lessons From 'Cereal' Entrepreneurs

Breaking Into a Tough Market? Lessons From 'Cereal' Entrepreneurs

There's opportunity in every industry, including the established ones, like breakfast cereal. To find success, you just need to think strategically.
What the World's Most Expensive Doughnut Looks Like

What the World's Most Expensive Doughnut Looks Like

Krispy Kreme recently revealed a doughnut covered with gold leaf and edible diamonds, served with 500-year-old Cognac and Don Perignon.
Would You Sip on Drinkable Sunscreen?

Would You Sip on Drinkable Sunscreen?

Gross as it may sounds, a cosmetics company claims to have created a drinkable sunscreen that can block the sun.
The Top Franchise in Every Industry

The Top Franchise in Every Industry

We bring you the 97 franchises that ranked at the top of their sector in Entrepreneur's 2014 Franchise 500.
Cinnaholic Says Cinnamon Buns Are the Next Cupcakes, And 'Shark Tank' Agrees

Cinnaholic Says Cinnamon Buns Are the Next Cupcakes, And 'Shark Tank' Agrees

The founders of Cinnaholic want to make their customizable cinnamon rolls a national brand. Here's how they snagged $200,000 on 'Shank Tank.'
How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)

How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)

Cleveland Whiskey built its credibility before approaching angel investors for money and mentorship.
The Legal Side of Owning a Food Truck

The Legal Side of Owning a Food Truck

Here are the licenses and permits you'll need to get in order to stay on the right side of the law with your mobile food business.
Why 'Burgers for Breakfast' Is Actually a Win for Burger King

Why 'Burgers for Breakfast' Is Actually a Win for Burger King

Burger King is making burgers and fries available during breakfast hours at 5,000 restaurants in the US.
Franchisees: The Do's and Don'ts of Social Media

Franchisees: The Do's and Don'ts of Social Media

Social media is a key way for franchisees to promote their business. Here are 12 big do's and don'ts.
Are You Financially Equipped to Run a Food Truck?

Are You Financially Equipped to Run a Food Truck?

Learn what type of monetary outlay comes with owning and operating a mobile food business.
Why This Entrepreneur Makes All New Hires Live With Him for a Month

Why This Entrepreneur Makes All New Hires Live With Him for a Month

The founder of whiskey company WhistlePig brings all new employees up to his farm in rural, middle-of-no-where Vermont for at least a month. It's costly both in time and money, but he says it's worth every penny.
Subway's Grand Plan to Take Over America

Subway's Grand Plan to Take Over America

Subway's vision of America's future: hummus, thinner slices of meat and 8,000 new U.S. shops.
Food Truck, Cart or Kiosk: The Right Ride for Your Mobile Food Business

Food Truck, Cart or Kiosk: The Right Ride for Your Mobile Food Business

Get the details on just what you need to consider when purchasing the cart, truck or kiosk from which you'll run your mobile food business.
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