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Grocery-Delivery Startups Are Eating Up New Markets

Are groceries among the last untapped e-commerce opportunities? At least two startup companies think so.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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?

Taco Bell is rolling out the Quesarito -- a quesadilla burrito combination -- nationwide on June 9.

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

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

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'

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

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

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?

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

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

The founders of Cinnaholic want to make their customizable cinnamon rolls a national brand. Here's how they snagged $200,000 on 'Shank Tank.'
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