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This Startup Just Raised $23 Million Thanks to Wealthiest Man in Asia

This Startup Just Raised $23 Million Thanks to Wealthiest Man in Asia

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Egg-replacement startup Hampton Creek has raised its biggest round of funding to date thanks to the investment of Asian billionaire Li Ka-shing.
February 18, 2014 in Startup Financing
Chipotle's New Series Feels Like House of Cards, But Without the Good Parts

Chipotle's New Series Feels Like House of Cards, But Without the Good Parts

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Chipotle premiered the first episode of its comedy series Farmed and Dangerous this Monday on Hulu.
February 18, 2014 in Advertising
Online Marketplace Abe's Market to Start Funding Organic Businesses

Online Marketplace Abe's Market to Start Funding Organic Businesses

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The team behind online marketplace Abe's Market already gives natural product entrepreneurs a platform to showcase their products. Now, they want to help them grow their businesses by making direct investments.
February 18, 2014 in Venture Capital
Photos: Under the Radar: 10 Startups to Watch in 2014

Under the Radar: 10 Startups to Watch in 2014

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Entrepreneur.com partnered with Social Media Week to come up with a list of startups that have potential for a breakout year.
February 17, 2014 in Success Stories
Pizza for Proposals, Kisses for Burritos: 5 Chains With the Quirkiest Valentine's Day Deals

Pizza for Proposals, Kisses for Burritos: 5 Chains With the Quirkiest Valentine's Day Deals

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Looking for low-cost dates this Valentine's Day? These five chains, including White Castle, Qdoba and Fazoli's, have you covered.
February 14, 2014 in Franchises
How This Food Blogger Convinced Chick-fil-A to Go Antibiotics Free

How This Food Blogger Convinced Chick-fil-A to Go Antibiotics Free

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Chick-fil-A announced yesterday it would be the first national fast food chain to use antibiotic-free chicken. Here's how Food Babe Vani Hari helped make it happen.
February 12, 2014 in Franchises
Health Department Isn't Laughing at Dumb Starbucks' Parody Coffee

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

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While Comedy Central was revealed to be behind Dumb Starbucks, it was the lack of proper permits that doomed the shop.
February 11, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: How This Pizza Chain Power Couple Balances Business and Romance

Franchise Players: How This Pizza Chain Power Couple Balances Business and Romance

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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.
February 11, 2014 in Franchises
Will 'Dumb Starbucks' Be Smart Enough to Get Away With Selling Parody Coffee?

Will 'Dumb Starbucks' Be Smart Enough to Get Away With Selling Parody Coffee?

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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.
February 10, 2014 in Franchises
A One-Stop Cooking and E-Commerce Site Heats Up

A One-Stop Cooking and E-Commerce Site Heats Up

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Food52 is both a curated cooking site and an online shop for kitchen and home goods.
February 9, 2014 in Business Ideas
Encouraged by Solid Year, Dunkin' Aims to Conquer New Markets

Encouraged by Solid Year, Dunkin' Aims to Conquer New Markets

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The first year that Dunkin' has sold commitments in California, the company increased revenue 8.5 percent.
February 7, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: Franchising Gave This Young b.good Owner Real-World Experience

Franchise Players: Franchising Gave This Young b.good Owner Real-World Experience

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When Bill Zolper opened a b.Good franchise, his years studying entrepreneurship were put to the test.
February 6, 2014 in Franchises
Ladurée's Sweet Ascent: How a Fad Food Is Spawning an International Empire

Ladurée's Sweet Ascent: How a Fad Food Is Spawning an International Empire

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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.
February 3, 2014 in Profiles
We the People Want McDonald's to Give Us a Veggie Burger

We the People Want McDonald's to Give Us a Veggie Burger

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More than 87,000 people including celebs such as Ellen DeGeneres and Pamela Anderson have signed a petition asking McDonald's for a McVeggie.
January 31, 2014 in Franchises
3 Culinary Startups Heating Up the Food Industry

3 Culinary Startups Heating Up the Food Industry

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With space and mentorship, the Hot Bread Kitchen incubator provides a location for food startups to start cooking up a storm.
January 31, 2014 in Starting a Business
Franchise Players: A Complete Nutrition Franchisee on Learning to 'Be the Boss'

Franchise Players: A Complete Nutrition Franchisee on Learning to 'Be the Boss'

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Ashley Olson's employers turned into her biggest cheerleaders when she was chosen by Complete Nutrition's owners to open her own franchise.
January 31, 2014 in Franchises
Chobani Can't Be Marketed as 'Greek Yogurt' in the U.K.

Chobani Can't Be Marketed as 'Greek Yogurt' in the U.K.

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A British court ruled that Chobani can't call their product 'Greek yogurt' because it is made in the U.S.
January 30, 2014 in Business Management
Burger With A Side of Heroin? McDonald's Worker Found Selling Drugs in Happy Meals

Burger With A Side of Heroin? McDonald's Worker Found Selling Drugs in Happy Meals

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A McDonald's employee in Pittsburgh was arrested for selling heroin to customers at the drive-thru.
January 30, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: The Sweet Success and Brand Support of a Cinnabon Franchisee

Franchise Players: The Sweet Success and Brand Support of a Cinnabon Franchisee

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A Q&A with Miguel Di Costanzo on what happened when his hard work caught the eye of his 'Undercover Boss.'
January 30, 2014 in Franchises
Southern Hospitality: Home Depot, Chick-Fil-A and Others Open Doors to Snow-Stranded Drivers

Southern Hospitality: Home Depot, Chick-Fil-A and Others Open Doors to Snow-Stranded Drivers

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As a snowstorm turned Georgia and Alabama into a scene out of a zombie movie, businesses lent a helping hand.
January 29, 2014 in Franchises
Everything Seems to Be Getting Worse for Company Behind Red Lobster, Olive Garden

Everything Seems to Be Getting Worse for Company Behind Red Lobster, Olive Garden

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Darden Restaurants continues to struggle, cutting employees and dealing with investors who are challenging the company's decisions.
January 29, 2014 in Franchises
Chipotle Is Making a Dark Comedy Series About Industrial Farming. (Yes, Seriously.)

Chipotle Is Making a Dark Comedy Series About Industrial Farming. (Yes, Seriously.)

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The burrito chain is releasing a four-part comedy series on Hulu next month that offers a satirical take on industrial farming.
January 27, 2014 in Advertising
Don't Panic: There Will Definitely Be Enough Chicken Wings for the Super Bowl

Don't Panic: There Will Definitely Be Enough Chicken Wings for the Super Bowl

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With the biggest weekend for wings consumption looming, the chicken industry and restaurants are ready.
January 24, 2014 in Franchises
Photos: How 10 Savvy Companies Use Food to Boost Morale and Collaboration

How 10 Savvy Companies Use Food to Boost Morale and Collaboration

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The key to your staff's heart (and productivity) might be through their stomachs. Check out the innovative ways these companies are getting work done while keeping bellies full and spirits high.
January 22, 2014 in Business Management
How Denny's Weirdness Wins the Social Media Game

How Denny's Weirdness Wins the Social Media Game

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Denny's stands out in social media by breaking the rules-- and posting photos of pugs in seas of ranch dressing.
January 20, 2014 in Franchises

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