News and Articles About Food Businesses

Burger King Franchisees Aren't 'Satisfried' with Satisfries
Burger King

Burger King Franchisees Aren't 'Satisfried' with Satisfries

Many Burger King franchisees are dropping the lower calorie fries after less than a year on the menu.
Kate Taylor
Great-Grandchildren of 'Aunt Jemima' File $2 Billion Suit Against Quaker Oats
Legal Center

Great-Grandchildren of 'Aunt Jemima' File $2 Billion Suit Against Quaker Oats

The heirs of Anna Short Harrington -- the second-ever woman to serve as the face of the Aunt Jemima breakfast brand -- are alleging 60 years of unpaid royalties in a brand new lawsuit.
Geoff Weiss
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Who Should Be Named Our 'Established Entrepreneur of 2014?' Cast Your Vote.
Entrepreneur of 2014

Who Should Be Named Our 'Established Entrepreneur of 2014?' Cast Your Vote.

Our five finalists have made their mark in the worlds of gift cards, payment processing, food delivery, music packaging and chai tea.
Geoff Weiss
Square Scoops Up Fancy Food Delivery Startup 'Caviar'
Mergers and Acquisitions

Square Scoops Up Fancy Food Delivery Startup 'Caviar'

Caviar, which delivers meals from high-end restaurants that don't typically offer delivery, represents new territory for the electronic payments company.
Geoff Weiss
The Real Cost of Giving Terrible Customer Service
Customer Service

The Real Cost of Giving Terrible Customer Service

What you can learn from one startup that botched a delivery and lost me as a customer forever.
Carol Roth
This Insane Ice Cream Changes Color When You Lick It
Innovation

This Insane Ice Cream Changes Color When You Lick It

In an ice-cream innovation that seems straight out of Willy Wonka, a Spanish physicist-turned-chef is serving up scoops that change color as you eat them.
Kate Taylor
The 25 Most Innovative Consumer and Retail Brands
Innovation

The 25 Most Innovative Consumer and Retail Brands

Investment marketplace CircleUp picks companies that are pioneering new categories and re-imagining new industries.
Ryan Caldbeck
This New Orleans Food-Tech Startup Is Turning the Tables on the Restaurant Industry
Restaurants

This New Orleans Food-Tech Startup Is Turning the Tables on the Restaurant Industry

New Orleans-based meal-experience company Dinner Lab depends on participants giving their honest feedback on every course.
Catherine Clifford
Why Entrepreneurs Are Jumping on the Drinkable Meal Bandwagon
Entrepreneurs

Why Entrepreneurs Are Jumping on the Drinkable Meal Bandwagon

Entrepreneurs' drive to be on the edge of innovation is leading to a new market for super-food slurries that aim to revolutionize eating as we know it.
Kate Taylor
Food Trucks Share Social Media Secrets
Winning Strategies

Food Trucks Share Social Media Secrets

Who knows social media better than mobile businesses? We asked food trucks in Brooklyn and Austin how they build audience and amplify their message.
Jacob Hall
At Restaurants, Calorie Counts Shape Most Customers' Orders
Personal Health

At Restaurants, Calorie Counts Shape Most Customers' Orders

Calorie counts do matter – 57 percent of customers use menus' nutritional information when deciding what to order, according to a new CDC survey.
Kate Taylor
Chicken Prices Are Rising Because of Rooster Infertility. (We're Serious.)
Chicken

Chicken Prices Are Rising Because of Rooster Infertility. (We're Serious.)

Forget agriculture -- these chickens need some Viagra-culture.
Kate Taylor
Soon, Applebee's May Be Asking You to Put Your Phone Away
Technology

Soon, Applebee's May Be Asking You to Put Your Phone Away

The casual-dining giant wants you to play and pay with its shiny, new tablets. Not yours, and specifically not on Tuesdays. Check, please.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Controversial Reservation 'Scalping' Site Rethinks Its Mission
Pivots

Controversial Reservation 'Scalping' Site Rethinks Its Mission

A startup that allows customers to pay for restaurant reservations is doing a 'soft pivot' following outrage from the restaurant industry.
Kate Taylor