Food Businesses

Shake Shack IPO Is Hot But Can It Match Chipotle?
IPOs

Shake Shack IPO Is Hot But Can It Match Chipotle?

The IPO market has been particularly fruitful recently for so-called fast-casual restaurant operators.
How This 'Shark Tank' Champ Is Building a Bagel Balls Empire
Shark Tank

How This 'Shark Tank' Champ Is Building a Bagel Balls Empire

Following a $275,000 investment from Lori Greiner on Shark Tank, Bantam Bagels is taking on wholesale and online, while maintaining its NYC bagel shop.
Kate Taylor
This Family Business Begun in a Basement Has Gone Big Time
Family Businesses

This Family Business Begun in a Basement Has Gone Big Time

Lifeway Kefir was begun a generation ago on a shoestring budget and is now a $150-million operation.
Daphne Mallory
Slice of Heaven: How Flippin' Pizza Is Doing Fast-Casual Pizza Differently
Franchise 500

Slice of Heaven: How Flippin' Pizza Is Doing Fast-Casual Pizza Differently

New to the list, Flippin' Pizza serves New York-style pies by the slice.
Food-Tech Startup Soylent Snags $20 Million in Funding
Funding

Food-Tech Startup Soylent Snags $20 Million in Funding

'We will make food so cheap only the rich will cook,' says Soylent founder Rob Rhinehart regarding the investment.
Kate Taylor
Pretty People Eat for Free at This Chinese Restaurant
Food Businesses

Pretty People Eat for Free at This Chinese Restaurant

A restaurant in central China is offering free meals to the 50 most beautiful customers who walk through the doors every day, as judged by a panel of local plastic surgeons.
Kate Taylor
Online-Grocery Delivery Service Instacart Lands $220 Million From Kleiner Perkins
Investors

Online-Grocery Delivery Service Instacart Lands $220 Million From Kleiner Perkins

The company says it will use the cash to grow into new markets and create new partnerships.
6 Food Trends to Watch Out for in 2015
Trends

6 Food Trends to Watch Out for in 2015

Sour flavors, vegetable mashups, a ramen renaissance and more extreme food trends are on tap for this year.
Kate Taylor
Dunkin' Donuts to Make Massive Push Into China
Dunkin Donuts

Dunkin' Donuts to Make Massive Push Into China

China will soon run on Dunkin' as the chain hopes to gain a stronger foothold with 1,400 new locations.
Styrofoam to Be Banned in New York City Beginning July 1
Styrofoam

Styrofoam to Be Banned in New York City Beginning July 1

Starting this summer, Styrofoam takeout containers and packing peanuts will no longer be allowed in the city.
Kate Taylor
McDonald's Japan Apologizes After Tooth Found in Food
McDonalds

McDonald's Japan Apologizes After Tooth Found in Food

After declining sales, a french-fry shortage and this latest scandal, executives probably miss the days when their biggest concern was the Hamburglar.
Regulation Jiu-Jitsu: How These Two Ladies Made an Illegal Business Legal
Trep Talk

Regulation Jiu-Jitsu: How These Two Ladies Made an Illegal Business Legal

Co-founders Christina Ha and Emilie Legrand knew that opening a cat cafe in New York City was going to violate regulations. That didn't stop them.
Catherine Clifford
Report: Chobani Is Considering Replacing Its CEO
Chobani

Report: Chobani Is Considering Replacing Its CEO

After a product recall and some large profit losses, the Greek yogurt company is reportedly mulling a management shakeup.
Grocery Delivery Startup Instacart Reportedly Raises $220 Million
Growth Strategies

Grocery Delivery Startup Instacart Reportedly Raises $220 Million

The latest round is said to value the two-year-old company at roughly $2 billion.
Nina Zipkin