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Cupcake Chain Crumbs Closes All Stores
Cupcakes

Cupcake Chain Crumbs Closes All Stores

A week after being delisted from Nasdaq, Crumbs has abruptly closed all 65 locations nationwide.
Kate Taylor
6 Super-Hot Food Trends You Need to Know About
News and trends

6 Super-Hot Food Trends You Need to Know About

Barbecue, snack mashups and the next Sriracha – here's what Technomic predicts restaurants will be serving up in the second half of 2014.
Kate Taylor
Georgetown Cupcake Founders: We're Living Proof That the Cupcake Isn't Dead
Food Businesses

Georgetown Cupcake Founders: We're Living Proof That the Cupcake Isn't Dead

Reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated, say the duo behind one of the nation's leading cupcakeries.
Geoff Weiss
If You Fry It, They Will Come. Cronuts and the Business Case for Imitation.
Business Unusual

If You Fry It, They Will Come. Cronuts and the Business Case for Imitation.

This hybrid dessert trend created opportunity across the country. We explain what the Cronut's success can teach you.
Rosemary Lane
California Lifts Glove Law for Food Handlers
Regulations

California Lifts Glove Law for Food Handlers

After months of protest from the food industry, California repealed its controversial glove requirement law.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: Creating Collaboration, Not Competition, Within a Franchise
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Creating Collaboration, Not Competition, Within a Franchise

Chad Piepenburg's job is more than running his own Smoothie Factory location. It's also working to help other franchisees succeed.
Kate Taylor
Food Truck Fare Is Getting Pricier. Here's Why.
Food Businesses

Food Truck Fare Is Getting Pricier. Here's Why.

Food trucks saw a boom in the recession, but as competition has grown so have the costs for consumers.
Cupcake Chain Crumbs Delisted From Nasdaq
Cupcakes

Cupcake Chain Crumbs Delisted From Nasdaq

The largest cupcake chain in the U.S. is set to delist, after failing to meet stockholder equity requirement.
Kate Taylor
Grocery-Delivery Startups Are Eating Up New Markets
Food Businesses

Grocery-Delivery Startups Are Eating Up New Markets

Are groceries among the last untapped e-commerce opportunities? At least two startup companies think so.
Gabrielle Karol
Franchise Players: 'Cupcake Wars' Champ Takes on Franchising
Franchise Players

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.
Kate Taylor
El Pollo Loco Files to Go Public
IPO

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.
Kate Taylor
Cracker Jack Seeks Relaunch on Social Media
Social Media Marketing

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
Geoff Weiss
Whole Foods Fined for Overcharging California Customers
Legal Center

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.
Geoff Weiss
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Restaurants Seek Alternatives as FDA's Salt Crackdown Looms
Regulations

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.
Kate Taylor