The IPO market has been particularly fruitful recently for so-called fast-casual restaurant operators.
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.
Lifeway Kefir was begun a generation ago on a shoestring budget and is now a $150-million operation.
New to the list, Flippin' Pizza serves New York-style pies by the slice.
'We will make food so cheap only the rich will cook,' says Soylent founder Rob Rhinehart regarding the investment.
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.
The company says it will use the cash to grow into new markets and create new partnerships.
Sour flavors, vegetable mashups, a ramen renaissance and more extreme food trends are on tap for this year.
China will soon run on Dunkin' as the chain hopes to gain a stronger foothold with 1,400 new locations.
Starting this summer, Styrofoam takeout containers and packing peanuts will no longer be allowed in the city.
After declining sales, a french-fry shortage and this latest scandal, executives probably miss the days when their biggest concern was the Hamburglar.
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.
After a product recall and some large profit losses, the Greek yogurt company is reportedly mulling a management shakeup.
The latest round is said to value the two-year-old company at roughly $2 billion.