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What's the Next Kale? How Business Owners Can Capitalize on Food Trends

What's the Next Kale? How Business Owners Can Capitalize on Food Trends

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Stemming from the nation's current obsession with kale are some important lessons for business owners about how to latch onto trends.
September 10, 2013 in Finding Customers
How Bacon in Your Ice Cream and Peanut Butter on Your Pizza Can Mean Money in Your Pocket

How Bacon in Your Ice Cream and Peanut Butter on Your Pizza Can Mean Money in Your Pocket

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Getting creative and surprising about what your restaurant menu offers is one way to set yourself apart from the competition.
August 30, 2013 in Business Ideas
A Foodie Startup Nixes Web for Brick-and-Mortar Shop

A Foodie Startup Nixes Web for Brick-and-Mortar Shop

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Freshfully started as a virtual marketplace for finding local food. When connecting buyers with their farm-fresh fare proved tricky, the Alabama startup shifted to a traditional street-side model.
August 27, 2013 in Startup Basics
With So Much Focus On Healthy Eating, Should I Franchise French Fries?

With So Much Focus On Healthy Eating, Should I Franchise French Fries?

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See how to get your questions answered and ensure your business concept will succeed in the market before you start the official franchise process.
August 15, 2013 in Franchises
Not Sure What to Eat? This App Knows What You're Craving

Not Sure What to Eat? This App Knows What You're Craving

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A new tool uses a 'neural-network algorithm' to analyze millions of reviews and then recommend restaurants based on the foods you love the most.
August 12, 2013 in Apps & Software
The Fastest-Growing Global Food Franchises

The Fastest-Growing Global Food Franchises

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As more people around the world achieve the middle class, they can't seem to get enough of American fast food.
August 9, 2013 in Franchises
3 Ingredients to a Kick-Ass Restaurant

3 Ingredients to a Kick-Ass Restaurant

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If you want to open your own restaurant, be prepared for stiff competition. Here are three ways to make your establishment stand out from the pack.
August 9, 2013 in Business Ideas
More Reasons to Rethink Paper Records

More Reasons to Rethink Paper Records

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In this case study, RM Foods deployed an ERP system that helps it keep better track of inventory and financials than spreadsheets and handwritten paperwork.
August 8, 2013 in Business Management
What You Can Learn From the Simple Brilliance of Chipotle's Design

What You Can Learn From the Simple Brilliance of Chipotle's Design

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The fast food Mexican grill franchise sets a standard for modern restaurants.
August 3, 2013 in Marketing Ideas
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Says He's Not Afraid of Dunkin' Donuts

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Says He's Not Afraid of Dunkin' Donuts

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The Starbucks chairman and CEO says he isn't losing any sleep over Dunkin' Donuts expansion into California.
July 29, 2013 in Franchises
Taco Bell Avoids Childhood-Obesity Debate by Axing Kids' Meals

Taco Bell Avoids Childhood-Obesity Debate by Axing Kids' Meals

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The Mexican-style fast-food chain said it was discontinuing menu items and toys geared toward children, as the national debate on obesity intensifies.
July 23, 2013 in Franchises
Top Food Franchises of 2013

Top Food Franchises of 2013

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Restaurants or other food-related businesses represent a large portion of our franchise 500 ranking. Here is a list of the 122 food-related companies by category.
July 5, 2013 in Franchises
Unique Theme Gives Sandwich Franchise a Boost

Unique Theme Gives Sandwich Franchise a Boost

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Scott Jenning's marijuana-themed sandwich business, Cheba Hut, goes beyond the gimmick to win over customers.
July 4, 2013 in Franchises
How a New Grocery Store Concept Reduces Waste and Increases Profits

How a New Grocery Store Concept Reduces Waste and Increases Profits

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Two brothers created a zero-waste, packaging-free grocery store that operates in a smaller space and provides healthier food choices.
July 4, 2013 in Innovation
Franchises Lead the Mediterranean Food Trend

Franchises Lead the Mediterranean Food Trend

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Mediterranean cuisine may well be the next big thing at American fast-casual restaurants. The staples of the Middle East and Greece are finding a growing niche among consumers --and franchises are leading the way.
June 7, 2013 in Franchises
How to Create a Sustainability Program for Your Restaurant

How to Create a Sustainability Program for Your Restaurant

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Three tips on how to source ingredients responsibly from the experts at the National Restaurant Association Show.
May 24, 2013 in Business Management
The Cloud-Based Startup Making Waves in Wine Country

The Cloud-Based Startup Making Waves in Wine Country

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Napa Valley tastemakers are giving traditional wine sellers a run for their money.
May 23, 2013 in Growth Strategies
How a Coffee Franchise With Russian Roots Made it in the U.S.

How a Coffee Franchise With Russian Roots Made it in the U.S.

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The story of two brothers who brought Soviet inspired coffeehouses to the U.S.
April 18, 2013 in Franchises
Clif Bar Founders Get Into Venture Capital

Clif Bar Founders Get Into Venture Capital

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The founders of Clif Bar set out to fund more altruistic success stories with their venture capital firm White Road investments.
April 15, 2013 in Venture Capital
Franchise Takes the Cafe Concept on the Road

Franchise Takes the Cafe Concept on the Road

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BikeCaffe, a British franchise concept, brings the coffee house to the customer.
April 10, 2013 in Franchises
Fresh Idea: The Unlikely Inspiration Behind Food-Saver FreshPaper

Fresh Idea: The Unlikely Inspiration Behind Food-Saver FreshPaper

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Kavita Shukla spoke at the Women in the World Summit today about finding inspiration in uncommon places.
April 5, 2013 in Business Ideas
Franchise Brings a Fresh Take on Beef Jerky

Franchise Brings a Fresh Take on Beef Jerky

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The Beef Jerky Outlet, a 13-unit franchise sells over 200 varieties of small-batch jerky, including alligator, kangaroo and pheasant.
March 29, 2013 in Franchises
Nonprofit Incubator Teaches Low-Income Women to Build Restaurant Businesses

Nonprofit Incubator Teaches Low-Income Women to Build Restaurant Businesses

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The story of one La Cocina graduate and her quest to cook up authentic Mexican tastes.
March 19, 2013 in Business Ideas
How a Retired FedEx Exec Built a Mini Sandwich Empire

How a Retired FedEx Exec Built a Mini Sandwich Empire

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Edith Kelly-Green was ready to settle into a retirement when her family convinced her to open a Lenny's Sub Shop franchise.
March 15, 2013 in Franchises
Philip Romano, Restaurant Artist

Philip Romano, Restaurant Artist

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With his incubator in Dallas, longtime restaurateur Philip Romano is looking to usher in a new generation of restaurants.
March 12, 2013 in Profiles

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