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A New Kind of Trailer Park: Entrepreneurs Create Community for Mobile Businesses
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Food trucks and mobile businesses find their homes in parks and malls.
March 10, 2014 in The 'Treps
Desperate Measures: Olive Garden Revamps Menu as Investors Get Pushy

Desperate Measures: Olive Garden Revamps Menu as Investors Get Pushy

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Olive Garden added 20 new items to its menu, as investors call for its parent company to shed the struggling chain.
February 26, 2014 in Franchises

Must-take Steps Before Launching Your Restaurant

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Making connections and knowing your market are among the steps every budding restaurateur should take.
February 25, 2014 in Ask Entrepreneur
Fast-Food Chains Are Suddenly Going Bananas Over Breakfast

Fast-Food Chains Are Suddenly Going Bananas Over Breakfast

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From Taco Bell's new Waffle Tacos to McDonald's potential extended breakfast hours, chains are giving breakfast lovers something to talk about.
February 25, 2014 in Franchises
How We Saved a Restaurant More Than $100,000 a Year

How We Saved a Restaurant More Than $100,000 a Year

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While owning a restaurant can be a dream come true for entrepreneurs, there can also be costly pitfalls that can lead to failure. Here are three simple steps to set you up for success.
January 9, 2014 in Business Management
Why Running a Restaurant Doesn't Have to Rule Your Life

Why Running a Restaurant Doesn't Have to Rule Your Life

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Using the right tools and strategies to run your business will give you more time to be with your family.
November 6, 2013 in Business Management
4 Ways to Draw Customers Into Your Restaurant

4 Ways to Draw Customers Into Your Restaurant

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An experienced 'Top Chef' restaurant owner shares some of his secrets to success.
October 16, 2013 in Grow Your Business
How Pizza Hut Made a Comeback

How Pizza Hut Made a Comeback

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Lower prices and a new restaurant design propel Pizza Hut back into the top 10 on this year's Franchise 500 List.
December 14, 2011 in Franchise 500
Beyond the Food Truck: Six Ideas for Mobile Food Businesses

Beyond the Food Truck: Six Ideas for Mobile Food Businesses

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If you want to start a food business, but don't have the dough for a full restaurant, check out these mobile options.
September 26, 2011 in Restaurant Center
Two Urban Farmers Test the 'Eat Local' Business

Two Urban Farmers Test the 'Eat Local' Business

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More people are exploring microfarming as a way to become their own boss. A look at two moonlighting gardeners in Cleveland.
September 21, 2011 in Restaurant Center
The Farm-to-Table Founding Fathers

The Farm-to-Table Founding Fathers

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How a Silicon Valley veteran and an English-bred chef helped define the farm-to-table movement.
September 21, 2011 in Restaurant Center
The Economist at the Forefront of the Farm-to-Table Movement

The Economist at the Forefront of the Farm-to-Table Movement

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This business analyst is an unlikely leader in the economics of food localization.
September 21, 2011 in Restaurant Center
How the Farm-to-Table Movement Is Helping Grow the Economy

How the Farm-to-Table Movement Is Helping Grow the Economy

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Producing and using locally sourced food is becoming a sustainable business. Call it Foodie Inc.
September 21, 2011 in Restaurant Center
Video: The Innovators: Union Square Hospitality Group's Danny MeyerPlay Video

The Innovators: Union Square Hospitality Group's Danny Meyer (Video)

The New York restaurateur talks about starting and growing a successful business.
July 20, 2011 in Restaurant Center
A Pizza Franchisee Explains the Secrets Behind His Success

A Pizza Franchisee Explains the Secrets Behind His Success

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A Wisconsin franchisee discovers the secret behind a pizza chain's unparalleled popularity and makes a bundle in the bargain.
April 26, 2011 in Success Stories
How a Group of Dry-Cleaners Formed a Collective Franchise

How a Group of Dry-Cleaners Formed a Collective Franchise

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Zips Dry Cleaners is proof that good things can happen when (lots of) great minds think alike.
April 26, 2011 in Success Stories
Despite the Slowdown at Home, U.S. Franchises Expand Abroad

Despite the Slowdown at Home, U.S. Franchises Expand Abroad

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Many American franchises are not only surviving the recession but thriving in it by expanding their operations globally.
April 26, 2011 in Franchises
A Franchise Helps Schools Raise Money By Becoming Their Ad Agency

A Franchise Helps Schools Raise Money By Becoming Their Ad Agency

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Local schools in need of new equipment win big when they partner with a Sports Image franchise.
March 22, 2011 in Success Stories
Video: The Innovators: Blackboard Eats' Maggie NemserPlay Video

The Innovators: Blackboard Eats' Maggie Nemser (Video)

The founder of the restaurant deal site on the challenges of launching an innovative startup.
March 1, 2011 in The 'Treps
From Home Cooks to Gourmet Startups

From Home Cooks to Gourmet Startups

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How entrepreneurs are taking advantage of a healthy specialty foods market, plus 9 tips on how you can, too.
January 27, 2011 in Starting a Business
A Retail Spin on the Food-Truck Model

A Retail Spin on the Food-Truck Model

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A new fleet of entrepreneurs are creating their own spin on the food-truck model some with seriously cool mobile retail.
October 20, 2010 in Success Stories
Video: Cook Up a Successful RestaurantPlay Video

Cook Up a Successful Restaurant (Video)

Inca Grill Founder Ana Kishihara talks about the obstacles she has overcome as a foreigner and a single mother to run her own restaurant business.
August 16, 2010 in Restaurant Center
Restaurants vs Mobile Kitchens

Restaurants vs Mobile Kitchens

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Can mobile kitchens and brick-and-mortar restaurants share a meal?
June 9, 2010 in Business Ideas

Give Them More to Love

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To keep your customers coming back, provide more reasons to appreciate what you offer.
September 1, 2009 in Customer Service

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