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Desperate Measures: Olive Garden Revamps Menu as Investors Get Pushy

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

Must-take Steps Before Launching Your Restaurant

Making connections and knowing your market are among the steps every budding restaurateur should take.

Fast-Food Chains Are Suddenly Going Bananas Over Breakfast

From Taco Bell's new Waffle Tacos to McDonald's potential extended breakfast hours, chains are giving breakfast lovers something to talk about.

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

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.

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

Using the right tools and strategies to run your business will give you more time to be with your family.

4 Ways to Draw Customers Into Your Restaurant

An experienced 'Top Chef' restaurant owner shares some of his secrets to success.

How Pizza Hut Made a Comeback

Lower prices and a new restaurant design propel Pizza Hut back into the top 10 on this year's Franchise 500 List.

Beyond the Food Truck: Six Ideas for Mobile Food Businesses

If you want to start a food business, but don't have the dough for a full restaurant, check out these mobile options.

The Farm-to-Table Founding Fathers

How a Silicon Valley veteran and an English-bred chef helped define the farm-to-table movement.

Two Urban Farmers Test the 'Eat Local' Business

More people are exploring microfarming as a way to become their own boss. A look at two moonlighting gardeners in Cleveland.

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

This business analyst is an unlikely leader in the economics of food localization.

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

Producing and using locally sourced food is becoming a sustainable business. Call it Foodie Inc.

The Innovators: Union Square Hospitality Group's Danny Meyer

The New York restaurateur talks about starting and growing a successful business.

A Pizza Franchisee Explains the Secrets Behind His Success

A Wisconsin franchisee discovers the secret behind a pizza chain's unparalleled popularity and makes a bundle in the bargain.

How a Group of Dry-Cleaners Formed a Collective Franchise

Zips Dry Cleaners is proof that good things can happen when (lots of) great minds think alike.

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

Many American franchises are not only surviving the recession but thriving in it by expanding their operations globally.

A Franchise Helps Schools Raise Money By Becoming Their Ad Agency

Local schools in need of new equipment win big when they partner with a Sports Image franchise.

The Innovators: Blackboard Eats' Maggie Nemser

The founder of the restaurant deal site on the challenges of launching an innovative startup.

From Home Cooks to Gourmet Startups

How entrepreneurs are taking advantage of a healthy specialty foods market, plus 9 tips on how you can, too.

A Retail Spin on the Food-Truck Model

A new fleet of entrepreneurs are creating their own spin on the food-truck model some with seriously cool mobile retail.

Cook Up a Successful Restaurant

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.

Restaurants vs Mobile Kitchens

Can mobile kitchens and brick-and-mortar restaurants share a meal?

Give Them More to Love

To keep your customers coming back, provide more reasons to appreciate what you offer.

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