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Could You Fix Your Failing Business With Just $10,000?

Could You Fix Your Failing Business With Just $10,000?

On 'Restaurant Impossible,' top chef Robert Irvine swoops into town with a $10,000 materials budget and remakes failing restaurants. Here's why sometimes, even this splash of TV publicity and a quick fix-up isn't enough.
Opening-Day Lessons from a Wendy's Restaurant

Opening-Day Lessons from a Wendy's Restaurant

Opening day should be a big event for any new restaurant or business. Here are some tips on how to make yours a good one.
10 Insights from Entrepreneur and Celebrity Chef Susan Feniger

10 Insights from Entrepreneur and Celebrity Chef Susan Feniger

From 'Top Chef Masters' to food trucks, this restaurateur continues to reinvent herself.
How to Turn Tweets Into Customers

How to Turn Tweets Into Customers

Kenny Lao of Rickshaw Dumpling uses Twitter and Facebook to update his restaurant's fans on a "moment-to-moment" basis. Here are his tips on managing a social-media schedule.
Lime Fresh, a Slower Alternative to the Fast-Casual Franchise

Lime Fresh, a Slower Alternative to the Fast-Casual Franchise

At Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, customers are encouraged to linger. And the concept caught the eye of Ruby Tuesday, now a licensee.
For Restaurant Chains, A Homespun Challenge

For Restaurant Chains, A Homespun Challenge

Many restaurant franchises begin as small-town favorites. But when regional expansion calls, keeping that local flavor is difficult. How three chains have managed it.
Tabbedout: A Mobile Payment App for Restaurants and Bars

Tabbedout: A Mobile Payment App for Restaurants and Bars

This new app enables restaurant and bar patrons to cash out their bill via smartphone, simplifying the process for customers and servers alike.
How Pizza Hut Made a Comeback

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.
Does Your Small Business Suffer from Owner Neglect?

Does Your Small Business Suffer from Owner Neglect?

If you've been checked out and letting your business's problems multiply, restaurant expert Jon Taffer from the series 'Bar Rescue' has some tips on how to turn things around.
Wall Street Protest Hurts the 'Little Guys' Nearby

Wall Street Protest Hurts the 'Little Guys' Nearby

Area businesses call protestors camping in a lower Manhattan park a menace. Lost sales are only the half of it.
'Bar Rescue' Asks: Is Your Business Name Hurting Your Business?

'Bar Rescue' Asks: Is Your Business Name Hurting Your Business?

Sometimes the only way to save a business is to start over, even down to changing its name. Here's how bar owners learned that lesson on Spike TV's 'Bar Rescue.'
The Farm-to-Table Founding Fathers

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

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

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

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 Innovators: Union Square Hospitality Group's Danny Meyer

The New York restaurateur talks about starting and growing a successful business.
The Best Hotels for Business Travel

The Best Hotels for Business Travel

Here's a rundown of the top hotels in every price range in our in-depth look at how to do better business on the go.
The Top 10 Sandwich Franchises

The Top 10 Sandwich Franchises

From Philly cheese steaks to stuffed pitas, meet the companies devouring the competition.
The Top Food Franchises

The Top Food Franchises

Our list of the top restaurant franchises--and how to be innovative when it comes to the most important meal of the day.
The 10 Hottest Industries in Franchising

The 10 Hottest Industries in Franchising

Interested in franchising, but don't know where to begin? Why not start with what's hot?
An Entrepreneur Brings Upscale Restaurants to Airports

An Entrepreneur Brings Upscale Restaurants to Airports

The terminal case of sorry sandwiches that travelers must suffer through in most airports may finally be sent packing.
Eco-Conscious Entrepreneurs Clean Up with a Soap Business

Eco-Conscious Entrepreneurs Clean Up with a Soap Business

A couple turns restaurants' cooking oil into soap -- and sells it back to the establishments.
How to Start a Food Truck

How to Start a Food Truck

Eight tips to steer a mobile restaurant business in the right direction.
Back to Basics: Trends Shaping Franchising

Back to Basics: Trends Shaping Franchising

Value. Affordability. Service. That's the winning combination for success in this year's Franchise 500.

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