Food Businesses

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Plant-Based Jerky Is the Sustainable Snack of the Future

Beef and turkey are no longer the only booming options on the shelf.

Larabar's Founder Stocked Shelves at Whole Foods to Learn About Retail

By starting at the bottom, Lara Merriken got a quick education to food-product sales and marketing.

How This 200-Year-Old New York City Tavern Has Survived Many Near-Death Experiences

When a rent hike threatened to shut its doors for good, the owner of this little-known gem got creative.

Ayesha Curry Has Built a Business Empire -- and She's Still Learning

The entrepreneur turned a YouTube channel into a lifestyle brand, including a book, restaurants, and TV gigs. Her guiding principle: Treat every step as an education.

#1 on the Franchise 500: Even Without the 'Donuts', Dunkin' Takes the Cake

The #1 company on our Franchise 500 list has expanded what it's known for -- and grown its customer base.

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