Food Businesses

Fast Food

Burger King Rivals Spark Hot Dog War on Twitter

Competitors have all come forward with special hot-dog deals and social-media mud-slinging efforts in the last week.
McDonald's

McDonald's New Marketing Campaign Aims to Make its Food Look 'Ugly'

Ads are among the most recent in a series of similar videos posted over the past couple of weeks showing food at McDonald's being cooked and prepared.
Market Research

Market Research That's Specific to the Specialty Food Business

Everyone knows that market research is key to getting your business off the ground, but there are things you must find out regarding specialty foods that can make or break your new venture.
Startup Advice

Psst! Check Out These Pro Tips to Help Your Specialty Food Business Succeed

Need a mentor? Find out what these specialty food industry insiders have to say about creating a profitable business.
Marketing Strategies

Small Business Marketing Tips for 6 Industries

If you work in any of the following professional fields, read on to improve your marketing techniques.
Franchises

Why Chipotle Is Closed for Lunch Today

Franchisees are supposed to use the time to go over new food safety procedures after multiple E. coli cases.
Franchises

How These 2 In-N-Out Burger Employees Climbed the Ladder to Become Franchisees

Where to find your next great franchisees? They might just be working at your local grease joint.
Startup Basics

3 Non-Retail Options for Your Specialty Food Business

If you don't want to sell your specialty foods via a retail location or mail order, these methods offer a way to get started now.
Food Businesses

After Suing Smaller Competitor, Unilever to Sell Egg-Free Version of Hellman's Mayo

The decision by the food giant is the latest twist in the ongoing Mayo Wars with Hampton Creek, a San Francisco-based startup that has gained attention for its vegan product called Just Mayo.
Competition

Food Fight: Aretha Franklin Is Launching a Line of Comfort Cuisine to Rival Patti LaBelle's Pies

'Miss Patti gon' have to move that pie to the side,' said Franklin, who added she has never tried LaBelle's famous sweet potato pie.
Starting a Business

Industry Snapshot: A Quick Look at the Specialty Food Industry

If you're thinking of starting a specialty food business, start by taking a closer look at the options available in the current industry.
Chipotle

Chipotle to Close All Stores for One Day in February

The company's sales plunged 30 percent in December, following at least six outbreaks tied to Chipotle in the last year, including norovirus, E. coli and salmonella.
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