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Beyond Meat Files for an IPO

4 hours ago

Beyond Meat and rival Impossible Foods have broken through to larger audiences, thanks to partnerships with fast food and casual restaurant chains. The IPO process should reveal more of what's happening behind the scenes of the faux meat provider.

Strategy

What Happens When Patient Investors Bank on $2 Waffles

1 day ago

Family funds are more patient than private equity, which can make them an exceptional partner for any chain bent on stable growth.

Sponsored

Catalonia Case Study: How the Food Economy Drives Sustainable Tourism Development

3 months ago

When destinations go viral, tensions between locals and visitors can run high. Promoting local food systems can up the ante for residents by maximizing the economic impact of tourism dollars. Building a deeper narrative around local food and culture can also create more fulfilling experiences for the right kind of tourist.

Chains

Filipino Fried Chicken Giant Jollibee to Focus on U.S. Growth

1 day ago

Despite his goofy description of Jollibee's chicken, Tanmantiong and his team aren't kidding around. They see an opportunity to grab a new generation of consumers looking for something different (and good) and they're chasing it at their brand and the others that they control.

Chains

The Sushi Chain Pioneer That Perfected Conveyor Belt Service

2 days ago

The systems, patents, and technology are reminiscent of the innovations the McDonald's brothers brought to the burger game decades ago.

Tech

Uber Eats’ Performance Makes Uber’s Quarterly Losses Look Better

3 days ago

Uber's food business is still a growth story, but if it can't prove that its core ride-hailing product is a money maker it will enter any IPO pitches on a weak footing.

Marketing

Thailand’s Restaurants Fail to Get Three Stars in Michelin Guide Update

3 days ago

Considering the history, the snubs are to be expected here. One bright spot is that Michelin is also rolling out guides to cuisines now (Cantonese cuisine being the first announced), which may help chip away at the brand's traditional patronizing views of non-French and non-Japanese cuisine.

Strategy

Sweetgreen’s New Funding Makes it the First Salad Unicorn

3 days ago

An 11-year-old salad chain valued at a billion dollars? Surely nothing will go wrong here.

Independents

Chef Edouardo Jordan on Life After the Awards

3 days ago

Fresh off a year of two James Beard Awards and accolades from local and national press, Seattleā€™s Edouardo Jordan settles in to what happens next: More customers, new expectations and building a future.