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Chipotle exec to explore safety, a hot button foodservice issue, at summit

Chipotle exec to explore safety, a hot button foodservice issue, at summit

Dr. James Marsden, executive director of Food Safety at Chipotle, will outline strategies that Chipotle is deploying in its food safety transformation at this year's Fast Casual Executive Summit.

2018 Fast Casual State of Industry report now available for download

2018 Fast Casual State of Industry report now available for download

Now in its 10th edition, the Fast Casual State of the Industry delivers insights and actionable intelligence on everything from workforce and business strategy to food and beverage trends and sales and marketing.

Eco-friendly pizza truck expands into trailers and brick-and-mortar restaurants

Eco-friendly pizza truck expands into trailers and brick-and-mortar restaurants

New Yorker Max Crespo has proven that an individual with limited means who is motivated by a unique vision and dedication can make a difference to society and be personally rewarded.

Self-taught New Yorker pioneers ecofriendly food trucks

Self-taught New Yorker pioneers ecofriendly food trucks

Max Crespo has made it his mission to develop a food truck that used compressed natural gas, a cleaner and safer fuel. His vision has resulted in 30 food trucks and seven brick-and-mortar restaurants.

Former Food Network exec offering marketing tips at Fast Casual Executive Summit

Former Food Network exec offering marketing tips at Fast Casual Executive Summit

Susie Fogelson, the driving force behind the Food Network and Cooking Channel brands for 15 years, a judge on "Next Food Network Star," and founder of F&Co, is giving marketing advice at the Fast Casual Executive Summit, Oct. 7-9 in Seattle.

Line of credit puts Chattanooga mobile food operator back on the fast track

Line of credit puts Chattanooga mobile food operator back on the fast track

Establishing a line of credit proved to be a key factor in Jacob D'Angelo's recovery from a financial setback. He now has plans for a brick-and-mortar restaurant in addition to his food trailer, concessions stand and catering business.

3 tips for creating solid franchising deals

3 tips for creating solid franchising deals

A session at Louisville's Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit covered how franchisors can negotiate and improve franchising agreements.

Are fashion trucks the latest retail trend?

Are fashion trucks the latest retail trend?

Taking their cue from their food truck brethren, fashion trucks are mobile boutiques that have the option to travel from one location to another, opening their business on wheels and allowing customers to try on their wares.

Empanada truck entrepreneurs tackle wholesaling head-on

Empanada truck entrepreneurs tackle wholesaling head-on

Cody and Kirsten Fields knew the wholesale market was potentially much larger than their food truck business, and maintained their focus on it as their long-term goal. They now serve a regional Whole Foods Market account, and expect their wholesale business to double this year.

Empanada food truck finds niche in Austin, provides entrée into wholesale business

Empanada food truck finds niche in Austin, provides entrée into wholesale business

An Austin couple with a love of empanadas has introduced a food truck to create awareness for their wholesale business.

Southern California crepes food truck expands into multifaceted foodservice business

Southern California crepes food truck expands into multifaceted foodservice business

After starting out as a provider of tabletop crepes, Crepes Bonaparte expanded into catering, food trucks, a food truck booking service and, eventually, a brick-and-mortar restaurant. Synergies among the different business segments have helped the company maintain profitability.

Seattle pair parlay Korean taco truck into brick-and-mortar chain

Seattle pair parlay Korean taco truck into brick-and-mortar chain

Roz Edison and Kamala Saxton got into the food truck business at the right time in 2009, despite little formal business experience. Having a clear focus on the type of food they wanted to offer and maintaining a consistent schedule for the truck proved important to their success.

How a food truck launched Austin's 'The Peached Tortilla' celebrity chef

How a food truck launched Austin's 'The Peached Tortilla' celebrity chef

Eric Silverstein's experience running a food truck gave him the foundation for both the restaurant and catering businesses and established his reputation as a celebrity chef.

Saladworks relies on food truck to drive sales while stores close for remodeling

Saladworks relies on food truck to drive sales while stores close for remodeling

The Saladworks food truck has proven a great way to serve loyal customers when a store is closed for remodeling, in addition to marketing the brand and reaching customers in regions without Saladworks restaurants.

How Garbanzo's first food truck helps establish the brand in St. Louis

How Garbanzo's first food truck helps establish the brand in St. Louis

Denver-based Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh launches its first food truck in the St. Louis area, tapping the services of an existing food truck operator who was also a former Garbanzo employee.

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