About Malcolm Bedell

Malcolm Bedell is co-author of the critically acclaimed "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as the junk food-centric "Spork & Barrel" and Brocavore, a blog focusing on street food culture and cooking. His contributions include Serious Eats, Down East, L.A. Weekly, Bon Appetit, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post and his food truck, "'Wich, Please," was named "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015 by Eater.
29 12, 2019

Pros and Cons of Rotating and Seasonal Restaurant Menus

By |2020-01-07T23:30:41+00:00December 29th, 2019|Restaurant|0 Comments

When I decided to open a takeout restaurant in my tiny town of just 2,500 year round residents (with a population that swells into the tens of thousands in the summertime), it was important to me to find a way to keep both myself and my relatively small customer base […]

27 12, 2019

The Eight Dangers of Starting a Restaurant with a Partner

By |2020-01-07T23:51:38+00:00December 27th, 2019|Restaurant|0 Comments

Should I start a restaurant with my best friend / wife / parent / person I met on the internet?

As small business entrepreneurs, many of us often find ourselves daydreaming about a partnership with a well-financed, experienced partner. It’s a compelling fantasy; a partner can help share the risk, make […]

9 12, 2019

6 Things That Stress Me Out as a Restaurant Owner

By |2019-12-05T23:56:29+00:00December 9th, 2019|Restaurant|0 Comments

This year, I made the transition from a small seasonal food truck in coastal Maine to a full-blown brick and mortar takeout restaurant. If you’re interested in learning my restaurant buildout process, read my epic series of post on the topic.

While the […]

1 12, 2019

How I Opened a Restaurant with No Money and a 540 Credit Score

By |2019-11-22T21:58:50+00:00December 1st, 2019|Restaurant|0 Comments

Do a quick Google search for “financing a restaurant,” and you’ll find the same advice over and over. Do your research. Write a business plan. Get a loan or find an investor. Some of the more cutting-edge research available out there might even mention crowdfunding as an option, […]

23 11, 2019

7 Ways Restaurant Owners Can Take Better Food Photos

By |2019-11-22T19:09:25+00:00November 23rd, 2019|Restaurant|0 Comments

Editorial Note: The author of this post Malcolm Bedell is not a professional food blogger. He runs a restaurant and food truck full-time in Rockland, Maine, and doesn’t spend the majority of his time editing photos. You can learn more about his restaurant here.