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. Check out my restaurant Ancho Honey on Facebook.
2 07, 2020

Ways I’ve Coped with Disasters in My Restaurant Business

By |2020-06-29T19:38:55+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Restaurant|0 Comments

So far in my time on food trucks and in the restaurant business, I’ve seen more than my fair share of disasters. And I don’t mean, “someone cut off the tip of their finger on a slicer” disasters, though I’ve seen that, because that someone was me.

No, I’m talking about […]

16 04, 2020

Menu & Recipe Cost Template: Download Free Spreadsheet

By |2020-07-02T14:49:18+00:00April 16th, 2020|Restaurant|0 Comments

Trying to figure out how profitable a new menu will be? Not feeling confident about ingredient costs? We’ve got you covered with the release of the Menu Recipe Upscale and Food Costing Spreadsheet (patent pending).

Using this cost and recipe scaling tool couldn’t be simpler, but there are a few details […]

6 04, 2020

Menu Spotlight: Economics of the Fried Chicken Sandwich

By |2020-07-02T13:56:57+00:00April 6th, 2020|Restaurant|0 Comments

Ask anyone that’s been following the ebbs and flows of the fast food marketplace for the last several years, and they’ll tell you: The once-humble fried chicken sandwich has emerged as the king of the drive-thru landscape.

Investigative Report: It seems like every quick-serve restaurant is rolling out their own fried […]

7 03, 2020

Template Download: Closing Duties Checklist for Restaurant Managers

By |2020-03-06T19:49:57+00:00March 7th, 2020|Restaurant|0 Comments

Need a checklist you can give to managers to ensure everything is cleaned, prepped and ready for business the next day? We’ve got you covered with printable PDFs you can download now and use in your own restaurant right away.

Most restaurants divide closing responsibilities into three categories: A front of […]

4 03, 2020

Timeline: How to Open a Restaurant in 90 Days Checklist

By |2020-03-04T14:55:10+00:00March 4th, 2020|Restaurant|0 Comments

Need a plan to open a restaurant in only 90 days? I’m here to help. Unlike other information you may have found about the topic online, I actively own a restaurant / food truck business. I’ve opened restaurants before and understand the challenges remodeling a building, the stress gathering funds, […]