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, Eat Rockland, 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.

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Wedding Receptions: How to Pull-Off an Unforgettable Catering Service Guide

Your new catering business has started to make some noise and get some traction in your community. Maybe you’ve catered a Super Bowl party for friends or thrown a birthday party that 6-year-old Sebastian (and his 14 friends) are never going to forget. But you’ve known from the beginning that for your business to really […]

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How to Open a Donut Shop Business in 90 Days or Less

The donut business is booming, and continues to grow year after year. According to a March 2018 report by IBIS World, the donut industry brings in about 16 billion (with a capital “B”) dollars each year, with large franchise chains like Dunkin’ Donuts, Krispy Kreme, Winchell’s and Tim Horton’s dominating the marketplace. It’s easy to […]

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Cooking is My Passion. Should I Start a Restaurant?

Thanks in part to the rise of some truly excellent modern food television programming, and the elevation of celebrity chefs to almost cult-like status, with lucrative book deals, wildly popular Instagrammable restaurants, and branded lines of barbecue rubs, everyone with a passion for cooking sooner or later wonders if they should make the leap into […]

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How Green Chile Became the Fastest Growing Burrito in the Convenience Channel

The frozen burrito marketplace is a crowded one. Frozen burritos seem to tend to fall into one of two camps: They’re either the pseudo-gourmet variety that attempts to replicate the restaurant experience at home, with exotic ingredients and lots of logos touting their “organic” or “non-GMO” pedigree, or they’re the…other kind. Y’know the ones. The […]

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Can You Start a Legit Buffet Business Out of Your House?

For those of you in a hurry, and not able to devote the time you need in your day to reading a blog post here at Food Truck Empire, we’ll make it easy for you. Can you start a buffet business out of your house? No. No, you can’t. Feel free to continue serving meals […]

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