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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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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14 Low-Cost Food Business Ideas for Entrepreneurial Teens

Teenagers throughout history have had two common goals: To make some serious money on their own terms, and to avoid ever having to say, “Your total for the two Happy Meals is $6.44, next window please,” while a shift manager with a bushy mustache and a sweater vest threatens to dock their pay. Teens are […]

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The Ultimate Guide To All-You-Can Eat Buffet Restaurant Ideas

If you’re interested in joining the terrifying world of the restaurant business, adding a buffet to your town or city’s restaurant options may be the right fit for you. From a customer perspective, buffet restaurants are a no-brainer: There’s a huge variety of choices to support even the pickiest eater in a group of diners, […]

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7 Most Powerful Ways I Promote and Market My Catering Business

Whether you’re interested in launching a small catering business from the comfort of your own kitchen, or adding a new revenue stream to your existing restaurant, you’ll need to learn to promote your new venture effectively. Catering can be extremely lucrative, particularly during wedding season, during the summer, or around the holidays, when people are […]

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12 Tips for Dreaming Up a Yummy Name for Your Catering Business

You’ve already determined that you make some of the best puff pastry-based passed appetizers in town, and you’ve done your market research and identified the need for a new catering business in your community. You’ve roughed out a business plan, and the numbers seem to be holding together, so far. The only thing that separates […]

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