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Slow-cooked American cuisine a tasty idea

2:08AM | Thursday, 21 February

The traditional Aussie barbeque has some hot competition from its slow-cooked American cousin, highlighting a new area of opportunity for entrepreneurs.

Cracking the Australian market as a newcomer

3:33AM | Friday, 15 March

Stan Gordon’s business mantra is to make money and have fun. And with four well-known food brands under his belt, Gordon is definitely doing both.

Full of beans: Coffee overtakes tea in popularity as Aussies ditch chain cafes

3:12AM | Monday, 11 March

Coffee has overtaken tea as the hot drink of choice for Australian consumers, according to a new report, with an industry analyst suggesting independent cafés are now more popular than coffee chains.

From Finland to the Philippines: Overseas chains hitting Oz from all angles

9:54AM | Monday, 3 September

Finnish fashion and homewares company Marimekko is preparing to open two stores in Sydney and Melbourne, while Filipino chain Max’s Restaurant is also eyeing the Australian market.

CarLovers franchisees face administration – again

4:53AM | Tuesday, 19 April

The CarLovers Carwash franchise has collapsed into liquidation and receivership for the second time since 2003, folding due to debts left over from its previous failure.

Baskin-Robbins starts search for new franchisees

12:41AM | Monday, 20 December

Ice-cream brand Baskin-Robbins is on the hunt for new franchisees as part of its new owners’ expansion in Australia, following the collapse of Allied Brands.

US franchises plan Australian invasion

12:05PM | Sunday, 5 December

Australia is set to host two further American franchised food businesses, with both Tasti D-Lite and Slush Puppie announcing plans to expand across the country.

THE NEWS WRAP: Qantas fined $12 million by the European Commission

12:54PM | Sunday, 5 December

ANZ has risked the wrath of its customers by raising its standard variable mortgage rate by 39 basis points. The bank followed the Commonwealth Bank by hiking rates, provoking immediate condemnation from Prime Minister Julia Gillard. 

Krispy Kreme downfall has lessons for start-ups

12:47PM | Sunday, 5 December

The Australian division of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has been forced into voluntary administration due to poor sales, providing start-ups with some valuable lessons.

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