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While some would say it was Subway’s Eat Fresh concept that pioneered the fast-casual dining concept in 1965, the industry trend of restaurants falling somewhere between fast-food, drive-thru (such as McDonald’s, Taco Bell and Burger King) and classic sit-down casual (along the lines of Applebee...

Direct Source Seafood (DSS), a seafood importer and wholesaler, was founded in 2010 and has had great success and sales growth in its first four years in business. DSS now distributes to customers across the United States from its headquarters in Seattle, Wash., and satellite offices throughout...

For more than 30 years, Diversified Foods & Seasonings LLC (DFS) has been developing ingredients that take fantastic food to the next level. The Louisiana-based company, located on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, manufactures custom-cooked foods, blended dry marinades, gravies, sauces...

For nearly 70 years, the Don Hall’s Restaurants dotting Fort Wayne, Indiana and the Guesthouse Hotel have been city landmarks, noted for unique dining experiences and a long running family history. From a retro-1950s drive-up...

Donut Bank serves up more than just coffee and donuts every day; the team serves up smiles. For three generations the family-owned and -operated bakery has churned out the highest quality donuts, long johns, coffee cakes and cookies, using a proprietary recipe that has changed little, if at all...

Dorignac’s is a supermarket located on the outskirts of New Orleans that boasts a distinctive flavor as rich as the city itself. Dorignac’s has established a regional presence for quality service and products, working with local and international suppliers to provide fresh foods for a growing...

For 30 years, Duffy’s Sports Grill has been a frequent destination for coworkers, friends and families of all ages to sit back, relax, enjoy a delicious meal and tune into the big game. With 28 locations from Miami to Orlando and soon to...

Ariane Daguin came to the United States from France in the early 1980s to study at Columbia University in New York City and to establish a life outside the Daguin family business. Ariane’s father, Andre Daguin, was the chef at and owner of Gascony-based Hotel de France in southwest France, where...

Sujith Niyangoda has been working in the export business since 1994. Prior to founding E&E Global Inc. (EEG) in 2007, Niyangoda worked for Tyson Foods, a national processor of poultry and meat items such as chicken, beef and pork. Over that time, he gained comprehensive knowledge in...

Every year, thousands of tourists flock to the Lakes Region of New Hampshire and the state’s the largest lake. On the northern tip of Lake Winnipesaukee in Center Harbor, New Hampshire, E.M. Heath Inc. is a local...

Beverage distributors across the U.S. provide a means of transportation, refrigerated stage and maintenance of perishable goods, from the time a product leaves the brewery or importer until it arrives at your local restaurant, convenience, grocery or liquor store. However, Eagle Rock...

In 1979, Efraín Nuñez founded his first bakery supply business in Puerto Rico. The small company flourished and Nuñez took a business partner in 1985. Four years later, he sold the rest of his share to start another company. In 1989, he founded Efraín Nuñez Inc. (ENI), a new venture, on a...

In 1979 Efraín Nuñez founded his first bakery supply business in Puerto Rico. The small company flourished and Nuñez took on a business partner in 1984. Five years later, he sold the rest of his share to start another company. In 1989 Nuñez founded Efraín Nuñez Inc. (ENI), a new venture, on a...

Eddy and Kevin Forrest are fourth-generation owners of EG Forrest Company (EG Forrest), the business their great grandfather, Ernest Graham Forrest Sr., founded in 1920.

“He and his brother had a little corner store,” says Eddy, vice president of sales and marketing at EG Forrest. “It was...

In Alexandria, Minnesota, Elden’s Fresh Foods has been an independent, family-owned grocer for more than three decades. The familiar phrase, “See you at Elden’s,” has stuck over the store’s 33 years in business as friends and neighbors come to shop where they engage in conversation and catch up...

Philadelphia is the City of Brotherly Love, but don’t test that theory until after everyone has had some morning coffee. And there’s a good chance that coffee drinkers throughout the Mid-Atlantic enjoy a cup brewed from beans roasted by the Ellis Coffee Company (Ellis Coffee) to start the day...

In the crowded and fragmented food-service industry, many companies find it hard to differentiate their services. Epicurean Group has done just that through its unique business model.

Founded in 2003, Epicurean Group specializes...

Mary Clark Bartlett cooked up the Epicurean Group with just three simple ingredients: quality, customer service and transparency. The recipe proved successful, as Epicurean Group grew to become one of Northern California’s most successful food service management companies. Bartlett, founder and...

Fagor Commercial (Fagor) was founded in 1956 in Spain. Although it shares a name with eight different companies, Fagor sets itself apart from the crowd by providing only the best quality kitchen equipment for its specific market. By knowing the consumers, Fagor has become an international leader...

Not all milk is created equal. From skim to 1 percent to whole, each blend carries its own unique amalgam of nutritional properties. As people increasingly demand that their food and drink offer added nutrition and superior traceability, the market for such products has exploded.

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