Posts Tagged ‘food-based businesses’

The Commissary Opens Doors to Local Food Community

The Commissary Opens Doors to Local Food Community
Back in 2012, Kate Djupe had a dream of opening up a kitchen incubator facility in the up-and-coming Franklinton neighborhood. Two years later, The Commissary is officially opening, but the project has been relocated to 1400 Dublin Road in the Marble Cliff area, and with that move comes a sizable expansion...
November 14th, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

Zest Juice Co. Opening Near Grandview This Fall

Zest Juice Co. Opening Near Grandview This Fall
Offering fresh, healthy, cold-pressed juice, Zest Juice Co. will open its doors at 980 W. Fifth Ave. near Grandview in late fall. Natalie Rusch and Jordan Helman are the couple behind the store that will offer a variety of juices and other healthy drinks. “We have seven juices and you can drink...
September 25th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

Early Bird Food Truck Coming to University District this Fall

Early Bird Food Truck Coming to University District this Fall
A new food truck parked just north of OSU’s campus will be serving sweet treats come October. Early Bird will offer fresh beignet-style donuts, sweet and savory hand pies, as well as coffee and espresso drinks. Four and Twenty Blackbird Bake Shop Founder Libby Glover is using the truck to highlight...
September 22nd, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

The Food Fort Powered by ECDI Prepares for its First Ever Food Truck Festival

The Food Fort Powered by ECDI Prepares for its First Ever Food Truck Festival
On Saturday, August 9, The Food Fort, in partnership with premiere Columbus classic rock radio station QFM 96, will hold its first ever Food Truck Festival. The Food Fort, a cutting-edge, mobile food-based business incubator, is not your typical commissary. By providing their clients access to specialized...
July 24th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

The Big Pitch Provides Platform for Food-Based Entrepreneurs

The Big Pitch Provides Platform for Food-Based Entrepreneurs
FoodStart Ohio will host the first annual Big Pitch at Franklin University Saturday, June 21 and Saturday, June 28. The two-day event gives local food-based entrepreneurs a chance to highlight their delectables while competing for valuable cash and mentoring prizes. On June 21, entrepreneurs from local...
June 10th, 2014 | Upcoming Events | Read More

Sokol & Associates Offers Restaurant Brokerage and Consulting Services

Sokol & Associates Offers Restaurant Brokerage and Consulting Services
The Columbus food scene is growing with what seems like a new bar or restaurant opening every week. Behind the scenes is restaurant brokerage firm Sokol & Associates. “We specialize in brokering and selling restaurants and bars,” Owner Randy Sokol says. Businesses hire them to find buyers...
May 6th, 2014 | Business Profiles, Trendspotting | Read More

The Modern Southern Table: Reinventing The Way We Think of Food Court Cuisine

The Modern Southern Table: Reinventing The Way We Think of Food Court Cuisine
At your typical mall in the Midwest, you expect to find your commonplace food offerings – an oversized pretzel diner, a fast-prepped, Asian inspired eatery, maybe even a sit-down restaurant where you can visit their dessert bar before you depart. Sure, they may curb your appetite while you’re...
April 24th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Behind the Scenes: Piada

Behind the Scenes: Piada
Piada’s success is no secret. The continually expanding fast-casual restaurant concept was voted Metropreneur’s top high-growth small business of 2013. Behind Founder Chris Doody is a duo that has been a part of the carefully curated concept since its inception. Jamy Bolling is Corporate...
April 10th, 2014 | Behind the Scenes | Read More