Hi! I'm Dane Carlson, and welcome to the Business Opportunities Weblog. I've been publishing this website, by myself, and sometimes with the help of others for over twelve years now. You'll notice two things about this site right away:

  • We have tons of content. In fact, since November 2011, I've published more than 26,000 posts on thousands of different business ideas and opportunities.
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Menu Mind Tricks

NY Mag: “In his new book, Priceless: The Myth of Fair Value (and How to Take Advantage of It), author William Poundstone dissects the marketing tricks built into menus—for example, how something as simple as typography can drive you toward or away from that $39 steak.”

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Trends: Hooters-Style Dining

Twin Peaks is part of a booming niche in the beleaguered restaurant industry known as “breastaurants,” or sports bars that feature scantily clad waitresses.


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McWeddings?

Sure, McDonald’s move doesn’t have immediate implications for hotels; initially, McWeddings will most likely lure couples who considered restaurant weddings.


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Online Reviews are Crucial to Restaurants

It is something every restaurateur and hotel owner knows: good reviews boost takings while terrible ones can close you down.


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Menus of the Future

The two co-founders — who founded the BJ’s Restaurant chain — plan to place 100 iPads in each restaurant.


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Tornado Fries: A French Fry That Looks Like a Slinky

A Tornado Fry is our own creation made by hand selecting the freshest Idaho russet potatoes, cutting them in to a one-piece thin spiral on an 18 or 26 inch skewer, cooking them in 100% canola oil until they are crispy outside and tender inside and seasoning them to perfection.


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Food Trucks Do Weddings and More

Street sales aren’t the only source of revenue for the gourmet food trucks that have taken the city by storm in a few years.


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Biz Ideas: Allergen-Free Dining

Placing allergies at the forefront of their business, however, is French restaurant Mon Histoire dans l’assiette, whose menu is entirely free of 11 of the most common allergens, ensuring that most people with a food intolerance of some kind can still have their pick of the restaurant’s selection.


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A Grilled Cheese Restaurant

How’s this for a unique restaurant idea: The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen.


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10 Worst Named Restaurants

Smell Fast Food Little Drooling Bear Food Watery Coffee Herpes Pizza Smart Noshery Makes You Slobber OK Chinese Food Wet New Modern Age Dining Room Meat Patty Explode the Stomach Restoran Fatso Come & Wait Restaurant Via stupidest.com and BuzzFeed.


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