Fuku just appointed Claudia Lezcano to its top post, a quick-service marketing veteran who has big expansion plans in mind. Claudia Lezcano grew up in the food business at Burger King, where she spent eight years in various roles spanning advertising to overseeing all marketing and communications for the fast-food giant. During her time at Burger King, plus a year-long stint at Church’s Chicken as senior vice president of U.S. marketing, Lezcano gleaned how to optimize operations, and the importance of delivering a delicious product in a timely fashion.

 

Iconic apparel brand Fruit of the Loom and New York-based dessert company Milk Bar have collaborate on the release of an exclusive apparel and dessert collection just in time for the holidays.

 

In this week’s episode of To Dine For, host Kate Sullivan is joined by Gary Vaynerchuk. Also known as Gary Vee, Vaynerchuk has risen from a liquor store clerk to one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time and one of the most sought-after speakers in business. An immigrant from Belarus, Vaynerchuk and his family moved to this country with no material possessions, and have an incredible tale of resilience, grit and tenacity.

 

In a world increasingly crowded with alternative meat and milk products bragging about small carbon footprints, it’s not surprising investors have poured millions of dollars into sustainable coffee alternative Atomo to help it bring bean-free coffee to market ($16.99 for a four-pack of 8oz cans).

Christina Tosi has several self-described “subcategories” of cookies in her new cookbook, All About Cookies. After all, if there’s any person who could divvy up the dessert’s definition with such precision it’s the two-time James Beard award-winning pastry chef and CEO of the world-famous Milk Bar, the sister bakery to Momofuku.

 

Bluestone Lane was launched in 2013 with the aim of bringing Melbourne-style café culture to the US. The business’ founder and CEO, Nick Stone, discusses turning customers into locals, fostering community during Covid and the growing opportunities for boutique cafés in the US

Interview with Momofuku CEO Marguerite Zabar Mariscal about playing the long game, finding strategic partnerships, new restaurant technology, and not being obsessed with perfection.

 

If you’ve listened to a podcast in the last three years–whether about cooking, true crime, or politics–chances are you’ve heard an advertisement for Magic Spoon. The direct-to-consumer cereal brand that’s raised $100 million from investors including Amy Schumer, Nas, and the NFL’s Odell Beckham Jr. has been a frequent presence on audio airwaves since the company launched in 2019, and the strategy seems to be working.

If viral videos like “Charlie Bit My Finger,” “Evolution of Dance” or the Potter Puppet Pals are ingrained in your nostalgic memory bank, then another early aughts YouTube sensation is about to make your day a little bit sweeter.

Magnolia Bakery announced exclusively to “Good Morning America” that it has teamed up with Liam Kyle Sullivan, known for his viral video “Muffins,” to launch a brand new menu item with an aptly titled YouTube video, “Breakfast Loaves.”

Episode 190 of Entrepreneur’s How Success Happens: Nicholas Stone, Founder of BlueStone Lane, on the Power of Connecting with Others