Category: Food & Drinks

How Coca-Cola Was Started – The Start-Up Story Of John Pemberton and Asa Candler

The Coca-Cola Company has been one of the world’s most recognized and beloved brands for decades now. From its beginnings in 1886, when it was created by pharmacist John Pemberton, to today where it is a global beverage giant with annual revenues of over $42+ billion (2022) – Coca-Cola has come a very long way. Its story is simply amazing and we’re going to see now how it all happened… A Brief History of Coca Cola In 1886, a Confederate veteran and pharmacist/chemist named John Stith Pemberton felt the need to make something new. He had been wounded in the...

Truckily is an innovative web and online marketing tool for food trucks.

Truckily’s Start Up Story – How Derek Kean and Matthew Berkland Created A Mobile Food Truck Finder

Do you have a food truck business? If you had a food truck, you are suggested to constantly change your location in order to catch as many sales as possible. But this also makes it harder for your potential customers to know where exactly you are. The problem would even be bigger if you already have some loyal clients who like your stuff and are eager to buy from you on a regular basis. If they can’t find you every time they would want to purchase your products, their loyalty will quickly expire. This probably is a major issue for...

The Bottle Keeper

The BottleKeeper – How Adam Callinan Made A Million Dollars Online

Adam Callinan is an entrepreneur, writer, and co-owner of a venture capital firm. Not only has he helped lots of small businesses at their early stage, but also he started many companies himself. He has some decent startup experience and here is a great story of his, a step by step explanation of how he started an automated million dollars online business with practically very little cash and no employees. This is the story of his latest and very successful online startup – www.thebottlekeeper.com. This article was originally published on entrepreneur.com, by Adam himself: Recently I wrote a general overview,...

Jerry Cohen & Ben Greenfield - the founders of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Was Started With Just $12000, See Their Start-Up Story

Did you know that Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Company was supposed to be a Bagel Company? Childhood friends Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield were born in Brooklyn NY, in 1951, four days apart. Ben, during his senior year, drove an ice cream truck. He attended various colleges in the Northeast but dropped out. Eventually, he left college life and taught pottery in New York’s Adirondack region where he also learned about ice cream making. On the other hand, Jerry went to Oberlin College and took up medicine. While Jerry was in college, he worked as an ice cream scooper...

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Red Bull History – How Dietrich Mateschitz and Chaleo Yoovidhya Started Red Bull

Red Bull has been the most popular energy drink for years and this will most probably stay intact for some time ahead. Everybody from all around the world knows about this ‘wings giving’ beverage, because of the powerful and innovative branding campaigns made by the company. A company that bet everything on just one brand and just one product, and eventually hit the big jackpot. And because its story is really cool, we decided to share it here with you. How Red Bull GmbH Was Founded Like many of the greatest companies in the world, Red Bull started really small....

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How Jimmy John Liautaud Founded Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches

Sandwiches are one of the best and most delicious meals around. It is so easy to prepare a sandwich, that even a 3-year-old can do it. Practically, this makes it possible for almost everyone to get into such a business without meeting any significant obstacles in the production process. This is a simple business that is not protected by any big barriers like know-how, high initial investment, special skills, or anything like that. Having this in mind, it may not sound that strange, that a sandwich company got into the top 10 franchises in America. Someone would say that they...

Caleb Bradham, the founder of Pepsi

PepsiCo – the History of Pepsi-Cola and Caleb Bradham

History In 1893, Caleb Bradham created a drink in his home spicing it with kola nuts and the enzyme pepsin. At first, he called it “Brad’s Drink” and this was the first name of Pepsi Cola. It was so delicious that he soon started selling it in his neighborhood. Later, in 1998, this tasty beverage was renamed to Pepsi Cola and this was when the start of this world brand was put. In the first years, Bradham prepared Pepsi in his drugstore, but soon he was not able to supply the increased quantity that people wanted to buy. In 1903...

Kentucky Fried Chicken KFC

KFC – The Start Up Story Of Kentucky Fried Chicken and Colonel Sanders

History There are many inspiring stories about young entrepreneurs, who started successful business and made some millions. But if you have missed doing this in your salad days, you should not lose faith. Here is a story about a man in his 60s, who founded one of the most popular companies from all over the world – KFC or Kentucky Fried Chicken… Colonel Sanders had not an easy childhood, like many other kids. He learned how severe life can be from a very young age. He started his work career at the age of 12, as a farmer boy, and...