food

Hungry Eyes Set Gaze on Tasteful New Website

Foodies, epicureans, gourmets, locavores… these days we have a dozens of names for food lovers and socially conscientious consumers alike. While the taxonomy of these food enthusiasts will change over time, its fascinating to find new websites that blend popular e-commerce paradigms to cater to the food loving collective. One such site, gilttaste.com (part of the popular ‘flash sale’ network Gilt Groupe) launched full-throttle in the middle of May of

Smarter, Faster, Cheaper: Why Online Food Delivery is not Strictly an Academic Affair

For many of us, the daily routine of deliberating over lunch or dinner options is more a question of convenience than a quest for the total culinary experience. As a recent college grad, I often frequented food delivery sites, like GrubHub.com and CampusFood.com, to save both time and money. As a young professional, I must admit that I still love to use these services, and as it turns out, I

Four Loko – Hyped Right Off the Shelves…but is it back?

In 2005, three college friends from The Ohio State University had the entrepreneurial idea to start their own company. They took out a Small Business Administration loan and put their financial resources on the line to launch Chicago-based Phusion Projects, LLC. Four Loko was born. According to Compete.com, DrinkFour.com (Four Loko’s website) has seen significant growth since January of 2010. Unique Visitors to DrinkFour.com grew 142% in June, coincidently the