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How to Cook Up a $28 Million Franchise

How to Cook Up a $28 Million Franchise

The founder of one of America’s fastest growing restaurant chains, Birmingham-based Taziki’s, started at a Kmart cafeteria and stuck with what he loved — “working with my hands and making customers happy.”

January 2015
Retail Legend on the Strip

Retail Legend on the Strip

Through puffed shirts and polyester suits, fraternity parties and fads, this legendary Alabama retailer can testify how business is built.

December 2014
Battle Tested Camp Gear

Battle Tested Camp Gear

Founded by a WWII vet, MMI Outdoor designs camp gear for U.S. soldiers and a growing market of recreational campers eager to tap the best in military gear.

October 2014
Selling Self Images

Selling Self Images

At age seven, State Traditions’ growth spurt has taken its founders to more than 350 retailers across the country, and Internet sales have taken them around the world.

September 2014
Why I Cook at the P.O.

Why I Cook at the P.O.

John Hall learned to cook in some of the most celebrated restaurants in the South, Europe and New York City. He returned home, to 41st Street in Birmingham’s Avondale, to launch his own business — brick-oven hot Post Office Pies.

August 2014

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