With the majority of startups failing, many potential entrepreneurs shy away from starting their own businesses out of fear of failure. If your business makes it, you can enjoy a rewarding career as your own boss. However, if your business fails, you could end up financially ruined, depressed, and burned out. Our food industry consultants want to help your business grow so that your company can positively affect the food industry. Our network of food consultants examine every aspect of your business to encourage sustainability.Today, we examine a few of the most successful food startups.
Do you remember the lunch your school cafeteria served when you were a kid? From the sour boxed milk to the square pizza to the mystery meat in the “hamburgers,” school cafeteria food was awful. Not only did it taste disgusting, but it was typically not healthy in any sort of way. Thankfully, Revolution Foods created an alternative for cafeteria food so that busy parents can avoid packing lunches themselves. With an emphasis on proper nutrition and flavor, Revolution Foods delivers fresh meals to parents. The best part is that these foods are minimally processed, do not use high fructose corn syrup or additives, and have fruits and vegetables. How does that hold up to the lunch lady’s surprise casserole? AOL cofounder Steve Case liked the idea so much that he invested $30 million in the company.
Beyond Meat is a brilliant company that recognized the poor nutritional quality and disgusting taste of meat substitutes. Seeing a need for plant-based protein substitutes that didn’t taste like dirt, Beyond Meat was developed. They create healthy protein sources for vegetarians that contain the same nutritional building blocks as meat. Beyond Meat seeks to improve the health of its consumer base, advocate animal welfare, and positively impact the environment. Some of Beyond Meat’s most famous investors include Bill Gates and Twitter cofounder Biz Stone.
Many food delivery companies have crowded the online market in recent years, but few have succeeded. However, Blue Apron has remained a smash success in the food delivery field by delivering all the ingredients needed for three healthy meals a week. Each healthy, low calorie meal takes no longer than half an hour to prepare. People with special dietary needs such as vegetarian and gluten-free customers are accommodated in their meal plans. The best part is that the company does not charge for delivery and customers can cancel their plans at any time. Fidelity recently invested $135 million into the company, so Blue Apron is not going anywhere.
These three companies are only a few examples of successful food startup companies.
Although the failure rate of startups is still extremely high, not all companies fail. Our network of consulting firms features experience working with food companies. We understand the strategy implementations that work, and we can help you avoid financial and personal disaster. Contact us today to learn more about our food business consulting services.