Kitchen Incubators Get Food Businesses Cooking

While shared kitchens are a steal for entrepreneurs starting food businesses, incubators are unwieldy, expensive projects that don't always survive

Many aspiring entrepreneurs dream of turning their grandmother's cookie recipe into the next Mrs. Fields. Yet because stringent food-safety regulations make it illegal to sell many types of food products from home, starting a food business legally (BusinessWeek, 9/26/07) typically requires working out of a fully licensed commercial kitchen. Enter the kitchen incubator.

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