How to create a secure retirement
- How to create financial security in retirement
- Tech's next new new thing: grilled cheese
- Rates on 5-year ARMs fall to record 2.96%
- Amazon's tablet advantage may lie in the margins
And now for something completely different. MarketWatch technology commentator Therese Poletti writes today that the next big thing in tech is grilled cheese. A techno-enhanced grilled cheese restaurant to be exact. Flip video camera entrepreneur Jonathan Kaplan has a new start-up selling fast comfort food, made to order quickly, thanks to the use of technology in smartphones. The Melt, as the restaurant is known, just opened its first "fast casual" location this week in downtown San Francisco, getting a flurry of press attention. "We are making a comfort food at a time when Americans need a little bit of comfort," Kaplan told Poletti in an interview, as he watched a line form in front of the company's first store. "There is something about a bowl of soup and a grilled cheese like mom used to make."
— Anne Stanley , Managing Editor, Personal Finance
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