Running a business is not easy, and when it's food related, there are even more challenges involved. We aim to simplify the process and let you focus on making the highest quality product possible.

With Fork, there are only two things you need to have:

  • ServSafe Certification (This is required in Maine to run a food business)
  • General Liability Insurance (This is required in Maine to sell food to the public)

Without Fork, there is a lot more you would have to consider, including:

  • Rent/Long-term lease
  • Certificate of occupancy
  • Evacuation plan
  • Building insurance
  • Property taxes
  • Cleaning crew
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Wireless internet
  • Office space
  • Linens
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Trash collection
  • Operational efficiencies
  • Recycling
  • Pest control
  • Chemical program
  • Deliveries
  • Vendor relationships
  • Utilities            
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Dry storage
  • Hood ventilation system
  • Facilities management
  • Ansul system
  • Equipment
  • Technical assistance                       
  • Shop vac
  • Loading dock
  • Keyless entry system
  • Packaging materials storage
  • Endorsement for credit
  • Marketing
  • Customer engagement
  • Best practices
  • Parking lot
  • Catering placement
  • Pop up opportunities