If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be?

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mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
2012/08/09 22:55:35
I know, this sounds like another one of Chewies weird poll/trolls. But let's play along for a minute.  if you suddenly came into your Lottery winnings and decided to buy a Franchise (or several), be it Fast Food, or restaurant-chain, What would it be and what reasons would you use to justify the purchase. I would prefer to limit the selection to food-related business's, and be the last stop in the food chain, rather than a distributor or wholesaler.
   For me, I have two choices ready and waiting for the arrival of the money... First would be a Doe's Eat Place. I would like to be the silent Owner of the Louisville Metro Area "Doe's". I don't pretend to know the operational details of a business like "Does", but I think i can find (with help) a good Manager and team to run the place when I get the Franchise.  "My Doe's" would have a Butcher Shop as an integral part of the restaurant, and diners would select their cuts of entree meat or fish from the freshly cut offerings in the Butcher area.  I might consider a 'grill  it yourself' area for those who want to do it themselves, but that would be only an option.
   My second choice would be a Sonic or Two, located at Interstate Interchanges on the Indiana side of the River on I-64 and I-65. Recently the two Sonics on our side of the river have failed. Not sure why, but crappy location was a factor in the loss of one. Both relied on local trade, where Sonic does well with the traveling public also.
 
Anyway, If I were to get into the business as an investment, those would be my first choices.   How about you?
Tony Bad
Fire Safety Admin
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/09 23:44:34
Electrolux or Fuller Brush. 
mar52
Sirloin
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/09 23:55:40
You like walking door to door, Tony?
mar52
Sirloin
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 00:00:27
I don't think I'd pay someone else to run their kind of business if I had that kind of money.
 
How is that rice pudding shop doing in New York?  Maybe Los Angeles needs a few.
 
 
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 00:06:35
Noodles & Co.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 00:44:43
Sheesch Tony,  How about a mobile knife sharpener cart?
   I think of you as a Mama Grisani's, Papa John's, Pegleg Tony's Seafood and Bagel shop, kind of guy.
Maybe a Mary kay route on the side...
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 00:46:14
JRPfeff
Noodles & Co.

You're really hung up on that Noodle fixation, aren't you???
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 00:50:29
According to Forbes.com, there are 10 food franchises in the TOP 20 Franchises to own.
Domino's is not only the current best food franchise to own--- it's #1 in the Top 20.
I didn't say best pizza--Just the best to own. Average investment per unit - $250,00.00
Here's the rest:
#2 - 7-11
#4 - McDonalds
#5 - Papa Murphy's
#9 - Edible Arrangements
#10 - Jimmy Johns
#12 - Papa John's
#14 - Panera
#17 - Booger King
#18 - Dunkin Donuts
http://www.forbes.com/2011/01/18/best-franchises-for-the-buck-entrepreneurs-finance-franchise_slide.html
post edited by Foodbme - 2012/08/10 01:07:51
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 01:03:38
fooodbmeat - Papa John's is quoted at $150K per franchise annually for health insurance.  Does that apply to Domino's (rotten pizza) $250K start-up cost, too?
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 01:10:10
JRPfeff
fooodbmeat - Papa John's is quoted at $150K per franchise annually for health insurance.  Does that apply to Domino's (rotten pizza) $250K start-up cost, too?

Is that health insurance for Employees or Customers???????
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 01:16:01
I must admit that my choices were not based on sound marketing surveys like the Forbes list or others.
 
But Moving an  In'N'Out  to Louisville, sounds interesting, and maybe it is time to consider Jack in the Box and Boston Market in this area (again)....  But DOE'S would still be my first choice.  I would really enjoy hosting Glee Club reunions at "My Doe's" !
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 01:28:34
mar52
You like walking door to door, Tony?

Hey! Don't knock The Fuller Brush man!
They've been around over 100 years and those boys can make a good living!
My Dad was a Fuller Brush Man back in the 40's when he came home from WWII.
Probably spent more time in some customers homes than he should have, if you know what I mean???
iluvcfood
Cheeseburger
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 03:37:10
There is no doubt in my mind what I would buy.................In/Out Burger.
 
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 03:46:41
iluvcfood
There is no doubt in my mind what I would buy.................In/Out Burger.

Sorry Guys, In-n-Out is a family owned, private corp. and does not franchise.
They refuse, (Up to now) to do it.
I'm sure some lazy, money grabbing heir will do it some day but for now, no dice!
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 03:49:45
Hey Mayor!
Here's one that has some promise! Don't have any in IN!
http://www.freddysusa.com/Franchise/Availability/default.aspx
Their burgers are pretty good and their Frozen Custard is very good! 
P.S. I like Freddy's Philosophies!
post edited by Foodbme - 2012/08/10 03:55:34
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 07:44:23
Foodie,
I think if I were to aim at a 'Full Service' FF Burger Place it would be a "CULVERS" stand.  There is a small chain in SoCal that I like a lot, but the distances involved in putting one here might be an issue...FARMER BOYS has always been my burger of choice when visiting the old home ground.
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 08:14:05
Pick me, pick me, Al! I would move down there in a heartbeat to help you run Doe's!!
I would pick a full service restaurant to buy into that had a limited menu-not a zillion items. Like Does, or a bbq/chicken place.
post edited by ann peeples - 2012/08/10 08:16:53
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 09:22:11
My family is Mc Lovin' it enough with 2 (going on 3) Mc Donald's.
SeamusD
Double Cheeseburger
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 09:49:59
Hooters!
ScreamingChicken
Filet Mignon
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 10:13:16
Interesting idea but I can't really come up with an answer.  I would imagine some franchise are more tightly controlled by the corporate office while some might have a little more leeway to pick up some local flavor (with corporate's approval, of course), so to speak.
 
I think that a White Castle near the UW-Madison campus might be a good idea but WC doesn't franchise.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 10:25:30
mayor al
Foodie,
I think if I were to aim at a 'Full Service' FF Burger Place it would be a "CULVERS" stand.  There is a small chain in SoCal that I like a lot, but the distances involved in putting one here might be an issue...FARMER BOYS has always been my burger of choice when visiting the old home ground.

A good Chain & good food! We have them out here. The first one opened about 1-1/2 years ago. They're now up to 10 locations.
Some lottery winner must have bought a master franchise!!
We get a lot of Midwest Snowbirds who flock there.
From Nov to April the places are packed. It's wall-to-wall Blue Hairs and Silver Eagles with their canes & walkers pushing us locals out of the way!!!
Kinda like watching Betty White's "Off Their Rockers" TV Show.
Watch the 00:30 Sec to 01:20 segment!!! 
http://www.nbc.com/betty-whites-off-their-rockers/video/blowup-blonde/1400760
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 12:19:09
You want one GIANT headache?  Get into the food business.  Do not go there, Mr. Mayor!! 
 
 
joerogo
Filet Mignon
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 12:22:58
Tony Bad
Electrolux or Fuller Brush. 

 
I think you would really clean up with either of those businesses.
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 12:27:01
mayor al

I know, this sounds like another one of Chewies weird poll/trolls. But let's play along for a minute.  if you suddenly came into your Lottery winnings and decided to buy a Franchise (or several), be it Fast Food, or restaurant-chain, What would it be and what reasons would you use to justify the purchase. I would prefer to limit the selection to food-related business's, and be the last stop in the food chain, rather than a distributor or wholesaler.
  For me, I have two choices ready and waiting for the arrival of the money... First would be a Doe's Eat Place. I would like to be the silent Owner of the Louisville Metro Area "Doe's". I don't pretend to know the operational details of a business like "Does", but I think i can find (with help) a good Manager and team to run the place when I get the Franchise.  "My Doe's" would have a Butcher Shop as an integral part of the restaurant, and diners would select their cuts of entree meat or fish from the freshly cut offerings in the Butcher area.  I might consider a 'grill  it yourself' area for those who want to do it themselves, but that would be only an option.
  My second choice would be a Sonic or Two, located at Interstate Interchanges on the Indiana side of the River on I-64 and I-65. Recently the two Sonics on our side of the river have failed. Not sure why, but crappy location was a factor in the loss of one. Both relied on local trade, where Sonic does well with the traveling public also.

Anyway, If I were to get into the business as an investment, those would be my first choices.   How about you?

Hey, I resemble that!! Al, now that I've got you, you'll be sitting around dreaming the topics up!
If I bought a franchise, it would be Pollo Loco, in east coast cities with large Spanish populations...darn good product, last time I had it!

lleechef
Sirloin
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 12:33:13
Chewey,
Do not encourage him!!
kland01s
Filet Mignon
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 13:02:28
Foodbme

mayor al
Foodie,
I think if I were to aim at a 'Full Service' FF Burger Place it would be a "CULVERS" stand.  There is a small chain in SoCal that I like a lot, but the distances involved in putting one here might be an issue...FARMER BOYS has always been my burger of choice when visiting the old home ground.

A good Chain & good food! We have them out here. The first one opened about 1-1/2 years ago. They're now up to 10 locations.  

Foodbme, you can have your chance at a Culver's, they are having a franchise workshop coming up in Phoenix!
 
http://www.culvers.com/inside-culvers/franchises/
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 13:11:55
kland01s

Foodbme

mayor al
Foodie,
I think if I were to aim at a 'Full Service' FF Burger Place it would be a "CULVERS" stand.  There is a small chain in SoCal that I like a lot, but the distances involved in putting one here might be an issue...FARMER BOYS has always been my burger of choice when visiting the old home ground.

A good Chain & good food! We have them out here. The first one opened about 1-1/2 years ago. They're now up to 10 locations.  

Foodbme, you can have your chance at a Culver's, they are having a franchise workshop coming up in Phoenix!

http://www.culvers.com/inside-culvers/franchises/

I can't afford to buy yesterday's newspaper, even if I could find one!" />
kland01s
Filet Mignon
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 15:17:23
Foodbme

kland01s

Foodbme

mayor al
Foodie,
I think if I were to aim at a 'Full Service' FF Burger Place it would be a "CULVERS" stand.  There is a small chain in SoCal that I like a lot, but the distances involved in putting one here might be an issue...FARMER BOYS has always been my burger of choice when visiting the old home ground.

A good Chain & good food! We have them out here. The first one opened about 1-1/2 years ago. They're now up to 10 locations.  

Foodbme, you can have your chance at a Culver's, they are having a franchise workshop coming up in Phoenix!

http://www.culvers.com/inside-culvers/franchises/

I can't afford to buy yesterday's newspaper, even if I could find one!" />


Same boat!!!! I just looked it up out of curiousity because when we got the first Culver's outside of Wisconsin here years back, they were all still owned by the Culver family. They have had an amazing growth since 1985 or so.  
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 15:32:27
kland01s
Foodbme
kland01s
Foodbme
mayor al
Foodie,
I think if I were to aim at a 'Full Service' FF Burger Place it would be a "CULVERS" stand.  There is a small chain in SoCal that I like a lot, but the distances involved in putting one here might be an issue...FARMER BOYS has always been my burger of choice when visiting the old home ground.

A good Chain & good food! We have them out here. The first one opened about 1-1/2 years ago. They're now up to 10 locations.  

Foodbme, you can have your chance at a Culver's, they are having a franchise workshop coming up in Phoenix!
http://www.culvers.com/inside-culvers/franchises/

I can't afford to buy yesterday's newspaper, even if I could find one!" />

Same boat!!!! I just looked it up out of curiousity because when we got the first Culver's outside of Wisconsin here years back, they were all still owned by the Culver family. They have had an amazing growth since 1985 or so.  

Even if I had the money, I wouldn't go into the business for this reason:
"Employee Theft - Each year, there is an estimate of over $52 billion loss in the restaurant business because of this reason."
I'd go crazy trying to watch everyone!


mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 15:40:21
Remember friends this is "Fantasy Franchising" real money or lack of it, is not part of the picture (or game)
 
 
Farmer Boys original stand is now gone. It was on the right of way when they built the new freeway (the 215) thru the MARCH AFB area near Moreno Valley, back in the late 1980's.  It was a rambling old ranch house restaurant...the new versons are compacted into the normal FF stands where ever they spread. The menu is still pretty good. I love their big thick Onion Slices in their Onion Rings, and also the Zucchini spears fried are great too.
   Yeah, Culvers has been spreading out following the emmigration trails of former Badgers...but I have heard that the franchises don't come cheap !!  Let me know if the AZ Culvers sells Walleye sandwiches?? 

  Could I run a  "Doe's Eat Place", NO WAY !!!  But if I had my $250 million Powerball check in hand, I might consider "renting" one for a couple of years !!!
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 15:49:52
If I won the lottery the LAST thing I would consider is buying a franchise or any type of food establishment.  I would buy a huge RV and live life on the road!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 16:12:06
Take me with you.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 16:27:16
You'll be the first couple to log 200,000 miles on a motorhome driving from Columbus to Pittsburg and back !!
  I think i might like a Baskin Robbins/Graeters/ Homemade Pie & ice cream store close to home...but that might indeed be "overkill" on my part!
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 17:07:33
Al, now you're talkin'.  Don't forget, icecreamchick and buffetbuster will be your first customers! 
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 17:08:10
lleechef

If I won the lottery the LAST thing I would consider is buying a franchise or any type of food establishment.  I would buy a huge RV and live life on the road!

Double AMEN on buying a restaurant.  I am not sure about the motor home.  That is a little too much like double work although at first glance, it sounds like fun.
Although I sure do enjoy eating out, the last thing I would enjoy owning is a restaurant.
 
Lleechef, I hope you get your wish.
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

lleechef
Sirloin
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 17:47:29
Thanks Sundancer.  After all my years of camping in a pop-up in Alaska I always thought I could be very happy in a motor home.  But NO restaurants!!!! 
plb
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 18:37:45
I don't think I would want to own any franchise, or any kind of business, unless I could be an absentee owner.  But there are a few chains from other parts of the country I wish were here, like:
Daphne's Greek Café
Boudin (SF sourdough)
Pizza King
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 18:44:19
lleechef

Thanks Sundancer.  After all my years of camping in a pop-up in Alaska I always thought I could be very happy in a motor home.  But NO restaurants!!!! 

 
Lleechef:  My idea of roughing it was a black and white TV at the Holiday Inn
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
mr chips
Filet Mignon
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/10 22:13:23
Burgerville.In Olympia Washington
 
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Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/11 00:14:18
lleechef
If I won the lottery the LAST thing I would consider is buying a franchise or any type of food establishment.  I would buy a huge RV and live life on the road!

Maybe roughing it like this?
http://www.marathoncoach.com/gallery/index.cfm
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/11 03:54:21
Here's one for you Mayor!
Kolaches!!!
http://www.kolachefactory.com/about/
They have a Company owned one in Indy.
21 company owned and 8 franchises to date
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/11 10:23:15
Foodie,
We have one of the Kolache Factory stores in Louisville. Their product ranks right behind the McDonalds Apple Pies in quality...Dry, paper taste, EXPENSIVE, and cheap fillings make them a waste.  Like many of our RF friends, after you have had some really good examples of a food, be it Pie, Pork Tenderloin, or Kolache, getting (several times) a cheap imitation 'Not Good' version sets a low standard.  Their store is busy, but full of folks who apparently don't know what good Kolache is.
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/11 11:04:19
Foodbme

lleechef
If I won the lottery the LAST thing I would consider is buying a franchise or any type of food establishment.  I would buy a huge RV and live life on the road!

Maybe roughing it like this?
http://www.marathoncoach.com/gallery/index.cfm

Now you're talkin'!!!
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/11 12:29:38
Part of the 18 year business career I had in order to afford returning to teaching involved two franchises:  printing and fast food.  The print franchisors were crooks; I had to sue them, went independent, and only then enjoyed success.  The fast food franchise opened huge ($35,000/week back in the early '90's) but my partner wanted to open more stores before we were able to manage the first one efficiently.  We eventually found some Koreans with cash and they took it independent.
 
The ONE THING new franchisees fail to realize is that "royalties" - even though they sound "reasonable" (usually being a single digit % of sales) - turn out to be half or more of the net profit of even a successful franchise." />
 
My solution to this is that, after the location is selected, the franchisor and franchisee sit down and determine two matters: 
  • the gross sales necessary to break even;
  • the length of time reasonablycompetent management would take to get there.
Royalties would be zero until the nut is broken, but several points higher than the standard royalty on sales in excess of the nut.  Should the franchisee fail to make the nut in the specified length of time, the franchisor takes over the location.
 
Of course there is a lot more to this concept, but I don't want to write a book here.  This grew out of my printintg franchise; nothing pi$$ed me off more than paying royalties for the "privilege" of losing money during the start-up.   
mar52
Sirloin
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/11 14:34:52
I think maybe I'd like to open a Runza franchise in Los Angeles.  We have nothing like it.
 
There's a need to be different.
kland01s
Filet Mignon
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/11 14:51:52
mar52

I think maybe I'd like to open a Runza franchise in Los Angeles.  We have nothing like it.

There's a need to be different.


Don't forget to include some "purple" pictures!!!
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/11 18:23:59
mayor al
Foodie,
We have one of the Kolache Factory stores in Louisville. Their product ranks right behind the McDonalds Apple Pies in quality...Dry, paper taste, EXPENSIVE, and cheap fillings make them a waste.  Like many of our RF friends, after you have had some really good examples of a food, be it Pie, Pork Tenderloin, or Kolache, getting (several times) a cheap imitation 'Not Good' version sets a low standard.  Their store is busy, but full of folks who apparently don't know what good Kolache is.

I've never had a kolache so I wouldn't have a point of reference to judge from although I'd probably recognize poor or good quality.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/11 18:26:25
Oh, God! Purple runzas. Tara, where are you?
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/11 18:30:51
MetroplexJim

Part of the 18 year business career I had in order to afford returning to teaching involved two franchises:  printing and fast food.  The print franchisors were crooks; I had to sue them, went independent, and only then enjoyed success.  The fast food franchise opened huge ($35,000/week back in the early '90's) but my partner wanted to open more stores before we were able to manage the first one efficiently.  We eventually found some Koreans with cash and they took it independent.

The ONE THING new franchisees fail to realize is that "royalties" - even though they sound "reasonable" (usually being a single digit % of sales) - turn out to be half or more of the net profit of even a successful franchise." />

My solution to this is that, after the location is selected, the franchisor and franchisee sit down and determine two matters: 
  • the gross sales necessary to break even;
  • the length of time reasonablycompetent management would take to get there.
Royalties would be zero until the nut is broken, but several points higher than the standard royalty on sales in excess of the nut.  Should the franchisee fail to make the nut in the specified length of time, the franchisor takes over the location.

Of course there is a lot more to this concept, but I don't want to write a book here.  This grew out of my printintg franchise; nothing pi$$ed me off more than paying royalties for the "privilege" of losing money during the start-up.   

You need to write a book, "How To Avoid The Pitfalls When  Buying A Franchise", then YOU could collect the Royalties!!!
love2bake
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/13 10:10:31
Not knowing the difference between a franchise and chain, I'd open an Original Pancake House!  Second choice would be either Milwaukee or Kohl's Frozen Custard.  Third choice, Bojangles--I love their biscuit sandwiches.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/13 10:35:37
love2bake

Not knowing the difference between a franchise and chain, I'd open an Original Pancake House!  Second choice would be either Milwaukee or Kohl's Frozen Custard.  Third choice, Bojangles--I love their biscuit sandwiches.

All franchises are part of a chain but not all chains franchise. Now I'm confused!!!
ScreamingChicken
Filet Mignon
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/13 11:20:31
lleechef

If I won the lottery the LAST thing I would consider is buying a franchise or any type of food establishment.  I would buy a huge RV and live life on the road!
Michael Hoffman

Take me with you.


The idea of Michael in an RV is giving me "Christmas Vacation" flashbacks...
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/13 11:41:52
ScreamingChicken
lleechef
If I won the lottery the LAST thing I would consider is buying a franchise or any type of food establishment.  I would buy a huge RV and live life on the road!
Michael Hoffman
Take me with you.

The idea of Michael in an RV is giving me "Christmas Vacation" flashbacks...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p1eAE3sNFc 
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/13 11:52:40
Love 2 Bake,  You're thinking along the lines of my original concept, that I worded poorly.  If I had the bucks, and wanted to own (not run) a food establishment... I would pick one that created an product that I really like.  THUS   Doe's Eat Place, for the wonderful Beef and Tamales without the pretenses of the stuffy arrogant Steak Emporium  and Sonics outstanding Beverages, served with 'just ok' foods.
 
OH Yeah... Thinking of this foursome doing a Hog Hunt together does give me visions of scenes from "Deliverance"   and  " Abbott and Costello Meet Hogzilla".
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/13 12:51:40
ScreamingChicken

lleechef

If I won the lottery the LAST thing I would consider is buying a franchise or any type of food establishment.  I would buy a huge RV and live life on the road!
Michael Hoffman

Take me with you.


The idea of Michael in an RV is giving me "Christmas Vacation" flashbacks...

Why is that? I had one for years and never had any problems with it traveling all over the country to hunt and fish.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/13 13:00:18
Mayor,
Using your original concept, I'd open a QUALITY Breakfast, Lunch Comfort Food place incorporating all the best foods I've had at the various places I've eaten all over the country.
The name - "Grammy's Comfort Kitchen". (My bride's Grammy to the Grandkids.)
A signature item would be Biscuits! Served various ways.
All Pork products would come from The Pork Shop, Queen Creek, AZ.
I'd have them blend the sausage to my special recipe.
http://theporkshopaz.com
Eggs would be extra large - Hate small eggs served in restaurants.
All breads baked on the Premises! Good Seeded Rye a standout.
BIG Cinnamon rolls & Sticky Buns!
Pies would be a speciality.
Hash would be made in-house.
Made-from-scratch soups.
Veggies from local growers.
REAL mashed potatoes!
You get the picture!
mar52
Sirloin
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/13 14:42:36
What's stopping you? 
Sounds like a winner. 
 
You could also have a front room where you sold antiques.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/13 15:00:54
mar52
What's stopping you? 
Sounds like a winner. 
Age, Health, Money, Restaurant Experience to name a few!
You could also have a front room where you sold antiques.
Not ready to get rid of the Old Gal just yet!


FriedClamFanatic
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/13 20:27:20
Well if I needed to be richer after winning the lottery, A McDonalds.......maybe I could open up Iceland or somewhere they have never heard of it  (although I'd prefer the Red-light district of Amsterdam or Bangkok).
 
Failing that, A Rita's Water Ice and Philly Boys Pretzels combo to bring outside of this area and treat all my fellow Roadies to a true treat
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:If you were to buy a Franchise, Which would it be? 2012/08/14 00:31:16
By the way, Mr. Hoffman, Tara is alive and well.....I speak to her all the time.
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