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The Story of Straw Hat Pizza: Franchise Review and Fees

 The Story of Straw Hat Pizza: Franchise Review and Fees
Straw Hat Pizza

Hi! I’m Scott Mason, the Head of Operations for the Straw Hat Pizza chain.  I didn’t start the business but I grew up going to Straw Hat Pizza and I have always loved our pizza.  My grandfather used to take me there as a kid back in the 1970s. I’ve been with Straw Hat Pizza for nearly 11 years and in my… Continue Reading »

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The Story of Le Macaron French Pastries: Franchise Review and Fees

 The Story of Le Macaron French Pastries: Franchise Review and Fees

Le Macaron French Pastries – Company Overview

  • Founded: 2009
  • Franchising Since: 2012
  • Number of Existing Locations: 52
  • Total Initial Investment: $84,350 to $361,500
  • Initial Franchise Fee: $45,000
  • Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6% of gross sales
  • Ad Royalty Fee: 1% of gross sales
  • Net Worth Minimum: $250,000
  • Agreement Length: 10 years
Learn more about the Le Macaron Franchise Opportunity.

Le Macaron was founded in 2009 by mother-daughter… Continue Reading »

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The Story of Totally Nutz: Franchise Review and Fees

 The Story of Totally Nutz: Franchise Review and Fees

Introduction to the Totally Nutz® Franchise Opportunity

Totally Nutz®, a gourmet cinnamon-glazed nut company.

We are Totally Nutz®, a gourmet cinnamon-glazed nut company. We freshly roast and glaze almonds, cashews, and pecans on-site at events and venues nationwide.

Our mission is to be the premier nut vendor worldwide, enhancing people’s event experience by delivering gourmet fresh roasted nuts to patrons and event… Continue Reading »

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Pros and Cons: Should You Start an Independent Juice & Smoothie Bar in 2020?

 Pros and Cons: Should You Start an Independent Juice & Smoothie Bar in 2020?
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Thinking about starting a self-funded juice or smoothie business in 2020 or beyond? According to industry reports this industry can expect steady growth in the natural juice space globally for the next half decade. Here are a few statistics about the encouraging trajectory of the industry in coming years:

  • The fruit and vegetable juice market is expected to hit $257 billion by 2025. This market was estimated at $158 billion in 2016…. Continue Reading »
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The Story of Popbar – Food Franchise Review

 The Story of Popbar – Food Franchise Review

Introduction to the Popbar Franchise Opportunity

Back in 2009, we were looking for a decadent twist on a classic dessert. We discussed ice cream, popsicles, and other frozen treats.  Being from Italy, I thought about the possibility of serving gelato in a new way – on a stick! After a lot of research and development, we perfected our recipes, the visual aspects of our store, and added a make-it-your-own element, offering the option… Continue Reading »

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