Archive for Dunkin’Brands SmartBlogs
From Red Robin’s Seasoned Steak Fries to Dunkin’ Brands’ recent announcement of its Baskin-Robbins ice cream and ice cream bars, it often seems like a natural progression for successful restaurant chains to move into retail offerings of its popular items. But the process is more complicated than customers simply dining at a restaurant and then going to a supermarket to pick up a sauce they liked or a frozen version of an appetizer they had.[…] Continue Reading »
Sandwich chain Togo’s bills itself as a West Coast Original with the style of an East Coast deli, where each customer has a one-on-one interaction with the sandwich maker, said CEO Tony Gioia, himself a New York native who long ago relocated to the Golden State.
The story goes that a hungry college student on a budget opened the first Togo’s shop in 1971 in San Jose, Calif., selling the kind of big, meaty sandwiches he and his friends wanted at prices they could afford.[…] Continue Reading »
The International Franchise Association brought together bankers, politicians, government officials and franchise leaders for a Small Business Lending Summit April 7 in Washington, D.C., in an effort to work toward solutions to the obstacles that franchisees and other small-business owners are encountering in getting the loans they need to start up and grow. As part of the summit, high-achieving franchisors and franchisees talked about what they love about franchising and how the business model helps turn people into successful entrepreneurs.[…] Continue Reading »