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Insider Speaks Candidly about Burger King Supply Chain

Reinhart Food Services is one of many vendors managed by franchisee-cooperative Restaurant Services Inc.
Reinhart is one of the many vendors that franchisee-led RSI directs. Photo by Blue MauMau

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – A Burger King franchise leader speaks candidly about franchisees owning, directing and managing the supply chain for all Burger King locations in the U.S. and Canada, both franchised and company-owned.

Kahala Acquired in Auction by Serruya Family

Kahala sold to Serruya Family
Kahala bought by Serruya Family of Canada. photo/bmm

TORONTO – The Serruya family today announced that they have acquired a controlling interest in Kahala Corp., owner of Cold Stone Creamery and many other franchised brands. The transaction was completed on Monday.

The Franchise Scale

Text messaging about where a franchise is on the franchise scale
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Subway Eats Competition's Lunch

A Baltimore Subway shop celebrates AnyTober $5 Footlong
A Baltimore Subway shopfront. photo/bluemaumau

LEXINGTON, Ky. — For all but two of the largest six players in the sandwich sector, the recession has not been kind. That's despite the sector growing 3 percent a year since 2007, according to market researcher Technomic Inc. In short, the biggest guy on the block got bigger.

Top Sandwich Chains Ranked by Shop Profits

The lit up sub sandwich store front
photo:bmm

LEXINGTON, Ky. —This year's ranking by Blue MauMau, our first, lists average store profits of sandwich shops, showing some winners and losers in 2012. Yes, you read that right – store profits. Here are Blue MauMau's best store profit estimates, from trusted sources who know sub sandwich shops and quick service restaurants.

Former Multiunit Franchisee Paints Dim Picture of Cold Stone Creamery

former Cold Stone Creamery multiunit franchisee Frank Caperino of San Diego
Former Cold Stone Creamery multiunit franchisee Frank Caperino

SAN DIEGO — Former Cold Stone Creamery multiunit franchise owner and once president of its franchisee association, Frank Caperino, speaks with Blue MauMau about how Cold Stone Creamery has lost the love of the brand. Caperino paints a dim scene scene of buying and running a franchise with under the Cold Stone Creamery brand.


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25 Worst Franchises to Buy, 2011

A just shuttered Quiznos franchise among many in Kentucky
The scattered remains of a Quiznos franchise in Kentucky. photo/bmm

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Some of the perennial worst franchises to buy — hoagie sandwich shops, ice cream stops, and auto repair garages — dominate this year's list. The recession has only helped their failure rates climb.

Boycott Cold Stone, Blimpie, Best Western?

Calls to boycott AriZona tea because some suppose it is in Arizona
AriZona tea company is from New York City, photo/DeusXFlorida, flickr

Blimpie Class Action Suit Is No Joke

Consumers Ronald Williams and Jennifer Clayton claim to have suffered nearly $75K in damages for not being able to eat a truly double portioned Blimpie sandwich as advertised.