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Hula Dog® is a unique Hawaiian experience. In a specially baked, bun sized loaf of bread we pierce a "Puka" from one end through most of the length of the bun. Hula Dog reinvents the identity of the American hot dog.
The sweet essence of local fruits is combined with the mellow warmth of our garlic, lemon sauces to contrast with the savory taste of a polish sausage. Therefore, not only do we provide a hotdog that not only presents a totally new taste sensation, but one that must be held differently too. In addition, we employ our own uniquely designed equipment to toast a Puka (hole) in the bread and keep the polish sausages separate from the veggies. With bright colorful murals, and painted tables & chairs, we present our dinning experience in a tropical Bamboo little hut setting to follow the idea of a Hawaiian influence in our products. In this we hope to reach the world that our hotdogs have a Hawaiian accent.
At Hula Dog Hawaiian Style Hot Dogs we take our mission to deliver a unique hot dog experience very seriously. Hula Dog is a new power in comfort food that will forever be linked to Hawaii. For many it is a fond memory of their visit, for others it is an opportunity to learn and grow by a solid work ethic and community service. We apply a special focus on training young people to work as a team and to be aware of the needs of their communities. Hula Dog® is about the basics of friendly people who provide good service and are cheerful and fun to be around. We care about the nurture and sustainability of the planet and try to implement policies that reflect 'Green' virtues in our standard operating procedures. Caring about the neighborhood and 'doing one's best' is a down home quality that we believe in.
Therefore, we have redefined the basic idea of the American hotdog tradition into one of tropical translation that celebrates the splendor of the Hawaiian Islands. The buns we use are unlike anything else known in the industry and the style of our shops is to reflect an appreciation for all that is good about Hawaii. So we strive to make our hot dogs memorable, our shops nostalgic of 'Old Hawaii' and our service casual but excellent. In all that we do, we seek to reflect the ambiance of the islands through our presentation, so that the customer may not only feel satisfied, but transformed by the simple charm of all that is Hula Dog.
With a seasoned and principled leadership and support team, along with a strong national presence, Checkers has had strong consecutive same store sales performance. Checkers and Rally's have experienced category leading system-wide same store sales for three consecutive years (fiscal 2013, 2012, and 2011).
With nearly 800 restaurants and 25 plus years' experience, Checkers is consistently ranked highest in overall value by guests in the category - thriving in both booming and retracting economies. The company owns and operates 335 restaurants to ensure both products and initiatives are tested before rollout to the franchise community. In fact, Checkers has added new product lines, such as Classic Wings and Cold Creations, while preserving its craveable food and menu simplicity. The Company has meaningfully improved restaurant profitability by implementing a nimble, metrics-driven management style and developing efficiencies across the business. The results of this new orientation are highly tangible and include more effective food cost controls and streamlined supply chain and distribution system.
Checkers offers build-out options at multiple investment levels to help those restaurateurs of all sizes to own a business. In three short years, Checkers conceptualized and build four new restaurant formats, dramatically reducing the investment level. Formats include:
These varied restaurant formats allow restaurateurs to fit Checkers on any site with compelling returns.
We are looking for both individuals with prior restaurant/business experience and those who are seeking a financial investment. Our financial criteria are:
Checkers is a proud supporter of the International Franchise Association's VetFran program.
*Note: Checkers & Rally's are ONLY franchising in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV
di'lishi is the creation of Marlo Francis from Asheboro, NC. Her first experience with frozen yogurt came after her son told her about discovering the self-serve concept in a neighboring state when he left for college - and he was eager for her to try it when she planned her next visit. Before that could happen, though, Marlo happened upon a bar for herself, while travelling to a larger city near her hometown. After several repeat visits - including eventually traveling to see her son and trying the yogurt bar in his college town, it didn't take long before she began dreaming about opening a shop of her own - one that reflected her unique interpretation of the concept. She wanted to create an environment that invited people to come in and stay awhile. She wanted to serve the finest yogurt and toppings that she could find, as well as a way to regularly contribute to the community around her.
After all of her hard work, the result was di'lishi! She built her model on what have become the three foundational pillars of the company: good for the body, good for the environment and good for the community. With these pillars firmly in place, di'lishi has been a success from the start! Fortifying these three pivotal pillars has made di'lishi, what Marlo calls, "fro-yo recession-proof" - meaning it's built to stand the test of time, instead of being just another quick cookie cutter following a trend. We, at di'lishi, are firm believers in our product and concept - and we are committed to helping you make your store profitable today and in the future.
The decision to throw my 'cup' into the ring came after a lot of research and a growing belief that even though the market was becoming riddled with new chains and independent shops - they were all essentially playing follow the leader. Small stores clustered in big cities... limited variety... shockingly bright... or feminine... or childlike... and yet, all of them drawing a decent crowd because of the trend. So I asked myself - what did these shops have to offer their customers at the end of the trend? Could I create a unique interpretation that would outlast the trend and provide my customers with an experience that would bring them back day after day and year after year... and if so, what would that look like? As these questions rolled around under my big hair, they found answers, and once the answers grew wings, di'lishi was born. - Marlo Francis
Dr. Todd Williams, Owner - di'lishi frozen yogurt bar, Southern Pines, NC
"di'lishi is a premium fro-yo company that cares the most. They care about quality, service, customer experience and the local community. That is what drew me to the model and what I take the most pride in as an owner
Right now is the optimum time to become a franchisee with di'lishi because our fees and royalties are as low as they'll ever be - and we're growing quickly! We endeavor to set ourselves apart by offering a unique experience to both customers and franchisees. When you join, you'll become part of an exciting, enthusiastic team that is seeking to raise the frozen yogurt "bar" to a higher level.
di'lishi strives to be a destination that welcomes a diverse range of ages and cultures - and because of the way we have designed our stores, we feel that we make everyone comfortable and engaged in the atmosphere we've created. As a potential investor, we realize that there are many frozen yogurt bar franchises available in today's market - and we encourage you to find the one that helps your reach your business goals in the most expedient way possible. We believe that the best partners for di'lishi are ones that understand and share our desire to:
If you feel like these ideals resonate with you and your personal goals for owning a frozen yogurt bar, then we would love to talk to you about becoming the next franchisee in the di'lishiNATION family!
Support is offered at every juncture of your journey with di'lishi. From the moment we receive initial contact from you, work through your contract signing, site approval, store construction, manager and employee training, soft opening, and grand opening - to graduating on to your continued franchise relations - our commitment is to always have a di'lishi team member by your side.
The Shoney's brand is an American icon. For generations, it's been the quintessential American dinner table; a place to celebrate the everyday victories and moments in life; and a place to enjoy wonderful food that just seems to put things into perspective.
Now we're introducing Shoney's to a whole new generation with newly redesigned restaurants, a renewed dedication to amazing food, and the introduction of Shoney's On The Go,® a gourmet, fast-casual version of the Shoney's we all know and love.
Shoney's menu has always been filled with a wide variety of family pleasing meals. Our culinary team has decades of experience and is dedicated to keeping our menu fresh and exciting by carefully selecting fresh ingredients and creating meals to satisfy every guest. It's Shoney's...let's eat!®
Shoney's restaurants are designed to be highly visible, comfortable and inviting to patrons. Combined with our new menu, updated restaurant look and feel, and system innovations, Shoney's provides a great opportunity for entrepreneurs. With the Shoney's team, you'll have the support of many, and together we'll all build something great.
Shoney's has a rich history as America's family restaurant serving guests for over 65 years. With restaurants in 16 states, we are one of the nation's top casual dining destinations and growing. Today, we are exploring development opportunities in many new markets. If you've always wanted to be a part of an iconic brand, now's your chance.
Our company's three pillars are innovation, simplicity and giving back to the community. We are focused on enhancing our guests' dining experience and supporting our franchise operators with the tools they need to succeed. Participating in our local communities is good business and allows us to share our success.
By serving wonderful food that is fresh and satisfying and providing friendly, attentive service, we keep our guests coming back.
Our warm welcome and fun atmosphere makes Shoney's the 'Go To' place to celebrate special or every day moments. Did you know that we also offer catering and hospitality services to help with planning that perfect corporate or social event? We are passionate about sharing our restaurant and hospitality industry 'know how' to help our patrons create memorable events for important business or personal occasions.
We are proud to support local organizations such as, Boy Scouts of America, Learning for Life Navigators Program, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, and National Restaurant Education Foundation Tennessee by participating and promoting many of their special activities. Check for 'Community News' updates our website. Check for 'Community News' updates on our website.
Contact us today to find out more about becoming a Shoney's franchisee. We look forward to meeting entrepreneurs like you who share our values and are ready to bring Shoney's to a whole new generation of satisfied guests.
This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. An offering is made only by a Franchise Disclosure Document. There are 15 states that regulate the offer and sale of franchises - California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of one of these states or are receiving this message in one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with any applicable pre-sale registration and/or disclosure requirements in the applicable state. ©2014 Shoney's North America, LLC, 1717 Elm Hill Pike, Suite B-1, Nashville TN 37210