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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.
In 1991, East of Chicago Pizza was founded on our signature fresh pan pizza, devotion to quality, and the belief customers deserve the best tasting pizza with every bite. We believe our commitment to these three principles is the driving force behind our growth and success.
East of Chicago Pizza is a proven franchise system, which has thrived for over twenty years in the ultra-competitive pizza industry. We have more than 80 locations in six states and in 2013, East of Chicago continued its impressive growth by surpassing 48 consecutive months of same-store-sales increases, the addition of 12 new locations, all while breaking the $30 million mark in franchise-wide sales.
In 2008, Tony Collins, a multi-unit operator, purchased the franchise. Tony's vision for the East of Chicago brand centered on the drive and success of existing operators. "It started with engagement of the owners across the board," Collins said. "We looked at each operating unit and completed over 200 store visits in order to establish our vision and company goals for the next five years. Plus, we invested heavily in training and operational systems while securing national distribution channels." Today, East of Chicago Pizza is recognized throughout the Midwest for our specialty pizzas, delicious subs, and signature wings.
In the next five years, the company plans on reaching a total of 150 units and growing the corporate structure to provide continued support to the franchisee in all aspects of development, training and operations. The drive and success of existing franchisees are major aspects of East of Chicago's future growth plans. "You have to see beyond initial investment and want to grow larger with us," said Collins, noting the brand emphasizes there is a huge opportunity for aggressive expansion in key territories. "We look for potential franchisees who have great passion, a background in restaurant management, or, ideally, a multi-unit operator."
Opening an East of Chicago Pizza franchise does not require past experience. If you have experience, it is an advantage since you already understand the time commitment and what it takes to be successful. If you don't have experience, you are in a great situation since you don't have any pre-existing ideas about what you should be doing. Our experienced team of support personnel will help you make the most of your time and answer any questions. Plus, you can take advantage of the experience and wisdom of our franchisees, area developers, and our vendors.
Our ideal candidate has a background in restaurant management, preferably franchise restaurants; strong management skills; the ability to consistently motivate themselves and those around them; and the willingness to devote time and energy to the business.
Successful franchise operators are unanimous in their belief that working with people, building our Brand value and a commitment to our founding core principles are the best attributes for any potential franchise owner.
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
Bonchon is a Korean fried chicken franchise that prides itself on it's unique dining experience and hospitality. Our vision is to allow everyone around the world to experience our perfected Korean fried chicken.
Our award winning fried chicken recipe has travelled far and wide, all the way from Busan , South Korea. In less than 10 years after Bonchon's first store opening in 2006 within the US . Bonchon has become an internationally loved brand with over 160 locations spanning across 13 countries. By 2015, Bonchon is opening more than 50 outlets in the US alone.
Bonchon harmonizes the fried chicken and beer experience together with a savory selection of Asian fusion cuisine.Bonchon speciality is fried chicken, which is made to order using a unique frying method perfected by our founder Jinduk Seh. Because many have cited a frequent craving for our chicken, our customers have dubbed it & quot;Addictive.& quot;
Our Featured Menu consists of a variety of fusion Korean and Asian dishes, such as Bibimbop, Japchae and Tteokbokki. We also have an American inspired line featuring Bonchon sliders and seasoned french fries.
In addition to excellent food, Bonchon offers a variety of dining experiences. Our franchisees are offered a variety of revenue streams, having the flexibility to choose between three different concepts for their restaurant: sports bar, traditional sit-down or quick service. For the ultimate convenience, some restaurants also offer take-out and delivery services.
Bonchon franchisees benefit through training programs, including a four-week initial training at our headquarters in New York and an intensive five days on-site training during the store opening. Additionally, our franchisees receive support for ongoing operations, quality assurance, public relations and marketing.
"The new KFC: Korean fried chicken takes America by storm,"
–USA Today, 2015
Best Asian NYC Restaurants Contest "The best Korean Fried Chicken in NYC,"
–The Epoch Time, 2015
"Bonchon does Korean fried chicken that's amazing,.."
–Anthony Bourdain, WestJet Magazine, 2015
"The 100 Very Best Restaurants for 2014"
Golden Grub Award, GrubHub, 2012
"Best chicken wings in the country,"
"BonChon answers 'crazy demand' for Korean chicken,"
–Washington Business Journal, 2011
CRAVED Restaurant Award, Best Game Day Food, 2011 Seamless
"Critics' Picks: Best Restaurants,"
–New Jersey Monthly, 2009
"The Best Buffalo Hot Wings in America: A Critical View,"
–Esquire Magazine, 2009
"Koreans Share Their Secret for Chicken with a Crunch,"
–The New York Times, 2007