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.
When Roy and Tara Gilad fell in love with Acai berries years ago they couldn’t believe that something so delicious can be so purifying and healthy.
Having always lived a healthy lifestyle, they felt that their community as a whole needed a healthier eating option. They wanted to build a place where people could eat delicious superfoods made of the finest chemical free affordable ingredients quickly. In 2011, they founded Vitality Bowls®.
A SUPERFOOD CAFE: VITALITY BOWLS® REVOLUTIONIZING ACAI BOWLS®
Our menu items are made fresh to order without any trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, fillers, added sugar or any artificial preservatives. We believe in giving our patrons the best, carefully crafted, truly healthy food.
At Vitality Bowls®, we strongly support our local communities. We've hosted Deaf Nights with a portion of sales benefiting the California School for the Deaf. We also donate monthly to the Contra Costa Food Bank. We continually support and make donations to local schools and charities whenever possible.
We run our business in a way that doesn’t cut corners and only offers the best and freshest ingredients. It is this philosophy that guides every decision we make at Vitality Bowls®.
If you’ve ever wanted to own a food and beverage business that serves dishes you’re proud to put your name behind, Vitality Bowls® is the right opportunity for you. We focus on real healthy superfoods, healthy lifestyles and super-healthy franchises.
Our motto The Food of Life reflects our mission, which is to provide nourishing food to improve the lives of our customers, community and family. This commitment also extends to our franchisees, offering a unique capacity for tremendous growth.
Vitality Bowls® creates new and exciting Acai Bowls, smoothies, juices, soups, and panini. Our products meet strict quality and nutrition guidelines, which means no trans-fats, no artificial flavors or preservatives, no fillers, no ice and no added sugar. We source locally and offer seasonal, organic produce whenever possible.
Opening a Vitality Bowls® franchise is inexpensive when compared with the cost of starting comparable restaurants. We educate our franchise owners on everything they need to know. In addition to our extensive support structure, you'll gain access to our preferred vendors, which we source and contract nationally, to ensure the right ingredients are delivered to your door at the right prices.
We train you to manage a Vitality Bowls®, and we train your team to help ensure a successful opening. Our team will visit you regularly and analyze your operations to ensure we are meeting your ongoing needs. We are fully committed to you and your success every day.
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.
Since early 2010, KarmaBox Vending™, by Urban Vendor, has been a pioneer in the healthy vending industry by offering guilt-free snacks, beverages and care products in earth-friendly KarmaBoxes™. We introduced the KarmaBox™ in response to a pronounced lack of available healthy alternatives.
As a company during a period of economic difficulty in a market that is tough for business, we tested our idea with the thought that if we succeeded under these circumstances, the potential to grow would be great. We did succeed – and now are excited to share this Karmatunity with you!
By choosing KarmaBox Vending™ as your healthy vending platform, you are well on your way to becoming your own boss in an untapped field with high growth potential.
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