Quiznos Franchise Expanding to Russia

Taking a cue from the first-ever Winter Olympics to be held on Russian soil, Quiznos is expanding to St. Petersburg this year. The sandwich franchise juggernaut is looking to open about twenty new stores in Russia before winter of 2014. So can you guess who will probably be at the forefront of marketing during the Olympics? Our best is on this awesome restaurant franchise!

Quiznos has been in the news lately as they almost went bankrupt. They are now under new ownership, however, and many franchisees are looking forward to new changes in the franchise. Since the franchise is still on the most popular franchises list of 2010, there’s still potential business opportunities here.

 

Papa Murphy’s Introduces New Product

We have been big fans of the Papa Murphy’s franchise for a long time now, mainly because of their fool-proof business model. But now we have to commend them for releasing an awesome new product. They have now introduced the new Mini-Muph Make ‘N’ Bake Pizza Kit for kids.

The kit includes:

-7″ pizza crust rolled out on Papa Murphy’s signature tray

-Container of pizza sauce

-Mozzerella

-Real pepperoni

-Baking instructions

This is a great opportunity to teach your kids about preparing food and choosing healthier options. It’s also great fun to assemble your own pizza! Check out Papa Murphy’s press release about the pizza kit for kids for more information.

Bleak Economics of Low-Skill Food Service Work

This interesting article from Slate was published this week. I found it interesting because the author, Matthew Yglesias, explores the ways in which the food service industry is failing but also what companies might benefit from this low-skill labor. It seems that the Quiznos franchise could profit more than a Subway, for instance, because Subway takes a specific labor arrangement.

However, he also points out that the food industry is one that is uniquely open-ended that can provide the perfect environment for experimentation with new business models (like our personal favorite, food trucks!). Check out more about it here.