The Nature of Freshness: Sansai Fresh Grill & Sushi Kitchen

SanSai™ Fresh Grill & Sushi Kitchen is uniquely poised in the franchise industry to be known and recognized as the defining standard for the best tasting, highest quality, most convenient and freshest concept in Japanese fusion quick-casual cuisine – they ARE “the nature of freshness.”  Since 2001, SanSai has grown to more than 20 locations in the Southern California area, with a few locations in other states. Their ‘nature of freshness’ also applies to their ability to ‘stay fresh’ in an ever-changing franchise industry. With their fresh approach, and their solid support system, SanSai is truly the franchise opportunity of choice!

What They Offer:

  • A taste experience that redefines “the nature of freshness”
  • A great setting in a relaxing and enjoyable environment
  • Fresh meals prepared while you wait
  • Marketing support
  • Incredible service by staff that is passionate about a fantastic guest experience
  • Fast-Casual environment
  • A corporate support and training team with years of experience in the franchise industry
  • Single and Multi-Units available

To learn more about this fun and fresh franchise opportunity, please visit:

Cook Up a Good Time with Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries!


At Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries, they are all about the American classics people know and love, from crispy onion rings to old-time rock n’ roll. Along with their fun, 50s-style atmosphere, their customers enjoy favorites like their famous frozen custard, delicious hot dogs, fresh, never frozen hand-pattied burgers, fabulous fries, mouthwatering cheesesteak sandwiches, delicious hot wings and much, much more.


A Proven concept:  

Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries fits a niche between fast food and casual dining, offering the customer the best benefits of both segments. They provide the convenience of fast food, with rapid response times and an affordable menu, but with a twist: their freshly made food is a much tastier alternative to typical pre-cooked hamburgers and French fries.

What they look for in their franchisees:

At Hwy 55, they expect the highest quality from their menu and staff, right on up to their franchisees. They’re looking for dedicated people who want to control their own destiny while building an organization consumed by a passion for serving people. Those who join the Hwy 55 team as franchise owners will have the tools at hand to quickly build and grow their business, plus the support of a team that has been there before. If you have:

  • Solid business experience
  • A commitment to quality food & customer service
  • Restaurant industry know-how

then this franchise could be the one for you!



Hwy 55 franchisees benefit from:
  • A limited menu with widespread appeal.
  • Several store design/location options.
  • An efficient operational system.
  • Strong online/on-site training & marketing programs.
  • Access to their network of hand-picked food vendors.
  • Ongoing support from a dedicated franchise team.
  • A firm foundation for success.
Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries is expanding throughout the United States and worldwide in many countries. To learn more about this great opportunity, please visit the following link and fill out the form to be contacted by a representative:

Restaurant Franchise Profile: Marilyn Monroe Cafe


Hollywood glamour is coming to franchising as Marilyn Monroe™ Café is set to open its doors in the USA. The upmarket café experience is designed to be a place Marilyn would be comfortable in, not a shrine, featuring a relaxed but elevated design experience with lush organic coffee and tasty treats.


A renowned actress, model and style icon, Marilyn Monroe captivated audiences around the world with her charming personality and graceful cinematic performances.


Marilyn’s timeless beauty and charismatic persona are the inspiration behind Marilyn Monroe™ Café. To reflect her effortless glamour and appeal, the café provides premium food and beverage offerings showcased in a casual chic setting that Marilyn would be sure to call her favorite café.


Combining a classic old Hollywood glamour with contemporary design flair, the fashionable café features intimate banquet seating, plush fabrics and exquisite design details, creating a space where you could imagine Marilyn sipping her favorite latte and indulging in a luscious danish.


Through the Café’s refreshing beverages and delectable assortment of sweet and savory fare served within an elegantly designed space, it is their aspiration to delight your senses and make you shine as brightly as the icon herself.


When you step into the Marilyn Monroe™ Café, you step into the spotlight. Learn more about owning your own Marilyn Monroe Café here:

Restaurant Franchises Use Secret Menus

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The secret is out: what’s on the menu at some of your favorite restaurant franchises might be more than meets the eye.

Have you heard of the Mc10:35? The quesarito? Perhaps you’ve tried the power steak breakfast bowl? Surely you’ve sipped the banana cream pie frappucino. What about the 3×3? These are just some of the off-menu items that food franchises and chains like McDonald’s, Chipotle, Starbucks and In-N-Out Burger offer.

It used to be that these secret menu items, much like secret handshakes, were only known to those in the know or to those who somehow overheard a secret ordering being placed. Now, the secret menus of so many food franchises are not so secret– the franchises are telling their customers about it.

Why? Well, there may be several explanations. The first: most fast-food franchises want their ordering systems to be as simple as possible for their customers and their employees. Complicated menus and ordering systems usual results in frustration and longer ordering times. The second reason is that we all like being in on a secret; it gives regulars and fans a chance to feel like they’re in the know and have an inside handle on one of their favorite places. Also fans of a franchise or restaurant will probably be the only ones who use the secret menu regularly.



The Evolution of Fuddruckers: From Beer and Burger Joint to Fun, Fast-Casual Dining

Since Fuddruckers first opened its doors in 1980, the restaurant was centered on the premise of serving high quality burgers in a fun, yet sophisticated, environment.  Its first location in San Antonio, Texas is still in existence today, but the core concept of the brand has slowly shifted focus. While their number one priority has and always will be great burgers and quality food items, Fuddruckers has made sure its brand adapts with the times. A perfect example of this is the brand’s new mobile application, which allows customers to give on-site feedback in real time. Fuddruckers believes that this application will make it easier for customers to provide feedback in the over 115 stores that are launching the program. Because the majority of consumers own a mobile device, they feel that the app will make providing opinions on service and experience more convenient, thus making their visitors more likely to provide it in the first place, versus traditional methods of gathering data through paper forms and online surveys.


To further broaden their variety and appeal to an ever-growing health-conscious nation, they also offer vegetarian-friendly options like their Veggie Burger, their Turkey Burger for a lower calorie alternative, as well as a Buffalo Burger. Beyond their signature burger entrées, they also offer a variety of chicken sandwiches, freshly tossed salads, steak sandwiches, hot dogs, kids’ meals, shakes and bakery items.

Fuddruckers seems to have it all figured out when it comes to keeping up with the times. While their look, strategy, and menu has grown and evolved, the Fuddruckers of today still delivers on their original promise of serving only the highest quality foods paired with exceptional customer service.   Fuddruckers_Image1

The Story of Restaurant Franchise Sbarro

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The story of restaurant franchise Sbarro spans decades, beginning in Brooklyn in 1956 with an entrepreneurial Italian family, the Sbarros.


During this period in history, Brooklyn’s heyday was coming to a halt. The bustle of the borough had begun to wane as the factories and industrial powerhouses that had been so needed during World War 2 closed their doors. Families began to leave for the suburbs and, in almost a defeating blow, the Dodgers moved out west to Los Angeles.


Despite Brooklyn’s economic difficulties, the Sbarro family remained and prospered, opening a salumeria (a shop that sells Italian groceries and charcuterie) in 1956. The Sbarro’s business sold homemade mozzarella, imported cheese, sausages and salami.


The first Sbarro mall-based restaurant opened a decade later in 1967, which marked the beginning of the restaurant’s current franchise concept and the birth of one of the most recognizable and successful restaurant franchises to-date.


Since, Sbarro has opened over 1,000 mall-based restaurant franchise locations in 40 countries. Over half of all Sbarro locations are in the United States.


In October of last year, two antique 1940’s pizza trucks kicked off a 25 city “Slice of Italy Tour” that coincided with Sbarro’s introduction of its new Neapolitan-style pizza that will replace its longstanding recipe.


James Greco, CEO of Sbarro, said, “By going back to our roots, we’re improving what set us apart from the very beginning, great pizza made from quality ingredients and served in a warm and welcoming environment.”


“These values and priorities helped grow Sbarro from a single Italian salumeria to a global restaurant company. And now, technology has enabled us to offer pizza of the same quality as our original recipe on a national scale.”


Sbarro’s commitment to quality and excellence companywide is one of many reasons why it’s the nation’s leading Italian quick-service restaurant franchise. For those interested in joining the Sbarro franchise family, Sbarro provides in-depth guidance, training and support. From food preparation to site design, Sbarro’s team of franchising experts assists each franchisee through the process of buying a franchise to its opening day.

How Restaurant Franchise Taco Bell Became Number 1

It seems counterintuitive to offer cheap tacos and pricier, premium Mexican menu items at the same restaurant franchise, but that may just be what pushed Taco Bell to the top spot in Mexican fast-food.


Taco Bell, owned by Yum Brands Inc hasn’t witnessed this kind of growth since 2006 and it’s had a roller coaster kind of momentum since– ups have been often followed by downs.


The launch of the Doritos Locos Tacos hit the proverbial nail on the head with one of Taco Bell’s major customer bases: young, hungry guys. The Doritos tacos, which will soon feature a Cool Ranch flavor, may even be the most successful product launch in the history of the restaurant franchise.


A partnership with Miami-based Latin chef Lorena Garcia and the release of their Cantina Bell menu has appealed to more mature audiences. The fast food franchise’s attempt to make Chipotle-style burritos and burrito bowls (burritos without the tortilla) has been met with positive response.


Sales at established Taco Bell restaurants rose 8 percent, a bit more than burrito chain rival Chipotle, which rose 7.1 percent.


Moving forward, Taco Bell plans to expand its cheap Doritos line and to also add more healthy, pricier options to the Cantina Bell menu. It seems most fast-food restaurant franchises are moving away from their core customer base in an effort to capture more of the market.

Restaurant Franchise Doc Popcorn Wants More Franchisees


Warmed by heat lamps and prepared hours ago, mall food is nothing to write home about. Most options are unhealthy, fried or filled with sugar. The majority of  high-traffic areas, like airports, have few healthy food or restaurant franchise options.


Doc Popcorn’s “POPrietors” are on a mission to change the way we eat when we’re busy and on the move. The restaurant franchise sells all-natural popcorn flavors– sweet butter, klassic kettle, triple white cheddar, salt and pepper, hoppin’ jalepeno– in kiosks, stands and other locations in high-traffic areas.


The restaurant franchise is currently expanding and looking for more franchisees. Take a look at what current POPrietors have to say:


“After a 25-year career in the auto industry, I wanted a change. I made a life decision to own my own business. I tried Doc Popcorn and fell in love with it. I never looked back.”
Bill Bentz, POPrietor, Mall of America, MN


“My first location has exceeded my expectations, and I’m not just talking about financial performance. Seeing the smiles on our customers’ faces is contagious, and it’s something I didn’t expect to encounter everyday. There is a real need for this product and we are so excited to bring it to new locations.”


Melanie Kittrell – Empire Builder, PA

Restaurant franchises Auntie Anne’s and Cinnabon try co-branded units

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Sometimes two is better than one– at least that’s what restaurant franchises Auntie Anne’s and Cinnabon are trying to prove. The two food franchises have opened two co-branded units on the west coast in Anaheim and Livermore, Calif.


Auntie Anne’s and Cinnabon are both owned by the same parent company, Focus Brands, Inc., which also owns Moe’s Southwest Grill, Schlotzky’sand Carvel. The co-branded stores aim to help both quick-service snack brands expand their brand’s core customers and menu offerings.

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Heather Neary, Auntie Anne’s chief marketing officer, believes the two restaurant franchises are co-blending not co-branding. It’s not a case of “two become one” but an instance of two making each other better.


The “co-blended” locations are designed for shopping centers where the expanded menu offers items for different meal needs during the day. The Auntie Ann’s and Cinnabon combination locations aim to satisfy customers from morning until night. Ideally, both brands would like to reach early morning shoppers, afternoon shoppers and late night mall workers. Auntie Anne’s famous pretzels and Cinnabon’s sweet cinnamon buns reach different customers. The co-branded locations hope to merge those two consumer groups.


The new units offer Cinnabon’s full menu and some of Auntie Anne’s savory items like the restaurant franchise‘s line of pretzel hot dogs: Coney Island, Chicago-style hot dog and Cheddar Bacon hot dog.


Focus Brands plans to open more co-branded Auntie Annes and Cinnabon restaurant franchises in New Jersey, South Carolina and Pennyslvania between now and May of 2013. Sales at the current “co-blended” locations have been encouraging.

Papa Murphy’s New Mobile Marketing Venture

Starting in 2010, Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N Bake Pizza has been working with Phizzle, a mobile marketing provider, to give its customers the option to enroll in a mobile marketing program that will allow them to receive information and special promotions via text message. Using specialized advertisement campaigns and customized in-store signage, Papa Murphy’s has provided instructions on how to opt into this program via text message, allowing the customer to choose whether or not he or she wants to receive mobile information regarding the company.

Papa Murphy’s has recently expanded its partnership with Phizzle, making this mobile marketing program available in over 26 states at close to 550 of the restaurant’s franchised locations. So far, mobile marketing has been a success for the company’s participating stores. Since Papa Murphy’s started this program, over 100,000 customers have signed up through mobile campaigns and standard text message blasts to receive text message coupons and other promotions from their favorite locations. These participating locations have seen redemption rates of up to 18 percent from these mobile coupons and have also seen an increase in sales, since a good amount of customers upgrade their orders when coming for a free or discounted pizza.