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    Ok, I am interested in investing in a new franchise in the Cedar Falls area and possibly Ames or Iowa City. I am looking for input on smaller franchises that are not established in these cities (mainly restaurants, not the major chains like Buffalo Wild Wings, but something like the size of a Jimmy Johns or Pancheros). So, are there franchises you have frequented that you think would be a good fit? Also, are there mid size towns (20,000+) that would be good for a franchise like Pancheros?



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    I would try and talk to the family that owns Tasty Tacos to see if you could help them expand into Cedar Falls, Ames and Iowa City. Something that I have always wanted to do, but I don't have the time to take it on. Tasty Tacos in those towns would do very well.



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    Buffalo Wild Wings- Ames
    Jamba Juice- Iowa City



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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    I think a Steak and Shake would make a killing in either Ames or Cedar Falls.



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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    Can you imagine a tasty tacos in campus town when the bars let out? That would be a license to print money.


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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeyescott View Post
    I think a Steak and Shake would make a killing in either Ames or Cedar Falls.
    It didn't make it in Cedar Rapids and it had a pretty good location too. Probably would of done better on the NE side though.



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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeyescott View Post
    I think a Steak and Shake would make a killing in either Ames or Cedar Falls.
    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Can you imagine a tasty tacos in campus town when the bars let out? That would be a license to print money.
    Both of these would be awesome. Tasty Tacos would give Superdog a run for its money in the drunk-munchies group



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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeyescott View Post
    I think a Steak and Shake would make a killing in either Ames or Cedar Falls.
    Yes. Yes it would.


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    Dave and Busters in Des Moines.



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    Sonic - Ames West side.



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    Quote Originally Posted by azn4cy View Post
    Sonic - Ames West side.
    This. And Chick-Fil-A in Ames. It's a Big XII sponser and is damn good food.




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    Somoene mentioned Pepperjax but it looks like the post has since been deleted, but would be a great idea. They have them all over Omaha and they are amazing. Would be great to move into Iowa.



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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    Somoene mentioned Pepperjax but it looks like the post has since been deleted, but would be a great idea. They have them all over Omaha and they are amazing. Would be great to move into Iowa.
    That was me. I looked at their website and discovered that they are privately owned and not franchising at this time. Too bad, it's definitely some good eats.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinaCy View Post
    That was me. I looked at their website and discovered that they are privately owned and not franchising at this time. Too bad, it's definitely some good eats.
    Sad. Same with In-N-Out. Private and "not interested in franchising"



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    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    Somoene mentioned Pepperjax but it looks like the post has since been deleted, but would be a great idea. They have them all over Omaha and they are amazing. Would be great to move into Iowa.
    On the subject of Nebraska transplants... please, no Runza.



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