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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by Craig41 View Post
    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?
    If I were you, I'd look at opening a Pepperjax on Welch Ave in Ames.
    PepperJax Grill Their Philly sandwiches would make a flat out killing there.

    Other than that, I would look into putting a Great Plains Sauce & Dough in DM, IC, CR, CF, Omaha...it would automatically be the best pizza place in any of those cities.



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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    Ames? Easy. Chipotle.



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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by CYphyllis View Post
    Ames? Easy. Chipotle.
    Not enough burrito places already?



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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by CYphyllis View Post
    Ames? Easy. Chipotle.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtZzyvuGy8E]YouTube - Billy Mays - Chipotlaway[/ame]


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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by azn4cy View Post
    On the subject of Nebraska transplants... please, no Runza.

    This X 100

    I don't understand the fascination that some Nebraskans have with that place.


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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    If your looking for something down Welch ave. in Ames, how about a fast food burger joint?



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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    I swear there was a Steak and Shake in Ames several years ago on Lincoln Way that didn't survive.

    Maybe I'm wrong.



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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    A steakhouse. Any steakhouse. Ames really doesn't have one.



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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    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.
    That is too bad. Although you did solve the problem of where I am getting lunch in a little bit. Pepperjax here I come.



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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    Double it up and toss a Hungry Hobo up there as well. Jimmy Johns and Subway are trash.



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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by Frak View Post
    If I were you, I'd look at opening a Pepperjax on Welch Ave in Ames.
    PepperJax Grill Their Philly sandwiches would make a flat out killing there.

    Other than that, I would look into putting a Great Plains Sauce & Dough in DM, IC, CR, CF, Omaha...it would automatically be the best pizza place in any of those cities.
    No dice, Pepperjax not interested in franchising at this time.



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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by SCNCY View Post
    If your looking for something down Welch ave. in Ames, how about a fast food burger joint?
    Most chains like that die pretty fast on Welch because they make a lot of there money on combo meals and soda. The McDonalds had that problem when they were on Welch, nobody would get meals including soda.

    Also Quizno's and A&W did not survive on welch very long at all.

    Welch could use something good there, but fast food chains probably aren't it.



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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    This X 100

    I don't understand the fascination that some Nebraskans have with that place.
    There's very little worse than Runza. Though at least their name is very indicative of what you'll get from the food.



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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by Lastplace View Post
    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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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by azn4cy View Post
    On the subject of Nebraska transplants... please, no Runza.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    This X 100

    I don't understand the fascination that some Nebraskans have with that place.
    Have lived in Omaha for 3 years now and am proud to say I have successfully avoided Runza like the plague.



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