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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    Although you have said no buffalo wild wings, it would make a killing. Other than that, I think ames is pretty saturated with burrito places right now.
    It wouldn't be saturated once Chipotle stepped in and destroyed the competition.



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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    Five Guys Burgers and Fries. They are just now getting to the midwest and have not really hit Iowa. They're in Omaha, KC, the Twin Cities, Sioux City, Chicago, Millwaukee, Madison.

    They're probably looking to expand into the DSM/Ames Market. I am a big fan.

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    If you don't know about them I would look into it. They frequently win the best burger in town type awards. They're pretty big on the East Coast I think. Obama ducked out of the white house and stopped by one in May last year.


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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    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.
    I think something like a BWW could do well in campustown. A good restaurant but also a good place to go drinking and watch games. They fit in nicely on state st in madison, broad ripple in Indy, etc, so theyre not opposed to being in those types of areas.



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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by vmbplayer View Post
    Five Guys Burgers and Fries. They are just now getting to the midwest and have not really hit Iowa. They're in Omaha, KC, the Twin Cities, Sioux City, Chicago, Millwaukee, Madison.

    They're probably looking to expand into the DSM/Ames Market. I am a big fan.

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    If you don't know about them I would look into it. They frequently win the best burger in town type awards. They're pretty big on the East Coast I think. Obama ducked out of the white house and stopped by one in May last year.
    That would be an excellent idea.



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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    Jason's deli! Soooo good!



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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    I suppose In-N- Out is out of the question, so I would suggest:

    Potbelly Sandwich Shop- an upgraded Jimmy Johns

    Freebird World Burritos

    Backyard Burgers

    As mentioned previously, take a lesson from McD's- it's location, location, location.


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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by azn4cy View Post
    On the subject of Nebraska transplants... please, no Runza.
    I had an undergrad job helping a prof do energy audits of different manufacturing plants around the Midwest. We stopped at a Runza on a trip to Nebraska once and it was easily the most disgusting fast food I've ever had, but people there were buying cases of the damn things for their freezer. Blew my mind.

    I always thought something like an A&W would make money in Campustown.



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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    I've always wanted to try Whataburger. It would be nice if they opened one in Cedar Rapids and/or Ames. Wink Wink, Nudge Nudge.


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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    I think something like a BWW could do well in campustown. A good restaurant but also a good place to go drinking and watch games. They fit in nicely on state st in madison, broad ripple in Indy, etc, so theyre not opposed to being in those types of areas.
    Doesn't Legends already accomplish that. Not disagreeing with you as I would love a BWW in Ames but not sure if campustown could support both.

    Not sure what to recommend as a business but I think that west and north Ames is far under served for options.



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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by FarminCy View Post
    Doesn't Legends already accomplish that. Not disagreeing with you as I would love a BWW in Ames but not sure if campustown could support both.

    Not sure what to recommend as a business but I think that west and north Ames is far under served for options.
    Yea, except Legends has crappy food.



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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    Yea, except Legends has crappy food.
    Very true



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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by FarminCy View Post
    Doesn't Legends already accomplish that. Not disagreeing with you as I would love a BWW in Ames but not sure if campustown could support both.

    Not sure what to recommend as a business but I think that west and north Ames is far under served for options.
    campustown barely supports Legends. Reports are, it does not do very well.


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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    campustown barely supports Legends. Reports are, it does not do very well.
    I think that's less to do with campustown and more to do with Legends.


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    Re: Franchise Ideas

    I don't get the fascination with BWW... Overpriced average food and beer, sign me up



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