February 2010

    Population. U.S. proximity. Financing. Footprint. The right partners.

    In March of 2008, Subway launched a value deal nationwide that already had explosive success in a number of the chain’s South Florida stores.

    There’s a lot brewing in the tea industry these days, despite the economic downturn’s effect on sales.

    Twenty years ago, Toni Foley began bartering. These days, she won’t run her restaurant—five-year-old Eastside Café in Fairport, New York—without the practice.

    Tea Party

    There’s a lot brewing in the tea industry these days, despite the economic downturn’s effect on sales.

    Training Matters

    At some point over the course of the last half-century, the American fast-food employee became a cliché.

    Franchising in 2010

    Each year, some companies prosper and others fail, but 2009 was definitely the year that tipped the scales in franchising—and not in a good way.

    Hot Spot

    It’s 9 p.m. on a Friday in Hillsborough, North Carolina, and the Cedar Ridge Red Wolves just won their men’s basketball game.

    A Fair Trade

    Twenty years ago, Toni Foley began bartering. These days, she won’t run her restaurant—five-year-old Eastside Café in Fairport, New York—without the practice.

    T Salon

    Because Miriam Novalle loves tea so much, there’s not a grain of sugar in her T Salon shops.

    Goldfish Tea

    Chrysler has greatly affected life in the Detroit area over the decades, and now it has brought the Motor City a Chinese teashop—albeit indirectly.

    Customized Quenchers

    Have it your way,” the old jingle promised us. “Special orders don’t upset us.”