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Arctic Circle Restaurants


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Arctic Circle Restaurants is a chain of burger and shake restaurants based in Midvale, Utah, United States. There were 87 restaurants as of April 2016, about a third are company owned and two-thirds by franchisees, in Utah, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. About 50% of the restaurants are located in Utah.

Famous for inventing regional condiment fry sauce, the company also claims to be the burger chain to invent and first to sell the kids' meal.

The restaurants sell the standard burgers, sandwiches, and shakes, salads and fries, plus less common dishes like halibut and fries, and specialty soft drinks like fresh lime squeezes, fresh (non-alcoholic) lime rickeys, and soft drink freezes.

Arctic Circle once offered franchises in California, but no longer does.



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Au Bon Pain


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Au Bon Pain (French pronunciation: ​[o bɔ̃ pɛ̃], meaning "at (or to) the Good Bread") is an American fast-casual bakery and café chain headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1977, Louis Rapuano founded Au Bon Pain in Boston's Faneuil Hall. Since its inception, the chain has expanded throughout the United States. Additionally, there are numerous franchise locations internationally in India and Thailand.

Pavailler, a French baking equipment manufacturer, established the company as a showcase for its ovens in 1976 at Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace. The principals included Rapuano, Pavailler Machinery, and two minor investors. Pavailler contributed baking machinery to the venture. Au Bon Pain sold authentic croissants, pastries, and bread produced by French bakers.

Attorney Dick Bernstein, who had studied in Paris, suggested the name Au Bon Pain, which loosely translated means “place for good bread.” Corporate colors red, white, and blue mirrored the French tricolor. The logo uses the typeface Futura Black, designed by Paul Renner in 1929.

The concept of Au Bon Pain, to place baking equipment in full public view so customers could see and smell the baking, was revolutionary at that time. The first Au Bon Pain bakery, established in Boston’s Fanieul Hall in 1976, became an instant success. Within a short time two additional outlets opened, in Hackensack, New Jersey and in New York’s CitiCorp Building.

Within a few months investors Louis Kane and Arthur Blasberg, who were impressed by the shop in Fanieul Hall, approached us with an offer of financing to expand operations. We thanked Kane and Blasberg but turned down their generous offer. Some time later Pavailler began agitating for dividends to cover an unrelated financial obligation. Au Bon Pain management believed it unwise to disburse profits while the company was still in expansion mode. Mr. Rapuano then approached Mr. Kane to see if he was still interested in purchasing Pavailler’s interest, which he was. In 1978, Louis I. Kane, who was involved with a Columbo Frozen Yogurt franchise located in the mall, paid $1.5 million for Au Bon Pain and set out to sell baked goods instead of ovens. Francois Marin was hired to open and manage the first Au Bon Pain in Boston's Quincy Market by the businessman who owned Au Bon Pain in name only, but didn't have a store opened yet. The deal was consummated in Paris. Up to this time Au Bon Pain's corporate parent company was named Pavco; after the buyout its name was changed to Au Bon Pain Corporation.



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Atlanta Bread Company


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Atlanta Bread Company is a privately owned bakery cafe chain established in 1993. In 1995, the owners began franchising and expanding across the country.


Atlanta Bread Co. - Entrepreneur.com
Atlanta Bread Company CEO, - "Access North Georgia"
Atlanta Bread Company franchisees among worst-performing SBA borrowers - Atlanta Journal Constitution
Atlanta Bread Company franchisee sues for $12M - Atlanta Business Chronicles
CEO of Atlanta Bread Co. - The Augusta Chronicle




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Back Yard Burgers


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Back Yard Burgers, Inc., is an American regional franchise chain of quick serve restaurants. Its headquarters is located in Nashville, Tennessee. As of November 2014, there were 65 locations in the Southern and Midwestern United States, chiefly in Tennessee and Mississippi. In August 2008, there had been 171 locations.

Although it is the most common commercial breed in the country, the franchise's marketing tries to distinguish itself from other hamburger chains by the use of 100% Black Angus Beef. Back Yard Burgers also offers salads, baked potatoes, and other side items as optional replacements for fries in its combo meals, and also offers a vegetarian garden burger.

The first Back Yard Burgers restaurant opened in Cleveland, Mississippi, in 1987. Originally, the chain consisted of only drive-through restaurants without any dine-in facilities, but most locations have since added dine-in facilities. In recent years, the company has emphasized the quality of Black Angus Beef.

In 2002, Back Yard Burgers and Yum! Brands, Inc., temporarily entered into a development agreement whereby Yum! had an option to co-brand Back Yard Burgers' trademarks with its other restaurants' trademarks, including Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and KFC. In 2004, however, after Yum! chose not to exercise its option, the two companies abandoned this plan as Yum! began revitalization of the A&W brand of hamburgers and root beer.



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Baja Fresh


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Baja Fresh is a chain of fast-casual Tex Mex restaurants founded in Newbury Park, California in 1990 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and is owned by Canadian franchisor MTY Food Group. The chain emphasizes fresh ingredients, and each restaurant features a self-serve salsa bar.

At the time of its acquisition by MTY in 2016, the chain operated 162 restaurants in the United States, Dubai, and Singapore, most of which are franchised.

In 1990, Jim and Linda Magglos took out a third mortgage on their home and opened the first Baja Fresh in Newbury Park, California in the Conejo Valley. Franchising began in 1995, and the chain had expanded to 31 outlets by 1997. In 1998, the Magglos worked with Greg Dollarhyde and Pete Siracusa, who recapitalized the parent company, acquired venture capital and bought shares from outside holders to take control of Baja Fresh. Dollarhyde became CEO with Siracusa as Chairman and Magglos as President, they then grew the chain from 45 locations in 1998 to 249 stores.

In 2002, Wendy's International purchased Baja Fresh for $275 million. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Wendy's, the 249 restaurant chain saw consistently declining same store sales. In 2006, Wendy's sold the roughly 300-location Baja Fresh chain for $31 million to BF Acquisition Holdings, a private investor consortium that had operated franchised restaurant units for such chains as Sweet Factory, Cinnabon and Denny's. At the time of the firm's acquisition by BF Acquisition Holdings in 2006, Baja Fresh had 144 company-owned and 154 franchised locations located in the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington as well as the District of Columbia. The consortium was led by David Kim, who took on the role of CEO, and later appeared on Season 2 episode 20 of the reality TV series Undercover Boss.



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Barberitos


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Barberitos is a franchise chain of Mission burrito-inspired restaurants based in Athens, Georgia, U.S.A. As of April 2014, 54 Barberitos restaurants are operating in the southeastern United States. The company name is a portmanteau of Downing Barber, company founder, and burrito, a signature item at Barberitos restaurants. (Barberitos is consistently spelled without a possessive apostrophe.)

The original Barberitos, still in operation, is located in downtown Athens, near the University of Georgia's North Campus. Recently Barberitos began selling franchise opportunities. There are now approximately twenty restaurants in operation in Georgia, and about nine more in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee.

Barberitos serves Tex-Mex fare such as burritos, tacos, nachos, and quesadillas. They are perhaps best known for the Skinny, Fatty and Heavy D varieties of their burritos. They offer a variety of vegetarian and vegan entrees (including tofu burritos). They also feature a "Lil' Barbs" menu for children.

Barberitos differentiate themselves from their competitors by offering only fresh food. A few ways they ensure the ingredients are always fresh include no freezers on the premises, fresh produce delivered daily, making their own chips, and never using preservatives or pre-made ingredients.



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