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4 Disappearing Restaurant Franchise Chains

A TCBY frozen yogurt shop in New York City
A New York City TCBY shop. photo/steinberg

Recognized brands that have built market share can be sold to buyers over and over again, even when management and systems are poor. On the other side, franchise locations with poor unit economics can often also be sold to new buyers, who look for a mediocre return on a lower, cheaper investment.

CUPS Frozen Yogurt Hot Opening at First New York Location in Yonkers on October 3

CUPS Frozen Yogurt – That’s Hot ™ Opening First New York Location in Yonkers on October 3

Red Mango Celebrates 200th Location

DALLAS – (Sept.

CUPS Frozen Yogurt – That’s Hot ™ Opening in South Plainfield on August 2

South Plainfield, NJ ­ August 1 -- CUPS Frozen Yogurt, the beach-themed self-serve fro-yo concept, will open its ninth New Jersey location at 7 pm on Thursday, August 2 at 7000 Hadley Road,

Be Likeable Says Red Mango Founder

Red Mango's David Kim (center)
Franchisees Dave and Jen Rothberg with founder Dan Kim (center)

DALLAS – How do you bring an international brand to the U.S., open more than 170 franchised stores in a credit crisis, win loyal customers for repeat business across North America, and earn the #1 Zagat rating in today's economy? "Be likeable," answers Dan Kim, founder and chief concept officer of Red Mango Inc.

Pinkberry Founder Arrested for Beating Bum

 Young Lee, co-founder of franchising chain Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt, was arrested after getting off a plane for beating a homeless man with a tire iron last June.

Tasti D-Lite Coming to Australia!

With 53 shops in 5 States, what could be more natural than for controversial CEO Jim Amos to take his frozen desert shops where credit has been so hard to access and begin selling stores in Australia?