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infotechstar 3 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 23, 2013 10:23 AM Member since: Sep 17, 2008
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  • Source: U-Swirl management

    We have recently launched the offering of U-Swirl-n-Go Store franchises, which are limited-product stores within non-traditional locations, such as convenience stores, airports, hotels and other mass gathering areas. The initial investment for these franchises is substantially less and flat royalty fees, instead of fees based on a percentage of revenues, are charged.

    We also intend to offer franchises for a limited-product store (a “U-Swirl-n-Go Store”) within a non-traditional location, such as a convenience store, airport, or hotel. U-Swirl-n-Go Stores will typically offer four to six flavors of self-service yogurt, with customers filing containers with as much of one or more flavors as desired, selecting from over 40 toppings, and then paying by the ounce for the yogurt and toppings. U-Swirl-n-Go Stores will typically occupy 50 square feet or less within the non-traditional location, and with no dedicated seating.

  • Management is also continuing its efforts to expand product offerings, including co-branding arrangements. Some of the cafés will have co-branded Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory products, while others may have co-branding arrangements with different entities.

    We intend to grow organically by expanding the number of locations under construction through continued development of the growing franchise base. We intend to incentivize through co-branding with proprietary concepts, and capitalize on synergistic opportunities for joint-venture cafés. We intend to leverage the RMCF relationship, utilizing its experience in logistics, franchising, and international markets to expand market share. Based on an analysis of population statistics, we believe that an estimated 3,000 U-Swirl owned cafés could be operated in the United States and abroad. These estimates are based on a variety of factors including total population, population density, drive-time and other factors related to consumer convenience, consumer demand, local market competition and other relevant factors. In addition, we believe that foreign markets represent expansion opportunities as well. There can be no assurances that we can or will be able to successfully develop and operate the estimated 3,000 potential cafés in the United States.

  • Thugs at Vyteris stole assets of the company including patents? Phase 3 ready female infertility patch. What a bunch of criminals including Dr Eugene Baeur, Joseph Himy and Haro Hartounian and co. Shame on you all jerks to destroy this great company and steal everything imho

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