Why don't more of the southern fast food chains open in the north east? Chick-fil-A opened a couple both of which are doing very well. Went to college in the South and really craving some of the fast food from there.. Am thinking Zaxby's (crinkle, spiced fries and Zax Sauce with buttery bread slices not to mention fingers), Guthrie's(mmmm), Wich Wich, Atlanta Bread Company, Tex Mex.. Feel free to add more Genuinely want to know why these chains don't expand in the north east. The market is huge

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

I looked into this a few years ago, when I was considering bringing In n Out Burger to Boston. What I found out was that they were so exact about their ingredients that in order to make the distribution work, you needed a concentration of at least 6 restaurants. I had the money for 1, not 6. So I let it go. I imagine many of these chains have similar constraints.

like

There are definitely more than a couple chic fil a's in the northeast. There are 10 in Massachusetts alone. But maybe they're worried about suppliers or brand recognition. Why aren't there more Portillo's outside of Chicago or In N Out burgers in the southeast?

like

Im surprised about CFA cuz it's not that terrible tbh. You pay a franchise fee and the company does most of the set up work. Unless CFA just doesn't like setting up in the northern states 🤣

CFA has southern roots, but has been a national brand for quite some time. I'd imagine that the competition is steep plus logistics. Other regions have their regional chains too. Unless it's a unique concept, it's tough to get a foothold.

Additional Posts

Just got my offer, looked at the fine print and saw they tried to sneak in only 10 vaca a yr and when I start I will be entitled to 7. What's the average vacation time? Feel like I'm getting lowballed

like

I work in a group that has had to come in to the office regularly during COVID (lots of work with original documents and wet ink signatures). It’s real estate and title companies still require wet ink documents. One junior has refused to come in because he says he’s concerned about COVID. We all wear masks, close our doors, and socially distance. We’ve all had to pick up the slack for him. Just found out he’s taking his second vacation during COVID and visiting family in FL. I could scream.

likefunny

Would sneezing on a Partner by accident get you fired? Asking for a friend.

likefunny

What is the max Salary of a Qlik Sense developer for overall exp of 6 years

like

Folks - how do you prep for case interviews in half a week? Any resources you would point me towards? It’s been over 5 years since I last had interviews. Sure I am in consulting but I honestly don’t do this thing on the day to day so am very sure will be very rusty.

like

Would you move from D to other Big 4 with only 20k raise (115 -> 135k)? Assuming you need to restart GC process from scratch a year after joining

like

What’s the difference between a corporate financial analyst versus a financial analyst at BAH? I’m assuming the corporate position is an internal role; is that generally viewed as a tier below anyone client facing in terms of salary and career progression?

like

I am on h1b right now. My husband has GC, he will be eligible to apply for citizenship next year. Should we wait until he becomes citizen to apply GC or should I apply now ?

If you ran into someone tomorrow at lunch and they offered you an unpaid full time 4 month internship. Is there any person or position that could make you want to take it?

likehelpful

How do I stop favouritism on my project from getting me down? My goal is to leave the firm within the next 6 months if possible. I know that I should focus on learning and gaining as much experience..

like

Hoping to seek everyone’s advice here! I recently moved in-house and have more free time to invest in myself. Which direction would you suggest that I look to for growth? - UX/UI - Coding - Data Analytics - SHRM - PMP - Others?

like

Have any of you been rejected after getting picked in the H1B lottery (and after being on RFE status) ? I just got a notification saying my H1B petition has been denied.

Coming from a big 4 - Can we mention the names of the clients we have worked with over the years when interviewing? I am at a boutique agency now working with some people who came from Accenture and some other consulting companies and I noticed that they will reference their clients by brand name. If it is a past project and you do not give any client sensitive information is it OK to share the names of the brands that you've worked with in your previous role? What's standard?

like

Just read poets and quants article on vault's best consulting firms. Haven't heard of Putnam associates but they seemed pretty impressive. What's their reputation/anyone who works there care to share?

like

How to take advantage of per diem budget? eg, Amazon gift cards from Cvs, Starbucks gift cards etc. Also is it allowed and these transactions be tracked by the firm?

like

My firm recently removed the CPA requirement to make manager in FDD stating that it is following the market. Being a CPA is definitely better than not being one but will it hurt my exit opportunities if I decide to not pursue my license? Do companies outside of public accounting even care that much about having your license / are others seeing this same trend?

like

Drink in SF now anyone? Near Union Sq?

like

Deloitte team, do you expense GoGo internet to GAA or client? Also what about your cell phone?

Having my 1st baby and trying to figure out invites for the baby shower and could use input. My SIL /MIL won’t host a family shower for me. My mom thinks it’s tacky for her to host anything. My friend is hosting a shower & told me to invite anyone I want. I’d like to invite family on both sides. I don’t want my friend to be stuck with the bill, so my hubby said he’d pay for it; my mom freaked out and said it’s like I’m hosting one for myself. She wants to not invite any family now. Thoughts?

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.