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Trust: Don’t ruin it for everyone else.

I just paid $7.50 for a well-advertised $5 sandwich. It was at an airport franchise of a national brand. Yes, the local franchisee may have the right to charge more at this location. And yes, they can make a ton of cash taking advantage of travelers with fewer choices. But the entire national brand suffers […]

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A fly in the sushi

It’s a fantastic new sushi chain. Clever concept, great decor, sophisticated design, fun for the kids. The restaurants are stylish, modern, and fun. It’s ready to go national and they’re looking for franchisees. But there is a loud wide-screen TV that ruins it all. The mood is broken by noisy TV commercials (for a pizza […]

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You only have one reputation

On a recent visit to the Smithsonian, we were really excited to see a food truck from a national fast-food chain. After a week of over-priced, deep-fried tourist rip-off food, we were thrilled to get a famous-brand burger and fries at a regular price. But they were ripping us off with inflated prices too. Now […]

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Newsletter #841: The “Teach Them” Issue

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