The Franchise Option – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans
When you think of a business that’s based on franchising, you probably think of places like Subway and McDonalds. But there are many more. There are over 750,000 franchise outlets in the U.S.
Some of them might surprise you. Like Barre 3. They’re workout studios that combine ballet barre with yoga and Pilates.
There are 3 Barre 3 studios here in New Orleans, all owned by Kendall Carriere.
Jeff Anderson is owner of the local franchise for Budget Blinds. Jeff didn’t set out to be your local blind supplier. His path to window treatments meandered through business landscapes that include the wide-open spaces of Montana and the stock exchange.
Like blinds, and people, franchising comes in a wide range of shapes and sizes. On this edition of Out to Lunch, Peter Ricchiuti talks to Kendall and Jeff about why they chose franchising and how it’s working for them.
Photos at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon.