Tuesday, The MELT grilled cheese sandwich shop opened in San Francisco. The dude who invented the FLIP video camera gadget teamed up with a venture capital firm and hired San Francisco Chef Guy, Michael Mina (a super accomplished dude) as a consultant to start The MELT. From what I gather they make custom grilled cheese sandwiches and soups.
This got us thinking. Why can't we be a franchise? I mean really, why not? Outside of the lack of funding, corporate infrastructure, advertising dollars, bulk purchasing power, media fawning, being located in a town of only 30,000 people, and a four hour drive from a major metropolitan area... WHY NOT? (Have you seen then scene from Monty Python's "The Life of Brian"?... What have the Romans Done for us?!?!?!?)
So 'Graze - a place to eat' is offering for a limited time only franchises starting at a very cool and discounted $200,000 American Dollars. Accepting offers starting... now. (ok ok, $150,000... if you ask nicely we might settle at $125,000)