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Cookie baking that started on a whim becomes a franchise chain

By JACK WEATHERLY The story of Whimsy Cookie Co. began where you might imagine – in someone’s home kitchen. Laurie Suriff began by making cookies for her husband’s clients, then for others. Then she began selling them. That’s the way things went for several years. Then, by chance, she joined forces with Leigh Anne Tuohy, whose adoptive son, Michael Oher, ...

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Newk's looking to open more than two-dozen locations next year

JACKSON — The fast-casual restaurant chain Newk’s Eatery plans to open more than 25 new company-owned and franchise restaurants in the Southeast next year and is actively engaged with experienced multi-unit operators in new markets to add to the growth, according to a release from the company. The company’s announcement comes as Newk’s ramps up its franchise growth plans and ...

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McAlister's Delis going up in Florida, Michigan, Nebraska

RIDGELAND — McAlister’s Deli has signed three multi-unit store development agreements with new and existing franchisees for 10 new restaurants in the greater Tampa, Fla. area, three new restaurants in central Michigan and five new restaurants in Lincoln and Omaha, Neb. New franchisee Brayton Knotts and McKnotts Enterprise, LLC will develop 10 McAlister’s Deli locations in the Tampa area over ...

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