Franchise Times20 to Watch 2011 Who’s Who of franchising’s elite.  Every year Franchise Times consults our Ouija Board to predict who will be the industry’s top movers, shakers and money makers.  Some will have a banner year, while others–not so much.  We don’t have time or space to do justice to these 20 notables, but we expect their stories will unfold on our pages over the next several months.  And by year-end, you’ll have a complete picture.

Number (7) on Top 20 List to Watch

Betty & Joe’s™ Baker & Coffee Baker™ You Can’t Have One Without the Other™

Hot Dog Hall of Fame™ Frankly the Best Hot Dogs, Sausages, Dumplings and French Fries in the World!™

Schussler Creative Inc.

The people who brought us elaborately themed restaurants like Rainforest Cafe® and T-Rex Cafe® (life-size mechanical dinosaurs) are plotting their foray into franchising with their smaller, but equally quirky, conceptsBetty & Joe’s Baker & Coffee Maker™ and Hot Dog Hall of Fame™.  One unit of each has been opened for around two years, Jeff Bornmann, CFO, said.  Betty & Joe’s will pair traditional coffee offerings with better food, while the hot dogs are painted with gourmet mustards.  Steven Schussler’s  Creativity should spice up the franchise front.  So coffee franchises and dogs beware.  Franchise Times January 2011