Before sinking your money into a hot franchise concept, make sure itâ€™s the real deal â€” not a dead duck.
Nearly a decade ago, meal-preparation franchises promised to answer the age-old question of whatâ€™s for dinner. And for a while, time-starved Moms flocked to these commercial kitchens to assemble heat-and-serve entrees to bring home to their families.
Today, however, the concept doesnâ€™t seem so savory. Dinner By Design and EntrÃ©e Vous, among others, have shuttered their franchising operations while others have tweaked their offerings or fielded lawsuits from disgruntled franchisees.