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Harvey's and Swiss Chalet

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:01 pm
by DenBen
Must be more rich folks in Cochrane, I guess.

Harvey's and Swiss Chalet

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:26 pm
by Riskynet
[quote="DenBen"]Must be more rich folks in Cochrane, I guess.[/quote]

Let's make sure we leave John in Timmins. [snicker

Harvey's and Swiss Chalet

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:29 pm
by DenBen
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Harvey's and Swiss Chalet

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:23 pm
by Loco101
That is great for Cochrane! So hard to believe it is opening there with a much smaller market size than Timmins. Then again, maybe the franchise cost wasn't as much?

Harvey's and Swiss Chalet

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:01 pm
by DenBen
Well? Any reviews?

Harvey's and Swiss Chalet

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:47 pm
by FrancoFun
[quote="Loco101"]That is great for Cochrane! So hard to believe it is opening there with a much smaller market size than Timmins. Then again, maybe the franchise cost wasn't as much?[/quote]

Timmins doesn't have a franchise because a) the parent company insists that the franchisee be local and b) that the franchise be located in the Timmins Square parking lot. A couple of locals have looked into it, but the location is a deal breaker. No one wants to own a building on leased land, especially at the rates charged by the Square (it's one of the reasons previous owners had a hard time making a go with Montana's). A couple of out of town investors were willing to comply with the conditions associated to location, but the parent company wouldn't approve their application because they don't reside in Timmins. The rationale is a local owner will pay more attention to quality control.

Harvey's and Swiss Chalet

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:07 pm
by Loco101
[quote="FrancoFun"][quote="Loco101"]That is great for Cochrane! So hard to believe it is opening there with a much smaller market size than Timmins. Then again, maybe the franchise cost wasn't as much?[/quote]

Timmins doesn't have a franchise because a) the parent company insists that the franchisee be local and b) that the franchise be located in the Timmins Square parking lot. A couple of locals have looked into it, but the location is a deal breaker. No one wants to own a building on leased land, especially at the rates charged by the Square (it's one of the reasons previous owners had a hard time making a go with Montana's). A couple of out of town investors were willing to comply with the conditions associated to location, but the parent company wouldn't approve their application because they don't reside in Timmins. The rationale is a local owner will pay more attention to quality control.[/quote]

I had heard all of that but wasn't sure if it was true or not. It does make sense as to why it hasn't been built. The Square location is definitely the best location for it but I certainly understand the costs for the franchisee being higher.