Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Heaven To Franchise By Following Golden Rule

And, no, that is not a mis-stated claim. Hamburger Heaven, that is, with two locations in Birmingham, Alabama, is about to go franchise.

Hamburger Heaven is a family-owned business, where they make the hamburgers or sandwiches fresh, while you wait. The hamburgers are made by hand, fat and tasty, not those pressed burgers you get in the fast food chains. You order what you want, and that is how it is made. They also have their own sauce.

The present owner, Pete Flach, bought the business in 1992 from founder Jack Caddell, who opened the first Hamburger Heaven in 1980. He hopes to have the first franchise opened by the end of the year. But, he says one a year opened for the next five years is okay with him.

Flach is making only one concession in his requirements for the franchise business. He closes his two stores on Sunday, giving employees and himself time with family, and for church. He works 65 to 70 hours a week, himself. But, he is allowing them to be open, if they prefer to work on Sundays.

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