‘cloudy’ Bloats Its Visual Feast With Food Puns

Food franchisees face low pay, long hours

Still, the initial investment can vary from as low as $34,500 to as high as $4 million, depending on the type of restaurant, the report said. While starting any type of franchise may be easier than launching an independent small business, franchising is not really an easy path to success, Stites said. Key mistakes to avoid The surveys finding that satisfaction is lower among food franchisees than other types of franchisees is not unusual, Stites said. The food sector is a little bit more complicated a business to run, he said, noting that its often very employee heavy, plus entails dealing with fluctuating food prices, the potential for food spoilage and other challenges. On top of that, youve got probably some of the slimmest profit margins of any business, he said. Franchisees without prior restaurant experience may be in for a rude awakening. In the food business, typically people are working 50, 60 hours a week. Theyre managing lots of teenagers or a first-entry-level-job type of employee, Stites said. If youve come out of the corporate world, maybe you had an executive assistant, maybe you had a team of people to help you do projects, you buy a food franchisechances are youre not going to do well. Satisfaction varies by company Another driver of satisfaction, or lack thereof: How the franchiser treats its franchisees. There are companies that are transparent and have a very inclusive culture, Stites said. They see their franchisees as partners. Those companies tend to have much higher satisfaction than the companies that dont have an inclusive culture and basically say, Listen to what we say. Do this. That transparency includes financial information, he said. The best franchise systems will share financial information across their system so you know if Bob Smith in Salt Lake City has got a 28% cost of goods sold and yours is running at 34%, youre going to call Bob and ask, What are you doing to get that number? Stites said.

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1 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs ‘Cloudy’ bloats its visual feast with food puns Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 picks up where the first film left off as inventor Chester V finds his food-producing machine is still operational and creating more problems like food-animal hybrids. Scott Bowles, USA TODAY 6:03 p.m. EDT September 26, 2013 Not as inventive as the original, ‘Cloudy 2’ may still have enough razzle dazzle to keep the kids entertained Flint Lockwood (voiced by Bill Hader), left, and Sam Sparks (voiced by Anna Faris) return for more food-related fun in ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.’ (Photo: Sony Pictures Animation) Story Highlights USA TODAY review: ** 1/2 out of four Stars: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Will Forte, Andy Samberg, Benjamin Bratt, Neil Patrick Harris, Kristen Schaal Rated PG; runtime: 1 hour, 35 minutes; opens nationwide Friday SHARE 11 CONNECT 5 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE How you view Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2depends largely on the role movies play in your life. If you rely on films to keep your kids entertained and distracted for an hour and a half, Meatballs (** out of four; rated PG; opens Friday nationwide) is a masterwork, a visual stunner that manages to break from animation’s current 3-D rut. If you prefer your kids’ movies to actually say something, the forecast is a little more gray. The inevitable follow-up to the 2009 hit faced a near-impossible task in trying to match the Technicolor palette and offbeat storytelling of the original, based on the 1978 children’s book by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett. Alas, the sequel, directed by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, continues to establish itself as an aesthetic wonder. But those pretty pictures are hardly worth a thousand words, and Meatballs 2 nearly grinds to a narrative halt. TRAILERS: Coming soon to theaters Seemingly picking up minutes after where the first film left off, our young, genius inventor Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) has just been hailed as the Edison of his animated times after creating the Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator (FLDSMDFR for short), a machine that turns water into bananas the size of Buicks. In a hurried exposition that resembles the set-up of a SpongeBob SquarePantsepisode, we learn that the invention not only continues to churn out preposterous produce, but that the snacks have become sinister “foodimals” that threaten to destroy Flint’s tiny island in the middle of the Atlantic. Kind of a Jurassic Park of living, angry zucchini. The flimsy plot is enough to plunge Flint and his dad (James Caan), and pals Sam (Anna Faris), Earl (Terry Crews) and others back to Swallow Falls, where they will face “tacodiles” and “shrimpanzees.” Get it?

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