Donut dreams

donut.jpg Maybe I’m poor, hungry, simply prone to daydreaming, or, all three, so, I like to read news about local business franchises, and, plan what I’m going to do when my idea becomes the next big thing to catch on. Just between you and me, Internet, I’m going to retire on the colossal income I’m going to make when I open a chain of nail salons in airports. Think about it, after you’re done in the bar (humor me, pretend that you can be done in the bar), there’d be some time left over to get that manicure you don’t seem to have time to schedule.

My other fantasies are more local. For example, someone needs to open a donut place in Bellevue. Young families and churches galore, what better target customers? Donut shops have come and gone, but, none have stayed. Sure, you can get donuts at the grocery or the mini-mart, but, there’s no donut shop ambiance, no donut shop coffee. It could be big, I’m telling you! My other idea is opening a McDonald’s in Belle Meade. There’s not one nearby, there’s lots of traffic, it could be landscaped nicely to meet the area’s standards. Costs? Capital? Labor? Shut up, it’s my fantasy and all that’s taken care of already. What would your imaginary venture be?

3 Comments so far

  1. Jackson Miller (unregistered) on February 28th, 2006 @ 10:36 am

    It looks like I may end up being a serial entrepreneur. You know I own Plato’s Closet in Cool Springs with my wife and father. I am working on a web business called statzen.

    However, my dream business would be something more fun than those. I would love to own a really nice restaurant. It is something I have talked about with a childhood friend for the past 10 years. He is a Chef for a country club now. Maybe one day I will get to open the restaurant. If it is successful maybe I can semi-retire on a beach with a business that rents out Hobie Catamaran sailboats ;)

  2. Mary (unregistered) on February 28th, 2006 @ 11:57 am

    An ex-roommate of mine and I thought it would be a good idea to have a shop ON MUSIC row that one side was coffee and the other tea…since there is no decent tea room in Nashville. That way all the music mongers could walk to get their caffeine fix…which they can’t do for 21st Starbucks….well there is caffeine…but still better selection of teas.

  3. Meredith (unregistered) on February 28th, 2006 @ 5:13 pm

    I’ve always thought a less traditional, family fast-dining chain like Fazoli’s or Backyard Burgers would do well between Bellevue and Belle Meade. Don’t get me wrong–I love Krystal–but there are only so many a family can eat.

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