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Last May 25, 2010, Mayor Hatley of North Myrtle Beach, SC reviewed a proposed changed regarding the ordinance of the city that regulates the ability of the business to use public sidewalks. It’s now required for the current ordinance to grant a franchise to a restaurant before they allow them to use the public sidewalks for outdoor seating. It also does not allow the restaurant to serve any alcoholic beverage when to customers who are seating in those areas.
On the other hand, there are city staffs reporting that other restaurants that are set up outdoor did not bother to seek a franchise agreement or other form of authorization from the city. Many of them are also serving alcohol and other mixed drinks. Because they did not follow the rules, the requirement was substituted. They now let the business apply for an encroachment permit and beer and wine will be legalized providing that they can attain $1,000,000 liability policy and co-name it to the city as an insured party to cover the area that they permitted.
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If you want to start a coffee shop and you are currently working on a business plan, you may want to consider buying a coffee shop franchise or work it out on your own. You have to read more to give you more ideas on how to start up and how to get operational support if necessary.
One important thing that you have to consider is to target potential customers and make them comfortable coming in your store because it feels very conducive and has a homey atmosphere. Sometimes, it’s the surroundings that make your coffee shop well-liked. So the major question comes in, do you need to buy a franchise or not? It’s just normal to have this kind of dilemma at the start and later on, you should be able to determine how to move forward from a certain point to achieve clarity.
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It would be very nice to hear if you have finally decided to put up your very own coffee shop. This is great news! One of the most important things that you need to have is a basic idea or understanding on what to consider when looking at your equipment needs.
Sometimes, it’s not easy to know whether you are making the right choices or not so do yourself a favor and save yourself from trouble - don’t buy any second-hand equipment yet unless you are sure of the age, who used it, where it came from and if the maintenance record can be verified. You got to be very careful about this. Buying second hand is really not bad at all, you can always upgrade in the future.
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As most consumers know, coffeehouses are not very good sources of nutrition for the health-conscious customer. Sure, if you stick to plain coffee or tea, you probably will not go too wrong. Both tea and coffee contain antioxidants that help your body resist various diseases and conditions. It is when you start adding substances such as sugar and half-and-half that fat, carbohydrates, and calories pile on. Even honey, which many people substitute for sugar as a healthy alternative, adds calories and carbohydrates to your beverages.
Starbucks is notorious for the calories in its coffee drinks, but it is not the only chain making high-calorie beverages. Even the smallest lattes at both Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf and Peet’s Coffee and Tea are over 200 calories. However, Peet’s does offer a 12-ounce vanilla latte that has only 93 calories when made sugar-free with nonfat milk. Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf has a no-sugar-added caramel latte, but does not seem to offer it with nonfat milk.