"Phil and Sheila Harris wanted to own a business that would give them the opportunity to help out those in need, both in their local community and around the world. They found the perfect fit with Dream Dinners."
"Love to cook but hate shopping? These days, there are a lot of options to having groceries delivered. But what if you want to go a step further..."
"The experts we spoke with agree that choosing a business partner with complementary - not similar - strengths is critical to your success."
"Dream Dinners is recognized as the originator of innovative and convenient dinner assembly stores. Created by working mothers Stephanie Allen and Tina Kuna..."
"Women may be the minority in the franchising world, but whether they are breaking into existing industries or franchising their own companies, many of them are paving the way for others to do the same..."
"4. Be willing to make sacrifices, especially the first year..."
"...for the majority of today's parents, preparing well-balanced meals at home on a regular basis is an intimidating thought..."
"To prepare the meal, one follows simple instructions where even if they don't know it, they are sautéing, grilling, and making a reduction..."
"...parents of high school aged children claim tabletop texting and other mobile phone use as a major dinnertime distraction that cuts into quality time at the table."
"In the case of Dream Dinners, the company estimates it saves customers 20 hours a month in planning, shopping, preparation and cleanup time."
"I learned that you can clip as many coupons as you want, but you can never make a dinner as cheaply as these kitchens can. I got nine entrées, each of which is supposed to serve three, and two desserts from Dream Dinners for $146.87--under $5 a serving"
"The Dream Dinners experience combines two things. It simplifies cooking. Then there's the social aspect of bringing together a group of strangers or friends to put dinner together"
"The dinners are kept in the home freezer until a harried parent pops them in the oven and then gathers the family for an old-fashioned home-cooked meal."
"Decide what you’re making, collect what you need, and exit with healthy, hassle-free dinners."
"Shelley Victa no longer spends her evenings chopping vegetables and making dinner for her brother and boyfriend, who are in college and live with her. Instead, she calls them when she is leaving work and asks them to take a plastic bag of food out of the freezer ..."
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"Their routine was expensive, fattening and boring. In the rush to get through the day, the family had lost control of the dinner table. So Ms. Robbins now goes to Dream Dinners in West Seattle, where she spends just under two hours assembling dishes like cheesy chicken casserole and Salisbury steak from ingredients that have been peeled and chopped for her."
"The process was smooth, the ingredients were of decent quality and the meals tasted homemade. We'd even use some dishes as shortcuts for dinner parties."