"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."

Kate Taylor Entrepreneur - This Couple Discovered Franchising as a Way to Give Back Locally and Globally

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"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..."

Emily Dwass LAWeekly.com - They Shop and Prep, You Just Cook: Blue Apron and Dream Dinners

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"The experts we spoke with agree that choosing a business partner with complementary - not similar - strengths is critical to your success."

Natasha Burton DailyWorth.com - How to Start a Business with Your Friend - and Stay Friends

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"Dream Dinners is recognized as the originator of innovative and convenient dinner assembly stores. Created by working mothers Stephanie Allen and Tina Kuna..."

Laura Dunn HuffPost - Women in Business: Q&A with Stephanie Allen and Tina Kuna, Co-Founders of Dream Dinners

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"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..."

Kate Taylor Entrepreneur - Women in Franchising: An Enthusiastic Minority

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"4. Be willing to make sacrifices, especially the first year..."

Kate Taylor Entrepreneur - 7 Tips for Women Who Want to Own a Franchise

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"...for the majority of today's parents, preparing well-balanced meals at home on a regular basis is an intimidating thought..."

ManagingSmallBiz.com - Making the Dream of Dining Together Easier

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"To prepare the meal, one follows simple instructions where even if they don't know it, they are sautéing, grilling, and making a reduction..."

Randy Metcalf Best of the Northwest 2013 - Dream Dinners allows you to be the chef even if you aren't one

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"...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."

MarketWatch.com - New Survey From Dream Dinners Reveals One in Five Households Fed Up With Technology at the Table

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"In the case of Dream Dinners, the company estimates it saves customers 20 hours a month in planning, shopping, preparation and cleanup time."

Paul F. Nunes, Geoffrey Godbey & H. James Wilson The Wall Street Journal - Beat the Clock - How companies can use time to their competitive advantage

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"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"

Joel Stein Time Magazine - Outsourcing Home Cooking - How the meal assembly concept helps busy moms save time and money

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"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"

Parija B. Kavilanz CNNMoney.com - Innovation back at 'real' stores - Industry analyst picks five young, but fast-growing brick-and-mortar concepts that could soon become rising stars on Wall Street

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"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."

S. Brent Ridge, M.D. Forbes.com - Feeding Success - Spotlight article about how and why Dream Dinners was started

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"Decide what you’re making, collect what you need, and exit with healthy, hassle-free dinners."

M.E. Malone The Boston Globe - Some Assembly Required - With time-saving help, planning healthy, hassle-free meals has gotten a little easier

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"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 ..."

Kristina Shevory New York Times - You Made the Meatloaf. You Just Didn't Make It at Home

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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."

Kim Severson and Julia Moskin The New York Times - Meals that Moms Can Almost Call their Own

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"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."

Eileen Gunn The Wall Street Journal - A New Way to Get a Home-Cooked Meal

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