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2 Fast-Food Franchises We Need In Massachusetts

Do we really need new fast-food restaurant chains in the New England area? That's probably a fair question and response to this article title. Hang in there with me for a minute. Let's first be clear, no, we don't need more chicken or even burger places. We are secure with our place in that world. In fact, I'm a fan of many of them, and have a few favorite chains that I think are fantastic. However, thanks to the Wolf of Franchises, I have recently learned about the business behind a few fast-food chains that are mostly Midwest based, that I think sound very appealing. Furthermore, I believe they would be well-received and experience nice sales numbers in the New England region. So, in no particular order, let's check out these new restaurants that would be great to bring to the Bay State. Swig - A Soda-Focused New Fast-Food Restaurant I'm not even a soda drinker and even I would hit this place up regularly for a refreshing delight. If you are unfamiliar with Swig (as I was), here is what you need to know. They offer a menu of roughly 80 different sodas. Now, many of them are based with some of your favorites like Dr. Pepper or Mountain Dew. However, here is where things get interesting. They mix in flavors to create something completely unique to sip. Examples of this include, the "Spring Fling," which is Dr. Pepper with strawberry puree, vanilla, and coconut cream. The soda categories at Swig are organized by sodas, revivers, refreshers, and create your own. The x-factor with Swig is that they used crushed ice. This both makes the drink extra refreshingly cold and you can eat the ice that retains some of the sugarly flavor of your soda. I envision this drive-thru in Massachusetts to be a quick line where guests would love to bring their kids to. Honorable Mention - Casey's "Since our humble beginning in 1968 as a general store in Boone, Iowa, Casey’s has steadily grown from the heart of one community to the next," Casey's says. As someone who drive Route 95 quite a bit, a decent gas station pizza joint would be a welcomed addition. Casey's is often praised for their pizza in certain areas in the middle of the country. If fact, folks seek it out as a destination to grab food as opposed to a spot you are stopping at because it's right there on the highway during your drive. "For more than 35 years, we’ve been perfecting our famous handmade pizza with new offerings such as thin crust, or keep it classic with original," Casey's continues, even explaining they make a breakfast pizza. That too, would be a unique menu item in the area. [select-listicle listicle_id="611369" syndication_name="from-pizza-to-guitars-here-are-your-best-i-95-stops-from-boston-to-new-york" description="yes"]

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