Wednesday, May 18, 2005

camille's sidewalk cafe

Nothing against Tulsa but it ain’t the pinnacle of fine dining. Yet it spawned Camille’s Sidewalk Café, a chain with 60+ units open and 650+ in development (that’s the key info when you’re discussing franchising concepts: how many UNITS). Camille’s is like a healthy-ish Corner Bakery, w/ wraps, paninis, salads, smoothies, cappuccinos. Cool things about Camille's: 1. They recycle Perrier bottles into light fixtures. 2. They take a trail-blazing approach to selecting locations. I.E., they opened one downtown, they’re putting two in the new int’l terminal at DFW, and they just opened this branch on 15th St. near 75. Which is Plano, yes, but at least not WEST Plano.

Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 600 W 15th St #A, 469-467-8401


At May 18, 2005 9:48 AM, Blogger david said...

i'm a big fan of camille's (disclosure: i have had in the past a business relationship with camille's).

they have great sandwiches and salads, and it is one of the more pleasant atmosphere's in the fast casual space.

i wish their dessert options were a little more robust, and it seems like they could do better on price. all in all, however, it's a great deal.

check it out!

At May 18, 2005 10:41 AM, Blogger TG said...

hey david - i'm a big fan too. i'm glad they're opening more branches. re: desserts, when you say "more robust," do you mean portion size? or are you talking about "overall selection"?

At May 18, 2005 4:57 PM, Blogger david said...

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At May 18, 2005 5:14 PM, Blogger david said...

selection, selection, selection...and quality. ;-)


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