Corn Dog Factory International

Posted - Oct. 6, 2004 at 4:34 p.m.



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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

It's going to be fun for me to keep an eye on Kerrie S. Kilgore, the CEO of Corn Dog Factory International. I've got a hunch this is going to be a great success story.

Kerrie is rapidly expanding a "co-branded opportunity" franchisee operated chain of Corn Dog Factory and Nacho Fast outlets. The Utah-based company started just two years ago, bringing the two fast food entities together. There are now stores in the University Mall, the Layton Hills Mall, two stores in the Newgate Mall, stores in Torrance, California and one in Washington D. C. in the Ronald Reagan Building. But the store I think is interesting is the new store in the Payson Wal-Mart Supercenter.

This Payson outlet promises to be the first of many Nacho Fast and Corn Dog Factories located in Wal-Mart facilities.

Kerrie tells me the Corn Dog Factory has been around since 1974. Corn dogs are made when ordered and dipped in freshly made corn batter. The Corn Dog Factory is the inventor of the "Shish-ka-Dog," a delicious mixture of cheese and hotdog on a stick, and the factory hand-squeezes its own lemonade every day.

Nacho Fast began in 1996 and features piping hot, freshly cooked nachos made from stone ground corn tortilla chips, smothered in cheese and their own fresh salsa.

Both Nacho Fast and Corn Dog Factory have other menu items that compliment the namesakes of the co-branded stores. I was particularly intrigued when Kerrie told me about the new "Crispy Cream Cake" at the Corn Dog Factory. It is actually a Twinkie on a stick, dipped in corn batter, deep-fried and drizzled with chocolate or caramel sauce. Hey, I just have to try one of those!

Kerrie Kilgore promises franchisee's extensive training, a proven business system and help with shop openings, operations, advertising and site selection.

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

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