Meal-preparation businesses provide the necessary materials, including equipment and ingredients, for customers to assemble healthy food that is frozen and cooked when needed. In the past, the concept appealed mainly to busy mothers who needed a way to create healthy, home-cooked food quickly and easily.
The face of the industry has evolved since the early days. Increasingly, professionals without children are using the service. Also, many stores have started offering pre-assembled options for customers who cannot plan that many dinners ahead or who just can't find the time for a regular, scheduled session.
Dream Dinners started the meal-preparation business in 2002 in Seattle, Washington, USA. The industry grew steadily through 2006 but saw a downturn in 2007. While the idea is still popular with owners and customers alike, the industry has modified its growth estimates downward for 2010.
This is not to say that the industry is on its last legs. It's projected to make 650 million dollars a year by 2010, and the leading companies have hundreds of franchises in operation. Those interested in starting a franchise may want to check out the Easy Meal Prep Company, a resource for those interested in the meal-preparation business. The company has also created the Easy Meal Prep Association, a member-operated organization for the support and promotion of the industry.
SupperWorks is a meal-preparation business with locations all over Ontario. For more information on the industry, including starting a franchise, call (905) 599-4392 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.