Melissa Carter, a lawyer, in August became the first California franchisee of CiCi’s Pizza with the opening of a buffet restaurant in San Diego. Carter had become familiar with CiCi’s, a 650-unit chain based in Coppell, Texas, while living in Houston. How did you get from a law career into restaurant franchising?When an attorney gets involved in a matter, it is usually because multiple parties have competing interests. One party, if not both, will often be ...

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