Troubles continue for the shrinking Make & Take Gourmet meal assembly kitchen chain. Following news of a franchisee lawsuit and the closing of one of two corporate stores, the New Hartford Make & Take Gourmet franchise is debranding, defranchising and going independent.
According to an Aug 13, 2008 report by WKTV, co-owner Mark Brockett opened the Make & Take Gourmet meal preparation franchise in New Hartford’s “theatery” complex little more than a year ago. While “the store will not close, they likely will not be affiliated with make and take gourmet in the near future. With a new name to be announced at a later date…a change in service will follow. the store co-owner says it will become primarily a ‘pick-up’ food operation, where customers will just call ahead and take their food ‘to-go.'”
The New Hartford Make & Take Gourmet plans to change its name and service approach some time around or after labor day.