Tariq Farid – Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Edible Arrangements ® and Entrepreneur
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Edible Arrangements

 
 

Megan and Richard represent the growing number of husband-wife teams making up the Edible Arrangements franchise community,
Franchising and Franchisees

Keeping the family in family business

Posted  December 18th, 2014  by  Tariq Farid

As I have written before, Edible Arrangements franchisees represent all walks of life and one group that I am happy to see steadily on the rise is the husband-wife team. Take Megan and Richard, for example. After spending seven years in the hospitality and restaurant management business, Megan went to work in the EMT field. Richard, [...]

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Philanthropy

A closer look at who we support and why

Posted  December 18th, 2014  by  Tariq Farid

One of the unfortunate side effects of our digital age is that unfounded and hateful allegations can be easily spread to the public, even years after they have been dismissed as untrue. I have experienced this firsthand due to the recent reappearance of old rumors by extremist bloggers regarding charitable contributions made through our non-profit [...]

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Edible Arrangements

Now is the time to celebrate our diversity

Posted  December 16th, 2014  by  Tariq Farid

At sundown today members of the Edible Arrangements corporate staff and franchise community that are of the Jewish faith will begin observing Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. And Christmas, of course, is less than two weeks away. At times like this I am reminded of the diversity of the Edible Arrangements family and the beauty [...]

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Solar Youth takes part in New Haven’s Annual Rock-to-Rock Earth Day Bike Ride.
Philanthropy

Solar Youth provides hope and opportunity where it is needed most

Posted  December 12th, 2014  by  Tariq Farid

When I was young, my uncle used to tell me a story about a frog, and its lesson stays with me to this day. It went something like this: There was a frog living in a well. One day, a bird looked in the well and urged the frog to come out. The frog declined [...]

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Franchising and Franchisees

The “rewarding” story of an Edible Arrangements franchisee

Posted  December 10th, 2014  by  Tariq Farid

Who are our franchisees? We have long-term franchisees that have owned a store (or stores!) for a decade and then signed on for 10 more years. We have franchisees who always dreamed of being entrepreneurs and small business owners, and we made their dream come true. Some are military veterans. Some are husband and wife [...]

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