How to diversify sandwich fillings

These egg bites are similar to the famous coffee shop egg bites, but are customizable with your favorite ingredients and are double the size! Feel free to eat them plain, they are just as tasty!


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  • 6 large eggs
  • ½ cup cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 (4-ounce) mason jars
  • 1 serving cooking spray
  • Step 1

Fill a large pot with water and place a sous vide immersion cooker into the water. Set temperature to 170 degrees F (77 degrees C) according to manufacturer’s directions.

Combine eggs, cottage cheese, heavy cream, and salt in a blender; mix until thoroughly blended, 15 to 20 seconds.

Spray mason jars with cooking spray. Divide egg mixture between each jar. Screw on the lids until just barely tightened. Do not over-tighten as the jars can burst in the hot water.

Submerge mason jars into the water bath and set timer for 55 minutes. When timer is up, remove jars to a cooling rack. If serving immediately, run a knife along the outer edge and invert onto a plate; you can also eat directly from the jar. Let any remaining jars cool, then refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Cook's Notes:

To add cheese flavor, blend 1/2 cup of your favorite shredded cheese in with the egg mixture. You can also add 1 tablespoon of cooked add-ins to the bottom of each jar before pouring in the egg mixture. Some favorite combos include broccoli and cheddar, ham and Swiss, or roasted red pepper and feta.

Reheat in the microwave at low power (30%) for about 1 minute, or in a sous vide bath for 10 to 15 minutes at 150 degrees F (65 degrees C).

How to diversify sandwich fillings

Buying a franchise can be a convenient alternative to starting a business from scratch. The franchise owner will already have the brand, products, price and marketing materials ready for you to use.

They will even guide you on how to run the business on a day to day basis, which can be an advantage for people with no business experience.

The biggest drawback of buying a franchise is that they can be expensive to set up. Other than spending money to set up the business, you need to pay the franchise owner a franchise fee.

You may have thought about buying a franchise business but are not sure if it is the best option for you.

In this post, I will first explain to you the pros and cons of buying a franchise business as well as thirty popular Malaysian franchises you can buy. By the end of this post, you will be able to decide if buying a franchise is right for you.

Let’s get started.

What is a franchise?

a business system in which private entrepreneurs purchase the rights to open and run a location of a larger company. The franchising company, or franchisor, signs a contractual agreement with the franchisee, explaining in detail the company’s rules for operating the franchise.

When you buy a franchise, you do not need to worry about things like:

  • What products do I sell and how much do I sell them at?
  • What should I call my business?
  • What equipment should I buy for my business?
  • Are people interested in what I sell?
  • What profit margin can I expect from this business?

These are all taken care of by your franchise owner. All you need to do is manage the business. For people who do not want to set up a business from scratch, this can be a big advantage.

While this may make buying a franchise sound like the ideal business, you should consider the cons of buying one before making the decision to buy.

Let’s look at that in the next section.

The Cons of Buying a Franchise

Though the convenience of a franchise can make it an attractive business option, the following disadvantages can make it a less ideal option:

1. Buying a franchise can be expensive. Other than the cost to set up the business, you will need to pay a franchise fee to the franchisor. Depending on how popular the brand is, this fee can be anywhere between US$1,000 to US$3million or more.

Initial setup cost = Franchise Fee + Setup Costs (Equipment, Furniture, Furbishing of Premise)

The final set up cost can easily add up to US$200,000 – 1,000,000 or more. If you do not have enough capital, you may need to get a loan to finance your franchise.

2. Franchises are inflexible. In a franchise, the franchisors dictate how the business is run. You often do not get to say how the marketing for the business is run. Instead, you need to follow the guidelines set by the franchisor or risk having your franchise rights terminated. For business owners who want to be creative, this may feel restrictive.

3. Mistakes made at other branches can destroy your business. Even if only one of the franchise stores makes a mistake, customers may assume that there is a problem with the brand and stop buying from all stores. This means that even if you are doing everything properly, your business can still fail because of what other franchises are doing.

Though there are many disadvantages of buying a franchise, the potential of making a lot of money is huge if you are able to pick a good franchise and manage it well.

Which Franchise Should You Buy?

Your choice on the franchise to buy depends on how much capital you have and what industry you want to be in. To help you with that decision, I have gathered thirty popular Malaysian franchises in six different industries or you to choose from. Malaysian franchises are usually more affordable compared to those from the U.S.

The franchise fee and setup cost information are available for most franchises. Some franchises, however, prefer you to ask them for a customized fee. For franchises where the cost information is not available, I have listed their contact information so you can reach them for a consultation.