Mrs. Fields is going on a serious diet. A diet that will consist of not being able to open a lot of new franchises, for starters.
One example of a hurting economy is the trend down in consumer spending.In this case, cookie buying.
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The Mrs. Fields Cookie Franchise chain has just filed for bankruptcy protection, and according to corporate, one main reason is the decline in customer traffic at malls.
filing also said the company has experienced a number of franchise
store closings since its 2004 fiscal year, and this trend has continued
throughout fiscal 2008. Mrs. Fields may need to close more stores in
the future, according to the filing. Read this article from CNN.com.