Where to Find a Financial Lifeline

January 16, 2017

Tracey Deschaine’s suburban Philadelphia restaurant, Dixie Picnic, has a lot going for it. After years of refinement, the concept boasts a fiercely loyal customer base. Annual sales are approaching $1 million. The business has no debt and returns enough profit for Deschaine and her husband to live comfortably.

“The business is doing well,” she says. “People think we’re printing money left and right. At least once a week, people will come in and say, ‘Is this a franchise?’”

It isn’t.