Cooks who don't like prep work or clean-up are lining up at meal assembly centers where all the ingredients have been chopped, sliced and diced for them.
Though the concept sounds unusual, meal assembly outfits are growing rapidly. The top two operators, Snohomish, Wash.-based Dream Dinners, and Fort Worth, Texas-based Super Suppers, have hundreds of franchises around the country. Other, smaller companies have opened for business too.
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