We were excited when we heard the news about Morning Call opening shop in New Orleans' French Quarter, but the latest news has Morning Call's vice president backpedaling a bit (see the Roadfood.com review of Morning Call). First of all, the store was supposed to be a franchise, which removes a little of the luster, for us, from the whole plan. And that deal with the potential franchisee fell through. Now they're considering finding another franchisee or possibly running the coffee and beignet shop themselves. If the deal gets done at all. We'll keep an eye on it. Another note from the Advocate story: the Morning Call folks are apparently interested in opening Morning Calls all around the world.