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What experience do I need to become a Yampa Sandwich Co. franchise owner?
We prefer that franchise candidates have a background in foodservice or general business management experience, and who are operations and process focused and detail oriented. We look for franchisees who will be dedicated owner-operators working full-time in the business, who are involved in the community and committed to giving back and to protecting the environment – all important parts of our core values, beliefs, and philosophies. Of course, we’ll provide the training, tools, and recipes you need to open your deli franchise and operate it effectively.
What is provided as part of the Yampa Sandwich Co. franchise program?
Before you open your sandwich franchise, we will provide the initial training program, which will take place over a period of up to 15 days. The initial training program includes classroom instruction and on-site training relating to restaurant operations, understanding the equipment usage and maintenance, customer service, marketing and sales programs and methods of controlling operating costs. We may also offer supplemental and refresher training programs for you and your team. In addition, you will have access to our exclusive recipes; and we will present you with a copy of our confidential operations manual to help run your sandwich franchise properly on a day-to-day basis.
How much will the Yampa Sandwich Co. program investment cost me?
The total initial investment necessary to begin operations ranges from $295,750 to $527,900 for a single location. This includes a $25,000 initial franchise fee. As with any new venture, it’s important to have adequate capital to fund the initial business growth stages.
Is financing available?
No. We do not provide direct financing to franchisees, but we may refer to financing sources on a case by case basis.
Are there ongoing fees to pay?
We charge a royalty fee equal to 5% of total gross sales, and there is also a $150 monthly technology fee. Fees such as these allow us to fund our ongoing support services and the continued development of recipes, product and supply channels, marketing tools, training programs, and systems upgrades. For a full list of fees and requirements, please refer to our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).
Are there any Marketing Fees?
Franchisees will be required to spend a minimum of 1% of gross sales each month on local marketing. Yampa Sandwich Co. franchisees will also contribute up to 2% of gross sales into the system marketing fund (however, this contribution will start at just 1%). Collected funds will be used to develop marketing strategies to promote the Yampa Sandwich Co. brand and fund the creative costs to develop local marketing materials and campaigns.
What is the term of the agreement?
The initial term of your agreement is ten years, with two subsequent successor agreement options of five years each.
How do I get started?
If you’re interested in learning more about how to open a sandwich franchise, contact us at (501) 725-1303, Franchise@YampaSandwichCo.com, or by using the form provided here to discuss the possibility of setting up a meeting, speaking with our key management staff, and receiving our FDD which contains all the important details you’ll need to make an informed decision.