June 10, 2019
The concept of going into business for yourself and being your own boss is an empowering feeling that can get you really excited about an entrepreneurial venture. The backing of a franchise with a solid support system, like Primo Hoagies, can make this often daunting endeavor much smoother. The market for starting your own sandwich shop is encouraging right now, with 2.7% growth in the industry over the past 5 years and $23 billion in revenue in 2018 alone. While interested candidates may think starting your own sandwich shop is a difficult task, Primo Hoagies has broken down the process, so you can see what steps you’ll need to take to realize your dream.
One of the main differences between starting your own sandwich shop with Primo Hoagies and another brand is the comprehensive training we provide our franchisees. Although you will enjoy a degree of independence when operating your shop, don’t expect to be thrown right on the front lines of your business without some guidance. The initial stages of starting your own sandwich shop with Primo Hoagies include training with regard to our marketing strategy, knowledge of what a live store looks like, and plenty more. It’s important to us that franchise owners understand what to expect when they open their doors for the first time. Our training will also teach you about the Point of Sales Systems our owners use during management, taking you both into the classroom and then out to the field to observe how a live store runs.
Although our extensive training program is designed to equip our franchisees with a majority of the information they will need to be successful, and no direct restaurant management experience is required, it does help to possess certain leadership qualities. We look for candidates with the ability to work independently when starting their own sandwich shop. Successful franchisees are also able to be proactive about their responsibilities and lead a team effectively. It’s also important for our franchisees to have some customer service experience as well. An owner who has experience attending to consumer needs can better curate those needs which goes a long way toward creating a thriving business. For our business owners who plan on opening multiple locations, having experience in the business or restaurant industry will make management tasks for those new locations much easier.
Primo Hoagies has built a franchise that can stay abreast of what our franchisees need to be successful. In the starting weeks of your store, an opening team will be there to assist you as you open up shop, so you’re are prepared as possible for day one. But our franchisees aren’t just given training and help in the initial stages: they also have access to a 24/7 hotline long after their grand opening. Our constant support from experts gives our franchisees the ability to ask any questions they might have at any time, so they continuously feel like they have the help they need.
Advertising and Brand Awareness
One of the benefits of having an established brand backing your business is a pre-established marketing plan. When starting your own sandwich shop, it is a bit difficult to create a game plan that results in widespread public awareness. Our consultants and marketing support will help manage your social media presence with photos and a fresh website. This aspect of our support system makes us unique, as we can help you consistently drive traffic to your location, while you focus on the day-to-day management of your Primo Hoagies.
Before you open the doors to your own sandwich shop, you’ll need to find a home for your business. When it comes to picking a location and setting it up, Primo Hoagies has you fully covered. This process begins with a search of the optimal area in your desired location, based on competition and demographic research. Once the location is decided upon, with the help of a real estate broker, we will continue the process with a contractor to begin construction on your Primo Hoagies location. This assistance is a crucial element of our franchise system, designed to make opening and starting your own sandwich shop easier.
To get this process moving, however, you need to get in contact with us first. Reach out to us today to express your interest, and we’ll take the first steps toward helping you start your own sandwich shop!