Thinking about joining the PrimoHoagies franchise family? Learn more about next steps below!
The Process of Opening a PrimoHoagies Franchise
There’s a lot that goes into opening a sandwich shop the right way. For starters, you need to make sure that you are opening one in an area that has the right demographic and a low amount of competition. You also need to have enough capital to get your business up and running and have money left over for the first few months to keep your doors open as you get your name out there to attract customers. What if there was an opportunity that made the process of opening a sandwich shop easier, so you could work smarter instead of harder to get your business running?
There is! A PrimoHoagies franchise offers an investment that comes with training, support, marketing, and more to get your new sandwich shop off to a good start. Not to mention, we also have brand recognizability and a reputation for serving quality and gourmet foods. We have a very large presence in the Philadelphia area, but our concept is favorable to demographics outside Pennsylvania and all over the country.
If you are interested in opening a sandwich shop with a business model, tools, systems, and a brand identity already in place, a PrimoHoagies franchise may be perfect for you. Here are the steps to get started:
1. REACH OUT TO US
The first thing you need to do to get started with a franchise is to fill out an inquiry form. Once we receive this, we are going to want to talk to you further about the opportunity. It is important to a franchise owner’s success that they share the same values and philosophies as the franchisor. This means we want to get to know you more before you invest in our franchise. We care about our franchisees’ success, so we make sure each and every candidate is qualified for the investment. Once we determine that you are the right person to own a PrimoHoagies franchise, we will give a franchise application.
2. REQUEST THE FRANCHISE DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT (FDD)
After we have communicated a little more about the opportunity and looked over the franchise application, you can request the FDD from us. This is a 23-item legal document that explains everything you want to know about our franchise opportunity. Opening a sandwich shop with us is a big step, so a PrimoHoagies representative will review it with you and you will have at least 14 days to read through it on your own. You can even look it over with a lawyer to make sure you understand everything about a PrimoHoagies franchise. The FDD breaks down the investment, additional fees, the training program, and policies and procedures.
3. COME TO DISCOVERY DAY
After you have read the FDD and want to invest in a franchise, there’s still one more step before you can cross the “T’s” and dot the “I’s” on your franchise agreement. We want to meet you first! You will fly down to our headquarters, and here, you will get to know the team and learn even more about us.
4. SIGN THE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT AND PAY THE FRANCHISE FEE
After you read through the FDD, the next step is to acknowledge you read it and sign the franchise agreement. This is the contract that declares that you now own a PrimoHoagies franchisee, and once you sign the agreement you have to pay the franchise fee. As stated in the FDD, this fee grants you exclusive rights to use the PrimoHoagies brand name in your area.
5. REAL ESTATE SEARCH
After you have signed your franchise agreement we will begin to find the perfect location for your PrimoHoagies franchise. We will begin by engaging with a local real estate broker in your area who can help us seek out what real estate opportunities are currently available that meet our demographic criteria and, more importantly, what may be coming available soon. Between you, our broker, and our real estate director, we will decide what location makes the best sense and what location has the biggest opportunity for success.
We understand you may not be an expert at building a restaurant space. Not to worry, we are! We will begin the construction process by having an architect draw out the space and then take those plans out to bid. Once we have chosen the right contractor to build it, our Construction guys will help to manage the project to completion.
7. ATTEND TRAINING
At this step, you are officially a PrimoHoagies franchise owner with a store under construction! But before you actually get started on opening your sandwich shop, you need to attend training. We offer our franchisees an extensive, three-week training program that teaches them everything they need to know about their franchise. We start off by teaching you about the office and management aspects of your new business, and then new franchisees will work in an actual, operational to learn how the day-to-day operations work.
8. PREPARE FOR YOUR GRAND OPENING
After your training, it’s time to prepare for your grand opening. We offer marketing and operational support to assist you with your grand opening, and we also help with finding the right location and the construction of your franchise. We are always there for our franchisees – we even have a 24/7 hotline for them to contact when they have any questions.
How Much Money Could I Make?
People everywhere love subs and sandwiches, and with your new franchise, you’ll be the next big thing in town. By helping customers find you, there is a greater chance that you will have a successful grand opening and start on the right foot with your PrimoHoagies franchise.
Ready for Step 1? Contact us today and begin your franchise journey.