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Here are four reasons. There are plenty more.
- We simply have the best product in the industry. If you've tried it, you understand!
- Starting a franchise with Quiznos allows you to capitalize on a proven model which has brought thousands of restaurants worldwide into business.
- Unlike many smaller franchises, we have an enormous advertising budget that drives your business.
- Our comprehensive training programs provide you with the specific tools and skills you can utilize for success.
- Carefully review the information on this website and take our self-guided Tour.
- Schedule an Initial Call / Interview with your Regional Development Director.
- Submit an online application.
- Complete your review of the Quiznos franchise opportunity.
- Sign agreement.
- Work with Real Estate Team on the site approval process.
- Schedule training & begin the process of opening your Quiznos franchise.
Definitely. Many of our best operators are buying second, third, and more restaurants.
This varies tremendously. Some come almost daily, others only occasionally.
Quiznos does most of its business during the lunch hour. However, many restaurants have very successful dinner businesses. A few restaurants with high morning pedestrian traffic have chosen to offer breakfast as well.
Typically between 4 and 8 times per year. We provide training, marketing materials and significant advertising campaigns to support our product launches.
Delivery is a great way to bring delicious Quiznos food to your customer, and directly build your business. When you sign up for delivery, Quiznos sends you a box full of the materials you need to set up and advertise delivery in your restaurant, and in your community. As part of the program, you can select from several direct mail options to generate excitement and awareness in your area. Car toppers, menus, maps and, of course, delivery training materials are also included.
The total investment to begin operation of a traditional Quiznos restaurant ranges from $155,547 and $233,726 (excluding Real Estate costs), depending on the region you build in and the size of your restaurant. This covers all costs, including the franchise fee, architects, even your initial food order. Please review our current Franchise Disclosure Document for more details.
We do. Once you join our top food franchise system, we share with you our list of lenders that offer third party financing. We also provide you with a simple computer model that helps you create financial projections for your banker.
In the US, the fee for your first franchise is $10,000. Typically you get a price break when you become a multi-unit owner.
Your royalties are 7% of gross sales, after discounts such as coupons, depending on your financing structure.
Currently you pay a total of 4% of your gross sales, after discounts, into the Quiznos advertising funds. These funds are used to buy national, regional and local advertising, fund market research and other activities designed to increase sales. Please review our Franchise Disclosure Document for more details.
There are strict regulations in the franchise industry that limit our ability to estimate how successful your business could be. You need to do this yourself, but we can give some guidance.
Your sales primarily depend on the quality of the site, and your skill as an operator. So to estimate what your sales might be, look at other Quiznos restaurants that are in similar sites to the one you are reviewing. Find one with similar demographics (nearby employer and residence counts), and similar visibility and traffic. Ask that operator what their sales are. Adjust the number based on how good of an operator you believe him or her to be. Is the staff efficient and friendly? Is the dining area clean?
As for expenses, you should talk to a few operators in your market, and determine what their expenses are as a percent of their sales. You can apply those percentages to the sales estimate you make for your site.
With about 3,500 restaurants worldwide, Quiznos restaurants have been popular with a wide variety of customers all over the world. We have very successful restaurants in places as diverse as Costa Rica, Seattle and French-speaking Montreal, Canada. The key is to identify where your lunch business will come from. In many cases, the biggest sources of lunch traffic are nearby employers, such as office buildings, hospitals or large retailers. In other cases, your business might come from local residents who see your business on a busy road or in a shopping center they frequent.
The typical size is 1,400 square feet. We can build restaurants as small as about 1,000 square feet. We don't recommend restaurants larger than 1,800 square feet as this increases your rent and other expenses.
The distance between Quiznos restaurants varies based on the density of customers around the restaurant. So for example, Quiznos restaurants in New York City can be much closer together than they can in Wyoming. Our Market Planning team carefully reviews customer density data for every site we consider.
That depends on when the landlord is able to turn over the building for construction. Assuming the space is ready immediately, it takes about one month for architectural work, a couple of months to obtain building permits and a couple more months to complete construction. Of course, some sites are identified in shopping centers that aren't even built yet. Sometimes there is another business in the space, and we must wait for their lease to expire.
It varies. Some opt to manage their restaurants so they don't need to pay someone else to do this, increasing their total cash flow from the business. Others provide cash for the investment, and hire a certified manager to operate the restaurant. We have very successful Franchise Owners who own multiple restaurants and spend their time managing the restaurant managers they have hired. No matter how the owner chooses to manage their restaurant, they are still required to go through training.
You have between three and six employees working at any one time. You might have 15 total employees on your payroll if you use part-time employees to work different shifts.
We have arranged for large distribution companies in your region to sell you everything you need. They provide you with an order guide, and we also give you tools to help estimate how much of each item you need to buy.
Market Advisory Teams (MAT) have been created in certain local markets. In MAT markets franchisees contribute an additional 1% of their gross sales to a special advertising fund that they can use to promote products of their choice.
Absolutely.After working with the Regional Director of Development who will help you through the due diligence process, You begin by working with a real estate expert, who helps you find your site and assists with lease negotiations. Then two of our experts team up to get you open: an Opening Project Manager oversees each state of your opening process, and a Director of Construction provides on-going assistance to you in your efforts to get your restaurant built on time and within budget.
Most of our Franchise Owners have never run a restaurant before joining our team. We offer extensive operational training, site selection and construction assistance, and ongoing coaching after you open your restaurant.
Definitely. We support our Quiznos Franchise Owners with an experienced real estate team who helps with site selection and lease negotiation.
Whether you have previous restaurant, business or management experience Quiznos offers you a comprehensive series of courses. You begin with an online class which typically can be completed in about 30 hours. Next, you train in a real restaurant in your region for three weeks with a real Franchise Owner as your expert instructor. This offers invaluable hands-on practice for all aspects of running your own Quiznos franchise. You conclude your initial education with one week at Quiznos University in the Denver area where you focus on how to run a successful restaurant. Our coursework is designed to teach you everything you need to know to run your Quiznos. You continue to improve your skills after your restaurant opens through our teach and coach method of operations review.
Two people may attend the training leading up to opening your restaurant.
In addition to having a dedicated Quiznos operations expert in your restaurant through your grand opening, included in the equipment that you purchase, you will receive a package of promotional items. This includes all sorts of materials to generate excitement about your restaurant's imminent opening in your community. You receive our eight-foot tall Q-Man costume, 2,500 coupons mailed directly to potential customers in your area, banners, yard signs, spinner signs, balloons, menus, business cards, coupons, door hangers, a fishbowl to collect business cards, grand opening party invitations and, of course, a training guide to help you enjoy a successful grand opening.
Your Franchise Business Leader is personally assigned to you to provide ongoing support. That support comes in many forms including in-restaurant product training, coaching on marketing techniques, Operations Excellence visits and regional meetings. At the Quiznos Franchise Support Center, we also have a phone-in help line to assist you with your questions between the hours of 7 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday, and 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday.