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Do I need previous restaurant or franchising experience to open a Schlotzsky's® restaurant franchise?
We believe a successful franchisee will share our vision of growth and success while having fun in a great atmosphere. While you don't need to have previous experience, we do prefer someone on your team have restaurant development experience.
Is Schlotzsky's offering single and multi-unit opportunities?
Schlotzsky's is offering multi-unit development opportunities and the minimum number of units for development is three. There are some markets that may require more than three.
What is the initial franchise fee?
The initial franchise fees are as follows:
- Schlotzsky's – $30,000
- Cinnabon® – $7,500
- Carvel® – $7,500
What type of training will I receive as a new Schlotzsky's franchisee?
We offer four weeks of comprehensive training in all aspects of operating your quick service restaurants. Training occurs at one of our corporate restaurants and training facility in Austin, TX.
Does Schlotzsky's offer financing?
While we do not offer financing for your restaurant franchise, we do have relationships with various approved lenders for both conventional and SBA programs to get you started on your path to making people happy!
How soon can I expect to open my Schlotzsky's bakery café franchise?
Typically, your first restaurant is open one year after you sign the franchise agreement. A development schedule is identified at the time you sign the franchise agreements.
Where are Schlotzsky's generally located?
There are Schlotzsky's bakery café franchise locations in various cities across the country and internationally. Usually, our locations are found in highly visible, retail synergetic areas near a major traffic road.
Will I have a protected territory?
Absolutely! The territory you will be given will be protected and the size of the territory will depend on the trade area.
Will I receive guidance on purchasing restaurant equipment and supplies?
Yes. This is part of the comprehensive, four-week training we provide. We have approved vendors who supply our franchisees with all equipment and supplies. We negotiate the prices with all our vendors so franchisees get the best possible price on all items.
Will I receive assistance in planning a Schlotzsky's bakery café franchise grand opening?
You bet! Prior to opening your restaurants, you will be assigned a Marketing Manager. You will work closely with the Marketing Team to create the best Grand Opening Program for your market.
How do I get started?
Please complete and submit the application. Once received, we will contact you to discuss your interest, experience, market and timing for development of a Schlotzsky's bakery café franchise. We then meet with you face-to-face in your market. You may want to visit with our Senior Executive Management team in Austin to see our world-class support. Once approved, we will immediately begin working with you to identify sites, get you properly trained and open your restaurant. We can't wait to start making people smile with you!
Schlotzsky's attention to detail was apparent from the very beginning of the training process. Corporate truly is a partner with franchisees in EVERY aspect of the on-boarding process. The training team shared best practices, one-on-one training, time management tips, proven team building methods and leadership skills, as well as hands-on, how-to instruction from soup to nuts.
Franchisee since 2010
Franchisee since 2010