Top 5 Reasons to Pursue a Franchise
Looking to own your own business? We know that deciding between starting your own small business, buying an existing small business, and purchasing a franchise can be tough, which is why today, we’re sharing five benefits of choosing to take the franchising route:
- Brand recognition. No matter how you slice it, owning a business will have its challenges, but one of the challenges you won’t have with franchising is getting customers to know your business’ name. Since franchisors put a ton of time and effort into building positive brand recognition, it’s much more likely that customers will already be familiar with your name and products/services before you open your doors for the first time.
- Training programs. Figuring out which steps to take first is half the battle with owning a business, but when you choose to franchise, you won’t have to go at this alone. Most franchisors offer training and support programs to help you get started, which takes away the stress of having to set up shop all by yourself.
- Marketing help. Although customers will most likely already know your name, you’ll still need some type of marketing strategy to drive traffic to your location – here’s where marketing and advertising comes in. Unlike other businesses which may have to develop a marketing plan on their own, with franchising, you can turn to your trusted franchising team for insight on which strategies have and have not worked in the past.
- General assistance. Marketing isn’t the only thing franchisors can help with – they are also there to provide operational support as time goes on. Should you ever hit a bump in the road or have questions about running and building your business, you’ll have a team ready to provide the support you need.
- Established business models and systems. Part of being a business owner means you’ll need to find the right business model to operate on – with franchising, chances are your franchisor has already done this. With that said, you can rest assured knowing that time has already been put into figuring out which business models are successful for your industry.
Is owning a franchise something that you see in your future? If you know that you want to get into the franchise industry but aren’t sure about which franchise to pursue, the answer is simple – choose Fazoli’s! We’re currently looking for great operators to join our team and become the next Fazoli’s owner.
Why pursue Fazoli’s, you ask? 2016 has been quite a year for our team alone in terms of growth, and we offer excellent training and support to all of our franchisees! Not to mention, we are highly regarded by customers and the food service industry, and have won several awards over the years – for example, this year we won the Gold Stevie® Award for Company of the Year in the Food and Beverage category.
Right now we are looking into opening restaurants in Pittsburgh, Detroit, Eastern Ohio, Cincinnati, Knoxville, Cleveland, Toledo, West Virginia, Dallas, Phoenix and Charlotte, so if you’re in any of these areas, we’d love to hear from you!
To learn more about our current franchise opportunities, contact Sam Nelson at 1-800-446-4368 or fill out our information request form online.
- Our franchisees are enjoying record sales with over two years of same store sales growth!
- Flexible footprint with inline, freestanding, and conversion options.
- Highly regarded by customers and the foodservice industry.
- Recently expanded Real Estate support.