Steps to Become Franchisee
Is It a Fit For Me?
Contrary to what most people think, you do not need to have restaurant experience to be successful. However, understand the restaurant business is VERY hands on. Unless you have a high volume location you will need to be active in your business to be successful. Some of our owners work a lot of hours. In short, a restaurant is not a passive investment.
Some skills that are helpful to have are budgeting, time management and organization. Doing well in these areas will help keep you from struggling. You should also be able to lead and direct your staff.
There are some regular activities you will do in the course of running your business that you will need to feel comfortable with:
- Working on your feet for long periods of time.
- Investing the time in your training.
- Spend time talking to customers in your store
- Spend time going out in the community promoting your business
- Dealing with upset customers
Finally, the key is to follow the system. A franchise is a successful system, but you have to follow it. If you are a very independent person and want to do things your way or make changes to the existing system then a franchise might not be the best investment for you.