When starting any new business, it’s important to understand all the steps involved. The initial startup phase can be the most intimidating, and easily deter many prospective franchisees who aren’t thoroughly informed or prepared. We want you to be as educated as possible with regard to the franchise process, and what to expect. From understanding our brand, to familiarizing yourself with the legal implications of restaurant ownership, to taking advantage of our well-known reputation, there are several things you should be aware of before embarking on a restaurant franchise opportunity.
Know the Brand
Simply put: we are in the business of delicious, authentic food, and our franchisees should have the same passion for fresh, healthy Greek cuisine as we do. Before signing on with us, you should genuinely be eager to spread the love of great Greek food. This commitment of ours is why our customers continually come back to us, and why our franchisees are so successful.
Understand the Legal Landscape
Familiarizing yourself with the legalities of opening a franchise is absolutely crucial.
First, you should conduct extensive research on the general legalities regarding restaurant franchises, especially with regard to licensing and permit requirements. You’re not in it alone, however. Our team at The Great Greek Grill provides training and support once you decide to work with us, helping you navigate the legal aspects of opening a franchise. You should also pay attention to the specific legalities of the location in which you will open your franchise. We’ll help you determine which places are most convenient, noticeable, and accessible to patrons, but remember — potential customers are only one of the many factors you must consider. The city itself may have specific guidelines regarding business establishments and restaurant health and safety, which you will need to heed.
Prepare a Timeline for Business Growth
When you take advantage of our restaurant franchise opportunity, you will benefit from our existing reputation and turnkey franchise experience. This means you don’t have to start from scratch. Customers are already familiar with our brand, and you don’t have to generate brand awareness out of nowhere. Make sure to prepare a realistic timeline of business growth, and set goals to help you stay on track. Our existing business model is solid, but its success really depends upon the work you put in. Be prepared to brainstorm, get creative, and develop some local marketing strategies to broaden your base of customers.
If you think you’re prepared to tackle the process of starting a Great Greek Mediterranean Grill franchise, reach out to us today to learn more about the restaurant franchise opportunity.