Q: I am interested in franchising.
A: Well, thanks! We’re flattered. Please fill out an online application so we can get to know you a little better.
Q: Before I fill out an application, I’d like to know if a specific territory is open for franchising.
A: Our development team would be happy to answer that question for you. You can e-mail them at email@example.com.
Q: I have a suggestion for a location.
A: You’re always looking out for us, you know that? Please send the scoop to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How can I open a Which Wich franchise?
A: Which Wich is actively seeking highly qualified individuals to become franchisees. Prior business experience, personal financial qualifications, individual motivation, and a track record of success are important factors in our evaluation process. And, of course, you have to really dig our wiches!
Q: How much money do I need to open a franchise?
A: To qualify, individuals must show $150,000 in nonborrowed personal resources (liquid assets such as cash, marketable securities, and stocks) along with an overall net worth (total assets minus total liabilities) of $500,000. Financing should be secured through third-party lending sources. The total cost of each unit varies by size and location.
Q: Does Which Wich offer financing?
A: No. However, Which Wich Franchise, Inc. can direct potential franchisees to sources that have provided financing options to other franchisees in the areas of equipment leasing, construction, and SBA loans.
Q: How much are the royalties and other annual fees?
A: Royalty fees are 6% of gross sales. Brand Development Fund (that’s the national marketing fund) is up to 4% of gross sales.
Q: What are the average annual sales of a Which Wich store?
A: Due to Federal Trade Commission restrictions and various state franchise sales regulations, we are unable to provide you with specific sales projections. To learn more about actual experiences, we encourage you to speak with existing franchisees during our qualification process.
Q: How much can I make as a Which Wich franchisee?
A: Due to Federal Trade Commission restrictions and various state franchise sales regulations, we are unable to provide you with specific profit projections. To learn more about actual experiences, we encourage you to speak with existing franchisees during our qualification process.
Q: How long does it take to open a store?
A: Each location is different, depending on factors such as site selection, build-out requirements, and training. However, it typically takes eight months from the time you sign the franchise agreement to the day the store opens.
Q: What kind of training can I expect as a franchisee?
A: We promise to take good care of you. All new franchisees participate in a two-week training program in Dallas. This comprises real-life management experience and in-depth tutorial about the Which Wich brand and vibe.
Q: How does Which Wich maintain food quality and consistency?
A: A national distributor delivers all products (except produce) to all stores weekly.
Q: I’m interested in pursuing this further. What should I do next?
A: We’re excited! Please fill out the franchise application, and we’ll be in touch with next steps.