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Questions about San Francisco Style Sourdough Franchises

  • What experience do I need to become a San Francisco Style Sourdough Eatery franchise owner?

    We are looking for franchise candidates who have solid business experience (restaurant management or franchise operations experience preferred), and who are customer service oriented; have leadership, problem solving and computer skills; are good communicators; and who are passionate about food quality. We offer multi-unit agreements for various operator types. For all franchise owners, we’ll provide the training, tools, recipes and support you need to open a foodservice franchise and operate it effectively.

  • What is provided as part of the San Francisco Style Sourdough Eatery program?

    We provide franchise owners, general managers and assistant managers an initial training program in one of our company-owned locations for, lasting up to four weeks. In conjunction with your Grand Opening, representatives of San Francisco Style Sourdough Eatery will also assist you, as the franchise owner, and your staff on-site at your location for up to five days prior and five days after opening. In addition, we will present you with a copy of our confidential operations manual to help run your foodservice franchise business properly on a day-to-day basis.

  • How much will the San Francisco Style Sourdough Eatery program investment cost me?

    The total initial investment necessary to begin operations ranges from $142,100 to $307,800 for a single location. This includes a $25,000 initial franchise fee. As with any new venture, it’s important to have adequate capital to fund the initial business growth stages.

  • Is financing available?

    No. We do not provide direct financing to franchisees, but we may refer to financing sources on a case by case basis.

  • Are there ongoing fees to pay?

    We charge a royalty fee equal to 6% of gross sales. These fees allow us to fund our ongoing support services and the continued development of recipes, product and supply channels, marketing tools, training programs, and systems upgrades.

  • Are there any advertising fees?

    Franchise owners are required to spend up to 2% of gross sales on local advertising and marketing; franchise owners will also contribute 2% of gross revenues into our system marketing fund. These collected funds will be used to generate marketing strategies and campaigns, and to develop local marketing materials used to promote the San Francisco Style Sourdough Eatery brand.

  • What is the term of the agreement?

    The initial term of your agreement is ten years, with a ten-year renewal.

  • How do I get started?

    If you're interested in learning more about how to open a foodservice franchise with San Francisco Style Sourdough Eatery, click here to request more information. Or you can contact us at (208) 640-3066 or to discuss the possibility of setting up a meeting, speaking with our key management staff, and receiving our FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document) which contains all the important details you'll need to make an informed decision.

NOTE: The offer and sale of a franchise can be made only through the delivery and receipt of San Francisco Style Sourdough Eatery’s Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). There are certain states that require the registration of an FDD before the franchisor can advertise or offer the franchise in that state. Currently, the following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. San Francisco Style Sourdough Eatery’s may not be registered in all of the registration states, and may not offer franchises to residents of those states or to persons wishing to locate a franchise in those states. If you are a resident of, or want to operate a franchise in, one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your state. New York: This website does not constitute the offer of a franchise. An offering can only be made by a prospectus filed first with the Department of Law of the State of New York. Such filing does not constitute approval by the Department of Law.