Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip

2015 Franchise 500
At a Glance

Products & Services: Bakery cafe

Number of Locations: 155

Total Investment: $148.3K - $497.3K

Founded: 2000

Began Franchising: 2000

About Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip

Ziad S. Dalal and Doyle P. Liesenfelt founded Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip in 2000 to serve cookies and a variety of other Nestle products. Each cafe's menu features muffins, croissants, scones, rolls, cookies, cakes, biscotti, iced and hot coffees, and other chocolate treats.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2015 98 8 44 5
2014 87 7 36 7
2013 96 5 15 3
2012 98 3 10 2
2011 93 0 3 1
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the U.S.,Canada, Middle East.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $148,300 - $497,300
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: Term of agreement not renewable
Veteran Incentives: 25% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $250,000
Liquid Cash Available: $100,000
50% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 6 - 10. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (60% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 10 days. At franchisee's location: 4-6 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #277 (2015), #262 (2014), #249 (2013), #460 (2012),
America's Top Global: #93 (2015), #78 (2014), #144 (2013),

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