Which Wich Superior Sandwiches

2015 Franchise 500
At a Glance

Products & Services: Sandwiches

Number of Locations: 354

Total Investment: $195K - $488.8K

Founded: 2003

Began Franchising: 2004

About Which Wich Superior Sandwiches

Which Wich Super Sandwiches was started by Jeff Sinelli, who had previously founded another franchise food concept, Genghis Grill. To order at Which Wich, guests mark their custom orders on sandwich bags with menus printed on them, choosing the type of sandwich, size, bread, cheese, spreads and vegetables. In addition to over 50 sandwich choices, the menu also offers chips, cookies and milkshakes.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2015 341 0 10 3
2014 288 0 5 4
2013 241 0 4 3
2012 176 0 0 3
2011 136 0 0 1
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $195,000 - $488,750
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: $10,000 off first-store franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $500,000
Liquid Cash Available: $150,000
100% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 10 - 10. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 3 weeks. At franchisee's location: 1-2 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Meetings, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations
Other marketing support: Online marketing manual

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #162 (2015), #172 (2012), #188 (2011),
Fastest-Growing: #66 (2015), #76 (2012), #80 (2011),
America's Top Global: #136 (2012), #149 (2011),

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