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$100K - $270K
Units as of 2021
6 Increase 500.0% over 3 years

The EatGatherLove brand began as Dream Doors in 2000 in New Zealand. The company now has over 100 franchises in New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Dream Doors is expanding to the United States under the name EatGatherLove. With several U.S. locations, EatGatherLove is ready to grow on American soil.

EatGatherLove wants to provide customers with a different kitchen remodeling experience. Redoing a kitchen is tedious, but EatGatherLove believes it can streamline the process by refacing the client’s existing kitchen, turning it into a luxury room in any home. 

Why You May Want To Start an EatGatherLove Franchise

EatGatherLove believes that the kitchen is the heart of the home. So instead of taking six to eight weeks for a remodel, they try to have it done in several days. This is done by simplifying the remodeling process and using custom product lines.

Franchisees for EatGatherLove do not necessarily need experience in the construction or remodeling industry. Potential EatGatherLove franchisees generally need to excel at making sales and easily meet and connect with new people. EatGatherLove franchisees are expected to be involved in the day-to-day operations of the franchise. Franchisees are also expected to either hire or contract work out to an experienced kitchen installer.

What Might Make an EatGatherLove Franchise a Good Choice?

With more than two million kitchens renovated each year in the United States, EatGatherLove knows that consumers are looking to update their homes to fit their needs and wants as homeowners.

Opening an EatGatherLove franchise may offer a more predictable outcome than investing in a completely new brand that could struggle to thrive in an already crowded and competitive industry.

To be part of the EatGatherLove team, you should make sure you’re financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and potential renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company’s set net worth and liquid capital requirements. 

How to Open an EatGatherLove Franchise

As you decide if opening an EatGatherLove franchise is the right move for you, make sure you take time to explore the opportunity. Research the brand and your local area to see if an EatGatherLove franchise would do well in your community. While competition is healthy, too much of it may not allow for the most possible growth.

Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement with EatGatherLove, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you. As part of your due diligence, you may want to speak to existing franchisees and ask the EatGatherLove franchising team questions.

If you are awarded an EatGatherLove franchise, the company offers support through initial training, onsite training, advertising, marketing, operation manuals, online training systems, and coaching. EatGatherLove also offers franchisees access to a software platform to manage Google Adwords. There is also a system for tracking leads to sales, marketing expenses and results, and other franchise aspects.

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Company Overview

About EatGatherLove

Industry Home Improvement
Related Categories Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, Building & Remodeling
Founded 2017
Leadership Tom Raymond, Franchise Development Manager
Corporate Address 7050 Miramar Rd.
San Diego, CA 92121
Social Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2018 (6 years)
# of employees at HQ 8
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises in the following US states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming

# of Units 6 (as of 2021)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a EatGatherLove franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee Information Circle
$50,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$99,800 - $269,750
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$250,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$50,000
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
$5,000 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
6%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
3%
Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing EatGatherLove has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training 48 hours
Classroom Training 44 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
No
# of employees required to run 3
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes
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Updated: December 12th, 2022