- 2024 Franchise 500 Rank
#162 Ranked #202 last year
- Initial investment
$569K - $1.9M
- Units as of 2023
322 5% over 3 years
More from Schlotzsky's
Home of The Original® Oven-Baked Sandwich.
’Our food is unique. Our customers are loyal. We offer something that they can’t get anywhere else. We are fast, convenient, and consistent. Our sandwich bread and pizza crust is baked fresh-from-scratch each morning. And with life’s current demands, where else can you get a whole pizza at the drive-thru, in less than 4 minutes?’ --Viral Patel, Franchise Owner with 23 Locations
People have been craving Schlotzsky's® since we first opened our doors on South Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas, in 1971. Back then, there was only one sandwich on the menu, The Original®, and that sandwich made us famous. These days, our loyal fans aren't the only ones raving about us. The restaurant industry has been giving us love, too. Now, we're ready to impress a whole new generation of diners by adding bold, new menu items and a cool new look. Add to that our passionate franchise owners who aren’t afraid to be a little bit different, and you’ve got a winner—you’ve got Schlotzsky’s
Your Schlotzsky's® can fulfill fans' desires for delicious food nearly anywhere thanks to our flexible footprints, including freestanding drive-thrus, end cap drive-thrus, in-line and non-traditional restaurants. We even have cobranding opportunities with our sister brands like Cinnabon®. It's just one more way Schlotzsky's® stands out from the crowd.
- Culinary Innovation
From state-of-the-art test kitchens to a broad base of food science expertise, we're perfectly positioned to lead the future of food.
- Well-Known Name
They may not be able to spell it, but your fans will never be able to forget our well-crafted brand.
- Support Provided by Industry Leaders
GoTo Foods™ brings big-name support to your franchise as a leading developer of iconic, global foodservice brands.
- In-House Marketing
National, local and seasonal marketing campaigns are designed by our in-house experts to drive traffic to your franchise locations.
- Strategic Supply Chain
Leveraged spend management across GoTo Foods™ portfolio.
- Robust Digital Platform
Through intelligence gathering and benchmarking, you'll be more connected to your customers and better able to meet their needs.
|1976 (48 years)
|# of employees at HQ
This company is offering new franchises throughout the US.
|# of Units
|322 (as of 2023)
Information for Franchisees
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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
|$568,600 - $1,851,750
Net Worth Requirement
|$15,500 off franchise fee
Ad Royalty Fee
Term of Agreement
|Is franchise term renewable?
Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.
|Third Party Financing
|Schlotzsky's has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll
Training & Support Offered
Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.
Meetings & Conventions
Security & Safety Procedures
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Additional details about running this franchise.
|Is absentee ownership allowed?
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Can this franchise be run part time?
Are exclusive territories available?
Franchise 500 Ranking History
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