Which Wich

Sandwiches
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Franchise 500 2023
Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
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Initial investment
$254K - $822K
Units as of 2023
220 Decrease 34% over 3 years

Which Wich was founded in 2003 by restaurant entrepreneur, Jeff Sinelli. Which Wich sells milkshakes, chips, and warm cookies along with its best-known item: sandwiches. The company is loved most for its simple sandwich ordering system, customizable sandwiches, and personalized packaging.

Which Wich started franchising in 2004, and has gained recognition in most parts of the country. This is due in part to the creativity in their services and the wide range of more than 40 sandwiches to choose from. Which Wich allows customers to build their ideal sandwich with different toppings, veggies, meats, and sauces. Unlike some of their competitors, who cut costs with low-grade bread and meats, Which Wich strives to use wickedly delicious and fresh ingredients.

Why You May Want to Open a Which Wich Franchise

The franchisor has single-digit company-owned units and hundreds of franchise units. This can serve as an indicator that the company is mainly franchise-focused. Franchisees are typically a top priority for Which Wich, proving their dedication to the franchise.

Now with a large pool of Which Wich  locations, they have expanded globally. The company typically does not require its franchisees to be experts in the retail or restaurant business. Which Wich only requires that you have some experience in running such businesses. 

As a franchisee, you are allowed to experiment with new and effective ways to create awareness. Having a better understanding of publicity, advertising, and marketing concepts will improve how the franchisor receives your bid to start a Which Wich franchise.

What Might Make Which Wich  a Good Choice?

To buy into the Which Wich franchise, you should be financially reading for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should be prepared for ongoing fees, including royalty fees, advertising fees, and potential renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid capital requirements.

Although Which Wich does not usually offer direct financing to its franchisees, they have close working relationships with third party financing firms. These firms might provide financing to cover startup costs, payroll, equipment, inventory, and even the franchise fee if you qualify.

How Do You Start a Which Wich Franchise?

Buying into the Which Wich franchise involves a few simple steps. Kickstart the process by filling out the contact form. After receiving your contact form, one of their franchise development representatives may get in touch with you.

The representative may determine if you are ready to start the process of opening a Which Wich franchise. If you are ready, they may schedule a time to thoroughly discuss the franchise opportunity as you get to know each other better. After this, you may receive a secure link to a detailed application and an outline of the required documentation. 

Once the application process is complete, you will join the team in their Dallas, Texas headquarters to train for a few weeks. After this, the franchise may be awarded to you. Then, you will be permitted to begin operations as a registered Which Wich franchisee. 

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Company Overview

About Which Wich

Industry Food
Related Categories Miscellaneous Sandwiches, Sandwiches
Founded 2003
Parent Company Sinelli Concepts Int'l. Inc.
Leadership Jeff Sinelli, CEO
Corporate Address 1412 Main St., #2000
Dallas, TX 75202
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2004 (20 years)
# of employees at HQ 35
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises throughout the US.

This company is offering new franchises worldwide.

# of Units 220 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Which Wich 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
$30,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$253,500 - $822,250
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$500,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$150,000
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
$10,000 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 Which Wich 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.

On-The-Job Training 50 hours
Classroom Training 30 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

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