Groucho's Deli

Groucho's Deli

Subs, salads, sauces
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Units as of 2020
30 (3 lost in 3 years)
10%
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
Initial investment
$104K - $595K

Company Overview

Harold "Groucho" Miller came to Columbia, South Carolina in 1941 and opened the first Groucho's Deli, selling his original recipes for potato salad, cole slaw and salad and sandwich dressings such as "Formula 45 Sauce" (a recipe perfected in 1945). The company began franchising 60 years later, expanding throughout the Southeastern U.S.

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About Groucho's Deli

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Submarine Sandwiches, Sandwiches
Founded
1941
Parent Company
Groucho's Franchise Systems LLC
Leadership
Bruce Miller, Franchisor

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2001 (20 years)
# of employees at HQ
10
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

# of Units
30 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
611 Harden St.
Columbia, SC 29205

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Groucho's Deli 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
$18,000 - $28,000
Initial Investment
$103,676 - $594,876
Net Worth Requirement
$350,000
Cash Requirement
$150,000
Royalty Fee
6%
Term of Agreement
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
Groucho's Deli has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

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
229-309 hours
Classroom Training
49 hours
Ongoing Support
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
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?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
12
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: February 8th, 2021
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