Units as of 2021
15 (3 years)
1%
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
Initial investment
$251K - $465K

Company Overview

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About I Heart Mac and Cheese

Industry
Food
Founded
2015
Parent Company
Mac and Cheese Franchise Operations LLC
Leadership
Stephen Giordanella, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2017 (4 years)
# of employees at HQ
9
Where seeking
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
# of Units
15

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
621 N.W. 53rd St., #360
Boca Raton, FL 33487

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
$35,000 - $35,000
Initial Investment
$251,100 - $464,500
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Royalty Fee
5%
Ad Royalty Fee
3%
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
I Heart Mac and Cheese has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 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
32.5 hours
Classroom Training
13.5 hours
Ongoing Support
Grand Opening
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
4
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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