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Initial investment
$273K - $536K
Units as of 2021
18 125.0% over 3 years

Company Overview

About I Heart Mac & Cheese

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

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2017 (5 years)
# of employees at HQ
15
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
18 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

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

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a I Heart Mac & Cheese 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
$35,000
Initial Investment
$273,200 - $536,000
Net Worth Requirement
$400,000
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Veteran Incentives
$5,000 off first-store franchise fee
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 & 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
31 hours
Classroom Training
10 hours
Ongoing Support
Grand Opening
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Marketing Planning & Support
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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Updated: February 8th, 2021