Sam's Southern Eatery

Southern-food restaurants
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Initial investment
$106K - $220K
Units as of 2020

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Sam's Southern Eatery franchise.

Sam's Southern Eatery was founded on the idea of bringing great southern cuisine to a diverse demographic of people. The eatery is all about huge portions and great recipes, which is what southern cuisine is known for. Opened in 2008, Sam’s Southern Eatery believes it has managed to serve up flavorful food in great portions at a price that's affordable.

The eatery first opened its doors in Louisiana before spreading across the country after beginning to franchise in 2020. Sam's Southern Eatery’s business concept seeks to bring in like-minded people to franchise with them and spread their flavorful menu around the world.

Why You Might Want To Start a Sam's Southern Eatery Franchise

Sam's Southern Eatery is looking for franchisees who can meet their financial requirements. In addition, they should also have core values like excellence, integrity, and honesty in order to run this franchise. Having excellent business acumen and understanding and carrying on the culture of Sam’s Southern Eatery is key. A franchisee should also have great time management skills due to the nature of this business, along with strong sales and marketing experience.

As you decide if opening a Sam's Southern Eatery franchise is the right decision for you, make sure you take time to explore the opportunity. Research the brand and your local area to see if this franchise would do well in your community. While competition is healthy, too much of it may not allow for the most possible growth.

What Might Make a Sam's Southern Eatery Franchise a Good Choice?

Sam's Southern Eatery claims to be more than just another southern cuisine restaurant. It strives to offer great pricing with diverse food options. Opening up one of these franchises may be a great business opportunity thanks to what it believes is a simple and straightforward business model.

Additionally, Sam’s Southern Eatery may allow you to run your franchise as a home-based or mobile unit. This may increase flexibility on your end.

How To Open a Sam's Southern Eatery Franchise

To be part of the Sam's Southern Eatery franchise team, make sure you're financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising fees and royalty fees.

Sam’s Southern Eatery has partnered with third-party financial lenders that may help cover the costs of the franchise fee, startup, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, and payroll. They also offer in-house financial help with the franchise fee, startup, and equipment if you qualify.

Franchisees may receive support in the form of a comprehensive onboarding training program. In addition to this training, you'll continue to receive operational and field support as you run your franchise. And since marketing is a key component to a Sam's Southern Eatery franchise, a franchisee will receive marketing support from the franchising team. Should you have any questions to ask Sam’s Southern Eatery, be sure to compile them and ask the relevant team members during your training sessions.

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Company Overview

About Sam's Southern Eatery

Rob Gazawameh, VP

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2020 (2 years)
# of employees at HQ
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states:

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions:

# of Units
12 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
2910 Barksdale Blvd.
Bossier City, LA 71112

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Sam's Southern Eatery 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
Initial Investment
$106,000 - $220,000
Royalty Fee
Ad Royalty Fee
Term of Agreement
10 years
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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.

In-House Financing
Sam's Southern Eatery offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment
Third Party Financing
Sam's Southern Eatery 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
34 hours
Classroom Training
57 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App


Additional details about running this franchise.

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Updated: February 8th, 2021