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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#374 Ranked #349 last year
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Initial investment
$719K - $959K
Units as of 2020
339 6.9% over 3 years

Company Overview

Founded by Don and Dolores Dissman in 1971, Schlotzsky's serves meat, light and specialty sandwiches, along with pizzas, salads and soups. Today the company is a subsidiary of Focus Brands, which also franchises Carvel and Cinnabon.

About Schlotzsky's

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Miscellaneous Sandwiches, Sandwiches
Founded
1971
Parent Company
Focus Brands
Leadership
Jim Holthouser, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1976 (45 years)
# of employees at HQ
504
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
339 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
5620 Glenridge Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30342

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Schlotzsky's 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
$719,400 - $959,400
Net Worth Requirement
$1,500,000
Cash Requirement
$500,000
Veteran Incentives
$10,000 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
6%
Ad Royalty Fee
4%
Term of Agreement
20 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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
Schlotzsky's 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
240 hours
Classroom Training
50 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
Co-op Advertising
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?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Ranked #374

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Updated: February 8th, 2021