If you’re thinking about opening a healthy fast food franchise with Aloha Poke Co., or any concept for that matter, it might be wise to put together a list of questions to ask before making your decision. Choosing the right franchisor can be the difference between success and failure. Today, we want to prepare you for the process with some of the top questions you should keep in mind when researching potential partners. Here are five questions to consider when choosing the best franchisor for you:
1. What are my goals?
The vision that you have for your next franchise opportunity could impact your decision. Our concept is ideal for multi-unit franchisees interested in diversifying their existing portfolio with a new growth vehicle or entrepreneurial-minded investors considering franchising for the first time.
2. What industry do I want to work in?
Franchising is a great way to control your career, but you can also handpick the industry you want to start a business. Healthy eating habits have been at the forefront of food trends and on everyone’s mind, so if you’re thinking about quick service franchising, opening a healthy fast food franchise is a no-brainer!
3. What’s my investment budget?
Depending on your budget, some opportunities might be out of range, but that doesn’t mean those brands have less to offer. At Aloha, we can do a lot more with less, which has helped us trim our franchise costs without sacrificing anything positive about your franchise experience. Aloha’s streamlined store layout maximizes speed and efficiency while also minimizing your initial investment and ongoing overhead costs.
4. How much information is included in the FDD?
If you are unfamiliar with our franchise lingo, the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) is an extensive legal document given early in the process of opening a healthy fast food franchise. The FDD typically includes brand history, costs, ongoing fees, obligations, and financial performance information. Some brands choose to hide important information that might influence your decision, but Aloha’s FDD is incredibly transparent. We have nothing to hide from our candidates because they should feel confident about their decision at the end of the day.
5. Can I speak to an existing owner?
Before you commit to opening a healthy food franchise with Aloha, you’ll want to learn more about our brand from a like-minded investor’s perspective, so talking to an existing franchisee can be helpful. Our team at Aloha can coordinate that conversation – we’ve had plenty of candidates in the past who have made their decision based on what they hear from our very own franchisees. If a franchisor is unwilling to put you in touch with one of their franchisees or operators, that could be a telltale sign to look elsewhere.
If you’re interested in opening a healthy food franchise with Aloha Poke Co., you can start your journey today! Please, contact a member of our franchise development team for more information.