Are you wondering how to own a restaurant franchise? It may be easier than you think when you franchise with Perkins. We started as a pancake house in 1958, and since then we’ve been delighting generations of families with our popular menu and bakery items. We’ve developed a franchise system that’s simple to master, eliminates inefficiencies, and has strong potential for growth. Here are a few of the key steps in the process toward opening a new Perkins restaurant franchise.
Step 1: Review Our Website and Contact Us
You can find a great deal of useful information about the Perkins investment on our website. We even provide a full investment breakdown that’s available for anyone to review, something many of our competitors only share in their franchise disclosure document (FDD). We make sure to put it front and center.
Once you’ve had a chance to look things over, contact us and a representative will reach out to you. We’ll set up a time to talk and to share more information about our opportunity.
Step 2: Review Our FDD
Take some time to review our FDD. There you’ll find important details on ongoing fees, training and support, and much more. During this time, we’ll also do some research on your qualifications. If it seems like we’d be a good match, we’ll move onto the next steps.
Step 3: Meet Our Team
You’ll have ample opportunity to get to know our leadership team before you make any commitments. They’ll be curious to learn more about you, your local market, and your reasons for wanting to join our team. Similarly, take every chance you have to ask them your questions and get to know the culture of our brand.
Step 4: Sign Your Franchise Agreement
Signing your Perkins restaurant franchise agreement officially makes you part of the Perkins team. Your one-time, initial franchise fee of $40K will also be due at this time. Now we can get started on opening your new restaurant!
Step 5: Take Part in the Perkins Restaurant Franchise Training Program
You and/or your trusted restaurant manager will take part in a 35-day training program at a fully-operational Perkins restaurant. There our experts will show you what it takes to keep your business running smoothly and achieve a steady return on your investment. We’ll cover everything from front-of-house operations to behind-the-scenes bookkeeping and marketing.
Step 6: Your Grand Opening and Beyond
Our team will work with you to find and build out the perfect location, as well as promote your new restaurant ahead of its grand opening. We’ll also be there to ensure that the grand opening goes smoothly. Afterwards, you can continue to count on us to provide you with ongoing training, marketing assistance, and much more – you’ll never need to go it alone as a Perkins franchisee.
Owning a restaurant franchise with Perkins comes with lots of advantages, such as our four day-part menu. Contact us today to learn about our key differentiators, or to start the process!