These days, consumers have the ability and resources to check out products before they commit to buying. Whether it’s the “try before you buy” through Amazon, taking a car for a test drive, or doing a trial membership at a gym, it’s best to see for yourself what a product has to offer before you hand over your precious cash.
Since investing in a franchise is a much bigger commitment, it’s really prudent to check it out before you sign the paperwork. If you’re considering a franchise opportunity with Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, Huddle House, or any other brand, plan on visiting several locations prior to making your decision. See for yourself how the restaurant is run, how the staff are engaging with customers, the quality of the food, the conditions of the restaurant, and more.
Imagine yourself looking at a house that you want to purchase. You generally want to see the property and what it has to offer. You want to take a peek inside, outside, and all around the space. You want to open the cabinets, check out what’s behind the doors, and just give it a good inspection. If you’re lucky, you may even get to chat with the owners and get their insights to the property.
When it comes to legacy brands like Perkins and Huddle House, who have team members and franchise owners who have been with the brands for a number of years, you can have the opportunity to chat with them and hear what they have to say about the restaurants and their personal experiences.
As people rely more and more on other customers’ reviews, the same can go for investing in a franchise. Talk with other franchise owners. Hear what they have to say. Learn from them. Why did they choose to go with the brand? What are the highlights? What are the lowlights? How’s the corporate support system?
Perkins has a number of multi-unit owners and ones who have been with the brand for years. They believe so strongly in the company and have experienced incredible success and growth that have driven them to build their portfolios with multiple locations, from a handful to upwards of dozens; for example, Russell Brenner is a franchisee of 49 Perkins.
Before you invest, do your due diligence to ensure that a franchise opportunity is right for you. Ask about the company values. Do they align with yours? What’s the culture at the company? Is this a brand that you can grow with and find yourself committing for the long-term?
Ascent Hospitality Management and its brands, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery and Huddle House, are committed to their mission of becoming Franchisor of Choice. They offer extensive training and support for franchise partners to help ensure their success. It’s good to know that a company has your back every step of the way.
Want to learn more about how Ascent and its brands are leading the way in transforming the landscape of the modern full-service restaurant and how you can be a part of these efforts as a franchise partner? Contact us today!