What Does a Brown Bag Franchise Cost?

Cash Required:$200,000
Net Worth Required:$500,000
Total Investment:$250,000 - $400,000

Franchisor Details

Total Units:6
Year Founded:2002
Home Office: Bethesda, MD

About Us

HONEST FOOD. HONEST ORIGINS. HONEST NUTRITION. FROM SCRATCH WE BRING OUR CUSTOMERS THE FRESHEST MOST NATURAL PRODUCTS.

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Erich Fuldner has been involved in restaurant operations for twenty-five years. He opened up his first Brown Bag location in Bethesda, Maryland in 2002 and quickly made his mark as an alternative to other fast food restaurants. The fast casual environment is designed around the "Build Your Own" menu, so customers can get exactly what they want.

Dubbed "Honest Food", Brown Bag offers our customers a healthier and more gourmet alternative in fast casual dining.Our customers are more interested in flavor and quality as opposed to the least expensive lunch in town. They want good food fast, not just fast food. This translates into a business model that works well in both urban and suburban fast casual settings. Our natural made from scratch food appeals to everyone, from student to office worker.

In addition, our model provides a catering component that is second to none. Our customers know that if they want to leave a lasting impression on their clients that a Brown Bag Catered Event will do the trick!


Why Choose Brown Bag?

We opened our first Brown Bag restaurant because we wanted to share the success we have had offering fresh, gourmet and healthy ingredients in a fast, casual environment. Now we're looking for select individuals to help us bring our vision to communities across the country.

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  • We make our food, in house from scratch and we partner with local purveyors to bring your community the freshest and most natural products available.
  • Our affordable menu places an emphasis on healthy alternatives, freshness and superior quality.
  • A fast, casual restaurant to meet the every-increasing demand for quick, convenient meals.

As a franchisee, you'll have access to years of experience and knowledge of successfully opening, marketing and operating restaurants. Our team will help translate the success we have had we are dedicated to the success of your franchise, and we are committed to providing you with world-class support and service.


FAQ's

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DO I NEED TO HAVE ANY PRIOR EXPERIENCE IN THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY?

You don't need a food service background to own and operate a successful Brown Bag. Our proprietary recipes and our training program will provide all the information and hands-on experience you will need to serve up the perfect dining experience time after time.

HOW LONG WILL I BE AT TRAINING AND WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO LEARN?
Our initial training program consists of approximately three weeks of classroom and on-site training at a company owned location in Washington, DC. The Brown Bag requests that not only do you attend training, but that you bring your general manager, kitchen manager and up to two additional employees to complete our initial training program. In addition, one of our representatives will be at your site for up to 14 days (to be scheduled around your opening).

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WILL YOU ASSIST ME WITH ESTABLISHING MY VENDOR RELATIONSHIPS AND INITIAL INVENTORY PURCHASE?

Yes. Brown Bag has a preferred vendor program that will provide you with all the products that you will use to operate your restaurant. In addition, we will assist you with your opening inventory purchase.

DOES BROWN BAG OFFER FINANCING?
Currently, we do not offer direct financing but we can recommend some third party financing options that may assist you with financing. We do have arrangements with equipment leasing companies for candidates who have a strong credit rating. We can also recommend some great programs that will allow you to borrow against your retirement fund if that is an option.

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Brown Bag is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Virginia, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina, Maryland, Massachusetts, Georgia, Florida, Delaware, Connecticut.

Interested parties should have at least $200,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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