What Does a Schlotzsky's Franchise Cost?

Cash Required:$200,000
Net Worth Required:$500,000
Total Investment:$350,000 - $950,000

Franchisor Details

Total Units:350
Year Founded:1971
Home Office: Austin, TX
2014 • Ranked #138 in Entrepreneur magazines Franchise 500 2013 • Named World-Class Franchise by the Franchise Research Institute • Ranked #137 in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 • Ranked #5 in The Daily Meal’s list of 25 Best Chain Sandwich Shops 2012 • Ranked #128 in Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurants • Ranked #64 in QSR 50 Contenders • Platinum Hermes Creative Award for Hand-Carved Sandwiches TV campaign • Gold Hermes Creative Award for Evergreen TV campaign 2011 • Ranked #52 in Fast Casual magazine’s Top 100 Movers & Shakers • Ranked #162 in Entrepreneur magazine’s Global Franchise Rankings
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Schlotzsky's® Lotz Better Franchise Opportunity

Schlotzsky's Bakery/cafe is a pioneer in the fast casual restaurant franchise category. Offering great food at an affordable price in a quirky, unique and fun bakery/cafe setting, Schlotzsky's has created a passionate customer following throughout the United States. A subsidiary of FOCUS Brands, Schlotzsky's craveable sandwiches, modern restaurant design and best-in-class franchise support make Schlotzsky's sandwich franchise the perfect business opportunity for those who want to take control of their financial future.

Why Schlotzsky's? Why Now?

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Lotz has changed since Schlotzsky's was founded in 1971 in a small, hole-in-the-wall shop on South Congress in Austin, TX. Founded on the basis of a single, eight inch, round sandwich called simply, The Original®, Schlotzsky's quickly became an innovator in the fast casual restaurant category by offering customers a fun, unique, quirky restaurant setting, affordable meals and great food.

What's Lotz Better® today? As we've grown, our customers' tastes have evolved and so has our menu. The Original® sandwich is still the foundation of our bakery café franchise, but customers also choose from a variety of other fresh sandwiches, soups, salads, pizzas and wraps. Even with expanded offerings and hundreds of bakery café franchises, our tastes remain true – and we make it Lotz Better every day. We only use the highest quality ingredients to make the world's best sandwiches.

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Far surpassing any typical sandwich franchise, Schlotzsky's unique, bakery/cafecious products, modern restaurant design, superior franchise support and committed owners make a Schlotzsky's bakery café franchise the perfect business opportunity for those who want to take control of their financial future. A subsidiary of FOCUS Brands, the owner, operator and franchisor of more than 3,300 restaurants, bakeries and cafés worldwide, Schlotzsky's has more than 350 locations in 37 states and three foreign countries and is seeking franchisees to continue restaurant franchise expansion. If that's not Lotz Better than our competition, we don't know what is!

Lotz Better Business Model

As a potential franchisee, you have many business aspects to consider when opening a quick service restaurant. Schlotzsky's offers incredible benefits to their franchisees. Check them out:

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  • Development opportunities in established markets
  • Franchise-focused ownership with corporate-owned locations in several markets
  • Lotz Better restaurant design for all new and existing conversion restaurant locations
  • National and local restaurant marketing support programs
  • Marketing support for the National Catering Program
  • Website with searchable, local micro-site pages for each restaurant
  • FOCUS Brands annual convention
  • Dedicated, knowledgeable Franchise Business and Marketing teams with consistent contacts throughout the year
  • Co-branding with Cinnabon®
  • Training for new bakery café franchise openings, LTO promotions, franchise communications and PR support

Co-branding With Cinnabon

By now you're probably thinking it can't get much better than this, but it can! Schlotzsky's, the only national sandwich chain to bake bread Fresh-from-Scratch every day in each restaurant, also offers co-branding opportunities with Cinnabon. Schlotzsky's and Cinnabon complement each other naturally and draw guests into the bakery-cafe franchise.

Join The Schlotzsky's Family Today

There has never been a better time to take the opportunity to own the most fun, unique and quirky brand in restaurant franchising - Lotz Better Culture, Lotz Better Business Model, Lotz Better Marketing and Positioning, Lotz Better Re-image and Lotz Better Growth.

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Schlotzsky's is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Wyoming, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Washington, Virginia, Utah, Texas, Tennessee, South Dakota, South Carolina, Oregon, Oklahoma, Ohio, Nevada, New Mexico, Nebraska, North Dakota, North Carolina, Montana, Mississippi, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, Maryland, Louisiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Indiana, Illinois, Idaho, Iowa, Hawaii, Georgia, Florida, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Colorado, California, Arizona, Arkansas, Alabama, Alaska.

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

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