Sociale Make & Take Gourmet

What Does a Sociale Make & Take Gourmet Opportunity Cost?

Cash Required:$140,000 - $250,000

Sociale Gourmet Meal Assembly Franchise Information:

Business Never Tasted So Good!
  • Sociale is the Nation's premier meal preparation service, providing busy people convenient everyday gourmet dinner solutions
  • Customers attend a Sociale cooking session to prepare delicious meals to take home to their freezer or simply stop by to pick-up chef prepared entrées, side dishes and desserts
  • Sociale's Le Cordon Bleu-trained chefs develop a unique menu every month with a variety of gourmet dishes that have been extensively tested
  • Sociale handles everything from the preparation of ingredients to the clean-up of the kitchen. Our customers finally have time to sit down at the table together for dinner
  • Established in 2003, Sociale has developed a distinctive approach to the "make and take" industry, which was listed by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the hottest franchise trends for 2006

Competitive Advantages:
  • Upscale kitchen environment with an attached gourmet lobby shop
  • Extensive test kitchen, menu development and support by Sociale's team of Le Cordon Bleu chefs
  • Broad customer appeal with multiple service offerings (make-it-yourself, pick-up or delivery)
  • Retail lobby shop creates a unique and upscale atmosphere that attracts customers and provides additional opportunity through the sales of specialty foods, gadgets and gifts
  • Well-branded and highly effective web site
  • User friendly administrative web site to help manage and streamline business planning and operations
  • Customers order online and pre-pay, so there are minimal accounts receivable
  • Operational training and support from Sociale's experienced culinary, retail, management, marketing and finance teams

The Ideal Candidate:
  • Culinary expertise not required
  • Need a passion for food, cooking and success
  • Business experience and the ability to lead a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to the community
  • Interest in growing a multi-unit business


Sociale provides our franchise partners with six days of comprehensive training at our corporate facility in Minneapolis, MN. Training will be both classroom and hands-on with Sociale's culinary, retail, and operational team. Sociale also provides new store development support including:
  • Site selection and demographic analysis
  • Store design and décor plans
  • Streamlined installation of equipment, fixtures and retail merchandise
  • Onsite store opening support
  • Ongoing R&D test kitchen with unique and regionally tailored menu
  • Creative and effective marketing programs and collateral

Franchise Offering: Single-unit, Multi-unit and Area Development

Franchisee Fees:
  • Single/Multiple units: First unit = $30,000, Second unit - $25,000, Third and additional units = $20,000
  • Area Development: $10,000 per unit held as a down payment to reserve territory and subtracted from the initial fee when franchise agreement is signed

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