Americans love sandwiches, and delis are the original go-to spots for sandwiches. It's no wonder than that opportunities abound with a deli franchise. If you are an entrepreneur with an interest in the ever growing fast casual food segment, this is the business for you. Consumers today want the option to create their own customizable, made-to-order sandwiches, and delis allow them to do just that. In fact, in all restaurants, sandwiches appear on menus more often than any type of entrées.
Grocery store deli prepared sections are worth $15 billion in the U.S., growing by 4.5% in 2016.
Households with incomes over $100,000 are 20% more likely to buy grocery deli prepared items.
People in the United States eat an estimated 300 million sandwiches every day.
SOURCE: US Foods
Sales of deli-prepared foods in the U.S. are on pace to be a $13 billion category by 2019.
Delis evolved from several cultural food traditions, so some delis are still focused on these styles of food, from Jewish delis to Greek or Italian delis. Common to most deli franchises today are sandwiches made to order, as well as a range of custom green salads and prepared salads. A comfort food for many, the aim for most of today's delis is to build on those beloved cultural traditions with updated versions of classics, made fresher and healthier.
The fast casual restaurant category continues to experience rapid growth, with delis and sandwich shops leading the way. A deli franchise offers a range of menu items to appeal to many different consumers, from adults to kids, the health conscious to someone craving comfort food. Best of all, the deli category meets consumers need to customize their meal to their personal taste. If you are an entrepreneur looking for a successful franchise opportunity, a deli franchise is a great choice.
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