Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the franchising opportunities available with Gusano’s. With our continued momentum, there has never been a Better time to join the Gusano’s family!
Gusano’s wants potential franchisees to fully understand what they are getting into. Our goal is to provide all the information up front so both parties can make a confident, educated business decision. Below are answers to frequently asked questions that may help you determine whether you would like to take the next step in the franchise process.
What is the initial fee for a single franchise?
You will pay an initial franchise fee of $30,000.00 when you purchase the franchise and an initial development fee of $10,000 after you open your store.
What is the total investment for one Gusano’s restaurant including the franchise fee?
We estimate that your initial investment for a Gusano’s restaurant would range from $276,700 to $367,200, which includes the initial franchise fee but not any leasehold improvements or other building or land costs.
What are the royalty fees?
Royalty fees escalate throughout the term of your franchise, beginning at 5% of your monthly gross sales and capping at 6.5% of your monthly gross sales.
How long is the training program?
Gusano’s understands that your training is the most important part of the equation so we put a lot of energy into making sure you understand each and every step that you will need to take to run a Gusano’s restaurant. Our training program consists of three phases and begins 12 weeks prior to your store opening. In the first phase, you or your general manager will train for at least 6 weeks at an existing Gusano’s restaurant. In the second phase, all other managers (e.g. head cook, kitchen manager…etc.) will train for at least 2 weeks at an existing Gusano’s restaurant. In the final phase, Gusano’s will assist you in training your remaining staff at your store for at least 2 weeks prior to your store opening.
How long will it take us to open our store?
The time it takes to open a store varies greatly based on your location, your experience, your finances, your staff…etc. Construction and improvements to your store could take between 60 days and 6 months. You are required to open your store no later than 12 months of the date you execute the purchase of your franchise.
What size store should we be focusing on?
We recommend that you focus on sites between 3500 to 5000 square feet.
Do you help us with site selection?
We do not choose your location, our approval of your choice is required. We would be happy to provide feedback and share our experience in site selection with you at your request.
Do you give us a business plan and get us financed?
The franchisee is responsible for developing the business plan and obtaining financing.
It all sounds good, so what do we do next?
If you are interested in being considered for a Gusano’s franchise, apply by filling out the online application. A Gusano’s representative will follow up by telephone. If you are approved as a potential franchisee, you will be provided with a franchise disclosure document describing the Gusano’s franchise in greater detail and providing form agreements by which you can purchase a Gusano’s franchise.
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