You don’t want to make a major decision, like purchasing a franchise, without careful deliberation. From the franchisee’s vantage point, it’s a big lifestyle and professional commitment that involves serious financial investment. Let’s take a closer look at that from the perspective of someone who might want to own a franchise restaurant business.
Top Things to Know Before Purchasing a Franchise
Is there a demand for your franchise niche in your local area?
If you operate a business like Island Fin Poke, you have to keep your pulse on the local market. Fortunately, Poke is popular in just about every place we try it. Don’t believe us, just look at our long list of locations that span all across the country, coast to coast.
Research the competition.
Since Poke has become immensely popular in just the last 10 years or so, we do have a few competitors. Plus, you automatically have to contend with every other restaurant for patrons. That includes competition for trustworthy and dependable staff, which takes a while to fully cultivate.
Understand your financial commitment
Island Fin Poke offers a competitively low initial-entry fee for franchisees, but this is still a significant investment. Most of our businesses launch with startup costs between $200,000 and $300,000. You want to make sure you comprehend what that means and don’t let it discourage you.
Running a successful restaurant business will give you plenty of opportunities to recoup that and then some. It does, however, require an extensive work ethic and a willingness to employ our business model as carefully and precisely as possible.
Know how to market your franchise restaurant business.
This is another advantage for our franchisees. We actually supply them with pretty lucrative marketing materials. This includes access to a location-specific website and other useful mechanisms like social media. Of course, it’s up to you to learn how to make the most of them. Interfacing with customers via social media is a huge necessity in our business.
Only enter into a franchise agreement with a franchisor who will train you.
Never enter into any franchise arrangement without knowing how the training will work. That initial investment has a lot to do with an ongoing support system that shows you that the franchisor is serious about investing in your future.
Those are the most important considerations, but there are other personal factors as well. Many of our franchisees do this as a couple or family. It’s very common for the franchise to become an all-encompassing familial commitment. Everybody gets involved with it somehow.
If you want to learn more about franchise opportunities, then feel free to explore all our franchise information published on our website. Island Fin Poke operates entirely within a franchise business model. You can learn more by contacting us directly at 702-755-1258.
We’d love to hear from you and help you begin an exciting new career with us!