If you’ve never owned a franchise before, or even if you have, you might have questions that pertain to owning a Samurai Sam’s® franchise. As a potential franchisee, speaking to someone that has been in your shoes can help you understand and be prepared by knowing what it is like to own and run a Samurai Sam’s restaurant. Here are some questions you might want to consider asking regarding support, training, investment range, and more:
- Does Samurai Sam’s corporate office assist in selecting a site, negotiating leases, securing financing or permits needed to get your business up and running?
- Once a Samurai Sam’s location is opened, does corporate continue to provide support services to help you with any problems that may came up after opening?
- What kind of training does Samurai Sam’s provide and does it prepare you for opening and running your business?
- What are some examples of Samurai Sam’s strengths and weaknesses in their training program?
- How do you feel about your relationship with the Samurai Sam’s home office? Are they supportive and willing to assist you in achieving your business goals?
- What would be a conservative estimate of how much money you would need to open a Samurai Sam’s franchise?
- Does Samurai Sam’s offer a franchise marketing program and how will it work for your location?
- Are fellow franchisees able to take advantage of collective buying power for discounts on supplies?
- What do you wish you had known before opening your franchise?
Knowing the answers to these questions can clarify and illuminate factors that go into deciding to own a franchise. While we are always happy to answer your questions, getting the scoop from your potential future colleagues gives you much-needed perspective.
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