WHAT STEPS MUST I COMPLETE TO OWN A FRANCHISE? Complete Your Application Sign Your Franchise Agreement Secure Your Location Build & Outfit Your Store Open Your Store Read the details by visiting our Steps to Becoming a Franchisee page.
HOW MANY PEOPLE MAY ATTEND THE TRAINING? Up to two people are included in the training process as part of the initial franchise fee. Additional staff may attend for a fee.
WHAT IF THERE’S ALREADY A SAMURAI SAM’S TERIYAKI GRILL® IN MY TOWN? Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill® has mapped out a range of site opportunities in each region. If a store already exists in your area, there may be enough local demand to support more stores. Contact your Franchise Development Manager to discuss opportunities.
I’M NOT A FRANCHISE MARKETING EXPERT. HOW DO I BUILD SALES? Building sales takes effort on many levels—from monitoring food costs, streamlining operations, local store marketing, to ensuring that you give every customer a reason to return. The Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill® marketing team will assist you by creating national and local store advertising and marketing initiatives to bring in customers. Diligent effort in all areas of your business will help keep customers coming back.
HOW DO I FIND PREMIER LOCATIONS FOR MY FRANCHISE INVESTMENT? The Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill® real estate teams work to secure the best locations in each city. Once you become a franchisee, you can also work with the Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill® team to research and suggest other outstanding Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill® sites.
I’VE NEVER BUILT A STORE BEFORE. HOW DOES IT WORK? The Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill® team will guide you through all the phases of the site selection, lease negotiation, construction, training, grand opening and ongoing marketing and operations. This will help you become one of the most profitable franchises.
ARE THERE ADVERTISING FEES AND WHAT DOES IT COVER? For stores located outside the metro Phoenix area, the advertising fee is 1% of gross sales. Stores within metro Phoenix pay 2.5% of gross sales*. Your advertising fees help pay for brand building, national and local marketing. The Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill® management support team will be able to provide additional information. *Fees may be subject to change.
IS THERE A CONTINUING ROYALTY FEE? The continuing royalty fee is the greater of 6% of gross sales or $300 weekly excluding sales tax, for traditional locations, and 6% of gross sales for non-traditional locations.
IF I DON’T MEET THE FINANCIAL CRITERIA, CAN I PARTNER WITH SOMEONE WHO DOES? Yes, that is an option. Your partner will need to own at least 50% of your organization.
WILL YOU HELP ME SECURE FRANCHISE FINANCING? Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill® does not offer financing, but we have a list of recommended lenders we can share with qualified candidates.