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How do I know if Sweet & Sassy® is right for me?
Do you want to make kids smile, serve customers, and lead a team to provide exceptional customer experiences? Do you have solid business experience, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to your business’s success? If the answer is yes, you are precisely the type of person we’re looking for.
What are the financial requirements in order for me to buy a Sweet & Sassy® franchise?
Our franchise fee is $30,000, paid up-front at the signing of the franchise agreement. We require you have a minimum of $75,000 in cash or cash equivalents that are somewhat liquid. The total single store investment ranges from $251,000 - 396,000 and is described in more detail in Item 7 of our FDD. Costs may be higher or lower depending on your location.
In terms of support, what can I expect?
From start to finish, members of our professional Sweet & Sassy® franchising team and partners will help you with the following: finding a good location, planning your store design, training you in every aspect of the business in our flagship store, and working with you and your employees in your store as you get closer to opening.
How long will it take from date of purchase until my doors open for business?
Typically, it will take 6-9 months from the time you sign your franchise agreement to store opening. The biggest variable in this time frame is the time taken to identify an appropriate space and negotiate the lease.
Will I have ongoing fees?
Our on-going royalty fee is equal to 6% of gross sales. These fees are paid on a semimonthly basis. What Will my time commitment be in the Store? Almost any successful franchisee will tell you that the key to success is to spend the peak operating hours in your store. Our concept is multi-dimensional and requires active owner involvement. As a franchisee and business owner, you are ultimately responsible for your schedule; however, you can expect to spend 25-35 hours in your store plus time outside of your store to do administration and ordering.
What can I expect in terms of profitability?
There are many variables in business that determine your profitability. The most important components to future profitability are choosing the right location, hiring and training a great team, closely managing costs and following a strategic marketing plan to drive consumers to your store.
What is a Discovery Day?
A Discovery Day is a chance for us to meet in person. We invite you to visit with us and see our concept first-hand in the Dallas area. We will answer all of your questions and help you to get a good sense of what it would be like to be a Sweet & Sassy Franchise owner.
What is the advantage of buying a Sweet & Sassy® franchise vs. starting up myself?
Being part of our franchise will afford long term savings due to bulk vendor and printer discounts, landlord deals, a proven system, franchise support, marketing materials, training and operational manuals, a developed website, and a legally protected brand.
I’m interested! What are the next steps?
First, you will need to fill out an application below. If you qualify as a good fit, one of our franchise sales consultants will contact you to schedule a Discovery Day!