In the U.S., the demand for Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food is on the rise. Over the past 15 years, sales of hummus have increased from $5 million to $200 million. A concept to consider is Amsterdam Falafelshop. The estimated initial invesment of an Amsterdam Falafelshop franchise ranges from $379,300 to $544,900, which covers build-out expenses and some start-up expenses. Part of this investment is the initial franchise fee, which is $29,500. There is a 5% franchising royalty on gross revenues, which will increase in the future to 6% at the later of one year from the opening date of your restaurant. The brand is looking for experience operators with fun personalities, strong work-ethic, passion for customer service, and a love of falafels. Qualified candidates have a minimum net worth of $500K and $150K in liquid assets. While not required, restaurant experience is strongly preferred.
In terms of support and training, franchisees receive both in-store and classroom training for all aspects of their Amsterdam Falafelshop business. This training program will cover in food preparation, sales and marketing techniques, and administrative and office matters. The franchisor will also provide support prior to, during and after you open your location. The average franchised Amsterdam Falafelshop restaurant is usually between 1,300 and 1,700 square feet. However, it could be somewhat larger or smaller depending on your site. Amsterdam Falafelshop does not offer financing assistance, but can make recommendations for third-party lenders to contact. The brands has locations in Washington D.C., Florida, and Massachusetts. Franchise owners benefit from a simple model and great support and training.