Dream Dinners

The Dream Dinners franchise is a restaurant concept based in Washington. The brand was founded by in 2002 by Stephanie Allen and Tina Kuna, who are credited with creating the meal assembly industry. For added convenience and uniqueness, customers have the option of purchasing meals ready to go or buying and making meals at one of its locations. Staff members work with customers to find out what they'd like to eat, and the meals will then be customized for them. Customers then schedule a time to come in and prepare one or more meals they can cook at home. New customers can make up to six meals during their first appointments.  

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Dream Dinners

Dream Dinners Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024

Background

A brand that changed the restaurant industry is Dream Dinners, which allows customers to be able to purchase meals ready to go or buy and make meals at one of its locations. The brand was established by Stephanie Allen and Tina Kuna, who are crediting with creating the meal assembly industry. After Allen, an expert in creating healthy frozen meals, met Kuna, the duo started their company and TIME ran a profile on the two not long after. The brand is headquartered in Washington and has franchise shops operating in 30 states with plans for more with qualified partners.The ideal candidate is passionate about customer service and providing a great product. Candidates should also be community-minded, have an entrepreneurial spirit, and possess high energy and enthusiasm about the brand. Marketing skills and the ability to manage a strong team are also a must, and strong business acumen is preferred. Franchisees benefit from the ability to be their own boss.
In terms of the initial investment, it ranges between  $352,350 - $610,000, which includes a $35,000 initial franchise fee. Royalty fees are 6% of sales, and qualified candidates need a net worth of $450,000 and at least $150,000 in cash. You'll also get great support and training. Franchise owners have access to the Dream Dinner's proprietary material, including the brand standards manual, trademarks and recipes, operating manuals, and a comprehensive training program for you and your leadership team. You'll also get marketing support for your grand opening, and training staff will be sent to support you during the days surrounding your store opening.  

Company Details

Headquarters: Snohomish, WA 98290
Founded: 2002
First franchise: 2003
Exclusive territory: Yes
Absentee: No
Home-based/mobile: No
Canada: No
International: No
B2B: No

Support and Training Offered By Dream Dinners

Franchise owners have access to the Dream Dinner's proprietary material, including the brand standards manual, trademarks and recipes, operating manuals, and a comprehensive training program for you and your leadership team. You'll also get marketing support for your grand opening, and training staff will be sent to support you during the days surrounding your store opening.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Dream Dinners Franchise.

What does a Dream Dinners Franchise Cost?

Dream Dinners franchise fees for 2024:

Royality fee:  6% 
Initial investment: $352,350 - $610,000
Net Worth Requirement: $450,000
Cash Requirement: $150,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $35,000

Is Dream Dinners a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Dream Dinners is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Dream Dinners a Home Based franchise?

No. Dream Dinners is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Dream Dinners Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Dream Dinners franchisees make. Dream Dinners offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Does Dream Dinners Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Dream Dinners franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Is Dream Dinners Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Dream Dinners franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Dream Dinners Looking for International franchisees?

No. Dream Dinners franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Dream Dinners's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

LESS THAN 20 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Passive Franchise

No

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

Veteran Discount

No

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

No

International Franchise Opportunities

No

Dream Dinners Franchises for Sale

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