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.