It's hard to go wrong with a sandwich shop franchise. A sandwich franchise to consider is Ike's Love & Sandwiches. Customers can't get enough of the California-based sandwich brand's 800 speciality sandwiches. The fast-casual brand was founded by Ike Shehadeh in 2007. Since beginning to franchise over a decade later in 2019, Ike's has grown a cult-like following, which has help it expand to more than 55 locations across the U.S. Customers enjoy a menu full of meat and vegetarian sandwich options. As a franchisee, you enjoy multiple streams of revenue including dine-in, carry-out, online ordering, and catering options. In addition to a strong item 19, the average Ike's location ranges between 500- 2,000 sq. ft. What makes the sandwiches special is Ike's signature “Dirty Sauce,” which is a creamy garlic aioli that is toasted into the bread. Ike's custom-made bread comes in varieties of soft Dutch crunch, French, sourdough, whole wheat or gluten-free rolls.
The names of the brand's sandwiches are fun and inspired by athletes. For example, you can enjoy the Steph Curry, which includes turkey, Ike's yellow BBQ sauce, lettuce, and tomato; the Madison Bumgarner, which contains steak, Ike's Yellow BBQ Sauce, Habanero, and Pepper Jack and American cheese; and the Adam Richman, which is made with fried chicken, ham, pesto, honey, Avocado, and Swiss cheese. All sandwiches are served hot with dirty sauce, lettuce, and "Dirty Sauce." Ike's is a brand with Fransmart Franchise Development Company, which provides great support and training. In addition to low startup costs, franchisees benefit from a wide fan base.