The opportunities in food franchising are endless. If you're looking for a unique concept that specializes in pretzels, consider Pretzelmaker. The brand was established in 1991 and began franchising a year later in 1992. Since then, the franchise has expanded to over 140 locations across North America, Guam, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia. The brand offers pretzel buns, Cinnamon Toast Pretzel Sticks, Pretzel Flatbread Pizzas, and Pepperoni Pretzel Rolls in addition to its fresh Pretzels, Pretzel Bites, Pretzel Dogs and lemonades and smoothies. When Pretzelmaker designs its stores, it thinks in inches instead of square feet, meaning that the brand's franchises can fit in small spaces or unique venues. Candidates can choose an inline, a kiosk, or a satellite store to fit your perfect location. With the support of an experienced franchisor, a Pretzelmaker franchise generates steady revenue and does well in a busy shopping center, a strip mall, or even a stand-alone location.
In terms of an initial investment, you can expect it to range from $200,200 - $322,000, which includes a $15,000 franchise fee per non-traditional location and $25,000 per traditional storefront. Candidates should also have a net worth of $250,000, with at least $100,000 in liquid assets. Essential qualities include being passionate about customer service and offering a quality product. In terms of support and training, the brand's parent company, Global Franchise Group (GFG), offers a training program at GFG University in Atlanta. During this time, you will learn how to run the back office, manage human resources, perform bookkeeping duties, and more in order to successfully run your location.