While seafood may not be the first that comes to mind in terms of fast-casual concepts, Slapfish is trying to change that. Slapfish is a fast-casual brand founded by in 2011 by Andrew Gruel to bring the industry an affordable, authentic seafood dining experience. As a franchise owner, you benefit from purchasing power through the franchisor's direct fisherman relationships; sustainable seafood resources and data; menus and recipes; the franchisor's systems, manuals and operating procedures; real estate support and site selection; and much more. In terms of accolades, the brand has been featured on The Food Network and has been named OC Weekly's best seafood restaurant. Slapfish has locations in Utah, South Carolina, New Mexico, Georgia, California, and more. The fast-casual brand is looking to expand across the country with franchise partners.
In terms of support and training, you can expect an initial training program that is broken down into classroom and on-the-job instruction. This program provides you with the information that you need to know about running the business properly including the brand's history, food prep, marketing and advertising, and more. You'll also be provided with site selection and buildout assistance as well as grand opening support. This support and training are ongoing. Qualified candidates should have a net worth of at least $500,000 and $250,000 in cash. You can expect an initial investment that ranges between $447,600 - $757,650, which includes a $30,000 franchise fee. Royalty fees are 6%. Ideal candidates are passionate about customer service and providing a great product. Additional revenue streams are online orders and merchandise sales.