The U.S. offers a world of food that people can enjoy, including Mediterranean. An option to consider is the Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe franchise. The brand was founded in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1998 by Keith and Amy Richards, who went to Greece and discovered small-table Mediterranean cafes. Since it began franchising in 2013 after partnering with Fresh Hospitality, Taziki's has expanded to 100 locations across 16 states. Franchise owners with Taziki's benefit from a proven business model, multiple revenue streams (gift cards, catering, online ordering), and a feel-good product. Franchise candidates should be passionate about customer service and providing product. They should also be aligned with the brand's values, which include being involved in the community and connecting with people and collaborating with team members. The brand is on a mission to combine great food with meaningful connections.
Franchisees also benefit from support and training. You can expect an initial training program that covers everything you need to know about the business. During the classroom and on-the-job instruction, you'll learn about hiring, the brand's history, food prep, marketing and advertising, and more.The franchisor also provides site selection and grand opening assistance. Support and training are ongoing. The brand stands out because of its use of technology; there are few parts of the brand that aren't driven and powered by technology. On the heels of its 100th store opening, Taziki's wants to expand across the country with quality and qualified franchise partners. The brand offers leadership advancement opportunities to staff and franchise partners when they deserve to be rewarded.