Earl of Sandwich opened its 28th restaurant on June 3, 2014 in St. Petersburg, FL launching an entirely new platform for franchises, in collaboration with Tampa-based design and architecture firm API+. The prototype restaurant, designed for franchise growth, implements a system that includes marketing, construction, finance, management and operations all in one to further strengthen each store’s profitability.
Beyond the basic structure of the new location, Earl of Sandwich worked with all of the design and supplier partners to value engineer the build out so that the prototype can be built, outfitted and opened in the typical suburban market for around $300,000. This creates a very attractive, flexible vehicle for franchises with a high ROI value that would work in both suburban and urban environments.
Now that the new prototype and brand work has been completed, Earl of Sandwich plans aggressive growth of both company-owned and franchise stores. The company recently signed a multi-store development deal with the Palma Group to develop Qatar, has multi-store development deals for more casino locations and will continue to developing airports and transportation locations with existing franchise partners. A franchisee has also been signed to develop in the Phoenix market and there are several area development deals in the works.
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