Support and Training
Fulfilling the fantasy of cheese lovers everywhere, Gooey's American Grille serves cheese-centric sandwiches and macaroni dishes in a laid-back, family-friendly environment. The diverse backgrounds and unique skill sets of the Gooey’s management team first came together in 2015 as the location in Wake Forest, NC opened.
Howard Udell (GEO) and John Brewer (GOO) built processes, policies, standards, and vibrant menu with a focus on unique gourmet cheesy flavors. Gooey’s has over-engineered the model and has much more than is necessary for one location and will leverage its robust training and operational materials in the expansion process. With the knowledge and operational experience gained from the past three years in business, along with the successful backgrounds of the management team, Gooey’s next project is to expand the business via franchising.
When you join Gooey’s team as a franchise owner, you will receive outstanding support in a number of different exciting areas including:
As a member of the Gooey’s franchise team, you will receive the following training:
Initial Training- Held at headquarters, Wake Forest, for two to three weeks, beginning approximately twelve weeks before franchisee is scheduled to open for business.
Onsite Training- Held at the franchisee’s location for one to two weeks to assist in the commencement of operations.
Refresher Training- Franchisees will be required to attend up to two separate sessions of two days of refresher/update training per year
Ongoing Training- Gooey’s will provide continued support with sales, operations, territory management and compliance.
An exclusive franchise territory is generally considered a major selling point. Gooey’s will be offering exclusive territories to their franchisees as one of the key benefits to early adopters.
Exclusive territories can offer a competitive advantage in the franchise sales and marketing environment. As a result, Gooey’s will be granting its franchisees an exclusive territory. The territory will include a defined area and will generally be documented as a 50,000 population center or a 3-mile radius from the location, whichever is less.
Territories will be mapped based on the individual market circumstances for each unit sold. We will map out an area based on market research and the most recent available census data to come to territory modeling conclusions.
Types of qualifications recommended for potential franchise owners include:
Strong sales and customer service abilities.
Good with organization.
High personal standards.
Able to meet initial investment requirements.
Targeted experiences may include:
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