Process and Timeline
A lot of time and hard work go into opening a restaurant. That’s why we provide you with a talented support team and a highly efficient opening process before you even serve your first customer. On average, it could take four to eight months from the time you begin your journey until the day you open your doors. Below is an outline of the various steps you will encounter along the way.
Complete Your Application
Start the process today by submitting a completed application by mail or fax. A Frullati representative will review and respond to your submitted application and send you Frullati’s Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). After we receive your signed acknowledgement of the FDD receipt, you can begin the discovery process of owning your own Frullati restaurant.
Sign Your Franchise Agreement
Engage in further learning opportunities with Frullati’s franchise development team. Conversations with your designated Frullati representative will be essential to your learning process. Validation calls to franchisees and visiting existing stores will also be beneficial. Upon mutual approval to move forward as a new Frullati owner, you will sign a franchise agreement. We can provide a broad list of recommended lenders to help fund your entrepreneurial dream.
Secure Your Location
Finding a premier location for the store is essential. With help from a member of our real estate team, an authorized broker or your designated regional Frullati representative, we provide assistance in finding and selecting a great location for your store. You may elect to hire Kahala to do all the foundational work including researching local market studies, identifying a location and negotiating the lease, but ultimately you will sign the lease for your store.
Build & Outfit Your Store
With the help of your designated Frullati representative, the build-out process begins, including site plan and design specifications. Frullati works with industry leaders to design and build your store, ensuring that each location matches the established brand identity. Your designated Frullati representative will assist you in working with an architectural team to create your official construction drawings, including mechanical, plumbing and electrical plans. They will assist with any build-out/design questions you may have, help you select a licensed general contractor for your build and coordinate a site visit to review your progress. You will also receive an estimate for all equipment, including fixtures, décor, point of sale and signage needed to outfit your store.
Open Your Store
To maximize the grand opening for your location, we recommend working with your designated Frullati representative to plan training four to eight weeks prior to your grand opening. As we mentioned earlier, your training will include a five day course at KTEC, as well as an additional 40 hours of in-store training. You will receive a grand opening kit complete with banners, posters and loyalty cards. You will also be presented with a detailed local store marketing manual which includes ideas and specific examples of successful local store marketing initiatives used by your fellow franchisees.
Throughout the entire opening process you will be in constant contact with your designated Frullati representative. Together you’ll work through a checklist from the time you sign your franchise agreement to the time you open your doors to your first customers. Rest assured that when you become part of the Frullati family, you’ll never be alone.