We are proud to offer franchising opportunities to qualified candidates.
What Is a Franchise?
Are you tired of working for someone else? Is your passion to deliver fabulous menu options to a hungry crowd? With your own Sofi’s Crepes location, you will be free to run your own business while using the trusted name of Sofi’s.
With an artsy flair and social consciousness, Sofi’s Crepes carves out a distinctive niche in the communities we serve. Our cafes feature reasonable hours that leave staff and management free to pursue the interests that keep them well-grounded and well-rounded. The hours you choose for your Sofi’s Crepes franchise will reflect the patterns of the community it serves, while remaining true to our policy that life is for living!
Becoming a Franchisee: Common FAQs
Why did our founder, Ann Costlow, walk away from her career to serve crepes? For the love of it! If you are interested in joining the exciting world of Sofi’s Crepes, contact us for more information.
Q. What type of franchise is available?
A. Sofi’s Crepes offers you the opportunity to operate a restaurant offering quickly prepared internationally inspired specialty crepes in a pleasant and comfortable environment in which customers can see the crepes being made.
Q. How much does the franchise cost?
A. The estimated initial investment to establish a Sofi’s Crepes franchise can start as low as $100,000 and up to as much as $250, 000, depending on how extensive the build out which includes the franchise fee of $30,000. The average cost is around $175,000.
Q. Is there financing available to help open a franchise?
A. Sofi’s Crepes can help arrange relationships with specific lenders to finance qualified franchisees for the development of a Sofi’s Crepes franchise.
Q. How much is the fee for continuing support services?
A. The continuing services, or “royalty fee,” is paid weekly at 6% of gross sales. This fee entitles you to use the Sofi’s Crepes trademark, use of distinctive system, marketing assistance, ongoing business development and counseling, and other benefits that come with being a Sofi’s Crepes franchise.
Q. Will I have an exclusive territory?
A. Sofi’s Crepes does not grant an exclusive territory. We will grant you a territory (called an “Area of Primary Responsibility” or “Area”) defined by zip codes or other physical, political or natural boundaries.
Q. What about advertising?
A. The name and reputation of Sofi’s Crepes are an important part of our business. You will spend a minimum amount we specify on grand-opening advertising during the first three months of operations. You will also spend up to 2% of the previous month’s gross sales on local advertising. In addition, you will be expected to make Marketing Fund contributions of up to 1% of your weekly gross sales.
Q. How much training is provided in the franchise system for Sofi’s Crepes?
A. The initial training covers all material aspects of the operations of the franchise and is comprised of classroom and on-the-job training.
Q. What is the term of a franchise agreement for Sofi’s Crepes?
A. The initial term of the Franchise Agreement is five years. The franchise is renewable for three additional terms of five years each, providing you have complied with the provisions of the Franchise Agreement.