Frequently Asked Questions
What are the franchise fees involved in owning a Pudgie’s?
The franchise fee is $25,000, which is due upon execution of the franchise agreement. Royalties are 5% of gross sales and paid weekly. There is also a 1% brand development fee that must be paid weekly. Development fees for multiple stores are additional.
What kind of training will I receive from Pudgie’s?
All franchisees must successfully complete basic training at a certified training store as well as a 14-day training program. The program will cover day-to-day operations, cost controls, staffing, labor controls and management skills. All the training will take place in an operating shop. To assist you in your opening period, we will send one of our Regional Directors of Operations to your unit for 7-10 days.
What form of continuing operational guidance will I receive?
In addition to your initial training period, Pudgie’s will provide a support team that will coach you in various facets of construction, equipment, marketing, advertising, staffing and training. Pudgie’s Regional Directors of Operations will also make regular visits to counsel you on business issues such as operating procedures, inventory, cost control, profitability, and marketing. To ensure consistency, you will have the right to use our Operations Manual and will be provided with marketing and operational updates.
What is the term of my franchise?
The initial term is 10 years, which will automatically renew, for franchisees in good standing. The renewal fee for the additional 10-year term is half the then-current franchise fee.
What is the next step?
First, complete the “Request Franchise Information” section of this site. If your initial information is consistent with our guidelines, we will send a packet of materials that includes a “Personal Information Form.” Simply complete the form and send it to the TRUFOODS, LLC office. After our development officer reviews the Franchise Application, we will contact you to set up a personal meeting and proceed to confirm your qualifications as a Pudgie’s franchisee.