Stages to become a franchisee
Opening a kitchen store is not a simple project. While going through the necessary steps and with the aid of our experts, you'll breeze through the milestones. Follow the guide!
The area is one of the most important points in opening your store. Location is the number 1 criteria as it plays a hugely important role in your future success. Our experts are constantly on the lookout to find the best sites. In constant relationship with estate agents who know the needs of the brands, we are aware of the best available locations and have priority access. We'll offer you several sites to put you in the best place within your catchment area. If you have a site in mind, our experts can also check that it meets the requirements.
Putting together a business plan is crucial to proving the strength of your application. Banks will not get involved if your business plan is not convincing enough, particularly in regard to forecasts and ratios. It's a tough, complicated document but without it, nothing can be done. Having opened so many stores, our teams know exactly how to write a plan for the best and can help to the full extent with the information we hold and the relationships we have with banks
Signing the contract
If you get the go-ahead, we'll more on to signing the contract with your chosen brand. More than just a document, this is a genuine relationship to be created between you and the brand, where your project will be launched from and our teams will give their full dedication to opening your store. This is not a commitment to be taken lightly as this heralds several years of joint work for which you must be prepared.
Showroom and planning work
Contract signed? Our teams can then start working on your future store. Our Product Service and Design Office will create a store layout that fits with your brand's concept. This will be presented to you in detail to validate each point and to make sure your requests are met.& Nbsp; A detailed work schedule will then be created with the various participants. Our teams follow up on site and make regular visits to take note of how your project is progressing and to ensure requirements are met.
85% of our partners come from a non-kitchen background. That's why we set up the FBD Training Academy. Its aim is to train you and your team to make you into a true expert. Kitchen design, product education, sales methods and administration; you'll have all these cards up your sleeve to make the best sales and manage your store at an optimum.
Finally, to get your store off to a good start, you need to communicate. Our teams work with an Opening Plan for Communication to put you first in your catchment area for the opening of your store. Our teams will suggest several opportunities for you to get the word out, whether it's radio, signage, in print or on the web. The first months are the most important to get your store known and you'll need to concentrate on local advertising to get those first customers.
Don't forget that word of mouth spreads rapidly, so customer satisfaction is crucial for the success of your future business!