Franchise Details
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    $473,622 - $715,342Total Investment Required
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    $600,000Liquid Capital Required
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    UnavailableFinancing Assistance:
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    AvailableTraining & Support
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  • 3 LocationsMinimum Area Agreement
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About this Franchise

Schlotzsky's began in 1971 in Austin, Texas with a very simple menu: The Original® - one delicious sandwich made with a unique combination of premium meats, cheeses and marinated black olives served on fresh-baked sourdough bread. More than 40 years later, they are now an international franchise with restaurants in 37 states and five countries outside the US. The Original® sandwich is still the guest favorite, but now shares the menu with items such as pizzas, salads, soups and desserts.

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What makes this franchise different?

Schlotzsky's supports its franchisees just as much as its customers and employees. Training is provided for all new openings, along with both grand opening and public relations support. Their website features searchable pages for each restaurant, taking the work of website management off the franchisee's hands.

The opportunity for co-branding with well-known brands Cinnabon® and Carvel® is required for all franchise agreements.

Ideal Franchising Candidate

Restaurant experience is not mandatory, but they do prefer someone on the franchise team has experience in developing and/or operating restaurants. The franchisee should be highly motivated and interested in opening multiple stores. Management experience (specifically in a restaurant franchise) is highly recommended.

Schlotzsky's Video Walkthrough

* All content in this video is as of 08/12/2012. For the most up-to-date information, please see above or visit the franchise website.
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This is Sofia with, and today we're going to talk about franchising with Schlotzsky's.

What is a Schlotzsky's franchise?
Schlotzsky's is a fast-casual sandwich and bakery cafe that started in Austin, Texas in 1971. They serve a variety of different products including their classic Original sandwich as well as bakery products. In each new Schlotzsky's they develop a Cinnabon Express and a Carvel Express. They are in over 35 states with over 350 locations and their audience is family-friendly as well as your older adults.

What are the capital requirements to become a Schlotzsky's franchisee?
They require a 3 store minimum with their deals so with that the capital requirement is $600,000 and their net worth is $1.5 million. And the investment range usually starts around $450,000 to build out, but it really depends on where you're locating.

So what makes Schlotzsky's different?
First of all, it's their bread. Every day they have a baker on staff that comes in and bakes the bread fresh. As well as a variety of their different menu offerings including their co-branding with Cinnabon and co-branding with Carvel. They also offer internship program for franchisees that do not have the restaurant experience.

So who is a good fit to be a franchisee with Schlotzsky's?
Schlotzsky's is looking for people with past restaurant experience as well as somebody that can handle the infrastructure of developing three plus restaurants as well as with the Carvel and Cinnabon.

If you'd like to learn more about the Schlotzsky's franchise opportunity, you can fill out the form below or go to and search "Schlotzsky's."

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