Sandella's Flatbread Franchise for Sale

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Sandella's Flatbread

Sandella's Flatbread is a fast casual concept offering an unparalleled franchise opportunity.

Sandella's Flatbread Café is expanding quickly across the United States, operating over 100 Sandella's Flatbread units across the country. We are experiencing rapid growth via multi-unit franchising and area development, with over 500 new units in development across the United States, United Arab Emirates and Canada.

As we enjoy our growth, we are seeking multi-unit development partners in territories throughout the United States. We are looking for franchisees that understand the success in the restaurant business is driven by creating a superior guest experience and that understand the way to profits is by maximizing the guest experience.

Franchise Fast Facts

  • Founded in 1994 – 15 years of operating excellence!
  • Headquarters: West Redding, CT
  • Number of open units: 100+ Nationwide
  • Segment: Quick-Service / Fast Casual
  • Square Feet: 500-700 non-traditional and 1,000 – 1,500 sq ft traditional
  • Franchise Fee: $25,000 per store
  • Start Up Costs: $150,000 to $250,000

The Sandella's Flatbread Café Advantage:

Our Menu

  • Our Proprietary, Brick Oven Flatbread is Baked Fresh, All Natural, No Transfat, 0 Grams of Fat, and 195 Calories.
  • Sandella's is not "health food," it is great tasting food that is also healthy.
  • We serve delicious, made to order Wraps, Panini's, Quesadillas, Grilled Flatbread, Chopped Salads and Rice Bowls.

Our Systems

  • No grills, fryers, hoods or venting - overall ease of operations
  • Easy food prep – no cooking from scratch
  • All items prepared in 4 steps or less: Bread – sauce – protein – toppings
  • Efficient purchasing and labor systems
  • Simple Construction / Build Out

The Opportunity

  • Master franchise opportunities available in prime markets worldwide
  • Low cost of entry relative to other food franchise concepts
  • Proven concept in 100+ licensed and franchise stores open, with over 500 in development
  • Strong niche positioning
  • Touch multiple segments: sandwich, pizza, salad, Mexican, café
  • Bakery-café is fastest growing segment:

"According to Darren Tristano, vice president of the Chicago-based research firm, Technomic, sales at the top bakery-cafes in the country have been soaring, and show no signs of slowing down. 'The bakery-cafe industry grew at a rate of 13.3 percent in 2006 compared to the entire foodservice industry, which grew at a rate of 6 percent,' Tristano says."

Awards and Quotes

  • Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers Award 2008
  • 2007 Top Movers & Shakers List #44 - Fast Casual Magazine [PDF - 2MB]
  • #252 on Restaurants & Institutions Top 400 Chains List
  • 'Future 50' List – Restaurant Business 2006
  • Seventh fastest growing food concept in the US! – Restaurant Business
  • Listed in Weight Watchers Points Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the master plan for Sandella's?
To be the world's dominant flatbread concept.

Q: What do we look for in a franchisee?
Sandella's Flatbread Café is seeking additional development agents and multi-unit franchisees with a passion for success to join our team. Prospective developers must meet certain criteria for financial liquidity, net worth and relevant business experience.

Q: Do you assist with site selection?
Yes. Sandella's has a full real estate system to help you with market analysis, site analysis, lease negotiations, and other tools to help you secure high potential locations. Sandella's works with cutting edge real estate technology tools to help determine market potential.

Q: What investment is required?
The initial start-up costs will range from $150,000 to $250,000 per UFDD depending on the location.

Q: Is financing available?
Financing may be available via third party lenders. Sandella's Flatbread is approved by the SBA Franchise Registry. The SBA Franchise Registry has streamlined eligibility guidelines and operating procedures that will reduce costs and processing time, making the SBA loan application process as fast and easy as possible.

Q: Who is your customer target?
Sandellas tends to appeal slightly more to women but in general our target customers are young couples, young families and young singles ages 25-45, that are health conscious, college educated, with household incomes of $50,000+, that lead busy lives, are concerned about health, and are familiar with new sophisticated tastes.

Q: What kind of training do you provide?
Sandella's provides comprehensive macro and micro level training programs so you understand all facets of running a Sandella's restaurant. More importantly, we will coach you towards building and managing a successful multi-unit Sandella's restaurant franchise company. Please refer to the UFDD for more information on our training programs.

Q: What is the next step?
The next step is to submit your information and a Sandella's Director of Development will contact you directly to review the franchise opportunity in greater detail.

Please know this franchise is not currently accepting inquiries with less than $250,000 liquid capital to invest.

This advertisement is for expansion opportunities in San Diego County and Orange County only.
Min. Liquid Capital:
Total Investment:
$147,400 - $225,250
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