We will provide you with our disclosure document which includes copies of our Franchise Agreement and the Franchising Code of Conduct. It is essential that you familiarise yourself with this document. We recommend that you obtain independent advice pertaining to its contents prior to entering into a franchise relationship.
The initial investment for a brand new greenfield store including the franchise start up fees, store design & build costs and training fees can range from approximately $500,000 to $800,000 depending upon the location.
Occasionally there are opportunities to purchase an existing store and in these instances the cost can range from around $300,000 – $700,000.
There are many ways to finance a new business:
San Churro currently has a preferred lending status with the ANZ bank.
San Churro commenced business in September 2004. The first store opened its doors in March 2006.
San Churro takes responsibility for locating new sites for our San Churro Chocolateria stores, however we are also open to suggestions from prospective franchise partners who may have identified a possible location of interest. Final decisions on all new sites will be at San Churro’s discretion.
San Churro will work closely with our franchise partners in negotiating with landlords to secure the best possible lease arrangements for our new stores. Our franchise partners will ultimately enter into the lease in their own entity.
The ideal size of a San Churro Chocolateria store is approximately 150 – 250sqm, preferably with prominent frontage, highly visible signage opportunities and outdoor seating.
It can take a significant period of time to locate the perfect site and to work through the site selection and negotiation process, but once a site has been secured, the process of designing and building a store takes approximately 12-18 weeks.
Yes, we believe that it is vital that our Franchise Partners work in their store. The best stores are those that are operated by the Franchise Partner as this ensures that they remain familiar with the day to day operations of the store and ensures that their valued customers are experiencing the exceptional standards of service that they expect from a San Churro store.
San Churro Chocolateria conducts a comprehensive 6 week training course for all Franchise Partners. In this course you will learn everything from how to make the best churros ever to how to manage a successful business!
In addition to the 6 week Induction Training, the San Churro support team works with you to recruit your new team and also provide initial training for your staff. They are on hand pre-opening to set up your new store and work with you during your first week of trade.
The helpful and friendly team at San Churro’s Support Office are always on hand to provide ongoing support and training in operations and marketing through store visits, newsletters, regional and national meetings.
When you submit an application and pay your application fee we will provide you with a copy of our current Disclosure Document which will provide some historical financial information based on the performance of our actual stores. We recommend that you enlist the assistance of professional business, accounting and legal advisers to assess the viability of the business.
Due to the significant variables affecting the profitable performance of each individual franchise, it is inappropriate for us to make any representation to you on the potential level of sales and profitability on any existing or new store.