QSR's "10 Best Franchise Deals"
Back by popular demand. QSR reveals the industry's best franchise deals.
For some, it’s an average sales-to-investment ratio nearing 2:1, dedicated corporate support that helps franchisees succeed, or a distinctive niche that carries marketplace allures.
For others, a good franchise deal boasts recent growth despite the nation’s economic woes, stable leadership that ensures consistent strategy, or consumer satisfaction ratings highlighting consumer interest.
Truth be told, however, a good franchise deal is often a mix of all these elements. Much like a tasty recipe claims a pinch of this and a dash of that, some of the nation’s most compelling quick-service franchise deals carry a variety of features that distinguish them and attract entrepreneurial interest. These 10 brands lead the charge....
STEVIB’S PIZZA BUFFET
With an eclectic array of pizza options (including hot-wing and mac-and-cheese options) as well as a buffet operation that captures the lunch crowd and value-conscious diners with its $5.79 average price, Stevi B’s hits on today’s trends. In addition, Stevi B’s outfits its stores with other profit centers, including a game room with redemption center and party room, which attracts families and community groups. As a result, AUV sits near $950,000.
With operations visits from Stevi B’s franchise advisory council every 90 days and ongoing Operations Boot Camps, the Atlanta-based company trains its franchisees to work on the restaurant and not solely in the restaurant.
“Our focus is on helping our operators be orderly and organized so they’re maximizing their investment,” says Melissa McFarlin, Stevi B’s director of franchise sales.
An Outside View: Spencer says that Stevi B’s implementation of support programs and additional services, particularly in operations, “will help them grow with the right partners into a mature brand.”