As we look to grow the Miller’s Famous Sandwiches™ brand, it will be vital for us to do so alongside franchise partners that best represent who we are. Miller’s has been a family-owned business exclusively since 1972, and our customers expect a certain standard when they walk through our doors. We want to bring on franchise partners who will be able to replicate this family-feel in their Miller’s fast-casual franchise. Here’s a quick list of some of the ingredients that make up a great Miller’s franchise candidate.
First Layer: Care for Quality
It’s first on the list because we know that it’s part of the experience that our customers care deeply about. Quality and care are cornerstones of the Miller’s Famous Sandwiches™ brand that Henry and Ruby instilled in their predecessors when they handed off the business. At Miller’s, we don’t believe in cutting corners when it comes to our service style or food. The meat we use is Certified Angus Beef® and is hand-cut on the premises daily. When our customers walk in, they are greeted with a smile and a warm welcome, much like the expectation upon returning home after a long day. That quality is something that we trust our franchisees will instill in their staff as true brand ambassadors.
Second Layer: Business Minded Approach
Miller’s is in the very early stages of our franchise expansion, which means that having business-minded individuals who are willing to learn is crucial. It doesn’t mean you need years of restaurant ownership experience to take advantage of our fast-casual franchise opportunity. However, Miller’s franchisees should understand the importance of teamwork and appreciate that developing their skills will help us achieve a common goal.
In addition to that, Miller’s is also looking for fast-casual franchise candidates who want to grow our business past one location. That doesn’t mean we want you to think about making a multi-unit investment right off the bat. We would rather bring on qualified investors who want to help us continue that growth once they’ve established their first location. The ideal Miller’s franchisee should be willing to take action when the time is right, and sometimes that also means making tough decisions when needed.
Final Layer: Capital to Support their Shop
A franchise investment is a life decision, and we don’t want to bring on a new franchisee if they aren’t in the financial position to make that commitment. We want to make sure that you are fully aware of what costs are expected of you well before you sign the franchise agreement.
- 700: Minimum credit score
- $150K: Liquid capital
- $500K: Net worth
- $40K: Franchise fee
- $20k: Real estate and construction fee
The initial investment to take advantage of our fast-casual franchise opportunity could range between total investment per the current FDD is $390,700 – $820,400. For those costs, you will receive the support and training you need to be successful with the added personal touch of Miller’s in-house team.