The Sheik OwnersSo you’re interested in owning a The Sheik Franchise?

We’re sure you have lots of questions. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding our franchise:

Do I need to have any prior experience in the franchise industry to own a The Sheik Franchise?

You don’t need any prior experience in owning your own business or operating a franchise business. We understand that the majority of new franchise owners do not have prior experience owning their own business or restaurant. However, having a passion for business, people and great food is strongly recommended.

How long will I be in training and what can I expect to learn?

Our initial training program consists of approximately two weeks of classroom and on-the-job training at a company-owned location in Jacksonville, Florida. Your training program will include restaurant administration functions, operations, marketing concepts, customer service training, personnel training and other important aspects of running the day to day business of a The Sheik franchise.

In addition, our support team will be at your location for at least another 5 to 7 days to work directly with you and your initial staff to ensure that your opening goes smoothly and to provide any additional training.

Do you assist with site selection and restaurant build out?

Yes. Once you have signed a franchise agreement, we will begin working with you on locating and signing a lease for space that will provide you with the opportunity for success. We will then begin working with you, your construction team, equipment suppliers and others to customize the space that you have leased to The Sheik specifications.

Do you offer financing?

The Sheik does not finance in house, however, we will work with you to locate a leasing company and/or third-party lender as well as direct you toward SBA funding if applicable.

Does The Sheik offer a multi-unit franchise opportunity?

Absolutely! We understand that you may want the flexibility to open multiple locations and have complete control of your territory. You are provided a protected territory as part of your franchise agreement. We will also provide you a first right of refusal for adjacent territories at the time of your franchise closing.

What are the initial franchise fees and ongoing royalty fees?

The initial franchisee fee is $35,000. Ongoing royalties are 6%.

Where should I open my The Sheik Franchise?

We will work with you to find a suitable location for your franchise. There are many factors that can affect the success of a franchised restaurant including: visibility, traffic, demographics, etc. We will help you identify a location within our guidelines, but ultimately, the decision is yours as to where to open.

How long will it take to open my franchise once I have signed the franchise agreement?

Since, more than likely, you will select a space that was previously a restaurant, or has been built as a restaurant space, you should expect to open within three to four months after the signing of your agreement.

Will you help me with my initial marketing strategy and grand opening?

Yes, of course. Your success is our success. We will assist you with all aspects of your opening and we will be in attendance.

What is the typical size of a The Sheik location?

A typical, stand-alone The Sheik franchise location is approximately 1,800 to 2,400 square feet. We can also accommodate locations of smaller dimensions on a case by case basis. Inline and end unit shopping centers are acceptable.

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