The Franchise Process

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1. Apply For Your Franchise

AVERAGE TIME TO COMPLETE: 2-3 Months
 
Depending on the situation the start up costs could be anywhere between $175k-$395k. Needless to say, it takes a very, very special person to be awarded a Mama Romano’s franchise. That’s because we consider owners part of our family in the common cause of Mama Romano’s ongoing success. Here’s how the preliminaries to the Award Process work, literally from this day, if you should happen to apply online right now: You start the process today by submitting an application by e-mail. Our Development Managing team will respond. The Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) is sent to you. Mama Romano’s receives your signed acknowledgement of receipt form. Our Development Managing team runs a credit check on you. You prepare and submit financials and business plan to Development Managing team for final approval. After waiting for some interval while our Franchise Development Team studies your application and performs the appropriate due diligence, you will hear back from us. Congratulations! Let us suppose that Mama has awarded a Mama Romano’s franchise and are now an official franchisee. From this moment on, it’s as if the sauce is simmering on the stove, the freshly hand rolled dough is slowly rising, the meatballs are being baked and the pasta is flowing, processing you from task to task, assembling your Mama Romano’s. Now is when you start making the dough !!
 

2. Secure a Premier Location

AVERAGE TIME TO COMPLETION: 3-4 Months

Mama always yells the same thing….Location! Location! Location! Passed from the capable hands of the Franchise Development Team to our Real Estate team, you’ll be guided through finding a great location in your area. A member of our team or an authorized broker will assist you in your site selection. If you’d like to greatly expedite the process, go to our Ready-to-Own section for available pre-leased sites.

3. Lease Negotiation

AVERAGE TIME TO COMPLETION: 2-3 Months

You get to use our team to set your terms, and our team is one of the best in the business. Our expert Lease Negotiators are here to help you secure your lease under the most advantageous terms possible. You will work with an authorized broker and retain an approved Mama Romano’s real estate attorney to help you through this process.

4. Lease Review

AVERAGE TIME TO COMPLETION: 2 Weeks

This stage is where we cross all the T’s and dot all the I’s, and it’s almost completely stress free. Our Real Estate team reviews the final lease to make any last revisions before the lease is signed, putting you one step closer to opening your doors.

5. Nail Down the Site Specifics, from Blueprints to Training

AVERAGE TIME TO COMPLETION: 4 Weeks.

Now, with the help of your Construction Coordinator, you begin the build-out process, including site plans and design documents. Upon the signing and execution of your lease documents, you become eligible to enroll in Mama Romano’s University.

6. Enrollment in Mama Romano’s University. How Cool Is Our School?

AVERAGE TIME TO COMPLETION: 2-6 Weeks

Very cool. You’re about to embark on two weeks of intensive training in operational excellence, learning to live up to and exceed Mama Romano’s customer expectations. You’ll be on-site at our corporate store located in Sunny Orlando Florida. And be prepared for a very hands on experience.

7. Manage Your Logistics: The Checklist of Success

AVERAGE TIME TO COMPLETION: 10 – 12 Weeks

From your Real Estate Coordinator you’ll connect with your Logistics contact, or Store Opening Coordinator, to take you through the entire construction process. Together you’ll cover a checklist including everything you need to handle from the signing to the opening.

8. Build out Your Store

AVERAGE TIME TO COMPLETION: 3 Weeks

Your Construction Coordinator will help you with your official construction documents, including mechanical, plumbing and electric plans, as well as help with any build-out/design questions. You can also count on them to make an on-site visit to review your checklist with your licensed contractor.

9. Grand Opening! Congratulations!

You are ready to begin your journey to success!

10. Forever After, Live up to the Mama Romano’s Brand

AVERAGE TIME TO COMPLETION: Ongoing!

You are now an ambassador of the Mama Romano’s brand, a great honor and a great responsibility. The first step in promoting and marketing your store is to always make sure operational practices are in place and crew members are properly trained to live up to the promise of The Ultimate Dinning experience. Local store marketing programs and information on national promotions found on the Mama Romano’s Web owners link. Other grassroots tactics and a wealth of other practices that you’ll learn about in Mama Romano’s University It is important that you understand all of the above steps when making your decision about whether or not to apply to become a Mama Romano’s Franchisee. However, many of the steps will not apply to you if you opt to buy a pre-existing store.

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(Please note: This is not a franchise offering. The franchise offering is made by the Uniform Franchise Disclosure Document (UFDD) only.)

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