A franchise is a type of business in which a franchise owner (you) licenses the right to operate using the franchisor (American Freight)’s products, systems and brand trademark. In this case, entrepreneurs partner with American Freight to operate the business under the company’s name.
Franchise ownership is entrepreneurship, but with tremendous support. As a franchise owner, you maintain the freedom to run your own business along with the help and support of a larger, well-established company. Instead of starting from scratch with an unknown business model, franchise ownership provides you with systems that have been cultivated and tested for decades. Since it’s part of the franchisor’s job to ensure you’re fully trained in the company’s processes, you can enter the world of franchising without previous background in your desired industry.
Time and again, franchise ownership proves to be an advantageous option for entrepreneurs. Not only do business owners benefit from the support of an experienced team of industry professionals, but they can also leverage discounts from bulk buying power, tap into an existing customer base and scale the business more quickly than they’d be able to on their own.
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After an initial conversation with our team, candidates will proceed through our franchise journey in an average of 6 to 8 weeks. However, each franchise candidate and territory is unique, and variables such as identifying the right development area for you, reviewing the franchise documents, and the preparation and execution of the franchise agreement can affect that timetable.
Yes, and it is available in our full Item 19.
The American Freight store model is easy to build, quick to open and highly scalable. Our average build-out is a 20,000-30,000 square-foot inline or end cap building with a loading dock.
You can expect your initial investment to be between an estimated $521,900-$948,900. A breakdown of this estimated investment is available in our Item 7.
When you invest in American Freight, we invest in you. We provide our franchisees with world-class support and a network of mentors to lean on throughout the process. Our leadership consists of seasoned executives with more than 200 years of combined industry experience to assist franchisees in areas such as operations, marketing, real estate, merchandising and more.
With 600+ territories available nationwide and no exclusions in the U.S., we have single and multi-unit territories available and in high demand. Our team would love to help you bring the American Freight experience to your community.
Yes, we provide extensive training for our franchisees starting before your grand opening and on an ongoing basis. Franchisees will experience several facets of training through live, instructor-led classes, online training, performance support and in-store visits.
No, in fact, we welcome franchisees with experience and backgrounds in other industries such as food and beverage, fitness and health and wellness. We’re here to help you hire and train a qualified, knowledgeable team of professionals to set your store up for success.
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