Q: HOW LONG HAS THE SQUEEZE IN BEEN IN BUSINESS?
A: 40 years, the Squeeze In opened in May 1974
Q: IS FOOD SERVICE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY TO BE GRANTED A FRANCHISE?
A: No, if you don’t have prior food service experience we can teach you everything you need to know! The important things are you need to enjoy people, be able to follow systems, and have a desire for successful management and leadership growth.
Q: ARE SQUEEZE IN FRANCHISEES REQUIRED TO WORK PERSONALLY IN THE BUSINESS?
A: We strongly encourage our franchisees to work full time in the day-to-day operation of the Squeeze In. However, after a period of successful operations day-to-day operations may be delegated to a fully trained manager under your direct supervision who has successfully completed the Squeeze In training program.
Q: WHAT ARE THE OPERATING PROCEDURES OF THE SQUEEZE IN?
A: Squeeze In has created a Proprietary and Confidential operating system for both front and back of the house. Our uniform operating procedures are designed to help create an excellent guest, associate and franchisee experience. Our operations are founded in The Five Irrefutable Laws of Restaurant Success, and are grounded in strategy, tactics, accountability and results. Franchisees receive our complete operations platform including the Proprietary Operations Manual; Code of Business Conduct; Position Specific Training Guides; Job Descriptions and more.
Q: CAN I CHANGE THE MENU?
A: No. You are required to sell only Squeeze In approved products and approved menu items. Any additional items must be approved by us in writing and must be consistent with Squeeze In quality, food and flavor profile.
Q: WHERE DO I PURCHASE THE FOOD, MERCHANDISE OR OTHER PRODUCTS?
A: To ensure quality, consistency, uniformity, and convenience for our franchisees, products are purchased through pre-approved vendors and are all specified in our Setting Up For Squeeze Success Guide and Proprietary Operations Manual.
Q: HOW BIG IS A TYPICAL SQUEEZE IN?
A: A Squeeze In can range from 1,450 to 2,500 square feet, depending on the demographics and the type of location being leased.
Q: HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO OPEN MY SQUEEZE IN?
A: Many factors can affect opening timing, the most important is an appropriate location. On average, it takes four to six months from the date the franchise agreement is signed, or about ninety days after commencement of tenant improvements. We want to see you operating within a maximum of 6 months from the time you sign the franchise agreement.
Q: HOW MUCH IS THE FRANCHISE FEE?
A: The franchise fee is Forty Thousand ($40,000) dollars.
Q: WHAT IS THE TERM OF THE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT?
A: The term of the franchise agreement is ten (10) years.
Q: WHAT HAPPENS AT THE END OF THE 10-YEAR TERM?
A: You may renew the franchise agreement every 5 years, provided that you remain in good standing.
Q: HOW MUCH IS THE CONTINUING ROYALTY AND SERVICES FEE?
A: The continuing royalty fee is 6.5% of gross revenues.
Q: HOW MUCH IS THE LOCAL MARKETING FEE?
A: Franchisees must spend 2% of their gross sales on local loyalty marketing (the EggHead Breakfast Club). This is not paid to the Squeeze In.
Q: HOW MUCH IS THE SYSTEM MARKETING FEE?
A: The marketing fee is 1% of gross sales.
Q: WHAT IS THE INVESTMENT REQUIRED TO OPEN A SQUEEZE IN?
A: The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Squeeze In franchise will range from $198,800 to $365,500. This includes the initial franchisee fee of $40,000. We recommend you have a minimum net worth of at least &750,000 and minimum liquid cash of $300,000. These amounts may vary according to your credit score and other variables unique to your own situation.
Q: I AM VERY INTERESTED. WHAT IS MY NEXT STEP?
A: Please complete and submit the online Request for Information Form located on the right hand side of each page on this website. A representative of Squeeze In will contact you promptly.