If you’ve been wondering about how to open a healthy food franchise, we’d suggest that it’s wise for any entrepreneur to start by researching the activities needed to launch your own restaurant. Baja Fresh Mexican Grill™ has a proven and time-tested process to get you from a signed franchise agreement to becoming a fully functioning purveyor of delicious Mexican food. Here, we’ll look at a few of the steps you’ll take on the way to owning your very own Baja Fresh Mexican Grill restaurant.
Research and Compare
When it comes to how to open a healthy food franchise, the first thing you should know is that not all fast-casual franchises deserve to be called “healthy.” Baja Fresh stands out from other Mexican food franchises because we never serve pre-packaged, dehydrated, or frozen foods just to increase our profit margins. Baja Fresh focuses on quality first: we serve only handmade, farm-fresh, never-processed meals that are always made to order.
There are many resources available1 to help you research and compare franchise opportunities. It’s also a great idea to contact other franchisees to get answers based on their first-hand knowledge If you have specific questions about our products or the Baja Fresh customer experience.
Take Advantage of the Services Available to You
As the owner of a Baja Fresh franchise, you’ll enjoy many potential benefits you may not get when you open a Mexican restaurant on your own. Training – an essential step in the Baja Fresh franchise process – is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, especially if you don’t have a background in the restaurant industry. We tailor our training to your specific needs: six to eight weeks if you’re opening a traditional Baja Fresh location. You’ll get in-depth classroom training at the Kahala Training and Education Center in Scottsdale, AZ, followed by up to eight weeks of additional hands-on training with a certified instructor at a fully operational Baja Fresh location. Because your success is our success, we want to make sure you’re fully prepared when you start running your own business!
Find Your Location and Open Your Own Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
Our network of over 120 Baja Fresh locations is growing every day! Once you’ve signed your franchise agreement, we’ll help you find the ideal site to open a healthy food franchise in your community. It’s important to pick a spot with high visibility, good foot traffic, and enough parking for all your new customers. Our real estate team will work with you to find a location that fits our location standards.
Get Ready to Grill!
Preparing for your grand opening is one of the most exciting steps in the new franchise process. You’ll train your staff, prep your kitchen, and make sure your store décor is ready for your customers to start enjoying their favorite menu items at your new Baja Fresh location. When you’re ready, we’ll help you with your grand-opening marketing campaign to create excitement and awareness about your new healthy fast food franchise. Once you’re up and running, we’ll be there to support you with ongoing professional development and introductions to local vendors – the Baja Fresh team is all about supporting our franchisees!
When it comes to how to open a healthy fast food franchise, we’re here to answer any questions you may have! These are just a few of the most important steps, so if you’d like to know more, contact us today!
- Judy, Jim. “5 Great Ways to Research Franchise Businesses.” Entrepreneur, May 7, 2018. https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/312113.