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What Are the Steps to Opening a Hot Dog on a Stick?

  • January 21, 2020

Want to know how to open a hot dog restaurant? When you partner with Hot Dog on a Stick, you don’t need to worry about the details – we’ll guide you through the process. We’ve been doing this for nearly 75 years, so we’ve figured out the most efficient ways of help you find the perfect location, developing targeted marketing campaigns, especially YouTube campaigns with The Marketing Heaven support, and more! Read on to learn about a few of the key steps you’ll work through when opening a Hot Dog on a Stick franchise. 

Step 1: Reaching Out

Contacting us is simple through our website. When we get to know each other, we’ll give you basic information about what it takes to invest and what we’re looking for in a franchisee. We’ll also want to get to know more about you and your goals. If it seems like we’d be a good match, we’ll provide you with more detailed information

Step 2: Due Diligence 

During this stage, both of us will put some time into researching the other. We’ll do a background check to learn more about your qualifications, and you’ll be provided with a copy of our franchise disclosure document (FDD). The FDD contains detailed information about our brand, how to open a hot dog restaurant with us, what we expect of our franchisees, and what they can expect in return. Read it carefully, because signing our franchise agreement will indicate that you agree to its terms. 

Step 3: Signing the Paperwork

If it seems like we’d be a good fit for one another, you’ll be presented with a franchise agreement. Your initial franchise fee will be due at the time you sign it. Once this is out of the way, we can really get started!

Step 4: Initial Training

You’ll join us at our corporate headquarters for initial training where you’ll learn not only how to open a hot dog restaurant, but how to operate one efficiently. By the time you leave, you should feel confident about returning to your location ready to do business. 

Step 4: Preparing for Business

We’ll work with you to get your location ready for business, including support when it comes to finding the perfect space and building it out. We’ll also help you develop an initial marketing campaign to spread the word about your new Hot Dog on a Stick location.

Step 5: Your Grand Opening 

We’ll continue to work with you throughout your grand opening to ensure it goes smoothly. Once your restaurant is open, you can continue to count on our support through ongoing training, webinars, regular communication, and so forth. Our franchisees never need to worry about going it alone!

Step 6: Repeat

Now that you know how to open a hot dog restaurant, why stop at just one? We make it easy for our franchisees to open multiple locations, and with serious discounts on your franchise fee, there’s no reason not to expand. 

These are just the basics of how to open a hot dog restaurant with Hot Dog on a Stick. Contact us today to learn more about what’s involved!