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Company Overview
Why the Sandwich Spot®?
Frequently asked Questions

Company Overview

IN THE BEGINNING…

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The Sandwich Spot INC. was formed in June of 2006. The Company holds a federally registered Trademark for The Sandwich Spot®. The business was a start up company funded by the founder Thomas M. Heally. With over 27 years in the food industry Mr. Heally has used his extensive background to develop an above average profitable Fast-Casual business model that specializes in quality fresh products, fresh baked breads, and superior customer service. By the end of 2014, The Sandwich Spot® had helped 25 Owner-Operators to start their own The Sandwich Spot®.

There has been an incredible growing interest from many people both in California as well as other states to own their own The Sandwich Spot® due to growth of the Fast-Casual segment of the restaurant industry and desire for healthy fresh food prepared with high quality ingredients. This is a highly profitable and quickly growing part of the multi-billion dollar food industry.

The Sandwich Spot® licensing opportunity was created in response to this demand, and to provide a proven business model. A restaurant owner or anyone who desires to open a café or a fine eatery can do so by following our business model to prevent costly start-up mistakes, as well as potentially makes a six figure income.

COMPANY MANAGEMENT - Tom Heally - Founder / Owner

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Tom started in the Deli business at the age of 15. He started working for Safeway Inc. in 1984 working in numerous delis in the company until becoming a store manager in 2000. He ran one of the highest grossing stores in the San Francisco Area for the next 7 years. With his sales consistently over $3 million dollars a year, Tom fine-tuned his management skills while his store ranked in the top % of customer service scores for the area. Understanding the complex systems of food costs, labor costs, and overhead costs have given Tom an accurate picture and a vision of what an owner truly needs to focus on to make their businesses most profitable.

In 1997 Tom left Safeway, Inc. to pursue a business opportunity with a childhood friend, starting a sandwich shop in San Mateo, California. With Tom's extensive background in the business and his niche in the customer service area, the shop quickly became the go-to place on the Peninsula. In 1999 Tom took over the shop and by getting involved in and giving back to the community, the shop grew. He operated the store until 2004. Tom then helped develop other shops in the greater Bay Area.

His knowledge of the business helped launch the company from 1 location to 8 locations from 2004 to 2006 - a tremendous growth in just seven years. After franchising, Tom decided to leave and move back to the original structure of the company based on Owner-Operators who could give back to communities without adhering to strict franchising guidelines. Thus, The Sandwich Spot® was started.

The Sandwich Spot® is a successful "Turn-Key" business model and an opportunity with a very bright future for the person who sees this vision and wants to create a good solid financial base for themselves and their families …so get on board and let's grow together!

Why the Sandwich Spot

A "FAST-CASUAL" PROFITABLE BUSINESS MODEL

The Sandwich Spot® is a Fast-Casual restaurant based out of Elk Grove, California. Launched in 2007 The Sandwich Spot® has grown to 25 locations 10 in the Bay Area, 12 in the greater Sacramento area as well as locations in Palm Springs,Simi valley,Santa Cruz and Las Vegas Nevada. The Sandwich Spot® specializes in freshly made specialty sandwiches made containing only the finest quality ingredients and freshly baked breads. We are known for our superior customer service as well as our neighborhood friendly feel. We are successful because our commitment to our product and service is second to none. Owners of The Sandwich Spot® are Independent Owner-Operators and have total ownership of their own shops with the ability to bring in new items at their discretion. There are NO ongoing royalties or fees enabling profits to come back to the Owners much faster than with franchised chain restaurants.

Owners are free to theme their shop according to their likes and add in elements of the community they are located in. As part of The Sandwich Spot's proprietary information provided to Owners, they receive a base menu with the ability to expand it in any way they like. They received 21 days initial training as well. Mr.Heally advises Owners about P.R., and the type of community involvement that makes The Sandwich Spot® a highly successful shop and attracts more loyal customers.

The company has had tremendous growth in just 3 years through some of the toughest financial times we've seen in decades because it has made small business ownership more affordable than the other franchised chains that are available. The Company's operational systems are set in place to maximize the profitability of the products and give the customer great value to their purchases. We recommend the use of only the best quality meats and cheeses and bread is baked fresh daily in the shops.

The Sandwich Spot® offers its owners a "Turn-Key" successful business model to follow with the feel of a "Mom and Pop" type store and a potential for higher than industry average profits.

Our successful The Sandwich Spot® business model puts the Owners face behind the shop and shows that by getting behind the community in their shops, Owners can build long term relationships with their customers.

Additionally, the Company's funding structure is far below the restaurant industry standards, with no royalties due after a shop is open. With the growth and success of the company it is clear to see that The Sandwich Spot® is a great business for anyone who wants control over their financial future in an industry that is GROWING! This is a great opportunity for you to catch the Fast-Casual wave of customers to create a secure life for you and your family! Join the growing The Sandwich Spot® family today!!!!

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is the Fast Casual a growing segment of the food industry?
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The Fast Casual industry generated sales of $32 billion in 2009. The Fast Casual Food industry has been growing at a rate of 20-24% annually. It is the fastest growing food trend worldwide! The industry's growth is a revolution and is outpacing the conventional food industry in terms of growth.
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How do I know if I'm the right person to own a The Sandwich Spot® business?
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If you love people, like to interact with the community want to be your own boss, want to earn potentially a six figure salary want to help others achieve a healthier lifestyle, then licensing a The Sandwich Spot® is definitely for you!
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What specific skills do I need to operate a The Sandwich Spot® location?
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You just need to have the ability to make decisions, use common sense, be motivated, and be willing to do the steps needed to get your business off the ground. People skills are a must; they drive sales as well as provide the Mom and Pop feel to your location. Your interaction to your community is the base to building a successful business venture. We'll show you what you need to know based on our exclusive Road to Success Guide and the steps that I took to open The Sandwich Spot® in Sacramento Ca. You will soon be attracting employees who have like values, interests, skills and expertise that your business will need. And they will naturally come to you with enthusiasm and excitement because everybody loves the idea of making lots of money while feeling great!
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How much time per week does this entail?
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At The Sandwich Spot® the more time you put in to your business the more profitable you will be. Your commitment to being at your store everyday is the ultimate way to generate revenue. You can expect to spend 50 to 60 hours minimum each week in you shop depending on your income requirements. This system is not for absentee owners to run unless a cost analysis report is done by the owner to see if The Sandwich Spot® is the right business for you.
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What would my start-up costs be?
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This will vary depending on the individual type of establishment you choose and what variation of service you decide to create, be it a kiosk, café, to-go, or deli style. It will also depend on if you find a place to lease that was already a restaurant with fixtures you can use in place or whether you decide to build your own restaurant. An estimate is in the Company Overview.
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How much money can I make by doing this?
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This will depend on your individual effort and how many The Sandwich Spot® locations you decide to open. Licensing The Sandwich Spot® business model is an opportunity to make a potential 6-Figure Income; therefore your revenues will depend on your time and effort. If you follow the Business Model we developed, you can expect to make a potential 6-Figure Income as we did in our first year in business.
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Do I need to give a percentage of my income to your company, as Franchisees do?
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As a Licensee, you will never be required to pay "Royalties" to the Licensor. That is a major benefit of Licensing over Franchising. You only pay the onetime licensing fee! We will maintain your location on our corporate website for referrals to your area.
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How does a Licensee differ from being a Franchisee, financially and otherwise?
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Besides never paying "Royalties", researches shows that 2/3 of all Franchisees break even or lose money. You are in complete control of your shops(s), creating everything from choosing your own name, to your color scheme, and the theme of your environment.
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What do I stand to gain from licensing The Sandwich Spot Business System?
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The gratification derived of owning your own independent business. Also, 100% of your profits are yours to keep and yours to enjoy! You will be recognized in your community and most probably in your state/area, as a pioneer by offering healthy, tasty, hand crafted food with high quality ingredients to replace the frozen food trays of the supermarket, providing innovative, alternative, delicious and nutritional food choices! You will enjoy the essence of your entrepreneurial spirit, and be free to create your own Brand and environment, unimaginable in any franchise. You will answer to just one boss…Yourself!…Ahh, the bonus! There are great tax benefits when you own your own business.
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How big will my area be and will it stay protected?
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Your area will be set on a case-by-case basis. Typically licensed territories are given a (3) mile radius within your city that you operate in.
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How many locations can I open in one area?
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You may open as many Locations as you wish. Each location will be individually licensed (unless an agreement is made to open several locations in a territory agreement) and negotiations will be finalized at the time of the original business acquisition. A discount on multiple locations will be at the sole discretion of The Sandwich Spot Inc.

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Contact a representative via phone: 650.504.2842 (9am - 6pm PST, Mon. - Fri.) Once you've let us know that you're ready to proceed. we will then:
  1. Have you sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement. Once this is done we schedule a time to talk with you. After this talk, we can move directly to the Intent to License Agreement.
  2. Next, within 3 to 4 weeks we will complete the Licensing Agreement. With the correct permits and licenses you could be ready to open anytime from 3 - 6 months, depending on your particular circumstances.
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How long will it take to get started?
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Once we have finalized the Licensing Agreement, typically you can be open within 3 to six months. However there are many variables depending upon your local jurisdiction, due to the particular permit & licensing process in your city and county when opening a Food business.
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Can I skip any steps and move directly to the Licensing Agreement?
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The Non-Disclosure Agreement must be signed, but you may choose to skip the Intent to License and move directly to the Licensing Agreement. The Sandwich Spot™ does NOT modify the License Agreement.
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What happens after I receive a License for my area?
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As soon as you have signed the Licensing Agreement, you may immediately begin work on your signage, menu and marketing material. You will also receive our user friendly The Sandwich Spot™ Road to Success Guide. This "Quick Start Guide" will assist you with everything you need to know to follow our success. Every aspect of the The Sandwich Spot business and our success formula we developed and followed to set up our Sacramento Ca.shop is revealed. This guide will provide you with information for suggested food inventory, recipes, menu options and presentations, equipment and fixture choices/costs, our process for hiring & training, marketing & P.R. tips, vendor contacts, bulk items to have, sourcing and other possible profitable retail products you could add to your café to sell. Your success is our success and our goal.