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Take a look below to see the most frequently asked questions we most often hear.
How do I find out if I qualify to begin the Education Process with you?
Fill out the Info Form HERE and we will be in touch shortly to follow up. Best of luck!
How do you compete with traditional sandwich shops?
The question should be how do they compete with us!
Firstly, our ingredients are fresh, crisp, and hand-sliced in each restaurant daily. Our sauces are made in-house and we pride ourselves on every meal we serve to our customers. In short, we put love into our food. Most others do not.
Secondly, we have created more than just delicious, toasted sandwiches. We have built an experience, unlike any other fast casual restaurant. Our level of service, store layout, and full-service bar makes us a destination people want to come and hang out at, not just pick up a sandwich and leave. Typically, once a customer eats at Cheba Hut they become a loyal customer and do not visit sub-par, boring, traditional sandwich shops again!
Does the cannabis theme affect the business?
We have been in business for 20 years, and pride ourselves on our food and customer service. The marijuana theme is not overt and in most cases, patrons will not even notice. It was important for us to build an inclusive brand for counterculture and traditional customers alike. Currently, we thrive in markets where medical and recreational marijuana is legal and in markets where it is not since that is not what has historically driven sales. That being said; we do believe our recent rise to the top of the unit economic food chain may in part be due to the “Green wave” sweeping the country.
What is the cost to open a Cheba sandwich shop franchise?
The total initial investment to open a Cheba store is between $336,000–$678,000
How much is the Franchise Fee?
$40,000 for a single unit. We also offer discounted three-unit franchise fees to select candidates.
How much can I make?
We get high….profits. But unfortunately those buzzkills in government regulation won’t let us legally disclose these numbers outside of our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). To obtain this document and review all the juicy details, we will first need you to complete a Confidential Questionnaire.
How do I find real estate for my new Cheba store?
Our Real Estate Team will work with you to find the perfect site, negotiate a lease, and get your new Cheba up and running.
What kind of support is provided?
Cheba offers Franchise Owners the following types of support:
- Real Estate Selection
- Initial Training
- On-Going operational support
- Accounting and financial coaching
- Annual Meetings
- Periodic site visits
Are There Ongoing Fees Paid?
Yes, Franchise Owners in the Cheba system pay a monthly royalty equal to 6% (that’s low!) of gross sales. The fee entitles you to continued use of the Cheba name and trademarks, access to our operating systems, new product development, ongoing business consulting and other benefits the come along with being a Franchise Owner in the Cheba organization.
How long will it take to get my first Cheba Hut open?
There are a number of variables here, including type of store, the length of the lease negotiation process and permitting processes, but on average it takes about 4-8 months from the date of franchise awarded to doors open.