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In order for us to respond to your inquiry in an efficient and effective manner we need to know a little bit about you. Click the Request Info Tab and complete the online franchise information form and our franchise representative will contact you to review your information and discuss our program in additional detail and we’ll answer any initial questions you may have. If we mutually agree to move to the next step, we will send you a copy of our Franchise Application document along with an electronic copy of our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), and a Background and Credit Check approval form.
You complete our Application document and submit it to us along with the Acknowledgment of Receipt form from the FDD. The Application includes a personal financial statement. You may want to submit your own form of Personal Financial Statement if it is as detailed as ours. In addition we will ask you to send us proof of your liquid assets in the form of most recent month broker or bank statements, in addition to copies of the first two pages of the Federal Tax Returns for each principal involved in the franchise.
We will schedule a meeting with you in your market to review your application, the FDD and your business plan. We will review your financial statements in detail and provide insight into whether your financial strength and verbal business plan are viable.
If both parties are in favor of moving forward, we schedule a time to meet our senior management team. You’ll be able to ask any questions you might have about the concept and their plans for growing the company. You will meet individually with mangers from our Jimmy’s Egg franchise team, tour local Jimmy’s Egg restaurants and review the development process.
Upon mutual agreement and consent from Jimmy’s Egg to move forward as a new Jimmy’s Egg franchisee, you will sign the Area Development Agreement and the Franchise Agreement for your first store. We will fill in the address for the first store at a later date, when your first site has been identified and approved. The franchise agreement specifies your territory, and is your “license” to operate a Jimmy’s Egg restaurant. It also outlines the contractual obligations that you will be expected to keep.
Choosing a location is perhaps one of the most important steps of the process. A Jimmy’s Egg representative will tour your market with you to review potential sites you have identified. We will review our formal site criteria with you and your broker. A site application form will be submitted to Jimmy’s Egg for consent to the development of the location.
We will assist you with the store layout and design. You will be provided with an architectural prototype plan. (Customizing the plan for your specific location will be at your own expense.) We use an equipment consolidator to assist in the equipment procurement process. We utilize their national account buying power to drive down costs and they also coordinate the delivery of the equipment in one or two shipments when the restaurant is staged to accept it.
Management training will be conducted six to eight weeks before your grand opening. You will receive a New Store Opening Manual that includes an opening checklist for the countdown to your restaurant opening. Throughout the entire opening process you will be in constant contact with our Training and Operations staff and our Jimmy’s Egg training team is at your restaurant opening for training week and opening week support.