Basics of a Foodco Franchise

If you’re thinking about buying a Foodco franchise, there are many things to consider before signing on the dotted line. Becoming a Foodco franchisee is not a guarantee of success, but rather a blueprint that can assist you in achieving success. Given the correct market conditions, skills and dedication, being a Foodco franchisee might be financially rewarding.

Owning a Foodco franchise is a serious commitment and works best when you make a thoughtful, educated decision.

  • Just because you love Foodco’s products or services doesn’t mean that you will be able to successfully operate a Foodco franchise.
  • Being emotionally attached to the idea of becoming a Foodco franchisee is not a state of mind in which you can effectively evaluate an opportunity.
  • Your positive experience as a customer of Foodco should not form the basis for deciding to become a franchisee.

As an example, just because you love Big Macs doesn’t mean that you should become a McDonald’s franchisee.

Are you looking for some free resources to help you determine if a Foodco franchise is for you?

Foodco Due Diligence

You must conduct smart due diligence and determine from a business perspective whether owning a Foodco franchise is right for you.

If you truly want own a Foodco franchise, get all the information you can from Foodco and secure a qualified advisor who has experience helping people like you purchase franchises.

You may also want find that gaining a better understanding of the terms related to franchising would be helpful.  If so, you may want to visit A Glossary of Franchise Terms.

Make sure that owning a Foodco franchise fits in with both your skills and life style objectives. If you don’t want to work evening and weekends, don’t purchase an ice cream shop. If you’re an introvert, don’t buy a franchisee that requires you to be extroverted.

Are you interested in more questions to ask Foodco franchisor, Foodco franchisee, or even yourself? Get to know the terms.

Foodco Franchise Disclosure Document

Carefully read the Foodco Franchise DisclosureDocument (Also known as an FDD). They can be intimidating.

As you are reviewing Foodco’s Franchise Disclosure Document you will have a number of calls with Foodco’s franchise team before you will be allowed to call Foodco franchisees.

When you are allowed to call Foodco franchisees make sure you speak to at least five to eight franchisees. You will find that most Foodco franchisees will be honest and unbiased about Foodco. If you would like more information on how to dissect a Foodco FDD consider the following resources:

  • The Educated Franchisee Chapter 8 – ' Dissecting the Franchise Disclosure Document' - Click Here
  • The FDD Exchange - Franchise Disclosure Document Checklist' - Click Here
  • PodCast with Franchise Attorney Nancy Lanard – 'What to look for in a Franchise Disclosure Document' - Click Here

Does a Foodco Franchise Make Money?

A critical part of your due diligence is to build an estimated P&L (profit and loss statement) and see what the numbers might look like if you become a Foodco franchisee. Reading Chapter 13 of The Educated Franchise teaches you the secrets of this key step.

The decision making tools in Chapter 15 of The Educated Franchise and in Step 13 of The Franchisee Workbook shows you how to honestly evaluate whether or not buying a Foodco franchise is the right move for you.

If you’re serious about becoming a Foodco all franchisee and want to explore owning a Foodco franchise, take the best first step you can and grab your copy of The Educated Franchise today!