P.O. Box 467
Frequently Asked Questions
Find Answers To Your Franchising Questions
Pickleman’s is dedicated to serving you fresh, delicious food. From sandwiches and gourmet pizzas to soups and fresh chopped salads, you can count on Pickleman’s to deliver quality. If you are interested in becoming a franchisee, here are some questions you may have. We are here to help you get into business with an already established customer presence. Continue reading to find answers that will help you get started.
Do you finance?
–No. We have relationships with banks and lenders who are familiar with the Pickleman’s brand that we can get you acquainted with.
Can I choose my own location?
–Yes! We do, however, provide many franchisees with assistance, suggestions, and help with negotiating a lease for site locations as well as coordinating construction and development of your Pickleman’s.
Pickleman's Franchising always approves sites prior to leasing.
Can I open a Pickleman’s in a state that doesn’t already have one?
–Training is about 6 weeks long at a Pickleman's Corporate Location. Pickleman’s does not charge for the initial training program for you and 1 designated manager. You are responsible for wages, travel, and living expenses for the duration of training.
Do I buy my food products from Pickleman’s?
–No. We do require purchase of approved products to maintain continuity and quality from store to store. Our approved national distributors deliver these products.
Can I own more than one Pickleman’s?
–Yes. Multi-Unit Area Development programs are available. A certain number of Pickleman’s in a designated area are agreed upon with a predetermined schedule for unit openings.
Ongoing Fees include:
• Royalty fees are 6% of the gross income
• Advertising fees are 2% of the gross income
How much will it cost to open a Pickleman’s?
–Expect to spend between $250,000–$350,000. This includes:
• Franchise Fee
• Most other expenditures
*Total opening costs vary by location, size, and necessary build-out costs.
*Some areas of the country are also higher due to economics of the area.
Get in Touch with Pickleman’s
We invite you to reach out to us through our online form and select the drop down menu “I’d like to talk about franchising” to ensure your request is sent to the appropriate person. You may also email us stating your interest in becoming a franchisee and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to having you join the Pickleman’s family!
Choosing A Location
Pickleman's stores are designed for a unforgettable store experience but also for superior put through rates in-store. This allows for fast service in a clean modern space.
What We Look For?
We like to place stores in high day traffic areas and in sites that harbor an anchor that draws in steady traffic. Location is still the name of the game but so is ease of entrace and visibility of the location.