Capitalize on the country’s favorite frozen daiquiri brand with a Fat Tuesday franchise

FAQ

What is the process for becoming a Fat Tuesday franchisee?


1. Submit Application 2. Introductory call with Franchise Development Team 3. Receive the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) 4. Application approval 5. Attend Discovery Day 6. Execute Franchise Agreement 7. Construction build-out 8. Fat Tuesday Training Program & Grand Opening




Is Fat Tuesday looking to franchise within the U.S.?


Yes. Fat Tuesday is strategically poised for domestic expansion and is interested in qualified multi-unit and single shop franchisees.




What are the minimum financial requirements?


Candidate must have a minimum net worth of $500k and liquidity of $200k minimum (per location).




What is the royalty fee? Are there any marketing fees?


The royalty fee is 8% of gross sales. There are no marketing fees.




How long does the Franchise Process take?


Entire process generally takes 12 – 16 weeks. Click here to see the process




There’s already a Fat Tuesday in my market, can I add another?


Its dependent on area development agreements and market size. Fill out our Franchise Inquiry Form to get started




What kind of support do you provide Fat Tuesday Franchisees?


Franchisees have dedicated operations, marketing, and development support team members who they can reach out to for operating and training matters.




Do you provide assistance with liquor licensing?


Franchisees are responsible for knowing which licenses and permits are required for their area. Fat Tuesday is not involved in acquiring liquor licensing and permitting.




How do I get a copy of your Franchise Disclosure Document?


To receive a copy of Fat Tuesday’s Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), please complete the online Franchise Inquiry Form. This is the first step in the process, qualified candidates will receive our FDD.




Can I open just one in my neighborhood?


Depends on the market you are interested in.




Are there area development agreements available?


Yes, minimum of 3+ locations with terms of typically 2-5 years (dependent on number of locations in the agreement).




Can I franchise a New Orleans Original Daiquiris?


Currently franchises are only available in central and northern Louisiana. Please contact us for additional information by email at wherey@fat-tuesday.com




What are the basic steps of owning a Fat Tuesday franchise?


After speaking with one of our sales representatives, we will send you our Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD) to review. We will then have a follow up call to answer questions. Next we will do a funds verification check (to make sure you meet or exceed the minimum financial requirements), as well as a criminal background check (we perform on every potential franchisee). We will then meet at a current location for a discovery day for a tour of our location and to see the operations first hand, after which we will present you with a copy of the franchise agreement to review and sign.




What do I receive for my franchise fee?


The franchise fee gives you the rights to operate the Fat Tuesday brand, as well as access to the proprietary mixes, recipes, inventory system, merchandise, brand book, operations manual, and more.




Do I need any prior experience to own a Fat Tuesday?


Not to own, but you do need prior retail or bar/restaurant management or ownership experience to operate a Fat Tuesday. No prior experience? NO PROBLEM! (but you will need to hire/acquire an operating partner with prior experience to handle the day to day).





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This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only.

Currently, the following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. Within the U.S.A., we offer franchises solely by means of our Franchise Disclosure Document.

There are also countries outside the U.S.A. that have laws governing the offer and sale of franchises.


If you are a resident of one of these states or countries, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements that apply in your jurisdiction.

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