Frequently Asked Questions
What type of franchise is available?
Groovy Dog Franchising Systems, LLC offers you the opportunity to own your very own Groovy Dog Bakery® franchise. You pick which concept is best for you- a full bakery with a retail store, a kiosk or a shopping center merchandise cart.
How much does a franchise cost?
The estimated investment to establish a Groovy Dog Bakery® ranges from:
-Full Retail Store: $91,000 to $146,000 (includes a $30,000 franchise fee)
-Kiosk: $68,000 to $102,000 (includes a $22,00 franchise fee)
-Cart: $37,000 to $57,000 (includes a $15,000 franchise fee)
How much is the fee for continuing support services?
The continuing services or "royalty fee" is 5% of your gross sales and is paid weekly. This fee entitles you to use the Groovy Dog Bakery® trademark, marketing assistance, ongoing business development and counseling, use of the unique operating systems and recipes as well as other benefits that come with being a part of the Groovy Dog Bakery® franchise club.
Will I have an exclusive territory?
Groovy Dog Franchising Systems, LLC will grant you a protected territory if you operate a Groovy Dog Bakery® Store. In which case your protected territory will generally include a population of approximately 30,000 persons surrounding your store.
What are the advertisement requirements?
The Groovy Dog Bakery® name and reputation is an important part of your business. Depending on which type of franchise you operate will govern how much you will spend on grand opening advertising. The range is $2,500-$5,000 during the first three months of operations.
Each month, you must spend at least 2% for a Groovy Dog Bakery® Store, 1% for a Groovy Dog Bakery® Kiosk and .5% for a Groovy Dog Bakery® Merchandising Cart. The initial training will focus on all aspects of the Groovy Dog Bakery® franchise system and is comprised of classroom and on-the-job training.
What form of business start-up assistance and ongoing support will I receive?
Groovy Dog Franchising Systems, LLC will provide onsite assistance for one week during your initial grand opening. We will also periodically schedule visits throughout the course of the franchise term, which are designed to provide additional assistance and guidance in various aspects of you Groovy Dog Bakery® business. You will also receive a Groovy Dog Bakery® confidential operations manual that contains specifications, standards, operating procedures and suggestions to assist you in the operation of your Groovy Dog Bakery® business.