The following illustrates how we go about selecting and vetting potential franchise candidates. Please note that this process is adapted to the applicant´s qualifications and experience as well as the market in question, so your experience may differ somewhat. In general the entire process may take 6 to 12 months.
This is the form that we would like you to submit providing us some basic information about yourself, the project and the market in which you would like to introduce La Tagliatella.
After submitting the form, you will receive within one week an email with instructions on continuing the process.
You will receive instructions on how to download our application, form Preliminary Business Plan as well as our Confidentiality/Non-Disclosure Agreement. The information you provide will give us more specific information about your personal or group qualification, experience as well as your financial resources, which will allow us to better evaluate your application.
Upon submitting this information, we will respond within two weeks to request your preference for a time and date to hold a conference call with our franchise representative. During this call you can expect us to ask further questions about the information you shared with us, your vision about developing the brand in your market, how you learned of La Tagliatella and this will be your opportunity to do the same regarding the brand and franchise process.
Thereafter, we will plan in person meetings both in one of our restaurants or support center depending upon your geographic location/preference for travel and in the market you wish to develop. This will be your opportunity to view a restaurant in operation, how our System works and ours to view your infrastructure, team and experience the market as you see it. This typically takes four to six weeks depending upon availability.
At this point, assuming both parties are satisfied with one another, we begin discussion of contractual terms. We understand that often time you will wish to begin a parallel discussion of the first restaurant location site and its feasibility. We will accommodate this as best we can knowing that the two are interrelated. During this process we will agree on the business terms first prior to engaging attorneys to adapt form agreements to local regulations as necessary. This process may take up to eight weeks.
This is where you become part of the Family. If you have not already, you will be introduced to all our various departments (training, marketing, finance, accounting, legal and franchise operations) and the people who will be supporting your business. You will visit our Artisanal Kitchen and begin the process of planning, building and opening your first restaurant.