Podcast: Ep#66 Finding The Ideal Franchise Locations (ft Warren Billett Property Manager for Sandwich Chefs)

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Location location location. Today on Eden Exchanges we spoke to Warren Billett of Retail Growth Consulting and Property Manager for the Sandwich Chefs franchise.  Listen as Warren highlights the need to know about leasing franchise locations, the deals to look out for and how to identify a good deal on offer. 

Find out more about the leasing strategy for Sandwich Chefs franchises both standalone and shopping centre locations and how Sandwich chefs protect and guide their franchisees.

Warren Billett- Retail Growth Consulting and Property Manager for Sandwich Chefs

Discussion Points:

  • Background
    Warren’s business background and how he became the Property Manager for Sandwich Chefs
  • Job Description
    What his job requires and how his typical day progresses
  • Business style
    How Warren approaches lease agreements and his rules of thumb in business
  • Deal or no deal?
    How to identify a good deal and a bad deal for lease agreement
  • Negotiation and tactics
    How to negotiate a good lease and what you should be asking for
  • Trial and error and good graces
    Sandwich Chefs approach to new franchisee leases and the metrics for the right lease
  • Stand alone or shopping centre
    The difference between shopping centres and stand alone sandwich chef franchises
  • Due diligence
    Doing your homework on costs, projections and realistic growth
  • Why Sandwich Chefs
    How Sandwich Chefs compares to other businesses in the market and why they are such a great opportunity
  • How to get in touch
    How to find out more about Sandwich Chefs and how to contact your someone in your area


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Sandwich Chefs is growing fast. We’re the leading deli and carvery franchise in Australia and have a passion for serving high quality sandwiches and roasts to our customers. We’re looking for passionate people to join our franchise. Our roasts are slowed cooked and delicious. Our sandwiches are enjoyed by thousands every single week.

This is the beginning of a true story that formed a delicious partnership, driven by the desire to make the kind of sandwiches that people can’t make at home. After lots of question s and even more taste tests, they opened the first of many Sandwich Chefs stores.
The trio don’t always agree on how to do things, except for when it comes to making sandwiches properly. This includes having fresh local produce delivered daily, sourcing artisan bread and making as much as possible from scratch, including 14 hour slow-roasted beef and crackling pork.
Every chef at every Sandwich Chefs® store lovingly makes each meal to order – just the way the customer likes it. With the help of their loyal customers, it took great mates to restore Australia’s faith in the humble sandwich.