Podcast: Ep#59 How Sandwich Chefs is leading the franchise industry (ft. Gary Powell of Sandwich Chefs)

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The Sandwich Chefs difference. Today on Eden Exchanges we spoke to Gary Powell, Network Development Manager for Sandwich Chefs. Australia’s leading sandwich, carver and catering franchise provider.

Gary discussed the state of the food, restaurant and hospitality franchise sectors in Australia and what it really takes to be a successful franchise company. Listen out as Gary discusses how Sandwich Chefs differentiates itself in the market, how a potential franchisee should approach a new business opportunity and Sandwich Chef’s growth plans in 2018 and beyond.

Gary Powell- Network developer for the Sandwich Chefs franchise

Discussion Points 

  • Background
    Gary’s professional background and beginnings with Sandwich Chef
  • Starting with Sandwiches, catering and carving
    Assessing the business model and the business potential
  • The Sandwich Chefs difference
    How Sandwich Chefs differs from the competition and why it can a lucrative business
  • The situation of the franchise food service industry
    How scandal and crisis have reshaped the industry and redefined good business
  • The Sandwich Chefs approach to good business
    The franchising business model and the proven method so far
  • Shopping centre vs outlet/restaurant?
    Choosing the right outfit for your business
  • The ideal approach to franchising
    choosing your team, setting your prices and finalising your menus
  • How to succeed in franchising and identifying a dud deal
    Franchise successes and failures
  • What questions to ask a franchisor?
    Knowing what questions to ask and what answers to look out for
  • Getting into business with the right franchise
    How to get the right information and why doing your homework is the best policy
  • What to expect with a Sandwich franchise
    The expected and the not so expected of business franchising world
  • How to get in touch
    How best to enquire and find out what is available 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. restore Australia’s faith in the humble sandwich.