FAQsFrequently Asked Questions
What makes Bennies an outstanding business opportunity?
Depending on the amount of time you want to invest, you can run a “lifestyle” business, or add operating days and extended hours to increase revenue. Our time-tested menu uses wholesome, high-quality ingredients and is simple to execute. You won’t require skilled chefs to make excellent food.
Bennies was structured for stability and profitability. We’ll give you the tools, the guidance, and the ongoing support to succeed.
What are the characteristics of successful franchisees?
We’re looking for well-rounded, hard-working, social leaders who thrive in a high-paced environment. You may have previous cooking skills or kitchen experience, and you like following systems. You are an outgoing entrepreneur who loves making great food and serving others.
Or you may be an investor looking for new, high growth opportunities.
Does Bennies Franchises offer financing?
Bennies Franchises does not offer direct or indirect financing. We will not guarantee your note, lease or other obligation. We can, however, suggest options to secure needed capital.
How long does it take to launch a Bennies?
We estimate a 3-6 month time period to launch the business after contract signature. This includes selecting a location (we’ll help), performing minimal buildout, obtaining equipment and supplies, and training.
What type of initial coaching and support does Bennies Franchises offer?
Location – We’ll help you find an ideal location in your area of interest, and negotiate a favorable lease. This is a key aspect of launching a restaurant that has a huge impact on future success.
Buildout – We provide specific instructions on how to buildout and design your space.
Training – From start to finish, the typical training process lasts 3-4 weeks. It includes: service, food preparation, kitchen management, inventory, and business management.
Pre-Opening + Grand Opening Support – We’ll be at your restaurant to help you best prepare prior to your Grand Opening launch, and for the week afterward.
Marketing – We’ll guide you on how to create your website and social media channels. We provide a variety of approved marketing content.
Operations – You’ll have direct access to a field consultant who will answer questions, support you, and be your point of contact to our organization.
Do I need to live in the area I want to own a restaurant?
Yes. You or your operations partner must reside in the area you want to operate a restaurant(s).
How many employees are required to operate a Bennies restaurant?
You’ll eventually need the equivalent of four (4) full time employees: manager (who can perform all duties), lead cook, prep cook, and barista/server.
Who started Bennies?
Bennies was first launched in the Tri-Lakes YMCA in Monument, Colorado in June 2021 by Founder and Owner, Caroline Bilodeau. Since then, we have steadily grown from a few customers to hundreds that visit each day.