Building Restaurants: Franchisee Focus

Do you dream of opening your own restaurant, stars in your eyes and wisk in hand? If you've researched the topic or spoken with other restauranters, you will quickly learn how difficult it is to become a successful restaurant entrepreneur.

But there is a solution. Rather than taking on the huge risk associated with starting a new restaurant concept, many individuals elect to keep their dreams alive by becoming a franchisee. Franchisees can enter the restaurant business with lower risks: they can take advantage of established brands, products, services, proven methods, and franchise support.

Don’t be fooled. Owning a franchise is still a stressful experience. After formalizing the franchise agreement, franchise operators have numerous responsibilities and need to make critical decisions in tight timeframes. Selecting the ideal location with the right demographics, negotiating a lease, hiring experienced contractors, purchasing equipment, and hiring employees are just a few of these important initial decisions.  Partnering with the right professionals can make all the difference. Experienced tenant representatives provide valuable guidance to help franchisees select the optimal location for their establishment, taking into account important variables such as demographics, lot size, traffic counts, and building layouts. Partnering with knowledgeable commercial restaurant contractors such as StoreTech+co creates a strong foundation and streamlines the design and building process, especially since StoreTech+co works in tandem with corporate designers.

In addition, companies such as StoreTech+co provide valuable insight regarding local laws and the permitting process, ensuring that your permits will be properly filed and the appropriate timelines will be reflected in your building process. Reputable and experienced design build firms can also help franchisees navigate the franchise corporate requirements, finding the right balance between the requirements mandated by the franchisor and the franchisee's budget. StoreTech+co, has the unique ability to value engineer projects, assisting both parties by providing amenable solutions for restaurant design and layout while incorporating specific finishes and unique features that meet both corporate specifications and franchisee budget constraints. StoreTech+co draws from experience and knowledge, bringing unique solutions that bridge the needs of both the corporation and the franchisees.

Because of StoreTech+co's expertise with restaurant design and builds,  the company was brought into a multi-location partnership with Cold Stone Creamery.  StoreTech+co worked on all aspects of these projects including interior design, countertops, cabinetry and millwork, as well as overall restaurant construction.  While working within this unique partnership, StoreTech+co developed a better understanding and a much more efficient workflow that resulted in significant construction cost savings for Cold Stone Creamery.

With expert insight into tomorrow's trends as well as over 30 years of restaurant design and construction experience, StoreTech+co has been tapped by many franchise operators to partner and lead restaurant franchisee projects including Starbucks, Carolina Ale House, Häagen Dazs, Tony Romas Express and Juice Blendz. We invite you to view our restaurant franchise design builds by clicking here.

For the past 30+ years, StoreTech+co has used the proven “SMART" process to successfully complete over 100 restaurant projects throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean. The SMART process encompasses three phases: Phase 1: Design & Architectural Process, Phase 2: Permitting & Bidding, and Phase 3: Building & Fixtures. Partnering with StoreTech+co means that you will work with a general contractor, a dedicated on-site superintendent and professional project manager, as well as a team with direct franchise restaurant design and build experience.


* Quality Service * On Time * On Budget *
StoreTech+co is committed to designing, building and bringing your
restaurant vision to reality.

StoreTech+co will be at booth #1337 at the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show in Orlando September 27-29. 



StoreTech+co is a full service Construction and Design company consistently striving for and achieving excellence.


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