Franchising

Join the healthy food revolution

Why Freshly Chopped?

Join the healthy food revolution and the booming fit lifestyle market, with our, family-friendly, fast-casual quick-service brand.

With all of the Chopped flavours created by our skilled team in our central kitchen, consistency of flavour is guaranteed.

Using our unique software, every aspect of the business, from ordering through to labour management, costing and stock control, can be easily monitored wherever you are.

Work for yourself with the expert support of the team behind Chopped.

With the experience and guidance of our management team and trainers, build a strong revenue stream, creating further opportunities for growth with our proven business model.

Use market-leading EPOS technology to build your sales levels with our online and mobile App ordering systems.

Benefit from group purchasing and a value-added supply chain.

Our Market

Our customers recognize the need for well-balanced, nutritious meals & we are committed to educating them about healthy eating choices.

80% of our customers generate repeat orders.

Freshly Chopped online ordering through the use of smart devices now represents 10% of our sales.

Our customer age ranges from 5 to 65, and we serve multiple demographic groups across the local communities in which we trade.

Transparent menu pricing and day-part specials ensure we provide our customers value for money.

Freshly Chopped offers a delivery, collection, take-away and dine-in service, with fast meal service times.

We develop Local Store Marketing plans with our franchise community to ensure they maximise sales potential and build their customer portfolio on their doorstep.

The Process

We take great care to partner with the right franchisees: people who share our vision, and the determination to operate a successful Freshly Chopped store. Our selection process involves the following steps:

Application Form

Once you have contacted us with your interest in a Chopped franchise, we will ask you to fill out an application form detailing your previous work and business history, areas of interest, specific location and available funding. If our requirements match, we will move on to the next stage together.

Meet and Greet - Chopped Tour

At this stage, we will meet with you to discuss your objectives and plan for a Chopped Franchise. We will give you the guided tour and explain our franchise model in more detail. We will follow this up by an area and site evaluation for your store.

Finance Submission

Once your business plan and area/site is provisionally approved, we require you to submit your financials for review, to ensure that you are financially prepared to open a Chopped Franchise.

Executive Interview

Once your finances are approved, we conduct an executive interview to discuss the final agreement and capital requirements to launch your very own Chopped.

Commitment

Once we have reached agreement between both parties, the Heads of Terms is sent, inviting you to pay a franchisee fee deposit, confirming the official engagement of both parties.

Site and Financing Secured

At this point you must ensure your financing is secured and that your site is approved and the lease signed.

Signing the Franchise Agreement

Once the site is secured, both parties sign the franchise agreement, making you an official Chopped Franchisee. The balance of the initial franchise fee is paid on signing the franchise agreement.

Initial Training and Chopped Orientation

We will provide a full training programme for you, your manager and head chopper at one of our stores. This will run for a minimum period of 4 weeks.

New Store Opening (NSO)

Our Franchise Community Manager will assist your new Chopped project from the initial orientation to serving your first customer! We help you recruit staff and train them. We'll be by your side during the opening process and support you on an ongoing basis with training, product development, purchasing, operations, financial management and Local Store Marketing.

I am interested in owning my own Freshly Chopped. How do I get started?

If you are interested in finding out more and talking to us about Freshly Chopped Franchise Opportunities, please read the FAQ below for further information and send us a message using this form.




FAQ

€20,000

To open a Freshly Chopped store, the turnkey capital cost will be approximately €160,000. This includes a provision for working capital.

Franchise Royalty: 6% of Net Sales
Marketing Contribution: 2% of Net Sales

What we look for in franchisees is strong leadership, a positive attitude and a strong work ethic. We recommend that at least one owner – or a designated manager – be involved on a full-time basis, managing day-to-day operations. Previous experience in the hospitality sector is also considered a great advantage.

Choosing the right location is essential to your success. The neighbourhood should be a busy trading area where people are looking for a good, quick meal, or in the heart of a large residential/mixed business area. It should also be multi-purpose (work and play) so it can support different day parts (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Good parking within the locality should also be considered. With the new obsession for healthy food Freshly Chopped appeals to just about every age group, ranging from 5 to 65. University campuses, town centres, areas near gyms/sports clubs & office complexes with young professionals are all potential locations.

It is the franchisee’s responsibility to identify suitable premises – we will assist and advise during the process.

Optimum Shop Frontage is 6.50m.
Minimum Footprint is 140 square metres for a stand-alone unit.
Optimum Footprint is 160 square metres for a stand-alone unit.
Preferably on one level (ground floor).
Access - front door, rear delivery door.
External provisions for refuse.
Car Parking - on street or dedicated car park within 100 metres.
Provision for some outside seating preferably at front of unit.
Planning consent for food.

To ensure your success Freshly Chopped provide a four-week comprehensive on-site intensive training programme for you, your manager and head chopper at one of our Stores. We will also provide dedicated trainers in your Freshly Chopped store for the first 2 weeks of opening, along with ongoing coaching & training once you’ve commenced trading.

You are free to engage your own contractors to build your Freshly Chopped to our approved designs and specifications. However, Freshly Chopped has a list of approved contractors you are more than welcome to consider.

Once the location is agreed & the franchise agreement is signed it takes 10-12 weeks to build a Freshly Chopped store & implement our NSO (New Store Opening plan).

We operate an approved supplier program with your own account that you manage independently.

It is paid on a weekly basis.

Financial rewards vary depending on sales, location, traffic and operating costs, financing terms, your ability to manage and control your business and other factors. Prospective franchisees are obliged to conduct their own independent investigation prior to signing any franchise agreement. During the interview process, prospective franchise owners will have access to trading accounts.

Yes – converting an existing restaurant into a Freshly Chopped store may also have cost benefits in terms of fit-out.

Yes – we will email you a brochure once we’ve received your initial franchise enquiry and talked with you.