The Process We Follow, Together
There are several logical steps in our franchisee qualification process, all designed for both you and our team to determine if there exists strong mutually shared goals and a good business fit.
During the process, you will gain a detailed understanding of our business, its unique positioning, and franchise support and growth opportunity. We will gather pertinent information about you as a potential franchisee. Together, we will complete the process in 3 to 6 weeks and be in a position to make well-informed decisions about business ownership with Underdawgs in your particular market.
WHERE TO BEGIN: Complete and submit the Online Information Request
Once you submit the franchise information request a member of our team will contact you to discuss your interest, answer your initial questions and lay the foundation to get started. We will also provide you with more detailed information about the setup, vehicle costs and requirements for ownership.
AFTER A CALL, YOU: Complete an Application
Download our franchise application and ask that you (and any partners if necessary) take the time to complete this detailed version of the initial interest form. Download the franchise Application
YOUR DISCOVERY BEGINS: Overview calls
Upon review of your franchise application, you will be invited to participate in several detailed calls. On these calls, we will review your completed application and go into more detail about the Underdawgs opportunity and your particular market, business opportunity and time-frames for discovery, launch and operation. These calls are designed for you to have your questions answered and seriously consider the day-in-a-life actual business of Underdawgs. During the calls, you will be asked to do some homework on your end so that we are certain you have a thorough understanding of the business and the required physical, financial and time requirements to make your market a success.
LETS MEET: Putting down a deposit
Once we have learned a great deal more about one another, we will ask you to confirm your intent to purchase an Underdawgs Franchise by putting down a $1,000.00 deposit. We then ask you to choose a date, convenient for both of us and “host” an Underdawgs Party in your community. We will arrive the day before the party and walk you through the entire setup, party and completion of every aspect. We will provide all products for this event. During this visit, we will go over with you all aspects of the vehicle choices and Operations, including Marketing, Logistics, Menu, Staffing and Financial. You will have an opportunity to experience first hand, an Underdawgs event and have answered any questions that you may have. At the end of the visit, you will choose to proceed with the franchise or not. If we proceed with the franchise, your deposit will be deducted from the final franchise fee. If you choose to not proceed with the franchise, the deposit is used for our expenses incurred to and from the visit, along with paying the party expenses.
OUR APPROVAL PROCESS: Review and Acceptance
After you have received all of the information you need to make a solid business decision and we receive all of the information we need from you in our franchise qualification process, including the site visit party, your request to franchise will be reviewed for approval. Upon approval, you will be ready to sign your Franchise Agreement and embark on your new career as a franchise business owner with Underdawgs.