If you are thinking about your own business, you know that there are a number of avenues to achieve that goal. You could simply decide to ‘go it alone,’ and purchase a restaurant or find a location and start from scratch. Maybe you’ve thought of those options or could be you know someone who has.

But consider this: there is a tremendous learning curve associated with starting any business, and that is doubly so in the restaurant industry.

How important is location? What should be the ratio of take-out to dining-in? What kinds of dishes are particularly popular in a given locale? What are the local charities that a business owner should align with? What types of marketing/advertising are really effective in one locale? What are the best strategies for coping with and planning for seasonal changes in business?

The list of questions goes on and on. Ask any business owner, and you’ll hear about the mistakes they made during their first years and what they’d do differently.

Buying a franchise is one way to avoid those costly start-up mistakes. The franchisor has already put a program, system and business in place that helps you, as the franchisee, to hit the ground running. And in this case, the Hot Stove Saloon™ menu has successfully withstood the test of time, having been in place for nine year – another item done for a franchisee.

As part of a franchise organization, you reap the benefits of the experience of those who have set up the systems ahead of time. You have a mentor in a franchisor – someone who understands and has built the value of the brand. There is name recognition and a path forward that has been tested by those who launched the venture. You begin with the accumulated experience, know-how, business practices and operating plan that come with a franchise. And, you have the added benefit of coaching and mentoring from the person or people who have walked in the path you are about to start down.

The Hot Stove Saloon™ opportunity comes with the ready-made framework and business plan on which to build your successful practice.

Each year, more than $800 billion in goods and services are sold through franchises in the United States. There are over 550,000 individual franchise outlets nationally, and each working day, a new franchise opens every five minutes. Studies have shown that a franchise has a much higher chance of success than an independent, start-alone business – again, because much of the groundwork has already been done for you.

We hope you will consider being part of this growth story, as a member of our Hot Stove Saloon™ franchise experience. Please call us or e-mail for additional information.

(508-432-0771) or (rs.leidner@sandlotinc.com)