Hummus Republic Bringing Mediterranean Touch to Nationwide Expansion
California’s hottest Mediterranean food concept Hummus Republic is gearing up for growth, expanding nationwide as this year’s best food franchise buy.
The popular emerging fast casual brand—serving up healthy food for happy people –is also a sweet investment.
“Hummus Republic is the only brand in the up and coming Mediterranean food trend that has immensely simplified the operation inside the restaurant, without compromising the freshness and integrity of the food, or the customer experience,” explains Jordyn Weekly, director of development for Hummus Republic. “This unique combination allows for affordable franchising and rapid expansion capabilities.”
With rapid plans to have more than 100 franchised locations within the next year, Hummus Republic arrives on the national restaurant scene in a refreshing way. The modern Mediterranean made-from-scratch menu features customizable bowls, salads, and pitas and an assembly-line approach that provides customers with the ultimate control, notes Weekly.
“Consumers around the world want their food healthier, fresher, lighter, and faster. That’s why we’re here,” Weekly says. “Mediterranean food is the next hot ethnic cuisine because it's healthy and also delicious. Our mission is to provide healthy, primarily plant-based meals to the masses.”
The brand was born to franchise.
Since opening the first Hummus Republic in Los Angeles to lines out the door, the founders have been busy perfecting the winning concept – a combination of fresh, locally-grown food with a casual, welcoming ethos and highly efficient business operations. Experienced restauranteurs and entrepreneurs with minimal to no food experience can reap big rewards with the high-quality franchise model, built on simplicity.
“With simplicity comes consistency, which, from experience, I can say is one of the most important factors for success when running a restaurant – especially, a chain restaurant,” says Weekly. “Hummus Republic also embraces active owners and allows for absentee investors. All of our restaurants can be fully operated by each and every employee from food prep, opening and closing, and serving customers.”
The franchise stands alone in the Mediterranean QSR category as a proven, scalable system, with a high ROI, and one of the lowest initial investment costs in the business – ranging from $120,000 to $310,000 –compared with industry competitor requirements projected to be at least three times that amount, notes Weekly. Franchise investment costs vary depending upon the location and whether the proposed site is existing restaurant space or new construction. The concept works in real estate spaces as small as 450 square feet.
“Not only does this save franchisees a tremendous amount of money on rent, equipment, and labor, but it also gives owners peace of mind and the ability to focus on what’s important—sales and customer service,” Weekly says.
Sharply focused on the future and a quest to elevate the standard of fast food, Hummus Republic recently opened the brand’s first franchise location in Philadelphia and has restaurant development underway in Texas, Nevada, Arizona, and Oregon. The brand is looking to grow throughout the U.S. with equally enthusiastic franchise partners, who possess a go-getter mentality and strong work ethic.
“Economics are important, but they come second,” explains Weekly. “We want franchisees with an entrepreneurial spirit who also are motivated by our mission.”
Hungry to learn more about Hummus Republic? Visit thehummusrepublic.com/ franchise/.
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