Francorp is taking Unbeatable Eatables to the next level.
BY: AMY ROGERS
1851 Contributor - Francorp Inc. Contributor
Unbeatable Eatables has been satisfying Chicago residents for more than three decades. Its reputation for serving delicious sandwiches on the city’s South Side is well established, but the time has come for the business to grow.
Francorp, the world’s leading franchise consulting firm, provides a full development program to ensure owners like Shavers succeed. With 27 offices worldwide, the firm customizes franchise programs to fit business owner’s needs.
“Francorp trains you on how to find prospects and assists you in the sale process. It’s a one stop shop,” Shavers said. “Franchising my business would have taken much longer without them.”
Shavers bought Unbeatable Eatables five years ago with the intent to franchise. The company has a steady customer base, attracted to the quality ingredients on the menu and the great service. Customers and supporters of the brand now have an opportunity to own and operate their very own location.
Shavers credits Francorp allowing him to take his business to the next level. “After talking with Francorp I thought, this is where I need to be in order to grow my company.”
Unbeatable Eatables first franchise will open its doors in Orland Park, 10 miles from the flagship shop in Country Club Hills. This is the first of many, Shavers said, as his goal is to continue expanding.
“I hope to sell 20 to 30 in Illinois and eventually Indiana. I think we are with the right people,” said Shavers.
Making a sale can be complicated, and interested buyers will sometimes back out at the last minute, but Shavers said the process went smoothly and his first franchisee was ready to go within a month.
Francorp helps keep the process moving. The firm educates franchisors on how to sell and how to find prospects, and the company stays involved throughout the sales process by providing legal services along the way.
Shavers said he will continue to seek Francorp’s counsel as he searches for additional franchisees.
“They are always only a phone call or email away” Shavers said.
Unbeatable Eatables isn’t the only company benefiting from Francorp’s efficiency and knowledge of the industry. The firm has helped more than 2,000 companies expand, including McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Sharper Image and Coldwell Banker.