late 2017, Melt Shop announced the company’s franchise program and has
already achieved tremendous success, signing agreements to develop 26 locations
worldwide in key markets like Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and the
Middle East. To continue with Melt Shop’s rapid growth, the brand is seeking
multi-unit franchisees looking to diversify their portfolios and those
excited to be part of the melted sandwich movement. Since the company’s
founding in 2011, Melt Shop has grown to eight corporate locations throughout
New York, Philadelphia and Minneapolis, and opened its first international
franchise location in Kuwait City, Kuwait in January 2018 as a part of
a seven restaurant Middle East expansion deal.
“It’s been an exciting start to 2018 and we couldn’t be happier with the response our franchise program has received, both here in the U.S. and around the world,” said Spencer Rubin, Founder and CEO of Melt Shop. “As the brand continues to grow, we’re looking for partners that have strong hospitality experience and knowledge of their markets, and who are passionate about the brand.”
Melt Shop currently has opportunities domestically in the Northeast, Midwest, and Florida, and in most international markets, including the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Japan, China, India, Mexico, South America, Canada, Western Europe and Australia. Melt Shop is poised for excellent ROI with an estimated initial investment range of $368,240 – $698,800 for the first location, including a franchise fee of $35,000 and a sales range of $1,016,984 – $1,640,406 (sales range based on Melt Shops’ six corporate restaurants open over 12 months as of end of 2016, as referenced in Item 19 of the 2017 FDD).
“We know our franchise partners are a vital part of our brand’s success and will continue to be as we expand our efforts to grow to 100 locations over the next five years,” said Josh Morgan, COO of Melt Shop. “We welcome all experienced entrepreneurs and interested multi-unit operators to stop by our booth at the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference. There are many opportunities for us to broaden the brand in various regions throughout the world and we’re energized to meet franchisees interested in helping us grow the business.”
Melt Shop’s focus is simple: melted sandwiches made with high-quality ingredients. The product and processes have been meticulously refined for more than six years. But Melt Shop does more than create melted sandwich masterpieces — it creates a culinary experience unmatched in the fast-casual space. The food unlocks the feelings, memories and moments that bring people joy. It’s a reminder of the good, simple, carefree things in life.
To learn more about ownership opportunities with Melt Shop, contact Josh Morgan, COO of Melt Shop, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.meltshopfranchise.com. Follow Melt Shop on Instagram for the latest news, and visit Melt Shop at the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference at booth 239 to learn more about franchising opportunities.
Melt Shop is a part of Aurify Brands, a company equal parts hospitality group and restaurant incubator. Aurify Brands was founded by Andy Stern and John Rigos, who are Five Guys Burgers and Fries multi-unit franchisees, and former franchisees of Subway, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Baskin-Robbins. Aurify Brands believes that one quality, more than any other, determines the success of a concept: the strength of the brand and its connection to guests. Melt Shop was built upon that premise. Aurify Brands also owns and operates The Little Beet, The Little Beet Table, Fields Good Chicken, and MAKE Sandwich.