Welcome to Destination Dogs

A Gourmet Hot Dog Franchise

That’s a Real Trip

WORLD TRAVEL & GREAT FOOD

Born out of our founders’ shared passion for world travel and great food, Destination Dogs features a broad range of unique, delicious and reasonably priced, gourmet hot dogs and sausages (which we make ourselves in our own facility) as well as other creative food items & beverages. Our unique dining destination is where we invite our guests to “Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy Your Bite.”

And now, we invite qualified, experienced professionals to join us on our journey to bring the Destination Dogs gourmet hot dog franchise concept to more communities.

Destination Dogs is totally in-tune with today’s market and consumer preferences, and boasts an unmatched selection of global-travel-themed gourmet hot dogs and sausages, served up with our own signature cocktails from our full bar. It’s unlike anything else on the market today, and we can’t wait to share it with you… and your local guests!

To find out more about the Destination Dogs gourmet hot dog franchise and requirements for ownership request more information, or contact us at 732.213.3179 or franchise@destinationdogs.com

DESTINATION DOGS IS TOTALLY ON-TREND

We tap into not one, but many of today’s top food trends, including: global cuisine, ethnic fusion, house-made, vegetarian, comfort food, and regional signature cocktails, just to name a few…!

Plus, our concept, menu, and décor are all appealing to a wide potential guest base: singles, couples, students, business professionals, families with kids, seniors, and more.

This well-positioned, highly appealing, streamlined concept is yours to leverage from the first day you join the Destination Dogs system. Best of all, you’ll have the full support of Destination Dogs’ dedicated support team  to help as you grow your restaurant & bar franchise.

With your own Destination Dogs restaurant & bar franchise, you can cater to lunch, dinner and other day parts, and leverage a specialized menu plus fully-tested kitchen and sourcing procedures – all designed to take the guesswork out of navigating typical restaurant and bar operations.

Learn more about the many advantages and benefits of our one-of-a-kind restaurant & bar franchise program  request more information, or contact us at 732.213.3179 or franchise@destinationdogs.com.

Top Dog Support for Your Destination Dogs Restaurant Franchise…

Backed by the years of experience in the restaurant and bar industry of our visionary founding team, and our market-tested business model, we’ll help you provide culinary excursions on a bun to your local guests, through our comprehensive restaurant franchise support program:

Start Up Guidance – including input with site selection and build-out in your protected territory (leveraging approved real estate brokers and designated architects), plus required equipment and décor.

Thorough Training – covering important operational aspects such as kitchen and bar procedures, staffing, guest service, inventory control, and more.

Ongoing Support – such as scheduled field visits, refresher training, and remote support when you need it.

Confidential Operations Manual – our exclusive guide with uniform standards and procedures, proprietary recipes, forms and reporting requirements, and other crucial business functions.

Marketing Expertise – with assistance in developing local materials and campaigns, and using social media tools and the web to help build business.

Valuable Supplier Contacts – direct access to our approved vendors for supplies, equipment and food and drink products, including central sourcing for sausages and buns.

Technology Tools – use of our approved POS and data collection systems to help you manage your business smoothly and efficiently.

Learn more about we support you and your restaurant franchise: visit our Frequently Asked Questions page, request more information, or contact us at 732.213.3179 or franchise@destinationdogs.com.

An Opportunity Unlike Any Other
with an Inspired Restaurant & Bar Franchise

What is provided as part of the Destination Dogs franchise system?

We expect you and two other individuals to attend our HQ-based training, including a two-day administrative course and a one-week initial training. Topics may include food prep, food cost & inventory controls, labor scheduling, and more. We’ll also send representatives to provide assistance on site for two days around the time of your restaurant’s opening. And, we’ll present you with a copy of our confidential operations manual to help you run your business properly on a day-to-day basis.

What experience do I need to have to become a Destination Dogs franchise owner?

Franchise owners, or operating partners, within the Destination Dogs system are preferred to have restaurant experience (preferably full service restaurant experience). We look for motivated owner-operators who have management experience, computer skills, leadership and coaching abilities, good communications and problem solving skills, and who are involved in their local communities. We offer both single-unit franchise agreements as well as multi-unit options.

How much will the Destination Dogs franchise investment cost me?

The projected initial investment range for a single start-up location is between $374,000 and $1,091,000; this investment amount includes an initial franchise fee of $50,000 (this fee can be discounted for qualified military veterans). As with any new business venture, it’s important that you have the capital needed to adequately fund your new business.

Are there other ongoing fees paid to the franchisor? 

Franchisees will be required to pay royalties at a rate of 6% of gross sales, plus a technology fee of up to $50/month for website presence. These royalties and fees allow us to fund our ongoing support services and the continued development of services and product selections, marketing tools, training programs, and systems upgrades.

Are there any advertising fees?

Franchisees will be required to spend a minimum of 1% of gross sales per month on local marketing (note: we reserve the right to increase the required percentage over time). Franchisees will also contribute up to 2% of gross revenues into the system marketing fund (note: contributions will start at 1%, with the right to increase to 2% in the future). Collected funds will be used to develop marketing strategies to promote the Destination Dogs brand and fund the creative costs to develop local franchise marketing materials and campaigns.

Is financing available?

We do not offer direct financing to franchisees. We may be able to provide references to qualified financing or lending resources, on a case-by-case basis.

What is the term of the franchise agreement?

The initial term of your franchise agreement is ten years, with two successor terms option of five years each.

How do I get started?

If you’re interested in starting a unique restaurant business and finding out more about the Destination Dogs franchise, click here to request more information about our program. Or you can contact us at 732.213.3179 or franchise@destinationdogs.com to discuss the possibility of setting up a visit to view our operations, speak with key franchise management staff, and receive our FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document) which contains all the important details you’ll need to make an informed decision.

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