Prime Territory with Proven National Franchise - Apple Spice

Downers Grove, IL (DuPage County)

Apple Spice box lunch
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Asking Price: $49,500

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Established: 1988

Prime Territory with Proven National Franchise - Apple Spice

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Business Description

Compelling value proposition and competitive differentiation

3 exclusive contiguous Apple Spice franchise territories for sale in business centric DuPage County due to owner health issues. Single territories cost $49,500. The selling price for all 3 is discounted to $125,000. There is no foodservice experience required due to the excellent training program and support. The process is simple but highly effective and expertly and comprehensively supported by the corporate office.

Apple Spice is a highly respected, on-trend, delivery-only box lunch and catering franchise that launched in 1988. There are 48 units in 20 states with more being strategically added. Hours do not include nights, weekends, or holidays since the customer need is for weekday breakfast and lunch delivery. Customer targets include traditional business offices, hospitals and doctor offices, law firms, colleges and universities, banks, schools, conferences, police and fire stations, etc. Great food with adequate portions and healthy alternatives is delivered on time, competitively priced, with personalized labels, and set up by the driver. Menus are consistently updated including the addition of seasonal options. There is a quality focus in all areas – ingredients, menu creation, packaging, branding, training programs, franchise candidate selection, etc.

Apple Spice employs Relationship Managers to call directly on administrative assistants utilizing food giveaways, loyalty programs, and follow up calls to ensure satisfaction. This has a distinct advantage versus competition which focuses on in-store business first and generates delivery orders via mass media or in-store advertising. Other competitive differentiation points include Apple Spice making its sandwich bread from scratch daily, being able to attract and retain high quality employees due to its attractive hours, and lower overhead due to the ability to utilize light industrial flex space sites.

Franchise support includes industry leading training and mentoring, marketing mix of national brand programs, franchise specific programs, loyalty programs, and social media, site selection and build out support, equipment selection and guidance, innovative cloud-based information systems, and veteran procurement to ensure high quality, low cost, and consistent supply. The corporate office is unmatched in integrity and commitment to the success of its franchise owners.

The 3 territories contain 16,736 businesses with 5+ employees, 47 businesses with 500-999 employees, and 33 businesses with 1,000+ employees. 69% of territory employees are white collar. There is East/West access to I-88, Route 34, Route 56, and Route 38. There is North/South access to I-355, Route 53, Route 83, Route 59, and Routes 25/31.

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Downers Grove, IL
Primary competitors include Panera, McAlister’s, Jersey Mike’s, Firehouse, Belagio's etc. Apple Spice has a powerful value proposition versus them. Apple Spice calls call directly on administrative assistants versus relying on mass media and in-store advertising. Apple Spice focus is on delivery versus dining rooms (Panera delivery is < 9% of sales). Apple Spice makes bread daily versus par-baked with preservatives. Apple Spice is rarely asks employees to work nights, weekends, or holidays. Apple Spice has lower overall overhead.
Growth & Expansion:
Territory size and density will allow for the potential to add satellite kitchens for incremental sales growht.
Support & Training:
Apple Spice has a comprehensive program for all franchisees including extensive initial corporate office training, on-site store level training, employee training, food safety, food prep and presentation, sales training, marketing, accounting, and POS system training. Customer service is a major focus as well. The training department is highly accessible and engaged.
Reason for Selling:
Owner health
This business is an established franchise
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Chris Bekermeier

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