For Ravi Sidhu, franchising with Fatburger was one of the easiest decisions she’s ever made. It was also one of her most rewarding. The BC resident has a long history with the west coast brand that extends well beyond her role as a franchisee.
Aside from enjoying their delicious burgers as a devoted customer, Sidhu got her first real taste of entrepreneurship working as manager with the quick service restaurant. It was during this time that she saw first-hand the benefits of small business ownership.
“Fatburger has implemented a smooth and easy training process for all franchisees,” she says. “There’s a positive work culture throughout the system where everyone works as a team to get the job done.”
Working for the company for several years allowed Sidhu to learn the ins and outs of running a Fatburger restaurant. Couple this with the fact that she instantly fell in love with the company and the people, and Sidhu made for a perfect franchise partner.
And a perfect franchise partner she has become. Sidhu runs not one, but two Fatburger restaurants at their Ladner and Grandview Central, BC locations.
Though she’s now an established owner/operator with the brand, Sidhu can confidently say she never had any qualms about running the business. And for that, she can thank the corporate support centre.
“They consistently provide operational and marketing support,” she says. “I receive frequent visits from Fatburger’s experienced corporate support centre staff and they are always open to hearing new ideas on how we can grow the business.”
Sidhu says guidance like this is the reason she loves franchising. Having group purchasing power doesn’t hurt either. She says franchisors like Fatburger make sure franchise costs, including pricing for equipment, furniture, and inventory, are affordable for all investors.
And most importantly, she says prospective franchisees should take comfort in knowing that when they invest in a franchise, brand recognition goes a long way.
“The track record speaks for itself. There’s no denying that!”
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