Site Location Criteria & Selection
You may have heard the first three rules of retail business
While that's correct, it is also. incomplete. There are dozens
of other site selection aspects that have to be investigated and
In addition to the support you will receive from Box Lunch Headquarters,
We have developed a comprehensive form, and a procedure which
will be invaluable in helping you select the proper location for
your own Box Lunch business.
This procedure includes suitability requirements, which begin
with the market area itself, and includes several other important
considerations, such as: strip malls vs existing store-front vs
new construction vs free-standing locations, parking, common area
maintenance, delivery access, traffic patterns and counts and
'drive-through' possibilities, your business neighbors (including
competition), utility inspection and costs, seating and expansion
potential, handicapped access, lighting, the labor pool and transportation.
We've done it all before, and we'll help you get it as right
Lunch Training Program
We like to think that
Box Lunch training is different from other franchises in several
important respects. The most important of which is the personalized
approach: our training proceeds at a comfortable pace, conducted
and supervised by the founders of Box Lunch, It is flexible in
order to accommodate your personal commitments.
Our Training Program is mandatory for all new Franchisees and Managers. The cost of training two-people is included in the franchise fee. The training usually takes place at Headquarters, in Wellfleet, on Cape Cod. The in-depth training takes place on two levels:
First, the Owner and Manager are trained in all aspects of the business
'hands-on' experience in preparing the scores of menu items, operating equipment
(from the slicer to the cash register), dealing with customers,
record keeping, procurement and inventory management, cost control,
and several other topics.
Second, the Owner and Manager are taught how to train their employees'.
The entire process customarily takes twenty-four working days.
In addition to this personal training, an Operations Manual is provided for
future reference, as well as an "Ingredients" Catalog for more
thin 100 Rollwiches.