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Why a Famous Laffa Franchise?

  • Award Winning Operations

    Award Winning Operations

    We recognize that our EMPLOYEES are one of our most valuable resources. We will continue our success in providing the highest quality of Shawarma and Laffa’s and Middle Eastern cuisine.

  • Unique Decor

    Unique Décor

    The interiors of our Restaurants have that European feel with Middle Eastern flair. We customize each location to fit the area. We have been able to offer our guests attention to detail along with our visual enhancements that have become extremely well received.

  • Our Proven System

    Our Proven System

    Our franchise system will help tell a story for our franchisees through every facet of the Franchisor's operation. Our First Restaurant at 401 Magnetic Dr. in North Toronto was a huge success –we were buried in an industrial area but we created an atmosphere that delivered an outstanding experience and we got to know it's customers.

  • 2-Week Training Program

    2-Week Training Program

    Our extensive and comprehensive training program offered to our franchisees allows you to learn our policies and procedures. Upon completion of the training program you will be well equipped to operate and gain creditability in your area. We train you and allow you to get right into your Restaurant to experience the feeling of operating your business.

  • Opening Team

    Opening Team

    Your team at Famous Laffa will assist you in your opening. This team is comprised of a group of high energy, dedicated, knowledgeable managers and staff. They will lead and guide you through the opportunities that can arise during a restaurant opening.

  • Adaptable Site Requirements

    Adaptable Site Requirements

    The Famous Laffa Brand does not rely on a typical “box” to succeed. We are flexible on where we can be located and are looking for different types of sites, including prototype buildings, conversions/retro-fits, strip center end-cap locations, and non-traditional sites.
    Because of this flexibility, tremendous opportunities become more available with the ability to find high profile unique locations.

  • Brand Strength and Versatility

    Brand Strength & Versatility

    Famous Laffa concept is uniquely different and is truly the most adaptable to the market place out there.

  • Adaptability

    Adaptability

    We continually are moving our concept forward with our interior restaurant décor and our menu. We will continue to grow our customer base, our sales volume and the number of restaurants together as a team.

  • Superior Quality

    Superior Quality

    The extensive and well balanced menu of Shawarma, our Famous homemade laffa, Hummus, Falafel and our Shish Kaboba and do not forget our Tukish Coffee and Mint tea.

  • Marketing

    Marketing

    The Famous Laffa rely primarily on a local marketing program that gives each store the marketing programs and promotions that match the needs of the individual store’s market. Advertising and promotional materials are available at a reasonable cost to Franchisees.

  • Purchasing

    Purchasing

    The purchasing department of Famous Laffa negotiates services and price agreements with approved suppliers and distributors. Famous Laffa is all about fresh products.

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FRANCHISE fACTS SUMMARIZED

  • Number of locations under development: 1
  • Initial Franchise Fee: $ 40,000
  • Royalties: 6%
  • Advertising: 2%
  • Estimated Total Capital Cost (build out): $275,000 - $350,000
  • Estimated Other Store Opening monies needed: $35,000 - $50,000
  • Average Restaurant Size: 65 seats indoor; 10 seats patio if applicable (1500 - 1800 sq. ft.)
  • Cash or Liquid Assets Required (unencumbered): $150,000 to $250,000
  • Bank Financing Available Upon Approval: Up to $350,000 Small Business Loan
  • Training: 2 weeks for up to 2 individuals
  • Initial Support: Store opening team for first two weeks
  • Ongoing Support: Several visits per week in first year of operation
  • Number of Employees needed 8- 10 (full and part-time)

Investment Details

The Famous Laffa ranges from $275,000 to $350,000 depending on the size of the location, the amount of Leasehold Inducements available from Landlord, the existing infrastructure at the location, and the availability of sub-trades and materials.

Current Opportunities

We are currently looking for the following areas to further grow our brand

  • Oakville
  • Mississauga
  • Aurora
  • Ajax
  • Burlington
  • Woodbridge
  • Bloor West Village
  • Church Street
  • Non traditional Locations

frequently asked questions

WHAT IS FAMOUS LAFFA RESTAURANT?

If you are looking for amazing Mediterranean / Middle Eastern food or if you want to try something new and quick, this is the place for you and your investment will be a part of this great service. We promise you won't be disappointed, so join us for lunch or dinner or as an owner of our concept! Famous Laffa was opened by Ronen Ifraimov, who specialized in middle eastern food. His love of traditional food with his amazing service has enabled his restaurant to grow in a franchise chain.

Our restaurant prides itself with great food and service. We love having new customers try our different types of food and get most excited when each new customer gives us positive feedback and keeps coming back. By joining our family, you will benefit from a turnkey concept supported by a well-established team. We will assess your objectives, guide you through the franchising process & support you from start until success! Our goal is to be the premier franchise in the Shawarma and Laffa. So come by and find out what we are all about. Welcome to the Famous Laffa Team - even our staff wear this statement on their shirts….

WHAT IS THE COST TO PURCHASE A FAMOUS LAFFA?

The total investment required will vary by location, but is estimated to be approximately $275,000 - $350,000 for turnkey operation. You will need approximately $150,000 - $250,000 in unencumbered cash, with the balance financed. Other store opening costs range from $35,000 - $50,000 which include your store opening cash on hand, inventories, prepaid rent, etc.adsetfdf

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY UNENCUMBERED CASH?

Unencumbered cash is cash on hand, in a savings account, chequing account or GIC account, otherwise known as "liquid capital".

DOES FAMOUS LAFFA PROVIDE OR ASSIST IN FINANCING?

We do not provide financial assistance, but have a financial institution that we may recommend that have competent leaders who are capable of meeting the financing needs of our Franchise partners.

WHAT ARE THE ROYALTY FEES?

The royalty fees are 6% as defined in the Franchise Agreement and are paid weekly.

WHAT ARE THE ADVERTISING FEES?

The Advertising Fee is 2% of sales as defined in the Franchise Agreement and is paid weekly.

WHAT FAMOUS LAFFA TYPE OF TRAINING IS PROVIDED TO A NEW FRANCHISEE?

We offer two weeks of training for up to two individuals plus an opening team for 2 weeks after you open the restaurant.

WHAT ONGOING SUPPORT IS GIVEN TO A FRANCHISEE?

The field consulting team provides ongoing support and training through restaurant visits and coaching, and ensuring that specifications and standards are in place to drive and profitable sales. They will also conduct restaurant audits, which expose areas of concern within your operation. They will also hear your concerns and suggestions and monitor your operation.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AS A RETURN INVESTMENT?

Franchise regulations prevent us from making income disclosures. The restaurant's profitability will vary depending on management control and local market conditions, the franchisees dedication to our systems, sales mix and competition in the area, operational costs, time of year and more. We encourage prospective Franchisees to obtain independent professional legal and accounting opinions on a Famous Laffa franchise program, and to speak to existing franchisees.

WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA FOR A FAMOUS LAFFA LOCATION?

Restaurants are typically located in a market with a minimum population of 25,000 people, as well as possessing a square footage of approximately 1,500 to 1,800 square feet.

ARE FRANCHISEES RESPONSIBLE FOR BUILDING THEIR OWN RESTAURANT?

No- The Famous Laffa designs and builds the restaurant

MAY I OWN MORE THAN ONE FAMOUS LAFFA?

Yes, provided that you can show us that you have the necessary finances, staff and a plan to properly manage multiple units.

IS PREVIOUS RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE NECESSARY TO RUN A FAMOUS LAFFA?

Previous restaurant experience is preferred; however, we look mostly at your business experience. Prior management experience, leadership skills, strong interpersonal skills and a desire to work hard and achieve are the biggest keys to your success in our system.

I AM INTERESTED IN A FAMOUS LAFFA, WHAT DO I DO NEXT?

Contact us at info@famouslaffa.com or complete our online inquiry form. We evaluate all applicants to verify that their financial status fits within our parameters. Once this is completed, a meeting will be arranged to review our system, financing options, site preferences, training program requirements and answer any questions you may have.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I AM APPROVED AS A FAMOUS LAFFA FRANCHISEE, WHAT DO I DO NEXT?

Once a candidate is approved as a Famous Laffa franchisee, a franchise agreement is signed and we begin to coordinate selection of a site that best suits your needs and meets our site selection criteria. Once a location is secured for you, and the store opening date is determined, we will schedule your training to coincide with the store opening.