Industry News | April 20, 2010

Togo's on the Lookout for New Franchisees

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Togo's Sandwiches is looking for entrepreneurs who want to own their own restaurant. The California sandwich chain is holding a series of free seminars throughout California to share the Togo’s story with individuals interested in owning a Togo ’s franchise.

The first seminar is April 21 in Culver City. Others will be held in Thousand Oaks, Fresno, Modesto, and Pleasant Hill. Click here for the schedule, including times and locations, and to reserve your seat.

Founded in San Jose almost 40 years ago, Togo’s has grown to more than 240 West Coast restaurants, all owned and operated by independent franchisees.

“I’ve been associated with Togo’s for more than 25 years, and with the economy turning around, this is a great time to explore owning a Togo’s,” says Tony Gioia, chairman and CEO of Togo's. “Togo’s really has a unique place in the market. The freshness and quality of our food, combined with the special way our staff interacts with our guests, makes for an experience – and brand loyalty – that no other sandwich shop can match.”

The Togo’s management team will be on hand to answer questions about owning a Togo’s restaurant. Attendees will hear from current franchisees and get a behind-the-scenes look at their operations through a series of videos.

“Togo’s is the perfect opportunity for entrepreneurs who want to own a business and have a passion for great food and service,” says Todd Peterson, Togo's vice president of development. “Opening a Togo’s requires a low investment, and we pride ourselves on giving new franchisees the support they need to be successful from the very start.”

According to Peterson, Togo’s restaurants produce some of the highest sales among sandwich shops. Togo’s is already planning to open 10 restaurants this year. The chain is looking to expand in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.