Ike’s Love & Sandwiches announced it signed a multi-unit franchise agreement to bring five stores to the greater Denver, Colorado area. As part of its Colorado expansion, Ike’s Love & Sandwiches has partnered with franchise group, Woodfield Squared, LLC, comprised of father-daughter team Blair and Camille Woodfield, to open its first Colorado franchise location in downtown Denver in 2020. The duo has a strong background in commercial real estate and corporate expertise, along with franchise operations experience for Wendy’s and are a strong addition to the Ike’s Love & Sandwiches franchise.

“When we found out Ike’s Love & Sandwiches was franchising, we knew it was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up,” saiys franchisee Camille Woodfield. “I was blown away the first time I tried a sandwich at Ike’s, it was easily the best sandwich I’ve ever had. I was impressed with the innovative flavor combinations and Ike’s passion for bringing great food and love to his customers.”

In addition to over 700 indulgent sandwich combinations including vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options at Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, the franchise’s business model and unit economics were other factors that inspired the father-daughter team to bring the brand to the greater Denver area. With their experience in franchise operations and strong background in commercial real estate, Blair and Camille have hit the ground running with plans to have their first Ike’s Love & Sandwiches location open this year and they plan to expand rapidly.

Founded by Ike Shehadeh in 2007, Ike’s Love & Sandwiches currently has over 70 locations in operation throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas and Hawaii, with additional locations currently in development in Chicago as well as Utah, California, Nevada, Florida and Texas. The brand continues to see explosive growth as it builds its dedicated, loyal following and brings its famous menu and pop culture-inspired sandwich selections to customers from coast to coast.

The concept is a sandwich lover’s paradise, offering over 700 deliciously addicting sandwiches – including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options – all spread with “Ike’s Dirty Sauce,” that’s also baked right into the bread. Beyond the extensive and flavorful menu offerings, Ike’s Love & Sandwiches follows a proven business model with low build-out costs, efficient labor practices and waste-reducing operational standards – positioning the concept for rapid franchise development potential.

“Love, appreciation and respect are at the forefront of everything we do at Ike’s Love & Sandwiches,” adds Ike Shehadeh, founder of Ike’s Love & Sandwiches. “The happiness and enjoyment of our customers are the drivers behind Ike’s. I’m excited to work with Camille and Blair to celebrate our new Colorado customers and their unique tastes as we bring the concept to the greater Denver area.”

To facilitate growth for the emerging brand, Ike’s Love & Sandwiches has partnered with Fransmart, the industry-leading franchise development company behind the explosive growth of brands like Five Guys Burgers and Fries, and Qdoba Mexican Grill, as the exclusive franchise development partner for Ike’s Love & Sandwiches. Together with Fransmart, Ike’s Love & Sandwiches is currently seeking experienced franchisees to continue bringing the Ike’s Love & Sandwiches concept to territories across the nation and beyond.

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