Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is franchising?

    Franchising is about being in business for yourself but not by yourself.

    Franchising is where the Franchisor licences the Franchisee the right to distribute and market a product or service, and use their business name and/ or trademarks for a fixed period, in return for a fee and a share in the income generated.

    Under the Healthy Bites franchise system, the Franchisee has the opportunity to conduct a business using the Healthy Bites name, system and products.

  2. What is a franchise?

    According to the Franchising Code of Conduct, a business is deemed to be a franchise where:

    There is a written, oral or implied agreement;

    • One party (the Franchisee) is granted the right to carry on a business of offering, supplying or distributing goods or services under a system or marketing plan, which is substantially determined, controlled or suggested by the other party (the franchisor);
    • The operation of the business will be substantially or materially associated with the franchisor’s trademark, advertising or commercial symbol;   and
    • Before starting or continuing the business, the Franchisee must pay or agree to pay the franchisor an amount, whether an initial fee, ongoing royalty or other payment.
  3. Why should I choose a franchise instead of starting my own business?

    Starting a new business can be risky. By purchasing a franchise, you can reduce the risk to some extent as you are buying a business with an established, successful business system and brand. In addition, you receive comprehensive initial training and ongoing support, advice and training.

  4. How do I go about becoming a Healthy BitesFranchisee?

    You have already started the journey. The next thing you must do is complete the Expression of Interest Form and Confidentiality Agreement. This information will assist us in assessing your suitability as a Healthy Bitesfranchisee. Should you meet our initial criteria, we will provide you with a detailed outline of the steps to be completed in order for you to become a Franchisee.

  5. Am I required to work in the business?

    Yes. AtHealthy Bites, we believe that the most successful franchises are those which are run by the actual owner. We also believe that the best head-start you can give your business is to commit yourself to it so as you can fully understand every aspect of the operation. It is important that you want to pursue an active involvement in the franchise and do not want to obtain the franchise purely as an investment opportunity.

  6. I would like to own a franchise with my business partner. Is this acceptable?

    Healthy Bitesdoes not encourage partnerships. We believe the best company structures are those kept simple and made up of either single applicants, spouses or siblings. If you do decide that a partnership best suits you, we encourage and strongly recommend that you discuss the responsibilities that you would both undertake as franchise partners and devise a dispute resolution strategy.

  7. What do I receive for my Initial Fee?

    The Initial Franchise Fee is your payment for the grant by us of the right to use the valuable intellectual property, which includes the brand name, operational systems, existing business relationships and the Healthy Bitesbusiness opportunity.

    For theHealthy BitesFranchisee, you will receive a comprehensive Training Program on all aspects of your Healthy Bitesbusiness, customer service techniques including order processing, and hands-on training in the management of the business day to day.

    Whilst this training is happening, you will also receive an Initial Marketing Program designed to assist you to establish you in aHealthy BitesLocation.

  8. What happens at the end of the first franchise term?

    Provided that you have complied with our policies and procedures during the initial term and notify us of your wish to renew within the required time, you will be able to renew your franchise for a further term. You should be aware there are a number of requirements set out in the Franchise Agreement that need to be met before your franchise can be renewed and you will have to pay the legal costs of arranging the renewal. You also have to sign a new Franchise Agreement which may contain new or altered conditions. If you have proven to be a successful Franchisee, it is in our interests to have you renew. Full details of how this works is included in the Disclosure Document.

  9. What Locations are available?

    We need to assess your suitability to join the Healthy Bites franchise network, just as you need to do your own assessment of our suitability to you and your lifestyle. When we are both comfortable to progress, you will be given the opportunity to lock in a particular area providing it is still available. The lock in procedure may be discussed in more detail in the interview stages.

  10. When I open for business, will I be left on my own?

    No. When you join Healthy Bites we will guide you until you are comfortable with the way you operate your business. Whilst you are a part of the Healthy Bites network support is just a phone call away.

  11. Will I have an opportunity to contribute to the franchise network?

    Yes. Our franchise system has been designed to provide all Franchisees with an opportunity to contribute.

  12. Will I have an opportunity to contribute to the franchise network?

    Yes. Our franchise system has been designed to provide all Franchisees with an opportunity to contribute.

  13. How much will it cost?

    The initial investment in your Healthy Bites franchise depends on the type of vehicle and whether you lease or buy it. Full cost details will be provided in the Disclosure Document. Indicative start-up cost varies from approximately $250,000 – $350,000, these figures include purchase of the equipment; the initial cost will be less if the equipment is leased.

  14. Is there any ongoing Franchise Service Fees?

    There is an ongoing Franchise Service Fee or Royalty of 5% of sales turnover.

    • Use of our Healthy BitesBranding
    • Training and monitoring
    • Manual updates
    • Access to the Healthy Bitesrange of products
    • Assistance in making your business more effective and profitable
    • The benefit of group purchasing power
    • Ongoing advice and support
  15. What is the Marketing Contribution?

    There is an ongoing Marketing Contribution of 3% of sales turnover. The Franchisor organises marketing and advertising and you should allocate funds from your turnover to carry out local promotional activity.

  16. Would a Healthy Bites Franchise would suit me and what qualifications do I need?

    You don’t need any formal qualifications; you will be trained in all aspects of the business. A Healthy Bites Franchise would best suit people who like meeting people, developing repeat business customers, looking after staff and most importantly creatingfresh flavoursome food for the customers.

  17. Would aHealthy Bites Franchise would suit me and what qualifications do I need?

    Healthy Bites has been successfully operating since 2011 and continues to grow at a healthy rate. Rick Younis has been operating in the industry for over twenty. The company management is highly experienced and recognised for excellent customer service. We would now like to share our success and knowledge with others through our franchising program.

  18. Would aHealthy Bites Franchise would suit me and what qualifications do I need?

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