Stages of Entry

  1. After your initial enquiry you will receive an Information Pack which includes:
    • Expression of Interest and Confidentiality Agreement
    • Franchise Features and Benefits
    • This Stages of EntryDocument
    • Franchise Estimated Start Up Costs
    • Corporate Information about Healthy Bites
    • Frequently Asked Questions
    • About the Opportunity
  2. Fill in and sign the Expression of Interest and Confidentiality Agreement, then fax, email or post them back to the Franchisor.
  3. Upon receipt of the completed Forms, the Franchisor will review your application and establish whether you meet the criteria necessary to qualify as a Franchisee.
  4. The Franchisor will arrange a first meeting to discuss your application and to provide you with an informal, yet comprehensive introduction into Healthy Bites and the business opportunity. This meeting may be treated as a get to know you session where both parties to the meeting may form further opinions as to the overall suitability of the application.
  5. If the discussions are positive, Healthy Bites will provide you with the Disclosure Document, draft Franchisee Agreement,Prospective Franchisee Statement and a copy of the Franchising Code of Conduct together with an Acknowledgement of Receipt for you to sign, date and return to the Franchisor. You will also at this stage be provided with a Financial Model so that you and your advisors can assess the commercial viability of the business.
  6. The next stage is for you to make an informed decision. The Code of Conduct states that you cannot enter into an Agreement until at least fourteen (14) days have elapsed from receiving the documentation. This time will allow you to review the above documentation with your advisors, speak to existing Franchisees, begin arranging finance and follow up any other questions you may have about the business.
  7. The Franchisormay invite you to spend some time in an existing Healthy Bites location, so that you can gain a fuller understanding of the daily requirements.
  8. If you wish to proceed, the Franchisor will ask you to provide the necessary information to assess whether your application matches the profile of an ideal candidate. At this stage the Franchisor will also follow up any references.
  9. A second meeting will be arranged to discuss the results of your due diligence, the results of your Financial Modelling and the information provided by the assessment profiling. Any issues arising from the documentation should be resolved by the end of this meeting.
  10. If all is satisfactory and both parties agree to the items on the Schedule of the Franchisee Agreement, the Franchisor will organise the drawing up and delivery of theFinalFranchisee Agreement.
  11. The Franchisor will request from you a completed Instructions for Lawyer form containing the key details about you, necessary for the Franchisee Agreement to be completed, and instruct the Franchisor’s lawyer to prepare and send out the Franchisee Agreement in its final form to you, together with a Representations Certificate for your completion and signing prior to jointly signing the completed Franchise Agreement. You will also need to provide to the Franchisor’s solicitor a cheque payable for $2,000 which will cover the Franchisor’s Lawyer fees.
  12. Under the mandatory Code of Conduct, the completed FranchiseeAgreement cannot be ratified until fourteen (14) clear days after you have received it.
  13. The final meeting will be the formal signing of the documentation by both parties, including the Representations Certificate,Franchisee Agreement and any other items such as a Licence to Occupy.
  14. At this point you will pay the Initial Fee, Training Fee, Initial Marketing Fee and the Equipment Package as described in the Disclosure Document and set out in the Franchisee Agreement.
  15. There is a mandatory seven (7) day cooling off period from the date of signing the Franchisee Agreement. Any payments made to the Franchisor are fully refundable if you withdraw from the Franchisee Agreement during this seven (7) day cooling off period, with the exception of the amount specified in the Franchisee Agreement for reasonable costs incurred by the Franchisor.
  16. Training and commencement dates will then be agreed upon. The Franchisor will confirm and approve the location and finalise the opening timetable.
  17. The next step is to commence your induction training.
  18. Begin trading.

Please note it can take several weeks from your initial enquiry to get to the commencement stage. The time taken is critical to ensure that both parties are committed to the process.

For further information please do not hesitate to call.