The Mediterranean is well known for its, friendly people and delicious food. With America's increasing focus on healthy eating—as well as recent news of the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, many have discovered the delights of the region, such as pita sandwiches, hummus and falafel.
Now Tahina's brings these flavorful and healthy foods to the masses in a casual and friendly atmosphere that offers a timely alternative to traditional fast food. Tahina's healthier selection of falafel, chicken and beef--combined with tasty sauces, exciting toppings, and signature seasonings has people talking. At Tahina's, you choose your flavor combinations and with each visit you can experience a delightful new taste sensation.
We invite you to learn more about bringing Tahina's delicious, healthier fare and unique business model to a town near you.
Tahina's is the dream of serial entrepreneurs. As partners in a successful branding and consulting firm, Jory Schunick and Jeff McCabe often talked about opening their own chain restaurant "when they found the right concept." Having worked with dozens of other restaurateurs, they had in-depth knowledge of why some succeed and others struggle. Today's healthy lifestyle and the opportunity to provide flavorful and healthy meals with a Mediterranean focus created the perfect opportunity.
From its inception in November of 2008, Tahina's was designed to be franchised. With its modern décor, efficient layout, quick service model and detailed operating procedures, Tahina's is the ideal franchise.
Tahina's core team includes Jory Schunick, Jeff McCabe, David Levitt and Morris Scherlis. In addition to Jory and Jeff's marketing background, David's 30+ years of restaurant operations, including but not limited to Outback Steakhouse, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our group.
Simplicity is the focus at Tahina's. As a fast service casual restaurant, we offer three mouthwatering food selections, falafel, beef and chicken-all homemade daily, in a choice of a pita sandwich or salad bowl. These delicious meals are then complimented with your choice of fresh toppings such as Tahina's salad, hummus, eggplant, tabbouleh, feta, carrot salad and many more. Topped off with our signature sauces including spicy feta, zesty garlic and tahina, our food is exceptional.
Falafel is actually the best selling sandwich in the world. Making its debut in the Mediterranean region, the falafel has been enjoyed by billions of people for over a hundred years. Falafel is traditional fare made from ground chickpeas, fava beans and a special blend of signature spices, lightly fried in a blend of canola and soybean oil. The result is a vegetarian meat alternative that combines a crunchy shell with a tender and perfectly seasoned inside.
Long popular with vegetarians, the falafel has now been discovered by non-vegetarians who find this scrumptious sensation makes a perfect complement for chicken or beef or satisfies all by itself.
For the perfect side item, Tahina's offers traditional, eggplant, or sweet potato fries. Delicious alone, they can also be spiced up with a trip to the sauce bar, which offers a selection of signature items like cucumber-wasabi and spicy mayonnaise. There's a sauce to complement every fry and pocket—one of many reasons our customers come back for more.
No other business segment has more franchise success stories than restaurants. In fact, most of this $562 billion dollar market is spent dining out at franchised restaurants. A third of this market is allocated to the fast casual segment, serviced by restaurants like Tahina's.
Unlike other quick service establishments, Tahina's provides a much-needed alternative to fast food with its value-oriented, healthy Mediterranean menu, served in a comfortable, casual environment.
Owning your own business is the American dream and the Tahina's franchise provides you with an opportunity to avoid many of the risks associated with starting a business from scratch. We provide you with all the information you need to minimize costly mistakes and maximize growth. From Tahina's modern interior and streamline design to its extensive operations manuals and checklists, you will have the tools needed to realize your dream and the support staff to help you along the way.
Deciding in which franchise to invest can be a difficult choice. So, let us share some of our thoughts and goals that motivated us to open our first Tahina's. You will then understand why joining the Tahina's family is your best answer.
Too many businesses offer the same food in the same types of restaurants. As a result, the piece of this pie gets smaller and smaller with each burger, pizza and sandwich franchise that opens. We seek to offer fresh alternatives to standard fare with food that people are craving!
Okay, so better means different things to different people. But we believe that fresher and healthier means better. And our customers agree. By offering fresher, more flavorful food than other fast food chains, we attract a loyal and consistent clientele.
Look like the person (or business) you want to be when you grow up: that's been our strategy from the beginning. Even when we had only one location, we frequently heard that our restaurant, our food, our marketing materials and all things Tahina's, made us look like a large chain restaurant. We pay close attention to our brand and make sure that the interior design of our stores as well as all of our marketing material consistently represents our culture.
The key to a successful restaurant is delivering the same excellent service and products to customers every time with a system anyone can operate. And Tahina's delivers--for customers, employees and for franchisees.
When we started Tahina's, we had a vision of many restaurants, not just one. That's why we opened our first location with a hired manager and a goal of developing a scalable model for franchisees interested in owning multiple locations in a market with limited competition.
We understand that your success means our success. The Tahina's team can get you up and running quickly while helping you avoid the steep learning curve associated with starting a new business. You can count on us every step of the way to help you feel confident and secure in operating a successful restaurant.
Why own a Tahina's Franchise?
Tahina's seeks individuals who are looking for a ground floor opportunity in the quick service restaurant industry and who share our passion for healthy flavorful food served in a comfortable atmosphere.
Our franchisees benefit from:
· Flavorful healthy food alternative to fast food· Limited competition· Easy to operate system· Excellent branding· Superb marketing materials· Great growth opportunities
How do I know if my area is a good market for a Tahina's?
If you have ever found yourself going out to eat and searching for something different from the usual sandwich, pizza and burger restaurants that crowd your city, then you understand the opportunity that exists for a quick service restaurant like Tahina's. And you are not alone. Tahina's healthy flavorful Mediterranean fare provides the perfect alternative to fast food. Now you can be the one to fill this need in your community.
Here are some of the basic criteria when evaluating a location:
· Population of at least 30,000 in a 3 mile radius· Daytime business population· 1,200 to 1,500 square foot location· Strip mall or urban plaza locations· University setting
Is there training? Do you provide support?
Tahina's provides a training and support program to help you every step of the way. You start with two weeks of training at our corporate location, working with our training team in our store. This initial training occurs 30-60 days prior to the opening of your location and directs you through everything you need to run your business???? including daily operations, preparing menu items and marketing your business. When your store opens, we also provide members of our training team to assist you at your location for the first week. Training continues with your personal Franchise Business Advisor who works with you step by step on an ongoing basis.
How much will I need to invest?
The estimated initial investments to establish a Tahina's franchise is from $148,583 to $286,200. This includes a franchise fee of $30,000 as well as the restaurant furnishings and equipment, location build out, inventory, point of sale system, grand opening marketing budget, three month's rent, permits and working capital to open your business.
How much money can I make?
The Federal Trade Commission regulates what Tahina's is allowed to disclose to potential franchisees. As you proceed through the process of purchasing your Tahina's business, you will receive the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) that details more about the business opportunity.
What do I need to own a Tahina's franchise?
· Previous sales or business experience is preferred · Minimum of $75,000 working capital with good credit· Knowledge of the trade area where the store will be located
Would you like to learn more?
Simply, complete the Request for Consideration Form. Upon receiving the form we will contact you. Also feel free to contact our franchise department at email@example.com.
1. Review franchise information on www.Tahinas.com. Many of your initial questions will be answered by the information provided here.
2. Complete "Information Request Form"
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive and complete our Information Request Form. If you meet our preliminary criteria and your territory is available, a representative will be in touch within 2 business days.
3. Initial phone call
During our first call we will further discuss the Tahina's franchise opportunity. We will also cover a few key topics including; your motivation, business background and territory of interest.
4. Receive marketing packet
After you've talked with one of Tahina's Franchise Sales Associates will send out a Marketing Packet with additional information on the program and a Request for Consideration Form.
5. Return Request for Consideration Form
This confidential form tells us that you are serious about the Tahina's franchising opportunity. It will also give us a clear picture of your financial and managerial plans. Please print the form, fill it out and fax it to 410.356.2261
6. Receive FDD
Upon receipt of your completed Request for Consideration Form, we will mail you our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). The FDD further defines the relationship between the Franchisor (us) and the Franchisee (you). It is a legal document, and it is what you will sign in order to become a Tahina's franchisee.
7. FDD Conference Call
Within two weeks of receiving the FDD, we will contact you to schedule a FDD meeting or conference call. This call will give you the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about the FDD or Franchise Agreement. If you plan to review the FDD with an attorney, or have specific legal questions, please submit your questions prior to our call.
8. Discovery Day!
Your Discovery should be held within 30 days of your FDD Conference Call. Discovery Days are held at our corporate headquarters in Owings Mills, Maryland. You will have the opportunity to view our operations and see firsthand how Tahina's works as well as spend time with our staff and management team.
If we feel that you are a great franchisee candidate, we will send you a formal written offer including the assigned territory. The signing is done remotely and does not require a trip back to our headquarters.