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Schlotzsky’s Franchise Information

Business Established: 1971
Franchising Since: 1977
Franchised Units: 297
Company Owned Units: 38
Start-up Cost: $600,000
Total Investment: $461,700 to $774,017

Offering Financial Assistance
Financial assistance available through third-party.

Special Incentives
VetFran Participant
International Opportunity

VetFran Incentive
We offer a $10,000 discount off the initial franchise fee to qualified veterans.



In 1971, a small shop on South Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas was home to a single, one-of-a-kind sandwich. The menu was succinct: one delectable sandwich composed of a unique combination of premium meats, cheeses, and marinated black olives served on hot Schlotzsky's sourdough bread. From humble origins, The Original® created a passionate customer following. Now close to 40 years later, Schlotzsky's is an international franchise restaurant chain with locations in 35 states and six foreign countries.

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David Wheeler
VP, Franchise Sales
Lili Varela
Franchise Sales Marketing Manager
200 Glenridge Point Parkway, Suite 200
(404) 255-3250
(404) 705-4412
(404) 257-7073

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Classroom and on-site training provided. From register operation to food preparation, from hiring staff to accounting procedures, you'll improve your management skills, setup your back office and develop an airtight sales and marketing plan.

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It’s important that Schlotzsky's Franchise Partners have: Restaurant management experience as an owner and/or operator, a minimum financial net worth of $1.5 million and liquidity of $600,000 (3 store minimum), and enthusiasm for the brand and business ownership. Schlotzsky's is seeking out highly-motivated individuals for franchise opportunities who are passionate about owning their own business and creating lasting memories for their guests.

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