Join a franchise that could change your life!
- Turnkey Operation for $270K*
- Easy to learn store systems
- Simple to operate business
- 10% sales growth in 2016-2017
- Access to 50% finance available through our relationships with several finance options to suit your needs
* Conditions apply
food retailers in the healthy fast casual market
Kate Hopley, General Manager
Who are we
- Passionate people that are committed to working hard both in and on their business
- Driven to achieve
- Focused on their customers
- Happy to work within a proven system
- No experience needed
“This is a very simple system, created by people who really know how to run a successful franchise business.”
Gene Thomas, Franchisee since 2009
“Our sales growth is being supported by a big shift towards healthier eating that is here to stay.”
Matt Jones, Franchisee since 2007
“SpudBAR is more like a family of supportive outlets than a big system you get lost in. The systems are easy to learn and the ongoing training and support is practical and friendly.”
T. Harris, Franchisee since 2015
Who we are
Spudbar is made up of 5 shareholders who each bring significant value to the business. Day to day you will have the most contact and support from our Head Office support team which consist of Kate, Matt and Gavin.
Kate has been our General Manager since September 2012. Kate has 12 years experience with McDonalds, working across a range of stores and positions. Kate also has a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Read more
Matt is our Sales and Operations Manager and a franchisee since 2007. He currently owns the Chevron, Emporium and Eastland stores, having recently transferred the South Yarra store to a new franchisee. Read more
Gavin is our Area Manager, with 4 years prior experience as a SpudBAR store manager and a total of 18 years in the Tourism and hospitality Sector. Gavin also has an honours degree in Digital Media and Marketing. Read more
Gavin Started out on the knives within the Shepherd Neame Pub group in the UK. From here he grew his multi-skill set in fine dining, accommodation and QSR environments before settling in Melbourne and embracing its competitive Food & Beverage scene. Gavin brings an abundance of knowledge and experience to SpudBAR from a variety of positions in kitchen operations, front of house management and local area marketing.
Simon is our franchising and business growth guru and has been part of SpudBAR for over 8 years. Simon founded Viva Juice and grew the business to 22 stores before selling it to Boost Juice Bars in 2004. Read more
Ant directs our brand, creative and marketing activity and joined the business together with Simon in 2010. Read more
Shaun is a celebrated AFL star who plays for the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Read more
will look like
- Two weeks of in-store training
- Side by side training for your opening week
- SpudBAR own online support portal for franchisees, managers and team members
- Ongoing assistance
- One day business training course
- Additional ongoing business coaching
- Continuous discussion and workshops
- Local area marketing assistance & workshops
- Part of our national brand marketing
- Management of all social media platforms
- Customer experience assessments & workshops
- Group Operational meetings where you can provide feedback and brainstorm ideas
- Complete menu development and supportive roll out
The steps to SpudBAR
Get started by completing our quick enquiry form and we will set up a time to have a chat. This is to answer any initial question you have and to see if SpudBAR feels like a good fit for you.
We will send your our Franchising Booklet for more information and also our confidentiality form
FACE TO FACE MEETING
Have a face to face interview with our Recruitment Manager. We will ask a range of questions and encourage you to do the same, we want to make sure we are the right fit for each other.
Formalise your application by completing the application form and signing a confidentially agreement.
PLANNING GUIDE & BUSINESS PLAN
If successful after the first interview we will share our financial planning guide and group sales to help with your business plan and assessment. Touch base with any questions by phone or in person.
Pay a fully refundable deposit of $5,000+ GST. This will show your seriousness and if successful this deposit will then cover the legal cost of the franchise documents, if not successful this will be fully refunded to you.
Get amongst the everyday hustle of a SpudBAR store. This is the perfect opportunity to see if you have the energy and drive needed in a SpudBAR store. Gain as much insight into our systems and how a SpudBAR is operated.
TALK TO OUR STORES
Contact some of our current franchisee partners and visit other stores.
MEET OUR GENERAL MANAGER
Face to face interview with our General Manager. We will complete financial & reference checks.
Gain your own legal advice on the franchise documents and any outstanding information you need to make a educated decision.
Final interview with General Manager and Operations Manager for final approval on your application and any further questions.
Congratulations on becoming part of the SpudBAR family. All documents will be submitted for official sign off and your training will start 2 weeks from today
Thinking about joining the family?
We welcome great people who want to join the team. If you love the idea of bringing fresh & healthy to the fast casual world and are excited by the idea of owning your own business then we’d love to hear from you. Fill out these details in the quick enquiry form.
Frequently Asked Questions
SpudBAR is a great choice for many people considering a franchise because it:
- Is accessible. Setup costs are low because of small space requirements and minimal cooking equipment.
- Is a simple operation. With no deep fryers or grilling SpudBAR is an easy transition into hospitality and retail.
- Prepares franchisees for managing a store and staff. SpudBAR provides an intensive 3 week training course prior to opening, on-site support for your start in-store and ongoing training for both the franchisee and their staff.
- Provides great support. Operational support lets franchisees grow their business through the use of best practice methodology.
No experience is needed, although experience in owning/operating such a business would be an advantage. SpudBAR will provide comprehensive training and your passion to succeed and willingness to work hard are far more important components in the selection process.
We are looking for people who are excited to get up every morning, knowing they are driving the success of their own business and love providing their customers with healthy, great tasting food. Regardless of your background, we are looking for franchisees that are:
- Passionate people that are committed to working hard in their store
- Driven to achieve
- Focused on their customers
- Happy to work within a system
- Hospitality or small business experience is not required
- Obviously you also need the capital to be able to open a SpudBAR store
SpudBAR will provide a comprehensive three week training program. This training will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and hands on skills to run your SpudBAR store.
Being part of a franchise system means that often used term of “being in business for yourself not by yourself”. In addition to training, SpudBAR provides site selection support, assistance with lease negotiations and management of the fit out of your store. After the store has opened, the support continues with in store support during your opening week, local area marketing assistance, national brand building activities and marketing campaigns along with close operational support.
Yes, however the applicant must also be approved as a SpudBAR franchisee.
Yes, initially. The most successful stores are those run by a franchisee that works in the store. Nothing can replace a dedicated, passionate owner who has a vested interest in making the business a success. You are also opening a brand new business and need to be fully aware that you will need to work many hours, particularly when you first open. This up-front investment of time is crucial to the successful opening of your SpudBAR store.
If you do a great job of making your first store a success, we would love to talk to you about becoming a multi unit franchisee and how together we can ensure all of your stores are equally successful. Second and subsequent stores are not normally approved until you’ve been running your first store for a minimum of 6 months.
There are so many variables that can impact the success of a SpudBAR store that we are not able to estimate the turnover or results of any location. Your input, operational standards, economic conditions, local area factors, staff, and service standards are just a few of the factors that influence the success or otherwise of your SpudBAR store. There are risks involved in starting any new business and accordingly earnings are not predictable.
Throughout the application process we will provide you with an assortment of information that will assist you in preparing a business plan and you are encouraged to seek independent legal and financial advice.
The opening of your SpudBAR store will depend on a number of factors, including the timeliness of completing your application, all required paperwork and site negotiations. The application process should take approximately 4 – 7 weeks. The store development process should take about
12 -1 6 weeks.