Our competitors' sales are way down. Meanwhile, Schlotzsky's is making lots of dough.

Our competitors’ sales are way down. Meanwhile, Schlotzsky’s is making lots of dough.


If you’re looking to invest in an established sandwich franchise with a fanatical fan base, think Schlotzsky’s®. Our brand culture is as unique as our name, inspired by our birthplace in Austin, TX. We create shareable experiences that satisfy our fans, build wealth for our franchise owners, and enrich local communities.

You’re probably wondering “How much can I make?”


is our average net sales for the top
quartile of franchise owners.*

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You’re probably also wondering “What’s my startup cost?”

Below is the estimated initial investment** for a Schlotzsky’s® Restaurant with a Cinnabon® Express Bakery. 

Initial Franchise Fee$30,000
Real EstateVariable
Leasehold Improvements$173,350$309,000
For a Converted Location$49,000$498,000
Furniture, Fixtures, Equipment, Smallwares, Millwork, Menu Boards, Graphics, Charging Table, and Computer System$148,400$222,000
For a Converted Location$127,385$220,000
Exterior Signage$9,000$22,000
Business Permits and Licenses$1,000$3,000
Due Diligence/Lease Acquisition/Professional Fees (Architect)$10,000$25,000
Supplies and Inventory$18,000$25,000
Training Costs$24,500$39,500
Grand Opening Advertising and Promotions Expenditure$15,000$25,000
Additional Fund - 3 Months$39,000$48,000
Cinnabon Express Bakery Initial Franchise Fee$7,500
Cinnabon Express Bakery$17,064$24,484
Total for a Converted Location$358,449$987,484

Excluding real estate.

If we require or authorize you to sell alcoholic beverages, you should be aware that the cost of a liquor license will vary widely depending on the requirements of your jurisdiction and therefore we have not included estimates for a liquor license in the estimated initial investment table. 

*This figure represents the financial performance of 58 franchised traditional Schlotzsky’s restaurants that were in operation continuously during fiscal year 2018, based on the weekly sales reports submitted to us by franchisees during the fiscal year 2018, as published in Item 19 of our March 2019 Franchise Disclosure Document (“FDD”). While there were 346 franchised restaurants operating at the end of fiscal year 2018, 27 franchised traditional restaurants were excluded from the financial performance representation because they did not operate continuously during the fiscal year 2018 and 87 were excluded because they were non-traditional restaurants. Of the 232 remaining restaurants, 58 restaurants were in the top quartile and had average net sales of $1,455,139 with 21 restaurants (or 36%) attaining or exceeding the average. The average net sales for all 232 restaurants was $967,191 with 99 restaurants (or 43%) attaining or exceeded the average total net sales. You should review our FDD for details about these figures. Some outlets have earned this amount. Your individual results may differ. There is no assurance that you will sell as much.

**As published in Item 7 of our April 2018 Franchise Disclosure Document (“FDD”). You should review our FDD for details about these figures.

New to franchising? No problem.

Our support and training team will give you all the ingredients you need to succeed. Training includes at least two weeks of classes to help you and your team understand our menu, operations standards, and philosophy of hospitality. Once your restaurant is open, our operation and supply chain teams help ensure your restaurant is running at optimal efficiency.

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Attractively staged sandwich and soup

A bold and flavorful menu

You won’t find boring or bland at Schlotzsky’s®. Our bold menu features legendary sandwiches made with homemade buns, baked fresh every morning. We also serve craveable pizzas, flatbreads, soups, salads, desserts, and much more – including world-famous Cinnabon® treats baked fresh on site in our Cinnabon® Express Bakery.

Get more dine-in business

If the smell of our freshly baked bread doesn’t do the trick, we have other ways to encourage fans to take off their coats and stay awhile. With wine and beer offerings, they can wind down and relax with friends while charging up their phones on our charging stations. And of course, who wouldn’t want to stay for a dessert or a Cinnabon®?

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Profit from our leadership in the fast-casual restaurant industry

Schlotzsky’s® is a part of FOCUS Brands®, a leading developer of global foodservice franchise systems. Our vast franchising experience combined with the power of FOCUS Brands® offer you clear benefits:

  • Enormous buying power
  • Access to marketing experts
  • The latest technology innovations

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