If you are interested in becoming part of the Ze Pickle family, tell us a bit about yourself and your location and we will be in touch for a chat.
There are three of us, Nathan, Aaron & JD. For some years prior to the inception of ZP, the three of us were (food) franchisees of another successful, well known brand here on the Gold Coast in Burleigh Heads. It was through being involved with this that we saw a lot of key benefits in owning a franchise, but also saw some areas of owning a typical franchise that we weren’t that keen on. Moving forward, we wanted to create what we feel is the first franchise of it’s kind.
Ze Pickle isn’t your average burger joint, it’s a place you can go for a “unique” burger whilst enjoying the best in craft beers or a wine or cocktail in a vibrant atmosphere – quality music, good vibes, great service. Every store has a unique design but a similar theme so it’s easily recognizable as Ze Pickle.
We do all the design and build the stores ourselves. Ze Pickle is a leader in the world of burgers “often imitated never duplicated” is our motto. There are no staff uniforms at Ze Pickle, we like the staff to let their personality & individuality shine.
The only thing that remains the same in every store is the intellectual property including menu, recipes, sauces etc.
Let your favourite hangout become “your” favourite hangout.
A turn-key Ze Pickle store will usually sit anywhere between $350k – $500k (160-180 square meter shop).
We build you a first class restaurant/bar in our inimitable design that will look and feel different to any other burger joint on the street. You get to own and run your dream business as part of the Ze Pickle family. We work closely with you all the way to make sure you understand everything there is to know about running this business, from day to day operations to staff training to accounting and book keeping – the lot.
You need to be a driven, enthusiastic individual who is a great communicator and can lead by example with strong customer service skills. A love of Burgers and craft beer is a great plus, but as long as you have the initiative & eagerness to learn we will turn you into a lover of Burgers and Beer within no time! You will also need at least $350k – $400k (ex GST) to get started.
Ze Pickle’s service fee is 7.5% of gross turnover which is payable weekly. There is also a 2.5% marketing fee of gross turnover also payable weekly. These funds help us provide you with ongoing support and marketing of our brand.
It is not a pre-requisite, but is certainly helpful. We will only look at owner operators as ZP franchisees. This ensures that you (the franchisee) will know every aspect there is to know about running the business.
If you are wanting a smaller store to lower your start up cost’s Ze Qickle might be more suitable for you.
Ze Qickle is Ze Pickle’s baby bro. We are launching Ze Qickle in spring summer 2016 with our mobile food truck and will be expanding opening fixed premises in high traffic areas focussing on daytime/evening trade.
The menu is somewhat smaller hence only requiring a much smaller space (around 50 square meters). Still owning the same originality and flare, Ze Qickle is ideal for the cbd, airports or any other place where people want an amazing feed on the run.