It’s not uncommon in the restaurant segment of the franchising industry for multi-unit operators to grow their portfolios across different concepts. For example, many pizza restaurant owners will turn to sandwich concepts when they’re looking to diversify.
Pizza and sandwich concepts tend to complement one another because it allows franchisees to tap into the restaurant knowledge that they’ve already built up while also being able to focus on a different product. Sandwich franchises also often offer simpler operations, enabling multi-unit owners to balance out the complexity of their businesses.
In an article written by Penn Station President Craig Dunaway for QSR Magazine, he states, “While there are many similarities between sandwich and pizza concepts, sandwich franchises offer franchisees a chance to simplify operations. For example, sandwich concepts don’t require operators to manage in-house delivery, which can be a time consuming and difficult process.”
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