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Next Steps

Step 1 - Application

  • Franchisee candidate submits online information request form.
  • Upon receipt, Shakey’s development team will contact the candidate and send out a complete brochure and application.

Step 2 - Review Disclosure

  • After we receive the candidate’s completed application, upon verification of background and financial information, we will send out our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).
  • Candidate will then sign the receipt, (confirming they received the FDD) and send it back to the development team.

Step 3 - Discovery Day

  • After the development team receives the signed FDD receipt, a discovery day is scheduled to visit the Support Center in Alhambra, California.
  • During the visit the candidate will tour our support center, meet our development team, department heads and top executives.
  • The candidate will get additional insight of our supportive infrastructure and further learn each department’s function. This is a crucial opportunity for the candidate to get any additional questions answered.

Step 4 - Financial Review

  • The candidate will submit their business plan including corporate philosophy, personal business history, personal tax returns  and an overview of the proposed Shakey’s territory build out.
  • After the candidate submits the business plan, a credit and background check will be preformed.

Step 5 - If Approved, A Franchisee Agreement Is Awarded

  • Franchise agreement and defined territory map is sent out to the candidate for review.
  • The signed agreement is then sent back after the required 14 calendar day waiting period.

Step 6 - Site Approval

  • The next step is to submit a site package to our real estate department for final approval.
  • After Shakey’s reviews the site package, we will schedule a real estate visit to your market, which includes a tour of your proposed market.   Once you receive final approval from our Real Estate department, the lease terms can be negotiated.

Step 7 - Opening

  • Once the lease is completed, construction and training begins.
  • Open your own Shakey’s restaurant!