FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Location in which the Pilot chefs outlet is being considered (google pin). If you do not have a location in mind, you can speak to our franchise sales agents to help you narrow it down.
- Looking at opening the store in next 60-80 days
- Have the minimum Capital required to set up the specific model you want to do. Details for this are available on Pilot chef (pilotchefs.com) In addition, we need all franchise owners to have a marketing launch spend of 2 lacs + operating capital to sustain the business for 6 months
- Extra Storage space of 300 sqft for Raw material (over above the restaurant space mentioned)
Schedule an appointment with our Sales executive on go to Pilot chef (pilotchefs.com) and book an appointment.
The ROI on any investment depends on multiple factors like Location, Rentals, Expected Revenue, etc. There is no one answer to that question. To get a better idea of what it is likely to be for you, please book an appointment with our sales executives on go onto Pilot chef (pilotchefs.com) and book an appointment.
While the accountablity of the hiring lies with the Franchise, the brand provides complete support in helping source CV’s and take interviews along with the Franchise owner.
Non- skilled labour with relevant experience can be considered
Dine-In (5 employees) / Food Court (3 employees) / Drive Thru (8 employees). This is an estimate based on average revenues. The number of employees will increase if order volumes are higher. Other factors like delivery, valets, guards etc may be applicable based on location.
FRANCHISE INVESTMENT DETAILS
Franchise Fee of 3 lacs + GST. A Dine-in location with a minimum of 30 covers can be opened in a space of 800 sq ft. Total setup cost is in the range of 15 lacs
Franchise Fee of 3 lacs + GST. The minimum amount of space needed to open a Food Court outlet that incorporates both operations and good storage space is 200-300 sq ft of carpet area. Total setup cost is in the range of 15 lacs
Franchise Fee of 10 lacs + GST. A Drive Thru location with a minimum of 32 covers can be opened in a space of 1000-1500 sq ft. Total setup cost is in the range of 45 lacs
We have currently discontinued the take away model for all high street locations. The best option if you have a budget of around 30 lacs is to open a food court outlet in a mall.
FSSAI, Shop & Establishment, Municipal Trade license
All central level marketing promoting the brand – Social Media, Radio, Newspaper, TV, etc is done by the brand. All location specific marketing like ads on Zomato/Swiggy, Flyers in local neighborhood, Hoardings arounds the outlet, etc to be done by the outlet
An outlet launch budget of 2 lacs is needed to launch any outlet in the first 3-4 months of its operations. This is a mandatory spend for the franchise owner and the cheque is to be provided at the time of opening of the outlet. The decision on how to spend this money will be made in consultation with the Franchise owner. Once the outlet is open, marketing spends will be done as per requirement, but our experience has taught us that one should allocate at least 5% of the monthly revenue towards marketing.
At the time of signing up the outlet, we will make a projection on the revenue we expect to do. 35% of the projected Revenue in the first month will be considered for the initial stock indent.
Royalty for all models is the same and is fixed at 3% and Adminstrative fee at 2% on net revenue per month
Franchise owned franchise operated model only
Dine-In rental range (50k – 2.5 lacs) / Food Court rental range (30k – 1.5 lacs) / Drive Thru rental range (80k – 2 lacs)
Once we are aligned on the location, set up cost, etc, we will book an appointment with our Franchise Experts. They will make a monthly Profit And Loss Statement with you which will include all monthly expenses and give you a provisional view of profitablity at each outlet.
Currently our focus is on increasing our density in the North of India, North East, Gujarat and central India. Punjab (Ludhiana, Jalandhar), UP (Kanpur, Varanasi, Agra, Gorakhpur, Allahabad) Rajasthan (Jaipur, Kota, Aligarh, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner) Gujarat (Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Vadodra, Anand, Bhavnagar, Junahgadh, Jamnagar, Porbandar), West Bengal (Kolkata, Siliguri) Assam (Guwahati), Meghalya (Shillong), Sikkim (Gangtok).
Training for Franchise Owners: Will be conducted by Pilot chefs Management team. This training is designed to teach you everything you need to know about running a franchise store profitably. Training for Staff: Will be conducted by operations staff and conducted at the Franchisee Location. Pilot chefs will provide a New Store Opening Team that will come to your location and hand hold the new staff till they are certified and ready to take on operations themselves
Training for the outlet staff is carried out at the Franchise store itself. In some special cases, we may need the staff to visit and train at existing Pilot chefs stores. The training of the Franchise owners can either happen online or in person at our Head Quarters (HQ) in Delhi.
Refresher training is carried out based on requirement
All raw material stock is provided centrally from the brand warehouse to ensure brand quality. Independent procurement of stock is not permitted unless by special exception in very rare cases.
Only fresh vegetables are sourced from the city local vendor
Our in-house marketing team will assist you with a monthly plan on digital marketing like Zomato/ Swiggy carousals and clicks, Facebook ads, instagram ads, google ads etc.
Our in-house marketing team will assist you with a monthly plan on offline marketing like billboards, newspaper flyers etc. The local marketing plan will be put together in consultation with the Franchise Owner.
Our target audience is the average middle-class Indian between the age of 14-50. A high density of population with that demographic is the most ideally suited for Burger Singh. High density of students and young adults is another indicator of ideal demographics.
Franchise Agreement term for a Food Court, Dine-In and Drive-thru model is 5 years.
To be determined at the time of renewal.
The Term Sheet is prepared and signed once the Franchise fee is paid. This is the confirmation of the offer to finalise a franchise license for a particular area. The letter consists of the details of the Franchise, City, Area, Store Model, Fee, Royalty and any special conditions if applicable. The letter states that the outlet should be made operational within 3 months of signing.