Just Turkey Restaurant was founded in 2008 by Chicago natives Brian Morton and Greg Morton. Brian, a Chicago Super Music Producer and former UAW for Ford Motor, is also owner of Cold City Productions. Along with brother Greg, a Real Estate investor, they came together to bring Chicago one of the most unique BBQ houses in America. Their unique concept of everything on the menu being turkey based lead to the name Just Turkey and was intended to provude a more lean and healthy alternative to the community. The most phenomal fact about their start is that it took place during one of the worst times to start a business, and in a location that was decent at best. A large part of their success can be contributed to hard work, faith, dedication, and love and support from family and the community.
Strictly using the freshest produce and wheat bread to prepare their meals, their reputation for delicious food has turn Just Turkey into one of the fastest growing restaurant chains in Chicago. A wide range of turkey based options are available and Just Turkey's most popular Turkey Ribs, Tips, and Burgers have attracted food lovers from all over the country.
What will I receive as part of the Just Turkey franchise system?
We will provide approximately 120 hours of pre-opening classroom and on-the-job training. We will also provide on-site pre-opening assistance to you for up to 3 days. As a franchise owner, you will have access to Just Turkey trademarks, recipes, tools and procedures. We'll present you with a copy of our confidential operations manual to help you run the various aspects of your restaurant properly on a day-to-day basis.
What type of prior experience do I need to have?
Prior experience in the foodservice industry is not required to join the Just Turkey franchise program. We are looking for savvy professionals who are passionate, motivated, and will be dedicated to their business' growth. In turn, we'll provide the support franchisees need to run their operations. We do, of course, also expect that franchisees have the right amount of capital to invest in the franchise.
What is the term of the franchise agreement?
The initial term of your franchise agreement is 10 years, with additional 10-year successor terms.
What is the initial franchise fee?
The franchise fee for a single-unit franchise is $ 35,000.00. This fee funds our pre-opening support of your operations, including site selection assistance, initial training, and onsite help.
How much is the initial investment?
The estimated required investment for a single start-up restaurant location ranges between $171,500.00 and $251,500.00, including the franchise fee. As with any new business venture, it's important that you have the capital needed to adequately fund your new business.
What ongoing fees are paid to Just Turkey Franchising, Inc.?
Franchisees will be required to pay royalties of 5 % of gross sales. These fees allow us to fund our ongoing support services and the continued development of recipes, procedures, marketing tools, training programs, and systems upgrades.
What about advertising fees?
Franchisees' will be required to contribute up to 1 % of gross sales to the system marketing fund, and will also be expected to spend 3 % of gross sales toward local advertising. Any collected funds will be used to develop marketing strategies to promote the Just Turkey brand and fund the creative costs to develop any local franchise marketing materials and campaigns.
How do I get started?
Fill out our Confidential Information Request form and submit it for consideration. Once we have reviewed and approved your application, we will contact you about setting up a face-to-face meeting to talk in more detail about the franchise program.