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  1. #1
    Well, for starters ou can be a Franchisee or Dealer of Mister Donut (best Donuts in the World) with just 25K plus a security deposit of 30K- a total of only 55K and your off to becoming a full-pledged business-person. This kind of package is available for locations inside schools campuses and office canteens or cafeterias. Just give me a call or my assistants. 373-1234 loc. 3304
    Jo Magsaysay, Helene Escobar or Gina Villanueva.

    Be your own boss!

  2. #2
    If you need business advise on which Franchise to choose from, please feel free to reply in this section.

  3. #3
    Hey there, I am more interested in the service franchises. Which ones can earn me a decent buck while limiting my overall investment to 250k or less?

  4. #4
    Another resurrection from the depths of the PEx archives...

  5. #5
    Vermicompost Bin Supplier
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    As for the Mr Donut franchise, is that the total cost of the investment? Don't you have capex as well?

    What other companies are up for franchise?

  6. #6
    Dimsum and Dumplings, Mr. Quickie, Mr. Nacho (yun ba yung pangalan? Basta it's a nacho stall), those candy dispensers--the ones that sell gummy bears, licorice, etc. (less than 20Th ang franchising dito). Those are the ones I know, from the top of my head, that are open to franchising.

  7. #7
    As for the Mister Donut franchise, a lot of it depends on which type of outlet you would want to build. The 55000 peso investment pertains to the school stall of Mister Donut. As for the bigger outlets -- 30 Square meters and up, that could cost you upwards of 500K depending on size and location -- Most landlords will charge you an advance and rent deposit.

    Other brands who franchise (from top of mind) include -- Nacho King, Mr. Quicky, Potato Corner, Miggy's, Dairy Queen (not sure about this one), Goto King, Tapa King, Lavandera Ko, Dunkin Donuts (areawide franchise only), 7-Eleven, Henlin, Dimsum and Dumpling, Chopstix, Goldilocks, Jollibee, Mcdo, Greenwich, Office Superstore, Red Ribbon, Haag n Daz, Juice Co., Dippin Dots, etc ... Just go around your local mall and inquire at the outlets of your choice. I'm sure they will answer your questions.

  8. #8
    Just a quick, totally walang koneksyong question--does anybody eat Dippin' Dots at all? It looks disgusting.

    Jollibee is still open to franchising? Balita ko very limited ang tinatanggap nilang application (as in, Erap pals lang), and it costs at least PhP25M.

  9. #9
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    Ira: I do! Sarap nga eh...

    Re: Jolibee yes they still offer franchises pero like you said it's very expensive...

  10. #10
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    If you're thinking of putting up a Dunkin Donuts franchise, i would suggest putting up one in Makati Central Business District.

    There's one in Valero, and its so malakas cause its the ONLY decent place where people can meet for breakfast, or coffee, or merienda break. Other than Starbucks of course (which is WAY too expensive if you go there everyday).

    I know of someone who has contacts to Mister Donut. Want me to ask?

  11. #11
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    Wangie: Yep anlakas nung Mister Donut sa may Valero laging andaming tao, yung lang kasi ata ang meyendahan na medyo decent and low priced eh, not to mention the only donut house around except sa may glorietta...

  12. #12
    Well, for the record, the guy who started this thread is the GM of Mister Donut. I used to work for Mister Donut before and my honest to goodness opinion is, there really is (Was?) hardly any company support for the franchisees. I'm not sure how the situation has changed now, but from all indications, it hasn't much.

    But if you guys have any questions regarding Mister Donut, I pretty much know my stuff since I used to work there.

    As for MD sales, you need to have a great amount of take-out volume. Dine-in MDs hardly make money because the profit margins of Mister Donut products are very slim. You need small outlets to cut down on overhead costs, and position them near bus terminals, LRT stations, and the like. The key here is getting as many people to take home their products as pasalubong for their families.

    I'm surprised that Mister Donut doesn't gear their marketing efforts towards a campaign similar to Goldilock's Bitbit promo two years ago. Talagang take-out product ang donuts.

  13. #13
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    Thanks for the info! There are a couple more Mr. Donut questions if you don't mind. Like what franchisee support is needed? You're right, I am looking at the small outlet, take-out-only type of stall. Franchisors only train and help you determine where to put up the outlet, or is it more complicated than that?

    When would be my expected breakeven point, assuming I find a decent place with enough traffic?

  14. #14
    I am quite interested in franchising Mr. Donut. Do you have any school/venue in mind -- those which will only require more or less P55K. By the way, what happened to the Mr. Donut outlet along Nieva St. in Makati. Didn't last so long, and I thought it was doing pretty well.

    I am also interested in franchising Henlin. Any details you want to share?

    By the way, Happy New Year!!!

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    What about franchises that focus on delivery, like Little Caesar's or a deliver-only Tapa King? Is it a more cost effective means of doing business?

  16. #16
    I'm interested in franchising costs for the small merienda places like DnD, Hen Lin, Miggy's, etc. Anybody know how much franchising would cost? And how about franchisee training and the cost of stall construction, sourcing of raw materials, etc.

  17. #17
    Uhh ... By any chance are these questions targetted at me?

    Oh well ...

    Franchisee support? Or Franchisor support? Remember, you are the franchisee so you're the guy giving them the dough to put up an outlet of theirs. They should support you since you are giving them goodwill money in the form of a franchise fee, plus a percentage of gross earnings.

    Here are the typical costs of any franchise:

    Franchise Fee: 600K for Miggys (not sure), 30K-250K for Mister Donut, 150K (or so) for Potato Corner, and so on.

    Construction cost: Will vary greatly depending on size and the specifications of the franchisor. Notice that all McDonalds look similar and the same goes for all the Potato Corner carts. You will probably be allowed to use your own contractor in some cases, or one that is accredited by them. Expect the costs to reach 5000K per sq.meter or more. How can you tell tell the area of your place, here is a tip. Estimate in meters the length and the width of the space you are considering, then multiply. Ta da!!!

    Permit Costs: Upwards of 20K (with a little add on if you know what I mean)

    3 to 6 months deposit and advance: Oh, this hurts! Make sure that the rent starts when you are operational already, and not during construction time. Expect to pay a VAT on rent, so don't take rent as is.

    Equipment costs: This can be seriously expensive. I suspect that Hen Lin may make use of some fancy expensive gizmo. With Mister Donut, you need to buy the showcase, spag and sandwich station, and some other equipment. Tip: Try to inquire if there are some used equipment you can purchase. For Mister Donut, there are several pieces of used items, signages, etc ... from stores which closed down. You can seriously cut down equipment and signage costs by as much as 60 percent if you do this.

    Other stuff: Basta, there are tons of costs, talk to your franchisor about all of this. They should guide you.

    Normal break-even of a franchise is around 2 years. That is for a good space na. Well, kinda good.

    I don't know anything about Hen Lin, but the guidelines above should help you. If you want to inquire about a company's franchise program, ask for a contact number in the outlet itself. If they are worth franchising, they should have a pamphlet or contact number to give you.

    As for delivery, I'm sure that upon request, your franchisor would allow you to deliver your food for as long as you work out a systematic and hygienic way to pull it off.

    I'd keep away from delivery franchise brands. My belief is, it has to stand on its own first with its walk-in clients. The delivery is gravy, plus, you can work on it even if you don't necessarily have a delivery product.

    Oh, and you may want to take a closer look at Miggy's if you are considering them. I have received a lot of negative feedback about their owners.

    Final remark: Tell you what though, the real money is in setting up a brand and being the franchisor yourself. Imagine, setting up a store, making it perform well, fixing the franchise papers, and expanding while never having to invest on another store again -- Because the interested franchisees do that while paying you a royalty.

    Good luck!!!



    [This message has been edited by nix (edited 01-06-2000).]

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    ARAGORN: I'm also thinking of this...it's one of the most sensible businesses to enter into kasi marketing is normally taken care of by owners and management already. no need to build a name, and it's for a pretty reasonable price. if you're thinking of getting a partner, please consider me.

    =)

    NIX: usap nga tayo one day...i'm VERY interested din. i wanna ask you a lot of stuff about it, since you know a lot about it naman pala.

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    Just let me know when you want to talk. Or e-mail me directly.

  20. #20
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    o eto tanong ko... would a candy corner franchise along taft-dlsu-csb area click?

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