Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Togo's Great Sandwiches expanding into Idaho, seeking franchisees

Togo's, a San Jose-based sandwich chain, has signed a franchise agreement to develop five restaurants in the Boise market over the next several years, and is also targeting cities such as Portland, Phoenix, Seattle, Las Vegas, and Salt Lake City for future development.

This begs the question, given eastern Idaho's penchant for chain restaurants, are there any enterprising would-be franchisees who want to explore the possibilities for eastern Idaho? I do not know whether our area is on the company's radar screen, but in 2011, while it was celebrating 40 years in business, Togo's announced its goal to grow the brand to 400 restaurants by the close of 2015. To help fuel growth, Togo's offers new and existing franchisees access to $15 million in financing for qualified candidates to both build new restaurants and for transfers.

"As we head into 2013, we will see strong growth for Togo's in California, Idaho, Washington, Nevada, Utah, Oregon and Arizona,"said Tony Gioia , chairman and CEO of Togo's Holdings, LLC.

Here's a link to their Web page: http://www.togosfranchise.com/.