How to Start a Potato Giant Franchise

A Step By Step Guide in Starting a Potato Giant Franchise Business

You can say that one of the most used vegetables in business is the potato, considering the amount of methods you can cook them. Potato Corner definitely got the business model down to a t by providing a french fries at an affordable price with varying sizes.

On the other hand, there are entrepreneurs that would innovate further the “recipe” and bring a better experience for the customers, such as Potato Giant. Aside from French fries, they also offer potato balls, hash browns, wedges and even sandwiches (potato-fied, appropriately).

They have been in the business in almost a decade, but they manage to compete with long-standing competitors with ideas that definitely offer a sensible investment. Luckily, they are available for franchising for those who also want to get in on the action!

Brief Background of the Potato Giant Franchise

Being a fresh graduate of DLSU, owner John Cantillon thought it best to set up near his alma mater. His idea of combining the much craved Shakey’s mojos with the affordability of an afternoon snack proved popular with his customers.

Currently, Potato Giant has made success by establishing over 90 stalls in the Philippines since its inception in 2011. The menu has also made an upgrade with the addition of twister fries and mozzarella balls to further entice customers.

Potato Franchise Packages

All three packages include a heavy-duty cart that needs 3 to 6 square meters of space. Aside from the mentioned inclusions, the packages are exclusive of the requirements the mall has for the franchisee.

Potato Giant Master cart (Php 299,000)

  • Materials for store opening (tarpaulin, coupons, balloons)
  • Staff training (staff allowance not included)
  • Location assessment
  • Potpots machine
  • LED Signage
  • Kitchen range equipment
  • Two staff uniforms
  • Freezer chest and other cooking equipment needed

Potpots cart (Franchise fee: Php 269,000)

  • Materials for store opening (tarpaulin, coupons, balloons)
  • Staff training (staff allowance not included)
  • Location assessment
  • Potpots machine
  • LED Signage
  • Kitchen range equipment
  • Two staff uniforms
  • Refrigerator and other cooking equipment needed

Potato Giant Master cart (Php 299,000)

  • Materials for store opening (tarpaulin, coupons, balloons)
  • Staff training (staff allowance not included)
  • Location assessment
  • Potpots machine
  • LED Signage
  • Kitchen range equipment
  • Two staff uniforms
  • Freezer chest and other cooking equipment needed

Potato Giant Mall kiosk (Php 299,000)

  • Materials for store opening (tarpaulin, coupons, balloons)
  • Staff training (staff allowance not included)
  • Location assessment
  • Potpots machine
  • LED Signage
  • Kitchen range equipment
  • Two staff uniforms
  • Freezer chest and other cooking equipment needed

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.) with Potato Giant Franchise

Q: When will I get my return of investment

A: The franchise’s amount of sales, rent expense, and its location are factors that you must take into account before you can determine the return of investment. If you want to know the financials, you may set a meeting with the franchise.

Q: Are there any requirements to be a franchisee?

A: A franchisee must allocate at least 10 hours a week to manage the branch of the franchise. Not only that, the franchisee should know the ins and outs of the operations and the financial performance of the business, as required by PotatoGiant.

Q: When is the preferred time to pay the franchise fee?

A: The franchise fee must be paid as a down-payment of 50%, supposing that the franchisee comes into an agreement with the offer sheet given by PotatoGiant.

Q: How many days does it take to actually open a franchise of Potato Giant?

A: After the training of the staff, and construction of the store, opening the franchisee usually takes approximately 45 days.

Steps to Franchise Potato Giant

  1. Email a formal letter via franchise@potatogiantph.com, and include an attachment of the exact location you want to establish the store.
  1. Wait for a reply that contains the Franchise Offer Sheet. Any questions may be answered by contacting the Business Development Officer, Ms. Jerrylyn D. Codillero via mobile number (provided below).
  1. Read the offer carefully and choose one of the packages. A 50% down-payment is needed to reserve the location of the store by bank deposit. Email a copy of the deposit slip through franchise@potatogiantph.com.
  1. An acknowledgement letter will be sent to your email address. Afterwards, a copy of PotatoGiant’s Letter of Intent to Lease and Authorization to Transact will be sent. The franchisee has 90 working days to reserve the location, and otherwise will be forfeited.
  1. Schedule an ocular inspection of the location, three days ahead if you are from Metro Manila, otherwise transportation cost will be shouldered by the franchisee for provincial areas.
  1. Await approval from the company, you will be sent a schedule for contract signing afterwards.
  2. Down-payment is refundable less Php 5,000 processing fee should the franchisee reject the opening in said location. If so, email them at franchise@potatogiantph.com. Acknowledged requests allow for refunds after thirty (30) days through check payments.
  3. Continuing the opening will result in cart construction. No refunds are allowed at this point.
  4. Training will commence and will take at least 15 days.
  5. All franchise inclusions in the package will be delivered, with initial inventory billed one day after the delivery.
  6. Opening day of the store! Delays may happen, but you will be informed ahead of time by PotatoGiant.

Potato Giant Franchise Contact Information

Office Address: 7748 St. Paul St., San Antonio Village Makati City Philippines

Website page: www.potatogiantph.com

Facebook page: @PotatoGiantOfficial

Email address: info@potatogiantph.com

Telephone number: 02 838 1947

Mobile number: 0917 307 0427 | 0929 281 9841 

The Good in Potato Giant Franchise

  • Operating the franchise comes with hands-on training
  • The first two weeks of operations comes with Potato Giant’s supervision
  • Being a franchise enables you to benefit in purchasing inventory at a lower cost
  • The business model is reliable as it is proven and tested

The Bad in Potato Giant Franchise

  • The cost of investment may not be for everyone
  • The rules of management are made by the franchisor, not the franchisee.

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