Each year, Grimaldi's receives hundreds of inquiries and applications for International franchises, but only a select few will ultimately be granted rights to develop Grimaldi's restaurants. Opportunities for international franchise licenses are incredibly competitive. All international franchisees outside of the U.S. will be multi-unit developers, with most operating under licenses to develop the full market or territories in which they operate.
While specific requirements will vary from country to country, at a minimum, qualified franchise candidates will typically have:
Meeting these baseline requirements does not guarantee franchise approval or that exclusive franchising rights will be granted.
Worldwide franchise partnering is our way of engaging, training, and supporting our franchisees, and is the heart for our "One System"
approach. Grimaldi's will use Worldwide Franchise Partnering to ensure the best possible matches of franchisee, markets, and brand.
It is also how we help our franchisees achieve restaurant excellence, facilitate effective communication, provide evaluation and feedback, share best practices and develop a recognition culture. Through franchisee meetings, regional meetings, and local business review, Grimaldi's provides a forum for franchisees to be involved in the development of the business and the brands. Periodically, Grimaldi's surveys all franchisees to understand how our efforts and resources can be better deployed to help further grow the business.
Our One System Approach is based on three core principles:
Our culture is highly integrated into our core values. Our Culture consists of:
We appreciate your interest in Grimaldi's. As a prospective Grimaldi's franchisee, you can expect to participate in a structured process designed to ensure that you are well-equipped to represent our brand, and have the knowledge and tools necessary to become a successful operator. Below is a description of our process: