In 1980, Mike and Fouly Frangos turned their passion for food and service into a high quality fast food restaurant in downtown Cleveland. Mike focused on serving people with a smile and serving them quickly. Fouly focused on making sure the recipes were exceptional and the presentation of the food was extraordinary. With their hard work and attention to detail, it didn’t take long for the restaurant to catch on. Rascal House became a “home” away from home for hungry college kids and an office favorite for downtown Cleveland’s working crowd.
After the first couple years in business, word got out that Rascal House was a unique place to get high quality food, and customers were hungry for it! Even back in the early 80’s, the menu featured pizza, sandwiches, hamburgers, french fries, salads, and more! People loved the variety, but more importantly, they loved being able to get it all at one place.
Mike knew he was onto something, but everything changed when he started up the Rascal House delivery service. People couldn’t get enough, and a different kind of pizza place was truly born.
We’re proud of our history, our reputation, and the fact that we’re still a Cleveland hometown favorite. Rascal House has had the privilege to serve hundreds of thousands of Clevelanders, local travelers, sports teams, students, and countless others.
We’re now asking ourselves, “How can we make it better?” and the answer is simple. We’re taking the Rascal House experience to more neighborhoods! We’re committed to people; our customers, our crews, and the communities we serve. That’s why we’re turning our success story into an exciting franchise opportunity. It is our goal to continue to bring the same quality products, service and opportunity to people and cities nationwide.
When you follow tried and true systems (over 37 years) and do things right, you’re bound to build a healthy fan base. And when you have fans, the right systems in place and great products, seasoned restaurateurs have an opportunity to capitalize on. Rascal House AUV (Average Unit Volumes) of $1.33 million and COGS that are in line with QSR industry standards makes Rascal House a solid opportunity. The timing is right and territories are wide open.
The restaurant industry is a $799 billion a year juggernaut and food delivery is the next big thing. But we’re not jumping on any bandwagon. When you join our team you’ll have a delivery platform and POS processes that have made Rascal House a leader in food delivery for nearly four decades. Nation’s Rest News noted, “Quickservice and fast-casual sales are expected to total $233.7 billion in 2017, a 5.3 percent gain over 2016’s sales volumes.” You’ll be perfectly positioned in the food industry’s largest growth segment with already proven systems.
Put people first. Work with a common purpose to take care of the communities you serve. Understand what profits are and have fun together. These are our values. We want to be around people that share the same vision. Some brands are solely focused on making money. When you join our team, you’ll be a part of a brand that is successful but also known for making a difference in the communities that we serve and the people that are part of our team. We’re good to people and that’s always good for business.
As a Rascal House Franchisee, you’ll get in-depth marketing and advertising support. It starts with a Grand Opening marketing campaign and continues with ongoing marketing that keeps your Rascal House visible. You’ll work directly with our team along with our proven marketing systems and advertising programs that are part of the business tools which help grow your business. We’re always hitting the pavement to seek out opportunities to get people in front of our stores.
Our design team pays attention to visual trends and produces great designs that make an impact. We are constantly developing new products and marketing opportunities that fit the brand and deliver results. You’ll be building your customer base aggressively with a brand that sounds good, looks good and tastes great. At Rascal House, we labor over recipes until they’re just right. We deliver food fast. And we put our ear to the ground so we can hear what customers like while we put programs together to get them in our stores.