Read the enclosed WARD'S literature. If you are interested in further pursuing a WARD'S franchise opportunity we will schedule a personal meeting with you to discuss further questions and qualifications.
Once you meet with a WARD'S representative for a question and answer session, WARD'S will begin to make assessments as to your qualifications. During the assessment process, you will be required to complete and return personal information and financial statement forms. If qualified, WARD'S will later give to you a copy of the U.F.O.C. and Franchise Agreement documents. These documents should be reviewed by yourself, your attorney, and your accountant to help you make your final decision.
If you choose to become a WARD'S franchisee, no sooner than ten (10) days after receiving your U.F.O.C. and Franchise Agreement documents, you will sign the appropriate documents and pay all the required fees.
Why Ward's Restaurants?
Ward's Food Systems, Inc. offers a source of continuing support to the Franchisee. Each store is assigned a Franchise Consultant. The role of the Franchise Consultant is two-fold. The primary function is to provide consultation services in all areas of your restaurant, including, but not limited to, food and labor costs, inventory and cash control, customer service, store marketing, capital equipment purchases, and training.
The secondary function of the Franchise Consultant is that of compliance. In this role the Franchise Consultant makes certain that the approved menu is being served, and that all menu items are prepared, assembled, and presented in the prescribed manner. The Franchise Consultant also insures that the physical properties are properly maintained.
The Franchise Consultant communicates with your store manager on a weekly basis and periodically meets with your store manager to provide necessary instructions on policy and procedures. If requested by the store manager or owner, the Consultant gives instructions to the crew members during store visits. Individual meetings are also conducted with owners to discuss the state of their franchise operations.
The Franchise Consultant makes evaluations of the store's facilities and operations on a periodic basis, filing a report with the store manager and owner. If the owner or store manager needs the help of the Franchise Consultant at an unscheduled time, the Consultant will be available to solve immediate problems.