Where melted sandwich perfection meets exceptional operations.

Melt Shop Experience

Melt Shop does more than create melted sandwich masterpieces, it creates a culinary experience unmatched in the fast-casual space. The way we see it, two pieces of bread serve as a perfect canvas to present delicious, high-quality ingredients in a more creative way than has ever been done before. Our food unlocks the feelings, memories and moments that bring people joy and we’ve been doing just that for more than six years.

The timing is right to bring our New York-born and meticulously refined franchise concept to the world market. We’ll show you how and why our melted sandwiches possess the unique ability to be familiar yet remarkably unexpected in any market around the globe.

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People
Focused

People development is at the forefront of Melt Shop’s mission. Fittingly, our priority is to find the best people — franchisees and employees alike — and to provide them with excellent training, invest in their future, and empower them to reach new heights and success. We do this because business excellence is simply not possible without people excellence.

Proven
Process

Guesswork has no place in our franchise. We have set the expectations, developed the standards and created the operational systems to hold ourselves, our employees, and our franchisees accountable. Most importantly, we deliver the tools needed for everyone to adhere to our standards, meet our expectations and ultimately succeed.

Refined
Product

Uncompromising quality. Our bread is freshly-baked daily, our cheese is sourced from meticulously selected dairies, our fresh produce is prepped and sliced in-house, our delectable fried chicken recipe is proprietary to Melt Shop, as are each of our soups, toppings and sauces. And everything is always made to order.

Franchise
Opportunity

Melt Shop is a part of Aurify Brands, a company equal parts hospitality group and restaurant incubator. Aurify Brands was founded by Andy Stern and John Rigos, who are Five Guys Burgers and Fries multi-unit franchisees, and former franchisees of Subway, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Baskin-Robbins. Aurify Brands believes that one quality, more than any other, determines the success of a concept: the strength of the brand and its connection to guests. Melt Shop was built upon that premise.

In addition to our eight corporate restaurants — six in and around New York City, one in Philadelphia, and one in Minneapolis — Melt Shop has recently expanded into the Middle East. We expect to open seven restaurants in the region, with four of those opening in Kuwait by March 2018.

Melt Shop is seeking multi-unit franchisees with strong restaurant and hospitality experience and a shared dedication to operational excellence who have a strong knowledge of their market. The ideal franchisee is a proven multi-unit operator in the restaurant industry. At this time we are not offering sub-franchises.

“All the details have been choreographed to perfection so our product and experience are best-in-class. We’ve honed all of it — the food, the people, the business model. We love what we do, and it’s our passion that will fuel our franchise growth as a brand.”

Spencer Rubin, Melt Shop Founder

Domestic

  • Franchise fee $35,000*
  • Initial Estimated Investment $368,240 – $698,800*
  • Sales Range $1,016,984 - $1,640,406*

FAQs

What makes Melt Shop qualified to begin franchising?

Melt Shop has spent the last six years tirelessly perfecting our brand and business model, and the timing is right to bring our New York-born franchise concept to market and to the world. Melted sandwiches possess the unique ability to be instantly recognizable and familiar in any market around the globe. Two pieces of bread serve as a perfect canvas to present delicious, high-quality ingredients in a more creative way than has ever been done before.

Guesswork has no place in our franchise. We have set the expectations, developed the standards and created the operational systems to hold ourselves, our employees, and our franchisees accountable. Most importantly, we deliver the tools needed for everyone to adhere to our standards, meet our expectations and ultimately succeed.

Who is our ideal franchise candidate?

Melt Shop is seeking well capitalized partners who are entrepreneurial and have a strong knowledge of their market. The ideal franchisee is a proven multi-unit operator in the restaurant industry. At this time we are not offering sub-franchises.

What is the initial investment?

The estimated initial investment range for a single Melt Shop restaurant is $368,240 – $698,800 which includes the franchise fee of $35,000. These numbers are based on the Melt Shop Franchise Disclosure Document 2017.

What does the franchise fee cover?

Paying the franchise fee gives you the right to use the brand, signage, restaurant design, cooking manuals and operations manuals. It also covers the cost of your upfront training in New York City and support given by the home office in providing market entry assistance.

How much profit can I expect to make as a Melt Shop franchisee?

The Melt Shop Franchise is poised for excellent ROI with an estimated initial investment range of $368,240 – $698,800 (depending on size of floor plan) and an annual sales range of $1,016,984 - $1,640,406*. International investment figures will vary by country.

Are multi-unit franchise agreements available?

Absolutely. We are extremely – if not exclusively – interested in multi-unit franchisees with strong restaurant and hospitality experience and a shared dedication to operational excellence.

How long will the process take?

The length of time will depend largely on how quickly the business place and management meetings can be completed. Before opening your first restaurant, there are a number of factors including real estate, supply chain, training, design, and construction that may take anywhere from 6 to 18 months.

What training support is provided to franchisees?

Training will consist of a 4-week program in New York City for both corporate management and restaurant management. A further 2 weeks of training will be provided in your local market (1 week prior and 1 week following the opening of your first restaurant). Training tools and resources will also be provided on an ongoing basis in addition to regular operational support and guidance.

Will Melt Shop find my sites?

You will be able to leverage Melt Shop expertise to seek new sites, however, you will use your own market knowledge and judgment to select your initial site(s) which Melt Shop will approve. Ultimately, the franchisee is responsible for securing their own sites.

Who will build the initial restaurant?

Melt Shop will share its design specifications and assist you in finding local suppliers of materials, equipment and construction professionals to build your initial restaurant. The franchisee will be responsible for the full buildout.

Where will the ingredients be sourced?

Melt Shop will assist you in setting up a local supply chain, where possible, help improve costs and control whilst still maintaining quality and the Melt Shop standard.

I’m ready to get started. What do I do next?

Fill out the inquiry form at the top of this page and one of our franchise representatives will reach right out to you to get the conversation started. We appreciate your interest!

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