New Biz on the Block: Quiznos Southside, Wandsworth

When did your store open?

Quiznos Wandsworth was inaugurated by the Mayor of Wandsworth, Councillor Jane Cooper last October 2019.

How do you differ from other Sandwich outlets?

Quiznos has a menu that is second to none in the sandwich industry. We offer more than 20 mouth-watering, chef-inspired toasted sandwiches.

How does running a franchise differ from starting your own business from scratch?

Franchising with Quiznos means that you’re never alone in your business. Franchisees range from those who have no prior restaurant experience and first-time entrepreneurs who have never owned a business before to established entrepreneurs who have owned several businesses in various industries. Training starts with a programme called ‘Training in a Box’, which provides step-by-step information about building your business and helps equip you with the skills and knowledge to run it.

What are the disadvantages and advantages of being a franchisee?

The main advantage is the support you receive in establishing and running a branch, as well as help with designing menus and business development. The downside is that you tend to work more than staying at home.

Tell us a bit about your other line of work?

I am also an Immigration Lawyer and can advise business how to get Tier 2 license to retain or hire EU or Non-EU employees after Brexit. We also cover how to hire skilled non-EEA workers. Employers needs to get ready to plan their workforce from 2020 onward.

What three tips would you give to an entrepreneur thinking of setting up a franchise?

Research the Idea; choose the location; arrange the finances and go ahead.

Tell us about your offering to local businesses?

We are currently offering free hiring for businesses our space for networking, conferences, meetings, as long as they order the catering from within the store. We have Projector in place for presentation to 20 to 30 people. The restaurant is available from 9 to 11am and 5 to 8pm.

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