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Who can franchise?
To start the franchising process simply get in touch with the team who will share further information with you such as the franchise requirements and benefits.
How to start the process?
To start the franchising process simply get in touch with the team.
What is included in the franchise package?
The initial investment for an individual unit ranges from AED 4,300,000 to AED 6,300,000 (AED 5,300,000 on average) this includes Franchise Fee, Training, 6 Months Rental, Working Capital and Others.
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What is a GOSSIP Franchise?
GOSSIP the brand was created out of a need to fill a gap for the hip and stylish retail F&B brand with modern Emirati roots; a brand that not only satisfies clients’ taste buds, but also creates a visually stimulating dining experience with an emphasis on art and fashion. Hence, GOSSIP Cafe and Desserts was born - a one-of-a kind culinary boutique that fuses traditional Emirati flavors into contemporary American cuisine to create gourmet food and unprecedented desserts. GOSSIP'S primary location opened in 2013 at Matajer Al Juraina Mall next to >Sharjah University City. the location at The Galleria, in Abu Dhabi, opened next, in 2014. Gossip Cafe & Desserts newest location opened in 2015, in Box Park, Dubai. In 2015, GOSSIP expanded its offerings into a full service F&B and Event Consultancy that offers boutique eateries, designer gifting, couture catering, and bespoke event styling. GOSSIP plans to expand the F&B services into various parts of the UAE and other regions. The size of a typical GOSSIP CAFE & DESSERTS outlet is between 2500 sq. feet and 4000 sq. feet. GOSSIP CAFE & DESSERTS serves multicultural middle to high-end income customers with a flow of 300 to 400 customers per day per outlet.
How much does the Franchise Cost?
The initial investment for an individual unit ranges from AED 4,300,000 to AED 6,300,000 (AED 5,300,000 on average) this includes Franchise Fee, Training, 6 Months Rental, Working Capital and Others.
How much does the Franchise Fee Cost?
The initial franchise fee for an Individual franchise unit is $ 125,000. The Area Development franchise fee payment schedule: Includes Franchise Fee for the 1st unit & 50% of next 2 units Upon opening 2nd unit 50% balance of the Franchise Fee, Upon opening 3rd unit 50% balance of the Franchise Fee.
How much is the Fee for Continuing Support Services “Royalty Fee”?
The continuing services, or royalty fee, is 6% of your gross sales and is paid monthly. This fee entitles you to use GOSSIP'S service mark, use of distinctive system, marketing assistance, ongoing business development and counseling, and other benefits that come with being a GOSSIP CAFE & DESSERTS franchisee.
Will I have an Exclusive Territory?
GOSSIP grants an exclusive territory for a minimum of 3 units and agreed upon on a case-by-case basis.
What about Advertising?
GOSSIP'S name and reputation is an important part of our business. You will spend at least 2% of your gross sales per month on local advertising. In addition, if we should establish fees for a Marketing Fund, you will be expected to make Marketing Fund contributions of up to 1% of your monthly gross sales.
How much Training is provided in GOSSIP's Franchise System?
Initial assistance provided by GOSSIP will include the following franchisee training programs:
Phase I -- Training provided at a location designated by franchisor: GOSSIP'S management will provide franchisees with approximately 14 to 21 days of initial training at headquarters or at a location designated by the GOSSIP'S management, beginning approximately 6 to 9 weeks before the franchisee is scheduled to open for business. Phase I Instruction will pertain to administrative, operational, and sales/marketing matters; it will also include a liberal amount of on-thejob training. This training will be provided for the franchisee and Two (2) to Four (4) designated attendees.
Phase II -- Training provided at the franchisee's location: - On-site training typically takes place when the franchisee commences operations. Experienced trainers from GOSSIP will provide on-site training for a period of 14 days to assist the franchisee in the commencement of operations.
What is the term of the GOSSIP Franchise Agreement?
The initial term of the Franchise Agreement is 5 years from the date the Franchise Agreement is signed. The franchise is renewable for 4 additional terms of 5 years each, for a total of 25 years providing you have complied with the provisions of the Franchise Agreement.
What are the Support Programs provided by GOSSIP Franchise?
In addition to field support, members of GOSSIP'S organization should provide the services listed below:
Operational Support -- GOSSIP's Management will provide ongoing training and support in many areas critical to the success of the franchisee's business, including unit operations and maintenance, customer-service techniques, product ordering, suggested pricing guidelines, and administrative procedures.
Site Selection -- Prior to approving a site for a GOSSIP outlet, the Management will provide franchisees with clear guidelines for a suitable location. GOSSIP requires franchisees to follow these instructions to ensure that an appropriate site is located.
Marketing Support -- GOSSIP coordinates development of advertising materials and strategies for the benefit of all members of the franchise network. It also provides franchisees with consumer marketing plans and materials for use at the local or regional level, and retains the right to approve all local advertising materials that the franchisee chooses to develop.
Purchasing -- GOSSIP Management or its affiliate will negotiate quantity discounts on behalf of all of its members, passing some or all of these savings on to the franchisees.
Accounting/Audit/Legal -- Reporting directly to administration, this department is responsible for the financial and legal oversight of franchisees.
Internal Support -- The functional areas of training, purchasing, franchisee communications, and research and development are typically included in such a department.
Ongoing Research and Development -- GOSSIP continues to research methods and techniques for franchise operations (including purchasing and promotional schemes) that enhance unit-level profitability.
Overall Program Oversight -- GOSSIP Management will provide the overall coordination and planning for the entire franchise system.
What is my next Step?
Simply complete the Franchise Application Form and return it to us. Upon receiving the form we will contact you.
PRIVACY POLICY: All information provided is kept confidential and will not be enclosed except for purposes of verification.
PRIMARY CONTACT INFORMATION
FIRST NAME
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LAST NAME
DATE OF APPLICATION
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CITY
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APPLICANT'S FRANCHISE PLAN
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CURRENT ASSETS AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT THE BUSINESS
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In submitting the foregoing application and statement, the undersigned guarantees its accuracy with the intent that it be relied upon in granting a franchise to the undersigned and warrants that he/she has not knowingly withheld any information that might affect his/her credit risk, and the undersigned expressly agrees to notify Franchisor immediately in writing of any material change in his/her financial and in the absence of such written
notice, it is expressly agreed that Franchisor in granting a franchise or credit may rely on
this statement as having the same force and effect. The undersigned consents and authorizes Franchisor
to conduct a background check which may include investigation credit
history. All information derived from the above shall be kept confidential and be used by Franchisor for internal evaluation purposes only. The undersigned certifies that each part of the application and financial statements hereof and the information inserted herein has been carefully read and is true and correct.
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Ras Al Khor Road, Building 7 - Unit A507
+971 4 343 0181
headoffice@gossipthebrand.com
NEWSLETTER
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to get the GOSSIP!
LET'S SOCIALIZE
COPYRIGHT
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All rights reserved.