Big Star Sandwich Company Franchise Opportunities

If you are looking for a terrific business opportunity with a relatively low initial investment, the potential for great rewards and limited hours you have come to the right place. Big Star Sandwich Company is a simple, straightforward business! The bottom line is that we make sandwiches and avoid anything that complicates your profitability.

We are carving out a new niche by providing only the best ingredients combined with an easy-to-order menu board and a great attitude. Our neighborhood community quickly embraced our “local” sandwich shop. They liked the food, selection and service!

We are adopting a rapid but controlled growth strategy to ensure the quality and consistency of our program and provide a strong support base for our franchisees. We are currently seeking Franchisee (both individual and Multi-Unit) along with Area Development Partners for areas in British Columbia and Alberta.

If after reviewing the information below you are seriously considering becoming a Big Star Sandwich Company franchisee, we invite you to take the next step by completing and submitting the Initial Inquiry Form.

What We Look For in a Franchisee

We believe that the success of a Big Star Sandwich Company restaurant in any location is tied directly to the caliber of the individual who operates it. When selecting a franchisee we look for the following attributes and qualities:

  • You have the cash. You will need 35% of total investment in unencumbered cash.

  • Real passion for our brand, if you don’t dig it as much as we all dig it, this brand is not for you!

  • You’ve got to be a good, hard-working, well-intended individual, who respects yourself and others.

  • You’ve got to take specific, detailed, & disciplined direction extremely well.

  • You must understand what it means to be a franchisee.

  • You’ve got to love life, music, people & sandwiches.

  • Last, be excited to work harder than you ever have in your life.

What To Expect From Us

We are committed to making your business both personally and financially rewarding. We will be there to support and direct you with proven ways of bringing customers to your door. As a franchisee, you will receive:

  • The use of the Big Star Sandwich Company trademarks and reputation Guidance in the selection of a location for your Big Star Sandwich Company restaurant.

  • Assistance with lease negotiation and the design and construction of your restaurant.

  • A list of approved equipment, furnishings, signs, products, and supplies.

  • A complete set of manuals, which includes a Pre-opening Manual, Policies & Procedures Manual, and Employee Guides, with checklists, agreements & forms.

  • A Business Plan Template and Loan Application Guide if you need to seek funds from a lender.

  • A comprehensive Initial Training Program.

  • Before your opening, we will hold an Orientation Day in your restaurant for your staff, help you place an order for your opening inventory, and provide assistance for a period immediately preceding or following the opening of your Big Star Sandwich Company restaurant.

  • Assistance in the development and implementation of Grand Opening Advertising and Promotional Program.

  • A listing of your Big Star Sandwich Company restaurant on our Corporate Website.

  • Periodic on-site, telephone and electronic mail assistance on daily operations, marketing, financial management, and other key matters. Whether it’s a simple question that can be answered by phone, or something that needs to be seen, we are available.

Your Initial Investment

Big Star Sandwich Company requires an initial investment ranging from around $185,000 to $288,000 depending on a number of factors, including the size of the restaurant and the amount of tenant improvement allowances provided by the landlord. This amount includes the Initial Franchisee Fee, leasehold improvements, equipment, inventory, grand opening promotion, insurance, working capital, and miscellaneous start-up items.

We do not provide financial assistance to franchisees. You are required to have sufficient capital to purchase the franchise, pay for the development of the premises, and have sufficient working capital available to cover the start-up phase of the business.

Although this amount of money may be available to an applicant by way of bank loan, we will not approve any candidate unless they have approximately one - third of the total investment available in unencumbered cash. We are of the belief this amount of money is required so that the franchisee does not enter the business with an unreasonable debt load.


Dollar Amount

Payment Method

Due Date


Initial Franchise fee


Lump Sum

Upon Signing

Big Star Sandwich Licensing Ltd.

Real Estate/Rent (1 Month) 2

3,000 - 7,000

As Agreed

As Incurred


Security Deposit 2

3,000 - 7,000

As Agreed

As Incurred


Leasehold Improvements 3

75,000 - 130,000

As Agreed

As Incurred

Outside Supplier

Furniture / Fixtures / Equipment / Signage / POS 4

80,000 – 100,000

As Agreed

As Incurred

Outside Supplier


3,000 - 5,000

As Agreed

As Incurred


Opening Inventory / Supplies 5

6,000 - 9,000

As Agreed

As Incurred

Approved Supplier

Opening Promotion 6

2,000 - 4,000

As Agreed

As Incurred

Advertising Sources

Misc. Expenses 7

5,000 - 10,000

As Agreed

As Incurred

Approved Supplier

Additional Funds 8

20,000 - 30,000

As Agreed

As Incurred

Employees / Suppliers

Total Initial Investment 9

232,000 - 337,000


Royalty: 7.0%
Licenses / Subscriptions: 450
Financial Service: 350



Big Star Sandwich Licensing Ltd.

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What's the first steps?

The first step is to thoroughly read the information above. If you are still interested in pursuing a Big Star Sandwich Company franchise, you should complete and submit the Initial Enquiry Form located at the end of this page. During this phase we will:

  • Discuss your preferred location(s) and your time frame to opening

  • Discuss the total level of investment and minimum cash requirement

  • Provide you with a copy of our Request for Information and Consideration Form

Please allow us a few days to process your Initial Enquiry Form.

Initial Inquiry Form