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April 23, 2011

Togo’s Eateries Inc. Delivers Fresh Franchise Opportunities in Portland

West Coast Sandwich Chain Hosts Franchising Seminar on May 3rd to Fuel Expansion

San Jose, CA, (April 23, 2012) - Togo’s Eateries Inc., a “West Coast Original” since 1971 serving up big, made-to-order sandwiches stuffed with the freshest ingredients, announced today it is targeting Portland, Oregon for franchise expansion.

As part of Togo’s 40-year anniversary, the nearly 250 unit sandwich franchise launched an aggressive growth strategy to enter new cities in key Western states such as Oregon, and is actively recruiting passionate single and multi-unit operators to help grow the brand to 400 restaurants by 2015. To date, there are five Togo’s restaurants currently open in Oregon with four additional locations planned for Eugene and Springfield, two additional restaurants planned for Bend and one additional restaurant planned for Medford.

Togo’s executive team will be in Portland on Thursday, May 3rd from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, to host a complimentary Franchise Seminar and share the benefits of opening a restaurant franchise.  To register for the event please visit http://www.ownatogos.com/oregon or contact Todd Peterson, vice president of franchise sales at (818) 597-9605 with any questions.

“Portland has been named ‘foodie heaven’, and after an unprecedented year of growth in 2012 and 20 plus months of positive same store sales, we are ready to bring our big, made to order sandwiches to the area,” said Tony Gioia, chairman and CEO of Togo’s Holdings, LLC.  “Our 2-to-1 sales-to-investment ratio makes Togo’s one of the best franchise opportunities in the sandwich category, and we are looking for passionate entrepreneurs to join our loyal team and help us grow regionally.”

Most recently, Togo’s formed a $15 million fund to fuel its development in 2012 and beyond.  With this funding, both new and existing qualified Togo’s franchisees will have access to $5 million to build new restaurants and $10 million for remodels and transfers.

 

Togo’s traditional restaurants boast one of the strongest sales-to-investment ratios in the sandwich segment.  At Togo’s, 51 percent of its traditional restaurants operating for a full 12-months in 2010 experienced average unit sales in excess of $600,000, with 25 percent over $800,000.

“Togo’s is a great brand for Portland and surrounding cities because we offer the quality and value guests crave, along with the business opportunity entrepreneurs are looking for,” said Todd Peterson, vice president of franchise sales of Togo’s Holdings, LLC.

Unlike the national mega-chains, at Togo’s each guest is offered a deli inspired one-on-one style service in a fun, friendly environment.  There is a steadfast commitment to using only the freshest, superior-quality ingredients and proprietary proteins, which allows franchisees to serve food they can be proud of.  California avocados are mashed daily, abundant quantities of lean pastrami, roast beef, turkey and other premium meats, and Artisan bread set the brand apart from other sandwich shops.

To become a part of the Togo’s team and be your own boss, candidates should possess a net worth of $300,000 and a liquidity of $150,000 for a single restaurant.  Area developers looking to invest in three or more restaurants should have a net worth of $900,000 and a liquidity of $450,000.  The estimated initial investment to own a Togo’s is between $264,000 and $414,500 with a franchisee fee of $21,000 - $30,000.

 

About Togo’s Eateries Inc.
About Togo’s Eateries Inc. Togo’s was founded in 1971 by a young college student with a large appetite and little money looking to make sandwiches the way he liked them – big, made to order and stuffed with the freshest ingredients. Keeping in the spirit of the original, Togo’s products are still made with only the highest quality ingredients; including fresh-baked breads, premium meats, cheeses and produce. Togo’s is a franchise-based business, for more information call 877-78-TOGOS or visit http://www.togosfranchise.com. For more information on Togo’s Eateries Inc., in general please visit http://www.togos.com.

About Togo’s Franchisor LLC
Togo’s Franchisor LLC helps qualified franchisees create their own “West Coast Original.” Togo’s locations generate some of the highest average unit volume in the sandwich restaurant segment, require a low investment, utilize only a small space footprint, offers best-in-class operational field support, carries remarkable brand loyalty and is a simple minimal-equipment turnkey business. For more information call 877-78-TOGOS or visit http://www.togosfranchise.com.
 

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