The Franchise Process
You are on your way to becoming a JERK!
We have developed a “Mutual Investigation Process” which allows both parties to exchange information in a sequential manner and proceed at their own pace. During this process, you will be required to provide adequate information for us to evaluate your potential as a Soda Jerks™ Burgers & Bottles franchisee. While we assess your credentials, you will receive sufficient information about the franchise opportunity. This will allow you to decide if you wish to move forward with the application process.
Step 1. The Initial Inquiry
You will be contacted by Lance Popke, the President and founder of Soda Jerks™, for an initial discussion about how you can become a Jerk.
During this phase we will:
Discuss your preferred location(s) and the timeframe for opening
Discuss the total level of investment and minimum cash requirements
Provide you with a copy of our application and consideration form
Step 2. Franchise Application
The next step is for you to complete our application and consideration form and return it to us for our review. During this period, you are requested to refrain from discussing the business directly with any of our employees, our franchisees, or their employees.
Step 3. The Personal Meeting
If the information in your application and consideration form meets our selection criteria, we will arrange a personal meeting with Lance Popke, the President and Founder of Soda Jerks ™. At this time you will be required to execute a Confidentiality/Non-Disclosure Agreement prior to being provided with more in-depth information. The purpose of this meeting is to:
Review your application
Discuss the financial requirements
Review potential locations
Step 4. Offer to Purchase Agreement
Should you mutually decide to proceed, the next step is for you to:
Execute our Offer to Purchase Agreement and pay us a deposit of $7,000 — which is fully refundable.
Receive a copy of our disclosure document.
Step 5. Review the Franchise Documentation
Once you have received our disclosure document, you have a minimum of 14 days to:
Have the franchise documentation reviewed by a lawyer who is experienced in the field of franchising.
Execute the franchise agreement and pay the balance of the initial franchise fee.
If, during this process, either of us decides not to proceed, we will return the entire deposit within two business days.
If a location has not been determined prior to the execution of the franchise agreement, a search will then commence for a location that fits our site selection criteria.
Thank you for requesting more information. We will contact you at the time you have specified within the next few days.
I look forward to the opportunity to work with you to build an amazing Soda Jerks™ location
Lance Popke, President and Founder
Soda Jerks™ Burgers & Bottles