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FRANCHISE OFFERING CIRCULAR
Spicy Pickle Franchising, Inc.
(a Colorado corporation) 90 Madison Street, Suite 700 Denver, Colorado 80206 Phone: (303)297-1902 Facsimile: (303) 297-1903 Toll .Free: (800)711-1902 Website: www.spicypickle.com
Spicy Pickle Franchising, Inc. is offering franchises for the operation of fast casual restaurants featuring culinary inspired panini, salads, submarine style sandwiches, Neapolitan thin crust pizza, along with soups, sides, chips, soft drinks and our signature pickle. In addition, franchisees pay us our out-of-pocket costs to assisUn_theilestanmnt_huiJd-out. Customers can also create made-to-order sandwiches featuring proprietary condiments and a large and unusual variety of toppings. The initial franchise fee for a SPICY PICKLE franchise is $Zb$Q&25JMt We also offer qualified persons the right to develop multiple SPICY PICKLE Restaurants within a specific geographic area under a Development Agreement. If you execute a Development Agreement you pay $10,000 towards each additional SPICY PICKLE Restaurant to be developed in addition to payment of the initial franchise fee for the first franchise. The total initial franchise fee fQr_tlie_s_e_QQjid_and subsequent Restaurants developed under aJu>ey_eiQpment Agreement,isjiisc_p_unled to $20.000 per Restaurant. The total estimated initial investment, including the initial franchise fee
and Build Out Program cos t^apoLpiic 0-iitrO_:nO-C_ket costs to assist YouJn_theJaiild-out of vouLRestauranl. for the purchase of q singlothe first franchise ranges from $294^00383.680 to $ 347. 000t402.880.
1. THE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT PERMITS YOU TO SUE US ONLY IN COLORADO. OUT OF STATE LITIGATION MAY FORCE YOU TO ACCEPT A LESS FAVORABLE SETTLEMENT. IT MAY ALSO COST MORE TO LITIGATE WITH US IN COLORADO THAN IN YOUR HOME STATE.
2. THE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT STATES THAT COLORADO LAW GOVERNS THE AGREEMENT, AND THIS LAW MAY NOT PROVIDE THE SAME PROTECTIONS AND BENEFITS AS LOCAL LAW. YOU MAY WANT TO COMPARE THESE LAWS.
3. SOME STATE FRANCHISE LAWS PROVIDE THAT CONSENT TO JURISDICTION AND CHOICE OF LAW PROVISIONS ARE VOID OR SUPERSEDED. YOU MIGHT WANT TO INVESTIGATE WHETHER YOU ARE PROTECTED BY A STATE FRANCHISE LAW. YOU SHOULD REVIEW ANY ADDENDA OR RIDERS ATTACHED TO THIS OFFERING CIRCULAR FOR DISCLOSURES REGARDING STATE FRANCHISE LAWS.
.THERE MAY BE OTHER RISKS CONCERNING THIS FRANCHISE.
Information comparing franchisors is available. Call the state administrators listed in Exhibit A or your public library for sources of information.
Registration of this franchise by a state does not mean that the state recommends it or has verified the information in this Offering Circular. If you learn that anything in this Offering Circular is untrue, contact the Federal Trade Commission and the state authority listed in Exhibit A.
ring CircularJnJtie^tates with franchise registration laws are in Exhibit J.
Issuance date: March 22. 2Q07
Effe ctivQ date : Anril 1. 2006. as amended September 25. 2006
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 THE FRANCHISOR, ITS PREDECESSORS AND AFFILIATES..............................................:. 1
2 BUSINESS EXPERIENCE.............................................................................................................3
5 INITIAL FRANCHISE FEE.....................................................................'.....................................56
6 OTHER FEES................................................................................................................................61
7 INITIAL INVESTMENT............................................................................................................»XQ
8 RESTRICTIONS ON SOURCES OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES....................................44-Ji
9 FRANCHISEE'S OBLIGATIONS............................................................................................4412
11 FRANCHISOR'S OBLIGATIONS...........................................................................................U\
14 PATENTS, COPYRIGHTS AND PROPRIETARY INFORMATION....................................3S2JI
15 OBLIGATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ACTUAL
OPERATION OF THE FRANCHISE BUSINESS........................................................:..........362j
16 RESTRICTIONS ON WHAT THE FRANCHISEE MAY SELL.............................................3622
17 ■ RENEWAL, TERMINATION, TRANSFER AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION.......................3622
18 PUBLIC FIGURES....................................................................................................................3^21
19 EARNINGS CLAIMS.................................................................................................,.............5021
20 LIST OF OUTLETS...............................................................;..................................................m$
21 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS...................................................................................................^M
23 RECEIPT..............................................................................................................!.......LAST PAGE
Exhibit A List of State Agencies/Agents for Service of Process
Exhibit B Franchise Agreement
Exhibit I Addendum to Franchise Agreement
Exhibit II Owner's Guaranty and Assumption
Exhibit HI Statement of Ownership
Exhibit IV Authorization For Direct Payment
Exhibit V Delivery and Catering Services Addendum
Exhibit VI Build-Out Addendum
Exhibit C Development Agreement
Exhibit D List of Restaurants
Exhibit E Franchisees Who Have Left the System
Exhibit F Financial Statements
Exhibit G Operations Manual Table of Contents
Exhibit II Nondisclosure and Noncompetition Agreement
Exhibit I Closing Acknowledgement
Exhibit J State_Addenda,and.RidexsJojheJ:rjmchise_.Qf^ _____________Ue.velopm.e_nt.Agr.e_ementand.Olher_Agreeinents
Exhibit_______K Receipt of Offering Circular
THE FRANCHISOR, ITS PREDECESSORS AND AFFILIATES
The name of the franchisor is Spicy Pickle Franchising, Inc. For ease of reference, Spicy Pickle Franchising, Inc. will be referred to as "we", "us" or "SPF" in this Offering Circular. We will refer to the person who buys the franchise as "you" throughout this Offering Circular. If the franchisee is a corporation, partnership or limited liability company, certain provisions of the Franchise Agreement will also apply to the owners and will be noted. Our principal offices are located at 90 Madison Street, Suite 700, Denver, Colorado 80206. We presently do business only under our corporate name. We were formed on January 14, 2003 as a Colorado limited liability company and on September 8, 2006, we converted to a Colorado corporation. Our agents for service of process are listed on Exhibit A.
Spicy Pickle, LLC ("SPL"), a Colorado limited liability company formed on March 8, 1999, may be considered our predecessor. As of the date of this Offering Circular,j#e have no affiliates. We reserve the right to create an affiliate company that will sell breaxLtoJranchisees in Colorado. SPL. through its founders Kevin Morrison and Tony Walker, created the SPICY PICKLE Restaurant concept and until January 1, 2005, its primary business was operating SPICY PICKLE Restaurants. Between November of 2004 and January of 2005, SPL sold its three original SPICY PICKLE Restaurants, two to franchisees, and one to us for operation as a company restaurant..
We currently offer franchises for the operation of friendly neighborhood, fast casual restaurants featuring culinary inspired panini, salads, submarine style sandwiches, Neapolitan thin crust pizza known as Pizzetti, along with soups, sides, chips and soft drinks, and our signature pickle that is served with every sandwich and is available for purchase separately ("SPICY PICKLE Restaurants" or "Restaurants"). Customers can also create made-to-order sandwiches featuring proprietary condiments and a large and unusual variety of toppings. The Restaurants feature over 4^OOJjQ.Q.00Q varieties of custom sandwiches, prepared using top-quality ingredients. SPICY PICKLE Restaurants operate under our distinctive business format, systems, methods, procedures, designs, layouts and specifications ("Licensed Methods") and under our service mark "SPICY PICKLE" and related logos, trademarks, service marks and commercial symbols ("Marks").
Our Franchise Agreement ("Franchise Agreement"), attached as Exhibit B to this Offering Circular, is signed for each SPICY PICKLE franchise purchased. As a franchisee, you will receive the right to use our Marks and Licensed Methods to operate your SPICY PICKLE Restaurant, at a location approved by us ("Franchisetl Location").
A SPICY PICKLE Restaurant is typically located in a neighborhood or commercial shopping center or other suitable facility that we will approve before development of the facility. The Restaurants are
usual ly le ss thanapproxjrnaiejy 1.600 to 2,000 square feet, in leased or owned restaurant space. The SPICY PICKLE Restaurants have a friendly, casual, urban decor, use a standardized menu board and provide counter-service for ordering. Featured combinations and made-to-order sandwiches are prepared using premium quality ingredients including its meats, cheeses and breads. The SPICY PICKLE Restaurants are customarily designed to seat approximately 30 to 50 people inside, with additional outdoor seating capability also recommended.
_______You execute a Build-Out Program Addendum to the Franchise Agreement. Under the terms.and
conditions of the.Build-Out Program, we assist vou to develop, construct and eqmp^_al_YP_ur cost, vour SPICY PICKLE Restaurant. See Itejns_j.^Land_8.
You must execute our Delivery and Catering Services Addendum to the Franchise Agreement ("Delivery and Catering Services Addendum"), which grants you the right to offer box lunch delivery and catering services for certain menu items in accordance with the terms of the Franchise Agreement, the Delivery and Catering Services Addendum and our standards and specifications.
If you qualify, you may obtain from us the right to develop multiple SPICY PICKLE Restaurants within a designated geographic area under our Development Agreement ("Development Agreement"), which is attached as Exhibit C to this Offering Circular. The Development Agreement designates a "Development Area" reserved for your development of Restaurants. The Development Agreement states the number of SPICY PICKLE Restaurants and the schedule for your development of those Restaurants. A separate Franchise Agreement will be executed for each Restaurant developed under the Development Agreement.. The scope and term of any Development Agreement and the number of Restaurants to be developed is dependent on both your development plans and our determination, in our judgment, of your financial capability and qualifications to develop multiple operations within the Development Area.
You must comply with all local, state and federal health and sanitation laws and regulations, food handler licensing requirements and, if applicable, all liquor licensing laws. You are responsible for complying with these applicable laws, rules and regulations, as well as with all local, state and federal laws of a more general nature, which affect the operation of your business. You should consult with your attorney on this subject, especially regarding state and local laws, rules and regulations that may affect the operation of your SPICY PICKLE Restaurant at your particular location. You are responsible for complying with employment, worker's compensation, insurance, corporate, taxing and licensing laws and similar laws and regulations.
Market and Competition.
The market for restaurant services and, in particular, fast casual dining featuring sandwiches, pizza, salads and soups, is well established and highly competitive.
The popularity of this market se gme nt, howe ve r, has als o s ignificantly inc re ase d the compe tition.The restaurant business is highly competitive as to price, service and food quality. You will compete with,national as well as regional restaurant chains, operating under well known and recognizable service marks as well as with independent, sandwich and pizza shops and other businesses which offer similar types of food and beverages. You may even experience competition from other. SPICY PICKLE Restaurants outside of your Protected Territory and from SPF, as we may sell at wholesale SPICY PICKLE branded food specialty ingredients or products, through trade shows, Internet websites, mail order catalog or through grocery stores or other food specialty stores selling food for off-site premises consumption. We also operate SPICY PICKLE Restaurants and reserve the right to develop SPICY PICKLE Restaurant locations in certain non-traditional venues. See Item 12.
Our Prior Business Experience.
We, in combination with certain of the principals in our company, have over s4*sjyjyi years experience in operating SPICY PICKLE Restaurants. From August 1999 until January 2005, through SPL, Tony Walker and Kevin Morrison operated thtee_SPICY PICKLE Restaurants all in the Denver, Colorado metropolitan area. The original SPICY PICKLE Restaurant was opened by Tony Walker and Kevin Morrison in August, 1999, in Denver, Colorado, and was sold to a franchisee in November 2004. The second SPICY PICKLE Restaurant opened by them and operated through SPL was sold to a franchisee in January 2005. See Item 20.
Since our purchase of one of SPL's original three Restaurants in January 2005, and-urttiLthat location closed at the end of the lease term in November, 2006T we have operated a restaurant of the type to be operated by you. We have offered franchises for SPICY PICKLE Restaurants since March 2003. Neither SPF nor SPL have offered franchises in any other lines of business.
President. Chief Executive Officer and Director: Marc N. Geman
Mr. Geman has been our President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director since September 8, 2006. From January 2003 until our conversion to a corporation, he was a Manager and a Member of the Board of Managers of SPF. Mr. Geman was President of Bayview Technology Group, LLC ("BTG") from 2001 until its sale in 2003 to USA Technologies, Inc, ("USA"). He then served as a consultant to USA through 2004. Bayview and USA manufacture and distribute energy-saving devices for refrigerated cabinets. From 1995 to 1998, he was President of Pretzelmaker Holdings, Inc., a national franchisor of soft pretzel stores that was sold to Mrs. Fields Cookies, Inc. in November 1998. Mr. Geman was a founder and CEO of Portfolio Management Consultants, Inc., a licensed broker-dealer/investment advisory firm managing assets for high net worth individuals from 1990 to 1995. Since 1973, Mr. Geman has been a licensed attorney in the State courts of New York and Colorado, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States.
Chief Culinary Officer and Director of Bakinp: Kevin T. Morrison
Mr. Morrison has been our Chief Culinary Officer and a Director since September 8, 2006. From January 2003 until our conversion to a corporation, he was a Manager and a Member of the Board of Managers of SPF. He
has also se rve d osw_as_3 Co-Manager of SPL, a position that ho has he ld since co- fou nding the concept and opo ni nftwJiicJi_Qp.eQgd the first SPICY PICKLE Restaurant in 1999, in Denver, Colorado. He and his partner, Anthony Walker, developed the first three SPICY PICKLE Restaurants, the last of which was sold in January 2005. From 1995 until August 2000, Mr. Morrison owned and operated a wholesale food distribution business, Red Tomato Specialty Produce, in Denver, Colorado. Prior to that Mr. Morrison worked as a line cook and chef at Cafe Borgia and VimeiYinoi in Chicago, Illinois, at Angelo's in Aspen Colorado, and finally at the Barolo Grill in Denver, Colorado.
Chief Operating Officer and Director: Anthony (Tony) S. Walker
Mr. Walker has been our Chief Operating Officer and a Director since September 8, 2006. From January 2003 until our conversion to a corporation, he was a Manager and a Member of the Board of
Managers of SPF. Together with Mr. Morrison, he is was a Co-Manager of SPL, SPF's predecessor company that in August 1999 started operating SPICY PICKLE Restaurants in Denver, Colorado. The last of SPL's Restaurants was sold in January 2005. From 1990 until 1993, he worked in regional operations at the Sfuzzi restaurant chain, then started his own computer company which he sold to his partner in 1996. From 1996 until 1999, Mr. Walker was a chef at the Barolo Grill, a fine dining restaurant in Denver, Colorado.
Chief Financial Officer: Arnold Tinter
Mr. Tinter has been our Chief Financial Officer since September 2006. Since 1992, he has been President of Corporate Finance Group, LLC, a consulting firm located in Denver, Colorado. From May 2001 to October 2004, Mr. Tinter was the Chief Financial Officer and, for a period of approximately four months, Chief Executive Officer of Bayview Technology Group, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of energy saving devices located in Denver, Colorado.
Vice President of Operations
Wes tern Divisi oni Michacl-k-Ceoftef
Mr. Cooper hos bee n our Vice President of Operations---- We stern Division since July 2006. From Novembe r 2005 to May 2006, ho was a self employed cons ultant to the food se rvice industry. From May 1991 to May 2005, Mr. Coopo r was Dire ctor of Operations for Stociaidc Cos., LLC, a food se rvice business located in Hutchins on. Kans os -Vicc Pres ident of Op erations Eastern Division: Mark A. Maximovich
Mr. Maximovich has been our Vice President of Operations - Eastern Division since September 2006. From February 2003 to June 2006, he was Vice President of Operations for Quizno's, a submarine sandwich franchisor headquartered in Denver, Colorado. From January 1999 to January 2003, Mr. Maximovich was Vice President of Operations for Mrs. Fields Famous Brands, Inc., a quick service snack franchisor headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Director of Real Estate: Brian S. Cerise
Mr. Cejjs.e_hasJ^e.ej]jiurJ^irlflr_oJ'_ReaLEsiate since October 2006. From January 2006 to July 2PJ&_hej^s_an^c_QuatJlixgj;,ute
Texas. From May 2005 to December 2006, Mr. Cerise was Managing_Br.oke.r_for MorningStar Mortgage, a mortgage_and_reaLestate business located in Englewood. Colorado. From March 2004 to May,2005, he_w.as_an AccountJExgcutive for Stonecreek Funding inc., a mortgage, business located in Deny.eL_Colorado. From August 2001 to December 2003, Mr._Cerise was_a_Brjmh_MaQagr_for Enterprise Rent-a-Car in Englewood. Colorado:
Director of Operations: Chris A. Bue
Since August 2003. Mr. Bue has been Training Manager, Manager of Operations and Director of Qperatifin^ojJ^.Je_^asjUSfo^ Restaurant ope ratedJ^SpicyJickle, LLC
and an Area Manager for SPL from August 2001 to July 2003.
Director of Marketing: Penny S. Nau
Ms. Nau_has_ been our, Director of Marketing since September 2006. From October 2000 to March 2006. she was a Regional Marketing Manager for Culver Franchising Systems. Inc., a fast-casual r_estauranLcbainJp.cated in Prairie du Sac. Wisconsin.
Director of Sales: Robert W. Feldman
Mr. Feldman has been our Director of Sales since December 2005. From February 2003,to July 2005. he held a sales position with Patterson Dental Supply located in Denver, Colorado. From October 2002 to February 2003. Mr. Feldman was Vice President of Sales for Cayjtatjvfedical TechnologiesJnc^ a_d_e_atal_equipment manufacturer located in Denver, Colorado-Director of Training: Lisa A. Brown
Ms. Brown hasbeen our Director of Training first as a consultant and then as an emplov_e_e_in_ce_ August 2004. From June 2004 to December 2005, she operated Exceptional Training Solutions, a restaurant consulting firm located ,in DenyerJ_Co_lomda_EtQmJAugust 1999 toJ.une^QJ)4^_MsJBrQyyJl w_as_-T2kector of Training for Pencom International, Inc., a restaurant consulting business located in Denver, Colorado-Director: L. Kelly Jones
Mr. Jones has been a Director since September 2006. Since July 1980, he has been President of and an attorney with Jones and Cannon, P.C., a law firm located in Arlington, Texas.
Director: Presley O. Reed
Dr. Reed has been a Director since September 2006. Since 1981, he has been Chairman and Chief Medical Officer of Reed Group Ltd., a workplace absence management business located in Westminster, Colorado.
Director: Raymond J. BonAnno
Mr. BonAnno has been a Director since September 2006. He was President and Chief Executive Officer from June 1990 to October 1996 and has been Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer since October 1996 of Fleet Car-Lease, Inc., a new and used vehicle transport business located in Commerce City, Colorado.
In the matter of Marc N. Geman. Administrative Procedure File No. 3-9032. Marc Geman was named as a respondent in an_administrative proceeding
number 3 9032., filed by the SEC in June 1996, alleging that Mr. Geman, as CEO of Portfolio Management Consultants, Inc. ("PMC"), failed to obtain "best execution" in connection with the clients' purchase and sale of certain securities. In August 1997, the administrative law judge issued a decision that Mr. Geman, as CEO, failed to file required reports and keep required records, but did not violate the "duty of best execution" rules. A $200,000 fine was imposed and Mr. Geman was barred from participating in the brokerage and investment advisement business for a period of three years. The decision was upheld by the SEC in 2001.
Other than this one action, no litigation is required to be disclosed in this Offering Circular.
No person previously identified in Items 1 or 2 of this Offering Circular has been involved as a debtor in proceedings under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code required to be disclosed in this Item.
ITEM 5 INITIAL FRANCHISE FEE
Franchis e Agree ment
Except as described below in this Item, a non-refundable initial franchise fee of $30^003^000 is payable to us in full when you sign the Franchise Agreement for your SPICY PICKLE Restaurant.
If you qualify and choose to purchase more than one franchise, you execute a Development Agreement together with the Franchise Agreement for the first SPICY PICKLE Restaurant to be developed. On execution of the Development Agreement and Franchise Agreement, you pay the $30T00025iOOQ initial franchise fee for the first SPICY PICKLE Restaurant, plus a $10,000 development fee for each additional Restaurant to be developed under the Development Agreement. The total initial franchise fee for the second and each subsequent SPICY PICKLE Restaurant developed under the Development Agreement is discounted to $
15,000211000 per Restaurant. We apply the $10,000 development fee paid for the second and subsequent SPICY PICKLE Restaurants to be developed toward the initial franchise fees for each additional Restaurant. The balance of each $4-5^00020,000 discounted initial franchise fee for the second and subsequent Restaurants to be developed under the Development Agreement is due on execution of the Franchise Agreement for that Restaurant, but not later than the date set forth in the Development Agreement which corresponds to the deadline for developing that SPICY PICKLE Restaurant. These fee^jitej^n=r_eXundaMe_un^er_alLcJClinistanc_es.
You pay us to develop, construct and equip your SPICY PICKLE Res taurant unde r the terms of our ''Build- Out Pr ogra m You must- sign- o- Bui ld- Qut Program- Adde ndum- at- the-s ame-fi ffle you s ign the Franchis e-Agree me nt- You pay- us- a- down payme nt of $8 ,500- for- archito ctural fee s andothe rini t-i al costs nt the time you-s ign- and del ivcr- to- us- o-l etter of intent or s imil ar- term sho ot for the space: Be fore commcnce me nt- of the build out servi ce s, you must have- available funds to pay all estimate d build- out , cos ts. If you obtain a binding fi nanci ng commitment fr om a third party le nding s ource or you make other arrange me nts acceptable to us to e nsure payme nt, wo may oleet to aoce pt on. alte rnative payme nt plan for the build- out costs. Build out cos ts arc base d on the cos ts to develop, construct, equip and decorate- the Re staurant. AH fo es and costs paid unde r the Build Out Program are nonre fundable. See Item 7.
We assist vouJjLicy.elQP^c.Q^^ of our "Build-Out Program." You must sign a Build-Out Program Addendum at the same time vou sign the Franchise Agreement. You rejmburse_us for our out-of-pocket costs and expenses incurred ■durJDfi_bu_ild-out of YQur_Kgstaurant. These_qosts_anxLexpenses are nonrefundable^-J&^temJL
Except as described in this Item 5, all franchisees currently acquiring a franchise pay the same franchise fee_and_de.viJflp_me.nLfee per RestaurantdeyeJoRed.
OEFERMG.aRCULAR - 6
Name of Fee
5% of Grossest Sales
Payable on the day of the week we periodically designate, based on prior week's Gf©ssN.et Sales
GressNet Sales include all revenue from the Restaurant, including sales made away from the Restaurant premises. GfossHst Sales do not include sales taxes and discounts. Royalties are paid by electronic transfer of funds.
Interest and Late Charges'
$25 late charge, plus the lesser of 1 Vi % per month, or highest rate of interest allowed by law
Late fee automatically assessed but can be waived at our option; interest on demand
Begins to accrue the day after payments are due.
Upto2%ofGfessfctet Sales, reduced by any amounts reallocated to Regional Ad CoTop
Payable on the day of the week we periodically designate, based on prior week's Gross Sales
Contributions will be used primarily for production of advertising and marketing for the Restaurants. See Item 11. Our Restaurants will contribute the same as franchisee-owned Restaurants. We may establish regional advertising co-ops and may reallocate a portion of this fee to regional advertising. The Advertising Contributions are paid by electronic transfer of funds.
Local Advertising Allocation2
1% ofGressEj.et Sales, reduced by any amounts reallocated to Regional Ad Co-op
This local advertising allocation is in addition to the Advertising Contribution, but this is retained by you for advertising your Restaurant. This is the minimum average which must be expended during each calendar quarter, with a report of expenditures submitted to us on or before the 15th day after the end of each calendar quarter. If we establish a regional ad co-op which includes your Restaurant, all or a portion of your local advertising allocation may be reallocated to the co-op.
Regional Advertising Co-ops
May vary, with recurring contributions up to 3% of GressNct Sales, reduced by Advertising Contribution and Local Advertising Allocation
Usually on a weekly basis, based on prior week's GrossNet Sales, or as directed by co-op
As of the date of this offering circular, there were no established cooperatives. Our Restaurants will contribute on the same basis as franchised Restaurants. Reduced by national Advertising Fund contributions and by local advertising.
Costs of Inspection and Audit1
Varies, with interest on any past due amounts at lesser of 154 % per month or highest rate of interest allowed by law
15 days after receipt of our notice to you of any underpayment
Payable only if you understate your QrossNej Sales by more than 3%, do not submit reports to us or do not cooperate in performance of the inspection and audit.
Name of Fee
$7,500, plus $5,000 for every undeveloped franchise under a Development Agreement
Before effectiveness of transfer
Payable when the franchise agreement, interest in the Restaurant or the franchise is transferred by you. The transferee is charged no initial franchise fee.
20% of the then current initial franchise fee for a single (first) franchise
When you sign the then current Franchise Agreement
Payable if you opt for and qualify for a successor franchise at the end of the initial term.
Training Program Expenses3
Costs associated with attending mandatory training sessions
Initial training is included as a part of your initial franchise fee for up to two people, except for those costs paid to other parties. We may require additional training at other times. See itemItejnsJZ_and 11.
Current published prices^
As incurred, on net 30 day o.r_qthei_terms set_fay_us_Qur_ affiliates_j^r_o_ur_
We charge you for inventory items you purchase through us or our affiliates.
These-items- are- c urren^ly-maH^y-feod-iteiBS-maiwfeettire^-freffl-ot^p roprietary-reeipes^ MostJnyenlQry_ilems_a rcpu cch asedj hr_Qugh_ th i dors.
Costs and Attorneys' Fees'
Will vary depending on nature of your default
Payable upon your failure to comply with the Franchise Agreement.
Indemnification Under Franchise Agreement1
Will vary depending on nature of the claim against us
You have to reimburse us if we are held liable for claims resulting from your operation of your Restaurant.
Will vary depending on your location and insurer
If you do not pay your premiums, although we do not have to, we can pay them for you and you must reimburse us.
Will varyJjutJypkaHy range s_fr.om_$J.. 5J)_0_tp_ .$_5__Q0Q
Payable periodically during the provision of build-out services
You reimburse us for our actual out-of-pocket costs and expenses incurred during the build-out of your Restaurant.
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tage of-the-salaries- of-our-eittftk>yees- and-t ime -s pe nt -to- provide-the-bwld-eutCostsjissciCiaLed. with_Dr.Qyjd i na_Q pt iojia |_ deljygry_and_caterJng services will vary
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These are fees which we charge and must be paid to us. We do not refund these fees.
Your required expenditures under your lease or commercial center count toward this advertising requirement.
Expenses associated with travel, meals and lodging while attending initial training sessions. All of these expenses are payable to third parties. These expenses will vary according to where you stay, where you eat and how far you have to travel.
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Fee and Site DovelepnHHrt Fee. If you sign a Development Agreement to open multiple Restaurants, you must pay an initial franchise fee of $3%QQ915.QflQ for the first SPICY PICKLE Restaurant plus a $10,000 development fee for each additional Restaurant to be developed. We apply the nonrefundable $10,000 development fee paid for the second and each subsequent Restaurant to be developed toward the initial franchise fee for each Restaurant, the remainder
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of which is paid at a later date. The initial franchise fee is discounted to $
15,0002&fl.Qfl for the second and each subsequent Restaurant that is developed under the Development Agreement. See Item 5.
Buil ding, Improvements and Millwerk SileJOfiYeipjimgnt Fees. Depending_pj_
ihe_ay.ailability of construetion__oxJ!as_built!!_drawings, it may_b_e_ne.Qejjs_ary_tQ_qbtain an on site investigatiflnjgrjflrt-Qf the condition of the premises, which could cost an additional $2,000. If a permit expediter is used to obtain permits, vour additional costs not included in the charX_CJ_uJ_d_b_e as high as $3,000. f_thes_e_e_sjimatcd_c.Q&tS-falIQy^
Conceptual Drawing $ 700 $ 700
Full Set of Plans 8.500 8.500 Permits & Licenses 1.500 2.500 ________________________________________ $10.700 $11.700
Note 3: Equipment. This ilejiiJnciiides the estimated costs_la_oJatain-_shiD__mdJj-StallJh
JarRe_e.Quipment. bakery equipment, fumitui_L_inc.ludinp tables and chairs, and patio_fumiLuxe), millwork aad_QQJicjete counters, booths if applicable, custom display materials, smallwares. music, and TV sys_t_ejns^safe_and_Qther office equipment-including, computers and related POS_SYSte.m__e_qujpment and SQft-Xar_-Jfee5_______5.t__iD of tbe_giftTr^quencxiind_LepJKting_n^ the estimated
costs to purchase and license a computerized point-of-sale sy_tcm_an_d_software with tw.oJerminals and
training__NQne_Qf_the_se_p_avjTieiiis_are__r.e.fun_dabJe-.Qnce_paid. Your_c.Qts_may_hejTigher if you decidfi-to.
a_dd_jno_re terminals. We reserve the right_jn the_Eranchis_e_Agreeme.ni. to license to__y_P_u__o_ur own proprietary software if we choose to develop_pj__prietary software_Atid_mak-e_it_ayaJJabl_to__ypu. We reserve the right to charge youoj_oj3tiu^infiJhe._saftwar.eJ^
e st i mated n the ch a rt a bo ve, whe_n.a dd __L_q.v.q_i r_o_lh e r c os ts i n cu msinthiscatepory. Se__Jtems 8 and 11 for other information about the requir&d_POS System and computexJ]ardyyar.e_an_d_s_Qftyvar-ejQr
y_aur_Re stau rant__Ihejs$timates_assumejiev__e_auipme^^
aU.ojwjerja--t^itjJsuaU____arr.ies--_i-tf.arianty_ run be more costly than_new,egujpment,
Signage &_lvlenu,BQacd. $ 12.000 $ 12.000
interior Design Material 7.500_________ 7.500
Xarge_Equipment 42.000 42.000
Table and Chairs 7.550 7.550
_EatiQ.F_urniture 2.000 2.000
___mbjeJl__Stands 730 _________7__Q
Freight and Installation 14.000 14.000
Counters and Booths $ 22.500 $ 2.2,5i__
Smallwares 7.150 7,150
POS System 14.750 16.950
Music System and TV 1.300 1.300
_QfG-.&_eguipment 1.250 1,250
Jrjejght&.Shipping Costs 7.000
Note 4: Leasehold Improvements. Typically, a SPICY PICKLE Restaurant will be
between 1,600 to
1.8002.000 square feet of retail space and seat approximately 30 to 50 customers inside. Ideally, limited patio seating is also available. Your costs for tenant finish for the Restaurant will depend in large part on the square footage of your Restaurant, whether your space must be completely constructed or is the remodel of an existing space, the location and overall costs in the market in which you are developing the Restaurant. The estimates in the above chart reflect the build-out of empty space in vanilla shell condition based on a Restaurant of 1,600 square feet on the low estimate and 1,8 002.000 square fee on the high estimate. The square foot cost is assumed to be $75.85 a square foot fer- the-l ow es ti mate and $80a-s qu are- foot for the hi gh estimate pi u^pxQ-fit ando.verhead, although your actual costs may vary under or over the estimates .-The millwork is ass ume d to be $15,000 for e ac h s ize .W We also assume-that you rc co ivop_htain a tenant improvement allowance from the landlord emf $2Q_to_$30 a square foot. A tenant improvement allow^ne_in_thiS-ranae_is generally available on new construction unless the landlord is going to insta!LalJ_Qj-the_permanent imoray^mnts_sjuch.asiiyACr electrical panels, kaihmQms_and_fjr.e_CQde_s_siems. If the build-out is a remodel of an existing space and already installed improvements may be re-used, your costs may be lower than the costs estimated in the chart. The leasehold improvements that are typically made-mc-kide-41oof^7-eflf pe ntry7- de ors- & windows, finishes; HVAC, ele etrienIr plumping, millwork and other imprevements^_incl.uding site woj;k,JncJhide^dejiip_liiio_n where necessary, concrete, masonry, structural steel, rough carpentry, roofing, doors and frames, drywall, .flc^tinK.painting^mghani^ If the jurisdiction requires grease traps,
will be inc- ur rodmay be incurr^gUinles^Jh^laadlQLdj'nsTalls^iLas^a^.omm^njimenit^and amortizes thfi_cflsl_in the common area_mamtenance charge of the lease. We provide you with standardized blueprints for a Restaurant to suit the shape and dimensions of the Franchised Location. This estimate also includes the counter areas for order-taking and food preparation. If you purchase property or a building, or both, for the Restaurant, your additional costs will depend on the location and size of the land and building. We do not typically invest in the land and building for a SPICY PICKLE Restaurant. We are unable to estimate these costs due to the significant variances based on location and market conditions. Note &- This- item- mel udes the es4m
ns tall t- hc panini- grillr- wal k-t n- or- rench-i n- re frige ralorS j-se H'-se rve- re aeh-i n- refrigernted dis play- cas o,- sink9;-slice rs. hokfag- eabi ne ts- nnd- ov ens, hoods, food preparation-s tations;- shelvi ng, mi+s4e- and-- :l- V-
mo to s assume ne w e qui pment, although us ed e quipme nt is general ly avail able at l owe r costs.T4hs
rvices . We do not requi re that you purchase or lo ose a ve hicle, as you may use any e xisting ve hicle that you own or e mployees* ve hicles to make del iveries. We are curre ntly te sting ove ns to bnkc fresh bre ad in-the- Rest aurantS: If this- f>reg rft ffl-is- approve d- and- your- ■■ Res taurant-is-l oeate d- outs ide- t he- are a equipment.
Note-4 : Signs and- Menu BowtL This item incl udes i ndoor and outdoor■ signage7- me nu boards , graphics, wall decor and point of purchas e displays.
f~ S»l e- Sys tem and Software : Thts-i te ni-ineUt des- the-estHftftte tl- eos ts- to- puFe hase and l icense a compute ri ze d point- of-s ale syste m- and-s oftware- with two termina-l s- aad- training: None of these payme nts are refundable once paid. oHf -eos ts- may- he- hi ghe i-i f- yo- a- deei de to add- more- te rmi na ter
uppl ier. We do, however re se rve the right, in the Franchis e Agre eme nt, to licens e- to you- our own
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proprie tary software if we choose to de ve 1 op- proprie tary-s oftware- an d- make- it- avali able to you.We reserve the right to charge you for obtaining the s oftware in an amount that will not excee d the high range e stimate i n the chart above, whe n adde d to your othe r costs incur re d for i tems in this cate gory. See Ite ms 8-M Ht- l- I- for-ot he r- informfltion about the re quired POS Sys tem and computer hnrdware- and-s oftware- fof your Re staurant-Note 5: POPT Menus_andJUniforms. This includes the cost of printing menus with the acLdies5_Qf_tb_Er_anchise,dJLQatiQn,_o_ther_goJ r.cJiase_CPJ[lP^)jnaiexials^natiQ_umbre.llas-wjthJhe ,COCA COLA® and Spicy_EijJde^Qgas^anJntmductory grand opening_mar_ketin^campai&n^_iacludinE dii^ct_mailt^iiojjns^ndj^.QthJnfi_fQrJh^taiLand-a,Spicv Pickle Mascot suit (optional!
Note 6: Food and Beverages. Paper.
re , oons is ting of tables , choirs and umbre llas . This ite m i ncludes indoor and patio Note 7: Opcning- lnveBte* nml Initial Training?You must open with and maintain an adequate inventory of menu items-awd, ingredients^and paper goods and brande d produets- and- me rchandise- for-re tail-s ale-to serve your customers.
Note 7: Training Costs and Salaries Preonening. Yon
must cor promotional- and- marketing- eampatgn- and- you wi ll i ncur costs for giveaways and- di re et- marke ti ngrs ue h as^ftaHc rs and othe r promotional and marke ting e xpe nses. You will qls owill incur expenses for retaining and training employees prior to the opening of your Restaurant. Your travel and living expenses when you attend our initial training program in Colorado vary depending on the length of your instruction, the distance you must travel and the standard of living you desire while you attend the program. The estimate covers expenses for two people attending our tbf-eefQur-week training session in Colorado_and certain_Qthe_r_pr_eopeningJrainingjcosts. See Items 6 and 11.
Note 8: Security Deposits,
Utility l>eftos4t$j-Business Licenses and Legal Fees ("Soft Costs"). Security deposits, if applicable to your Restaurant, are usually one month's rent; utility deposits range fro m a nominal amount to approximate ly $1,000; and business licenses range from approximately $100 to $1,000, depending on your location. If you retain an attorney, the legal fee estimate includes entity set-up, lease review, employment matters and advice regarding licenses and permits.
Note 9: Additional Funds. This item estimates your pre-operational expenses, which we have not listed above, as well as additional funds necessary for the first three months of your business operations. These figures are estimates and we cannot guarantee that you will not have additional expenses starting the business. Your costs depend on factors such as: how much you follow our methods and procedures; your management skill, experience and business acumen; local economic conditions; the local market for our products and services; the prevailing wage rate; competition; and the sales level reached during this initial period. This item includes a variety of expenses and working capital items during your start-up phase such as: rent; debt service; accounting fees; office equipment (not detailed above, such as facsimile machine and photocopier); insurance premiums; advertising and promotional expenses and materials; employee salaries; and other miscellaneous costs. This item.also includes your reimbursements to us of our out-of-pocket costs and expenses
, and a sal ary allocation base d on our employee s' time s pe nt, for the build-out of your Restaurant. However, this item excludes your salary. If-V_Quj:hc^s_ej^Rrayide_deJiverx^nd_e^
.vehicle, Yflu_ar.e_not_re_quired_tjo_provide a delivery vehicle (vou may relv_Qn_,y.o.ur. currently oyyjied ■vehicle_Qr_e_tiiplQ_y.e.e.-owned_vehicles). Ifyoujicquk_y.Qur_Qv^^ehij^s,j:.o^ the_typ_e-Qf^_ehic_Le,and3viiethexitjs_c^nedjCK,leas_ed.1
Note 10: Basis For Estimates; Financing. We relied on our principals' experience in the Restaurant business of over twefvethirteen years, swseven of which have been in owning and operating
SPICY PICKLE Restaurants, combined with use of professional consultants knowledgeable in the restaurant industry and our experience in opening restaurants, when preparing these figures. I3ecaus_e_the ranes_in_the chart are only estimates, it is possible_bQth to reduce and exceed the estimated range of costs Iis.td_iD_eachJlem_Qf the chart. In certain major metropolitan^reas,_actjjal_c.Qsts_may_subs.tantiallv exc_e_e_(Lthe_high atesjnjhe chart. You should review these figures carefully with a business advisor before making any decision to purchase a franchise. We do not offer financing either directly or indirectly for any part of the initial investment. The availability and terms of financing from independent third parties depends on factors such as the availability of financing generally, your creditworthiness, other security and collateral you may have and policies of lenders.
Note 11: Multiple SPICY PICKLE Restaurants. Except as mentioned above, including that the initial franchise fee is discounted for the second and subsequent Restaurants (See Note 1), if you sign a Development Agreement, you will incur the costs described in the charts for every SPICY PICKLE Restaurant developed.
ITEM 8 RESTRICTIONS ON SOURCES OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Your SPICY PICKLE Restaurant must be established and operated in compliance with your Franchise Agreement. It is mandatory that you comply with the standards and specifications contained in an operations manual we provide to you, in the form of one or more manuals, technical bulletins or other written materials ("Operations Manual"), which we may modify. We provide you with our mandatory standards and specifications for almost all of the menu items and retail products and related services offered at or through your SPICY PICKLE Restaurant and for the Franchised Location, equipment, furniture, fixtures, menus, food, paper products, uniforms, supplies, forms, chart of accounts, advertising material, and other items used at your Restaurant.
Restaurant Build-Out Program.
Each of our franchisees are required to participate in our Build-Out Program. Under this program, w_e_ass_isLfranchisees
pay us to as sis t in developing, constructing and equipping their SPICY PICKLE Restaurant in accordance with the terms of the Build-Out Addendum, which is attached to the Franchise Agreement as Exhibit VI. In addition to your payments to ttsthird_parjie_ of the actual cost to develop, construct and equip your SPICY PICKLE Restaurant, you pay us our out-of-pocket costs and expenses an d- a-ser- vice fee base d- on- the salary e 11 nnd- ti me-'S pe nt- bv-e floh- oI- otHH? mpl ovee s- tot.Q_assist..vtoiu injhe build-out pXyour Restaurant. See Items ___$ and 7.
We work with real estate brokers in the area where your Restaurant is to be located to review possible locations and study demographic information concerning the potential location. Although we prepare and submit the letters of intent for any possible location for your Restaurant, you and your advisors nws4can submit to us comments for incorporation into the final letter of intent. We also prepare comments on a final lease, but you and your advisors nwstcan submit comments prior to execution of the lease and we must approve any lease or, if applicable, any purchase agreement for your Restaurant before you execute any of these agreements. Then, a copy of the signed lease is to be delivered to us within 15
days after signing. The primary lease should contain certain provisions which grant us certain rights, as your franchisor, including:
(i) The initial term of the lease, or the initial term together with any renewal terms
(for which rent must be specified in the lease) must be for at least 10 years;
(ii) The lease must give the landlord's consent to your use of the Marks and signage which we initially prescribe for the Restaurant;
(iii) We must have the right to enter the premises to make any modification necessary to protect the Marks and the Licensed Methods;
(iv) We or our designee must have the option to assume your occupancy rights under the existing lease terms and have the right to assign the lease or sublet the premises to a qualified franchisee, for all or any part of the lease term, if you are in default under the lease or the Franchise Agreement or if the lease or Franchise Agreement is terminated;
(v) Your lessor must agree to provide us with a notice of default and an opportunity to cure any default; and
(vi) The lease must contain restrictive use aud,ex.cJus_i.ve_uae_provisions which are acceptable to us.
POS Systems, Enterprise System and Intranet.
Each of our franchisees must use operations and accounting software that has capabilities that meet our standards and specifications. You must purchase or lease a point-of-sale system and computer equipment meeting our specifications (together with the software, referred to as "POS System")- The POS System currently approved for use in the Restaurants is called Aloha, available through BEC, a Denver, Colorado-based company not affiliated with us. You must also subscribe to._p_a_y_fQj:_. and connect your POS System to the web-based enterprise system provided by Aloha, or such other enterprise system we may designate ("Enterprise System"). Jh i s_ s ys te_m_prqvjdes_fOLgift_car_d^miUiquencv must also s
ubs cribe toke_c_Qme_a_mcmber_Q_f the intranet system that we designate. The current supplier of this system is IFX lntc rfflu%na4HneW_eb_ex. The Enterprise System and the intranet have monthly fees that we pay on your behalf out of the Advertising Fund. We reserve the right to require alternate payment arrangements. AVe-re se rvc the right to de velop ond own proprietary software and-l ice use tt-t o- yourbuHiave- no curre nt pl ans- to- do so.We reserve the right to derive revenue from POS System maintenance fees, if and when we develop our own proprietary software for use in Restaurants..aIthQUfih_ye_ha.\ie-no current p_lan_s_tQ_do_SQ. See also Items 6, 7 and 11.
Purchases from Designated or Approved Sources.
We reser ve the right to requi re that youYou purchase from us, or another supplier designated by us certain proprietary spice and seasoning packets from which to prepare our proprietary mayonnaise, salad dressings and sauce recipes, breads and other proprietary food items that we may develop from time to time ("Proprietary Recipe Items"). These are items for which we customarily refrain from divulging the recipes, which are maintained as trade secrets. In addition, tfyo_u_p_utchase_fr.om_us_certain_Jtems_thai
are_hranded_\vith_aur_lp_fip___If we, our affiliates or others develop commissaries in your area, we reserve
the right, upon 30 days prior written notice to you, to require you to purchase from the commissary the Proprietary Recipe Items, bread and other food items. We_are_c_urren11 y_constr.ucjing.a_B.akeryJnJ3e.ny.ei.
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Colorado that will supply bread to most Restaurants located in Colorado. We also reserve the right, upon 30 days prior written notice to you, to designate a vendor which you must use to provide all bookkeeping, payroll and merchant services for your Restaurant.
SPICY PICKLE Restaurants feature sandwiches made with designated premium quality meats, cheeses, pickles and breads available in the market where the franchise will be located. Dietz & Watson is currently the only approved brand of meats and cheeses for the sandwiches. We designate exclusive suppliers for these items based on the market where your Restaurant is located. Most ether-markets in the United States have a designated source for Dietz & Watson meats and cheeses.
W-e-a ppfove the s ource of bre ads for the sandwiches buse d on our review and quality tes ting of local bak eries ' products. We reserve the right to designate alternative sources of meats, cheeses, pickles, breads and certain other products of a quality comparable to these brands that you must use in connection with supplying your Restaurant.
You will purchase or lease the rest of your inventory needs, equipment, supplies, and services used, sold or leased through your SPICY PICKLE Restaurant only from suppliers designated or approved by us in advance. YeuWe reserve the right-to de_sjgqate a_s_insJe_approved supplierjbr cextainJnye_ntory ilms,^quinmentt_suppjies-and_services. If there is no designated, or apnrjiYd_sunplkr,fQr_a_partiQuJaj item ..you must only purchase, lease, sell or use inventory, equipment, supplies and services meeting our standards and specifications. On or before your commencement of our initial training program, we will make available to you a list of our approved suppliers, and.the standards and specifications for items to be used, sold or leased by you through your SPICY PICKLE Restaurant
, as well- as -our- crite ria for approving a- supplie r.
We are not currently affiliated with any designated or approved suppliers. We reserve the right to sell products, equipment, supplies and services to franchisees and to derive revenue from such sales. In the fiscal year ended December 31,
200 5.2506, we derive d revcniicreceiyed-&ay.ments_ from the sale or lease of products and services to franchisees of $6 6; 682? 9$1AJJJJ§. or - 7%- of- our- re venues of $f)4 0.- l96;
lo cate d to the Advertising Fund for use in the developme nt of our brand identification and c orres po ndina point of purchase materia ls and store de coHme^^g%_QCjlLU_r.e.ven.ues_o_OJi73,499. Bavmgntj.c.cfiiy^d_by-US-frQrn_franchisees from the sale or lease of prodiicts_Qr_ser.vices were paid bv us tQ-thejhird-partiei;jhat_rir&vjdedJh We estimate that the costs of
your purchases from designated or approved sources, or according to our standards and specifications, may range from 83% to 95% of the total cost of establishing a SPICY PICKLE Restaurant and approximately 30% to 40% of the total cost of operating a SPICY PICKLE Restaurant after that time.
If you want to purchase or lease any inventory, equipment, supplies, or services we have not approved, or purchase or lease these items from a supplier who we have not approved, you will need to notify us and obtain our approval in advance. The notification should include sufficient specifications, photographs, drawings and other information and samples to determine whether those items or those suppliers meet our specifications. You must reimburse us for the actual cost of any testing and the reasonable cost of investigation to determine whether those items or those suppliers meet our specifications. We must notify you within a reasonable time whether or not we approve of the items submitted by you. We have 30 days to approve or disapprove of a supplier. We will not unreasonably withhold our approval of a supplier of your choosing, if the supplier meets our published standards and specifications. We reserve the right tQ_deny_appravaljifa^uppJie_rJf-apprQy.ing an additional supplier for a particular item increases the cost of the item for franchisees. We reserve the right to change the published standards regarding any approved supplier or any inventory, equipment, supplies, or services
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used, offered for sale or leased by franchisees upon 30 days written notice to all franchisees and all approved suppliers.
We do not provide material benefits, such as renewal or granting additional franchises to franchisees, based on your use of designated or approved sources or suppliers.
Advertising and Marketing.
All marketing and promotion of your SPICY PICKLE Restaurant must conform to our standards and specifications. You must submit to us samples of all advertising and promotional materialsthat have not been prepared or previously approved by us. Your Restaurant must participate in promotions we institute from time to time for all SPICY PICKLE Restaurants, or for all SPICY PICKLE Restaurants within a particular area. We retain the right to develop and control all advertising using our Marks on the Internet_Ojr_QilLe_r_eJectronic method. We reserve the right, upon 30 days prior written notice to you, to require that you participate in electronic advertising by creating, customizing or providing access to a linked web page or otherwise. All SPICY PICKLE Restaurants, including our Restaurant, must participate in this program and in other promotions we may adopt.
You must maintain certain types and amounts of insurance coverage described in the Franchise A gr eejoienj J3pe r at ions ManuaLaadJheJease,for the pcemis.es__yyhere your Spicv_Pi.Qkle_Re_staurant_wjlLbe located. If you fail to purchase this insurance, we may demand that you cease operations or obtain insurance for you and you must reimburse us for the cost of the insurance. All insurance policies must name us as an additional insured and give us at least 30 days prior written notice of termination, amendment or cancellation. You also must provide us with certificates of insurance evidencing your insurance coverage before the opening of your SPICY PICKLE Restaurant. You must furnish us with copies of all required insurance policies or other evidence of insurance coverage and payment of premiums as we request from time to time. We reserve the right, upon 60 days prior written notice to , you, to require you to change the type of insurance you are required to maintain and to revise the required coverage limits.
We have no purchasing or distribution cooperatives at the current time
, although wo._We. may establish pricing programs with certain suppliers based on volumes purchased. Periodically, we may negotiate purchase arrangements with suppliers for the benefit of our franchisees. We currently maintain purchasing and pricing arrangements for the supply of certain inventory and soft drinks with Dietz & Watson and distributors of Dietz & Watson products and Coca-Cola. The pricing arrangement with the soft drink supplier includes an equipment leasing program. Currently, you are provided the dispensing equipment from the soft drink supplier at no cost. The annual cost, if any, will vary depending on the equipment leased and current program terms. As part of the distribution arrangement with the soft drink supplier, the Advertising Fund currently receives from the supplier $1.35 per gallon of soft drinks purchased by all Restaurants from the supplier. However, you should not rely on the continued availability of any particular pricing or distribution arrangement, or the availability of any particular product or brand in deciding whether to purchase the franchise. SPF has the right to receive payments from suppliers on account of their dealings with you and other franchisees. During the 30Q520Q6 fiscal year, in addition to payments from the soft drink supplier described above, SPF received payments from our meat and cheese supplier of approximately $0.40 a pound as a result of franchisee purchases, which funds were ftteeed-used_jn the Advertising Fund Jbx_deye lopmenLQf_the_bran d..andJ!Qr_ad_vertising. We
may, in our discretion, either retain all or a portion of the credit of any volume discounts, rebates or incentives received as a result of your purchases or contribute all or a portion of them to the Advertising Fund.
THIS TABLE LISTS YOUR PRINCIPAL OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT AND, IF APPLICABLE, THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT. IT WILL HELP YOU FIND MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR OBLIGATIONS IN THESE AGREEMENTS AND IN OTHER ITEMS OF THIS OFFERING CIRCULAR.
Section in Agreement
Item in Offering Circular
(a) Site selection and acquisition/lease
Sections 3.1, 5.1 and 5.2 of Franchise Agreement; Sections 3.3 and 3.5 of Development Agreement
Items 8 and 11
(b) Pre-opening purchases/leases
Sections 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5 and 5.6__oXFranehise_ Agreement
Items 5, 6,7 and 8
(c) Site development and other pre-opening requirements
Sections 5.3. 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 and 5.7.and_ExJiihit. yLoXErancliJse_Aareem enl
Items 7, 8 and 11
(d) Initial and ongoing training
Article 6 of Franchise Agreement
Section 5.8 of Franchise Agreement
Articles 44.J2 and +2.1_3_ of Franchise Agreement; Sections 4, 5 and 6 of the Build-Out Addendum; Article 2 of Development Agreement
Items 5, 6 and 7
(g) Compliance with standards and policies/Operations Manual
Article 8-amiS, Sections 14.1 and 14.2 and. ExhihiLVlof Franchise Agreement
(h) Trademarks and proprietary information
Article 15 and Section 21.3 of Franchise Agreement
Items 13 and 14
(i) Restrictions on products/services offered
Sections 3.2, 10.1(d) and 14.4 of Franchise Agreement
Items 11 and 16
(j) Warranty and customer service requirements
(k) Territorial development and sales quotas
None - Franchise Agreement; Sections 1.1, 1.2 and 3.1 of Development Agreement
(I) On-going product/service purchases
Sections 14.5, 14.6 and 14.7 of Franchise Agreement
(m) Maintenance, appearance and remodeling requirements
Sections 10.1 (a), (b) and (h) of Franchise Agreement
The original documents were scanned as an image. The original file can be downloaded at the link above.