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Jesters Franchise Enquiries

If you've had the Jesters experience and you like the idea of owning your own, then you’ve come to the right place. As a Jesters Franchisee, you’ll be in good company alongside a bunch of passionate entrepreneurs like yourself within our franchise network. This is a great opportunity to become a part of the Jesters story and establish your own business.

The Jesters franchise system offers a premium brand with a loyal following. Not only do we have robust systems, procedures and training – we also have world class innovative marketing to help build a successful venture. Check out the rest of our website, have a look at our menu and our story.

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The People we want

Like our customers, the people who work for Jesters have a singular aligning characteristic – they are Ultimate Pie Connoisseurs, and they want only the best. Added to this are several other qualities that we look for in the people who want to work with us.

An affinity with food

We like to think that our franchise holders want to make our pies not only for their high turnover/financial return, but because they love food and believe in the products they are preparing. Knowledge of and a flair for food will help with your business and the development of the business as a whole. Our training systems will provide you with detailed knowledge of our food and hygiene standards and the Jesters 'flavour'.

Organisational and management skills

These are a necessity - for the daily running of the shop and for dealing with staff and organising rosters.

A hardworking and dedicated attitude

The business, whilst a proven formula, requires the continual attention of the franchisee.

Flair and character

Just as our shops have an in-built atmosphere, we seek people who can transmit the same good feeling to our customers. People come to Jesters for a reason, and part of that reason should be you!

A customer service connection

We have a loyal customer base and it is our duty to cater to their needs. Building and maintaining a strong customer service connection is a primary focus.

Basic accounting and financial knowledge

To be able to run your own business, a franchisee will ideally have some understanding of financial planning and control.

Financial security

It is assumed that at least 60% of the business will be funded by assets and cash. Borrowings are not sufficient to fund a business.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to build a Jesters store?

Costs can change considerably depending on the type of store required for the given area and the expected store volume. The average store in New Zealand costs circa. $180,000 - $280,000.

What is the minimum cash unencumbered amount i must have to be considered for a franchise?

50% of the ingoing capital, however Jesters believes finding the right person is more important than funding and will consider all applicants on a case by case basis.

What is the cost of purchasing a Jesters franchise area and training costs?

$50,000 franchise territory fee + $5,000 training fee.

How long is the training?

Minimum 8-10 weeks under the Jesters training programme. Franchisees must be prepared to travel to Auckland for their training, if required.

How much royalty do I expect to pay to the franchisor?

For newly opening stores 6% of net turnover. For the purchase of an established Jesters Franchise 6% of net turnover, calculated monthly.

What are the expected returns from owning a Jesters franchise?

This area will be discussed through the selection process to the satisfaction of the applicant.

How much is the advertising contribution to build the sales of my store?

5% of net turnover calculated monthly.

How long does the franchise agreement last?

6 years with a right of renewal based on performance for a further 6 years.

Can I invest in a Jesters and run it under management?

Franchising is essentially an owner operator business format, however if an investor has a partner who is prepared to share some of the financial risk in setting up a Jesters franchise we will consider this on a case by case basis.

Interested? Get in touch…

Want to know more? Just fill in the contact form below & our Franchise Manager will be in touch with you directly, within a timely manner.