Tommy Pastrami Delicatessen
Frequently Asked Questions about our Delicatessen, Deli and Sandwich Franchise


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+ What will I receive as part of the Tommy Pastrami Franchise system?

You and your key staff will complete training at our Headquarters, plus, you will receive pre-opening help at your own location. You will have access to all the Tommy Pastrami recipes and suppliers, industry expertise, systems in place and support staff. Additionally, you will receive a detailed Operations manual, recipe book and most importantly, the Rights to Use our Trademarks.

+ Do I need experience in the restaurant industry?

Restaurant operations experience is definitely a plus, and is required of at least one operating partner of the franchise. But, we will provide the training and tools you need to operate your own Tommy Pastrami franchise. What we do expect is a passion for great food, a dedication to customer service and the right amount of capital to invest in the franchise.

+ What is the initial fee?

The franchise fee is $25,000. The fee funds our pre-opening support of your operation, including your initial headquarters-based training and on site assistance.

+ How much is the initial investment?

The estimated investment for a standard restaurant is between $376,000.00 and $570,000.00 The Tommy Pastrami Express concept ranges from $225,000.00 to $300,000.00. In addition, as with any new business venture, it is important that you have the capital needed to adequately fund and operate your new business.

+ Are there on-going fees paid to Tommy Pastrami NY Deli Franchise Group?

Franchisees will be required to pay a royalty of (6%) six percent. The fee allows us to fund our on-going support services and the continued development of new procedures, training programs and systems upgrades.

+ Are there any advertising fees?

Franchisees will be required to spend a minimum of 2% of gross revenues toward a system marketing fund. Funds are used to develop marketing tools and strategies to promote the Tommy Pastrami brand and fund the creative costs to develop local franchise marketing materials.

+ What is the term of the franchise agreement?

The initial term of your Tommy Pastrami agreement is five (5) years with three, consecutive, optional five (5) year renewal terms.

+ What training will I receive?

Tommy Pastrami will provide up to three weeks of training for you and up to six additional persons (three counter and three kitchen managers.) In addition, we will provide one week of on-site assistance as you initiate operations at your own Tommy Pastrami location. There is no additional charge for these training services, but you must pay any travel and living expenses while attending the training at Tommy Pastrami’s New York Delicatessen corporate headquarters.

+ What about on-going support?

We will provide on-going support services to you by phone, email and periodic on-site visits to your location. Plus, we regularly update our Operations Manual with new procedures, techniques and other information designed to improve operations for all franchisees.


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