The fast-expanding Mexican restaurant chain Oriâ€™Zabaâ€™s has joined the flagship initiative of the International Franchise Associationâ€™s (IFA) Foundation VetFran as a Premium Member to help veterans achieve the dream of business ownership.
As part of its commitment, Oriâ€™Zabaâ€™s will provide an attractive 33 percent discount on the initial franchise fee to veterans. This translates to a reduced fee of $20,000 in place of the standard payment of $30,000.
In addition, veterans will gain access to comprehensive training on the critical knowledge and skills required to swiftly transition into a new entrepreneurial role. They will also have proven operational systems and processes at hand, meticulously defining and detailing each aspect of operations to help them launch and operate their business with confidence.
â€œWe are delighted to collaborate with VetFran as a Premium Member to extend an exciting franchise opportunity to a wider veteran community,â€ says CEO of Oriâ€™Zabaâ€™s and a former US Air Force Captain Kori McClurg. â€œIt is an excellent fit for qualified veterans who already possess the leadership skills and strong work ethics essential to succeed within our proven business model.â€
Since opening its first restaurant in 2001, Oriâ€™Zabaâ€™s has rapidly expanded as a social enterprise that supports the veteran community through its high-performing franchise program. The restaurant chainâ€™s successful franchise model has allowed it to deliver a consistently high-quality experience for its customers and a profitable business for the franchisees.
â€œFranchising accounts for nearly 7.6 million direct jobs and 2.5 percent of the US GDP. Itâ€™s very promising to see that 14 percent of franchisees today are retired military personnel,â€ said Ori’Zaba’s Franchise Sales Director Adam Petersen. â€œOur aim is to educate and support more veterans to pursue franchise ownership and we are excited to see Oriâ€™Zabaâ€™s providing an outstanding program to facilitate franchise-based entrepreneurship and proud to be a member of VetFran.â€
To learn more about franchising opportunities with Oriâ€™Zabaâ€™s, including the newly discounted fees for veterans, call 952.388.4136, email adam ( @ ) zabas dot com or visit https://zabas.com/franchising.
About Oriâ€™Zabaâ€™s â€“ Oriâ€™Zabaâ€™s is a fast casual Mexican restaurant chain whose mission is to feed the soul of every guest with old world Mexican flavors, made every day with care in our scratch kitchens, with the finest, freshest ingredients. Originating in Las Vegas in 2001, Oriâ€™Zabaâ€™s multiple locations can now be found throughout the city. To learn more, visit https://zabas.com/franchising.
About VetFran â€“ VetFran is the flagship initiative of the International Franchise Associationâ€™s Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, and serves as a bridge between the franchise community, our nationâ€™s veterans and a myriad of public and private sector partners. Dating back to 1991, VetFran has been at the forefront of ensuring that franchising is a leading sector of the economy for being veteran-friendly and veteran-ready.