The long-awaited, once in a lifetime business opportunity offered by Sandwich Baron through their ‘Win a franchise’ competition has officially drawn to a close and there is a winner.
In February 2013, Sandwich Baron, in association with the Franchise Association of Southern Africa (FASA), announced the competition to give one, hardworking, driven and passionate entrepreneur the opportunity of owning and managing their own Sandwich Baron store. The competition ran from 9 – 11 May 2013 and to participate, entrants needed to complete an entry form and submit it at the Sandwich Baron stand at the International Franchise Exhibition.
After months of in depth reviews and research into the entrants, the winner and soon to be Sandwich Baron family member, Scott Mitchley of Sandringham, Gauteng, was chosen.
Mitchley along with other hopeful applicants entered the competition with high hopes and big dreams. Dreaming alone, however, was not the determining factor in selecting the cream of the crop. All entrants underwent various stages of review, where they had to present not only financial records and background information, but also a comprehensive business plan on how they intended to manage a Sandwich Baron store to ensure its success.
For Sandwich Baron Managing Director, Sally J’Arlette-Joy, Mitchley is a phenomenal choice. “With 20 years’ experience in the food franchising industry, Scott is fully experienced to take a Sandwich Baron store to new heights. Within his career, he has worked in all operations positions making him equipped to handle the various tasks that are required of a franchisee.
“Following the impressive business plan that he submitted, which showed great potential, Scott firmly proved his worth upon his final review. We look forward to taking the next steps with him to successfully establish his store and to do the Sandwich Baron brand proud.”
Mitchley wins the tasty prize of a brand new, fully constructed and equipped Sandwich Baron franchise outlet fitted with the essential fixtures and furniture that meets the Sandwich Baron’s minimum shop specifications. Also included is food stock to the value of R25,000 and one month’s training at the Sandwich Baron outlet in Alberton, Johannesburg. Being the proud owner will prove to be a delicious opportunity, as the business is supported by an enthusiastic head office team, a loyal franchise dynasty, and hungry consumers waiting to support the new store owner.
“I am elated with the announcement as I know that, along with my co-winners, Liz Mitchley and Taina Lubner, who will running the store with me, we have what it takes to make a success of the store. We are committed to being involved at the store as much as possible as being hands on is the only way to go,” an excited Mitchley shares.
J’Arlette-Joy concludes that the competition proved to be an outright success, “We had an overwhelming interest in the competition with many promising entrants. Over 500 people entered the competition, which indicates that there is considerable interest in Sandwich Baron and that we offer a competitive and lucrative business model for emerging entrepreneurs.”
Mitchley will be the brand new owner of Sandwich Baron Boksburg North as of March 2014 and looks forward to welcoming many customers to his store alongside Liz Mitchley and Taina Lubner.