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The Bone & Biscuit Co pet store franchise opportunity is a proven natural pet store franchise model, has an established brand, an exceptional product, a thriving market and continual franchisee support. Find out why you should join our pack today and become your neighbourhood pet food expert.

Benefits of Ownership

The Bone & Biscuit Company offers a natural pet store franchise opportunity that offers many benefits of ownership:

  1. A unique and proven natural pet store franchise concept
  2. A store that completely satisfies …
  3. Established business systems …
  4. Ability to secure the best locations through strong relationships in the commercial real estate industry
  5. A proven track record of profitable franchise locations
  6. Established strong relationships with our suppliers
  7. A unique marketing proposition
  8. Affordable
  9. A rewarding way of life giving independence and a meaningful contribution to your community

Fill out the Request More Information Now form to find out more and get started on your pet shop franchise journey to success

Getting Started

STEP ONE: Request a Franchise Brochure
Submit the REQUEST FOR MORE INFORMATION form on this page and we will contact you within two business days. Once we have spoken we will forward you our complete  Franchise package which includes, our sales brochure, the application form, personal financial statement, Bone and Biscuit franchise disclosure document and our confidentially agreement.

STEP TWO: Submit a Franchise Application and Meeting
Having reviewed the Bone and Biscuit Franchise Disclosure document  for at least 15 days, submit the franchise application form with the other documents and we will arrange a face to face “get to know you meeting”.

STEP THREE: Sign the Franchise Agreement
After our meeting, and on the basis that both parties are excited about the opportunity and ready to move forward, you will receive our Franchise Agreement. You review this agreement with your legal advisor and once satisfied, submit the signed agreement with the franchise fee and we’re ready to move towards setting up your new Bone and Biscuit store.

STEP FOUR: Meet Local Development Agent
The Bone & Biscuit Company has developed relationships with numerous developers and commercial real estate professionals, who are active in every major market.  We are constantly in search of hidden opportunities for prospective operators. From shopping centers and retail parks to main streets, our network of professionals provide detailed market intelligence, making every recommendation a local one.  Comprehensive franchise services include site selection, demographic analysis, and site acquisition.  Contact us today to find out what exciting franchise locations have already been secured.

STEP FIVE: Conduct Local Research
It is critical to the success of any business venture to first conduct local research.  Collecting primary data directly from potential customers and secondary data from statistics, local reports and studies and info from organizations like government agencies and the local chamber of commerce will ensure an accurate picture of the demographic and need for a Bone & Biscuit Company location.  We can assist with this research as well as the generation of a solid business plan.

STEP SIX: Secure Financing
We will prepare a complete personalized Business Plan for your store to present to the relevant financial institution(s).

We have established excellent working relationships with most major Banks and will assist, through our connections, in obtaining loans if required to establish your new business. In some cases up to 90% of the capital investment can be borrowed through a variety of Government schemes with very favorable conditions

STEP SEVEN: Sign Franchise Agreement
This is the exciting part, once the Bone & Biscuit Company Franchise Agreement has been signed training and build out can commence!  You are one step closer to opening your new store.

STEP EIGHT: Participate in Training
Knowledgeable staff is and will continue to be a key competitive advantage as pet foods and pet products become more specialized. A comprehensive two week training course is part of each new franchisees education. Training is an ongoing activity and we arrange continuous training initiatives.

STEP NINE: Secure a Location and Build Your Store
We will produce a comprehensive build plan for your location which can be presented to your local contractors for pricing. Our services include a full turnkey solution through our own in house design and build team. Our process, including pricing, is completely transparent and very price competitive.

STEP TEN: Celebrate Grand Opening
The Bone & Biscuit Company team will create a detailed marketing plan including initial ads and store opening events. In addition, we will be present to give initial training and support during the first few weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a market for natural pet food stores?
Various reports indicate that Canadians are estimated to spend nearly $4 billion on their pets this year from food and toys, kennels, grooming, training to veterinary services. Canadians spend more on their pets than they do on toys and candy combined. There is no region in Canada that hasn’t experienced an increased level of demand for pet products and services.

The APPMA (American Pet Product Manufacturers Association Inc.) projects Americans to spend $38.4 billion in 2010, up 100% from ten years ago. This trend shows absolutely no indication of slowing down. In fact, the business and financial community believes the pet industry will grow at an average rate of between 6 and 8% annually. The bottom line is clear. The growth of the pet industry is not just a “trend”. It is a lifestyle shift that has resulted in the creation of a healthy and vibrant industry catering to our beloved animals.

Why should I choose to join The Bone & Biscuit Company pack?
The Bone & Biscuit Company offers a unique and proven natural pet store franchise concept that works. This business opportunity is a model that is straightforward to replicate and thrive under the dedication and commitment of strong owner-operators.

How much is the franchise fee?
The initial franchise fee is $25,000

How much are the royalty and advertising fees?
Royalty fee collected is 6% of net sales.

How much does it cost to open a The Bone & Biscuit Company store?
Eligible candidates should possess a minimum net worth of $250,000 and liquid assets of at least $100,000.

Type of Expenditure Low High
Initial Franchisee Fee $25,000 $25,000
Lease/Rent Deposit $7,000 $7,000
Leasehold Improvements $41,000 $56,000
Store Fixtures, Equipment, Computer Hardware and Signage $67,750 $67,750
Opening Merchandise and Store Supply Inventory $45,000 $60,000
Training Expenses $3,000 $3,000
Grand Opening Advertising $3,000 $6,000
 Insurance (three months) $450 $450
Total $192,200 $225,200

 

How much money will I make?
Actual results vary from location to location.

Is financing available?
We will prepare a complete personalized Business Plan for your store to present to the relevant financial institution(s).

We have established excellent working relationships with most major Banks and will assist, through our connections, in obtaining loans if required to establish your new business. In some cases up to 90% of the capital investment can be borrowed through a variety of Government programs with very favorable conditions.

Will I receive training?
Knowledgeable staff is and will continue to be a key competitive advantage as natural pet foods and pet products become more specialized. A comprehensive two week training course is part of each new franchisees education. Training is an ongoing activity and we arrange continuous training initiatives.

Who will build my store?
Our services extend to producing a comprehensively build plan for your location which can be presented to your local contractors for pricing. We will assist in the bidding process and depending on the level of involvement required by our new partners will overlook the entire build and setup.

Do I have to negotiate the lease for my store?
The Bone & Biscuit Company has developed relationships with the numerous Developers and commercial real estate professionals, who are active in every major market, optimally positioning and marketing properties and uncovering hidden opportunities for prospective operators. Often the location has already been secured and lease terms established.

Why do I have to order my supplies from your vendors?
We require all franchisees to order product from our approved suppliers only. This ensures that all The Bone & Biscuit Company locations have the best quality product while allowing maximum savings.

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