What is the most refreshing way to quench your thirst on a very hot and tiring day? One popular beverage would come to mind and that is Zagu. This pearly shake has become a popular cool drink and has since then was embraced well by Filipino consumers. No wonder, it has grown to over 290 outlets nationwide since 1999.
If you are fond of Zagu and decided to franchise, do you know how to get started? If not, just simply see the detailed procedure below for your reference.
Becoming an Authorized Dealer
First of all, if you have successfully franchised Zagu, you would then be called an authorized dealer. As an authorized dealer you would be entitled to a lot of benefits such as discounted purchases, continuous operational support, training, marketing and advertising assistance, and most of all the recipe, ingredients and procedures would only be revealed to you. So, if you have fully decided to take the plunge then you need to read on.
Steps in Franchising Zagu in the Philippines
Below are the steps in franchising Zagu Pearl Shakes:
You need to fill out the initial application form and submit once finished.
You will be scheduled for an interview once you are qualified based on your accomplished application form. For every interview, the aspiring authorized dealer must be accompanied by the spouse if married and with the business partner if applicable.
An initial interview would be initiated and would then be decided if your application is approved or not. You will be informed by the Sales Account Officer of the results either through mail or phone call.
Once approved, the aspiring authorized dealer needs to pay Php 10,000 in cash or dated cheque or as cash bond. The cash bond is fully refundable if the Zagu outlet will stop its operations or if the authorized dealer’s appointment agreement is cancelled or terminated.
Completion of the required documents during the initial interview would determine the progress of one’s application. Incomplete requirements would deter the progress of one’s application and would reflect an on HOLD status.
You would then be scheduled for a second interview or the application interview. You will be thoroughly screened if you are qualified to handle a Zagu business.
Upon passing the application or second interview, you would then be scheduled for a final interview with the Working Committee.
Upon approval of the Working Committee, the Expansion division would then schedule you for a Post Approval meeting and will issue an Approval Letter.
Once you received your Approval Letter, you can now be called as an Authorized Dealer. You then need to submit a proposed location along with your Letter of Intent, vicinity map, photos of the location. If your target location is in a mall, you need to furnish an endorsement letter from the establishment which will be valid upon 30 days from the date of issuance.
An ocular inspection to your proposed location will be scheduled and once your proposed location is approved, you will be issued with a Letter of Approval.
The Authorized Dealer Investment Package would then be discussed and payment of P450, 000 – P600, 000should be made in full either in cash or in dated cheque only.
After payment, you need to sign an Authorized Dealer Agreement. After doing so, it will then be notarized by Zagu Food Corporation and you will be given a copy of the notarized agreement.
Your cart will be made by ZFC. Roadside construction is optional. The construction of the cart is handled by ZFC or by the Authorized dealer but there must be an approval from the ZFC with regards to the layout and design.
Prior to starting your operations, all the requirements necessary for operating must be secured and submitted to ZFC.
Attendance to the business orientation officiated by the sales account officer is a must.
The service crew will be scheduled for training and completion and passing of the training is a prerequisite for all the service crew before they are deployed and prior to the opening of your store.
Inspection of the Zagu outlet is held after it is built and a final approval is a must. This is so because there is a standard specification for construction and this is followed thoroughly.
You need to pick up the equipment, supplies, P.O.S. materials and initial inventory at the ZFC head office.
You need to set your opening date and this is highly dependent on the schedule envisioned by both parties.
The gross sales of the first week of operation will be monitored by the Expansion division.
For more information, kindly reach Zagu Food Corporation from their contact details below:
Address:#52 West Capitol Drive, Bo. Kapitolyo Pasig City, Philippines