Kolache Factory is opening four new stores this year and three more are in the works!
New franchise restaurants will be opening in St. Louis, MO and Omaha, NE. These will be the second location in each market. Also, two new corporate-owned locations will be opening in Houston over the next two months. One will be in the Energy Corridor and the other will be in Katy, off of 1463 and I-10. The 3 additional franchise restaurants in discussion currently are getting underway with signed agreements for San Jose, CA, Pearland, TX and Sienna Plantation, Texas.
"Expansion through franchising is our primary goal,” says John Banks, Kolache Factory’s founder. “We are looking for fresh new faces to help our brand grow in new and exciting markets."
Dawn Nielsen, Vice President, agrees, "We are still a young company, having just begun franchising in the year 2000. We are looking for franchisees to help us build our brand together. Our franchisees are very diverse coming from all backgrounds. We believe that to be a strength.”
“For instance, one of our multi-unit operators, Afhseen Degani and his wife Zary, just returned from Napal on an 8-day trip to climb to the first base camp of Mount Everest. We are proud their Kolache Factory locations played a part in them getting to Everest, where they took this photo with their Kolache Factory banner.”
The Deghani's have been a part of the Kolache Factory family since 2004 and now have five franchise restaurants in Houston and the surrounding area.
Our growth will continue in 2017. The Kolache Factory expects to sign on at minimum two to four new franchisees, pending approval from our franchise board members. Franchisees are typically chosen based on their financial ability and potential experience in the food industry. But we take it a step further to protect the Kolache Factory brand by doing a thorough background check. It is important to us to choose the right candidates for our brand, ones that want to be our partners for a very long time. Whether they are a one store operator or choose to own many units, we are excited about our continued expansion with our current franchisees and look forward to the future.
With all this happening, you could say we’re on a roll… a delicious kolache roll!