Filta Franchise Unique Development Approach: Standing Out from Competitors

Even when servicing more than 10,000 restaurant and commercial kitchens per week, Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions (Filta) is constantly improving. Walk into the corporate offices in Orlando, Florida on any given day and you’ll probably find co-founder Jason Sayers working on some sort of operational innovation or addressing the needs of franchisees. That’s because since day one in franchising, Filta has built its brand around an operator’s mindset.

Ever since Filta’s inception in 1996, the brand has been setting a new standard in excellence and restaurant and commercial kitchen safety. Between Filta’s unique commitment to environmental sustainability (nearly 1 billion pounds of used cooking oil recycled and converted into biodiesel fuel) to being a true innovator in the segment, it’s easy to see why so many food and beverage managers and restaurant owners continue to turn to Filta.

According to Tom Dunn, Filta’s CEO, the brand’s unique and hands-on approach to franchise development is what also helps separate itself from the competition. That’s because while Filta’s development is solely franchised focused, it continues to invest heavily in its franchisees to ensure they can maximize profitability and drive success.

“One of the things our franchisees always highlight as a determining factor in their decision to purchase a Filta territory is our operator mentality at the corporate office,” said Dunn. “By continually innovating and helping apply those systems and procedures in the field, we are able to remain connected to our franchisees’ businesses at all levels of operations. We understand what it takes to deliver the right kind of customer experience and build a successful business and that’s something we integrate right into the franchise development process.”

Additionally, Filta thoroughly supports its franchisees through every step of the process – from discovery to grand opening. Franchisees aren’t just handed a bulleted list of what to do – Filta’s Franchise Development Team is heavily involved and provides the roadmap and support needed every step of the way.

“With more than 25 years of franchise operating experience backing us up, Filta is very disciplined in its approach to growth,” said Dunn. “It starts with our comprehensive approach to the candidate approval process and carries over into territory selection, van procurement, training, our inside sales teams, and operations, among others. This ultimately gives our owners a higher level of confidence because they are servicing clients on day one of operations compared to working with an emerging brand that may have relatively little market penetration or operational experience.”

From its corporate support systems to its streamlined business model, the entire Filta franchise system is designed to set up its local franchise owners for success.  With a strong brand identity, excellent franchise relationships, and passionate executive leadership team firmly established, the brand also boasts an affordable average initial investment of approximately $113,300 – $127,050 including a $39,950 territory fee. Furthermore, Filta franchisees benefit from a robust corporate-based inside sales support team designed to help franchisees acquire new business opportunities in their territories in addition to recruiting technicians to service clients.

Filta is a home-based, multi-service, multi-van franchise system offering entrepreneurs a predictable revenue stream model built on weekly repeat business within exclusive territories. With minimal overhead, marginal equipment and a customer base that is easily scalable, Filta franchisees are well positioned for success.

“The team at Filta is best in class. Every decision we make in regards to franchise development is still rooted in building long lasting and successful business relationships with our franchisees,” added Dunn. “That’s the key to building long-term success as a brand and something that will always guide us moving forward.”

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