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What Does Filta Look for in a Franchisee?

For nearly 25 years, Filta has been carrying on our commitment to environmental kitchen sustainability across the food and hospitality industries. We’ve become an award-winning and industry-leading concept through determination, hard work, innovation and commitment to our customers and the communities we serve. That said, it’s not just our on-site micro-filtration and other commercial kitchen business offerings that drives success – it’s people. When it comes to Filta, our franchisees are second-to-none. They’re like family and that has never been more evident since the onset of the COVID pandemic.

So, what exactly does it take to own a Filta franchise? Read on to find out a little bit more.

Environmental Commitment

“From day 1, franchisees quickly learn that owning and operating a Filta franchise is more than just filtering and recycling cooking oil,” said Adam Blake, Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions vice president of franchise development. “Our owners become intimately involved in our client’s kitchen operations. However, filtering cooking oil, humidity control, grease-free drain foams and virus sanitization are only part of our story. Since our inception, Filta has recycled nearly 1 billion pounds of used cooking oil into biodiesel, and for every gallon of biodiesel put into use, Filta prevents 16 pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. That’s how were changing the world.”

Business Acumen

A degree of business knowledge can absolutely empower Filta owners. However, just because you don’t have the most developed business skills does not preclude you from ownership.

“We have franchisees from all walks of life. Some have left corporate America while others have ascended through the ranks of the very same restaurants and kitchens we service,” said Blake. “What we’re looking for in a Filta franchisee is someone with keenness and speed in understanding what types of business decisions need to be made.”  

Commitment to Operations

At Filta, we’re looking for franchise owners that are also operators. That means we expect you to be working on, and sometimes in, your Filta business full time. 

“We want someone who is passionate about the business and who embraces the same values that Filta brings to the table,” said Blake. “Our owners understand that our system works every day to deliver upon our brand promise while allowing our undeniable passion for quality, safety and service to shine through with every kitchen we serve.” 

Financial Strength

“We’re looking for someone who is in the position to purchase and open a business,” explained Blake.

With a strong brand identity, excellent franchise relationships, and a passionate executive leadership team, Filta also boasts an affordable average initial investment of approximately $103,100 – $116,700. Because Filta is a home-based, multi-service and multi-van business offering, it provides entrepreneurs a predictable revenue stream model built on weekly repeat business within exclusive territories. With minimal overhead, a marginal equipment investment and a customer base that is easily scalable, Filta owners are well positioned for success.

“Our vetting process is designed to establish a really strong foundation from which to start a long-term relationship from because we really want to be able to help our franchisees deliver on their own business goals,” said Blake. “You have to be willing to work through the highs and lows and even through something as unprecedented as the current COVID pandemic.”

Since the onset of COVID-19, Filta is rebounding at steady rate and again experiencing strong sales.

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