4 Reasons A Gourmet Food and Drink Franchise is Great for Veterans

Robert and Debbie

The vomFASS family is proud to support our men and women who are currently serving or have served our country in the armed forces. Each year, roughly 200,000 military personnel transfer back into civilian life and enter the workforce in a variety of professional fields.

According to a recent study by the Small Business Administration, roughly 22 percent of our veterans are either starting a new business on their own, buying into a new business, or considering one of the two.

Naturally, many of these veterans will consider franchising as one way to begin a new career after leaving the military. There are many reasons why veterans are particularly suited to own and manage their franchise operations, and here at vomFASS, we urge veterans to learn more about our franchise opportunity and contact us for more information about what it takes to own a gourmet food and drink franchise of their own.

If you’re a veteran considering franchising as a potential next step in your post-military career, here are four reasons a gourmet food and drink franchise is the perfect option for you:

1. Franchises allow you to transfer strong leadership skills to a business environment

Successful franchise owners demonstrate strong leadership skills––a quality many veterans take with them after transitioning to civilian life. Specifically, a thorough understanding of team management gives veterans an advantage when it comes to maintaining everyday store operations with their team of store employees.

In addition to this, veterans can rely on their prior training and experience in team building and operations to improve the processes they encounter as a business owner. With these kinds of leadership capabilities, veterans can quickly adapt to the tasks and responsibilities of franchise ownership across every aspect of the business.

2. Franchises operate on systems veterans can understand

Operating a successful franchise requires keeping track of several systems and daily procedures to ensure you’re prepared to provide exceptional service for customers each and every day. Many veterans are able to rely on the training, instruction, and experience they received in the military to effectively manage these tasks.

Veterans will be able to transfer their refined organizational and management skills directly to the new systems and processes involved with daily store upkeep, bookkeeping, inventory, and other systems you’ll be in control of.

3. Franchises offer rigorous training programs veterans are well suited for

Here at vomFASS, we take training and instruction very seriously. As a result, we offer one of the most intensive and complete training programs you’ll find anywhere in the franchise world. Although gourmet food and drink training differs greatly from military instruction when it comes to content, veterans are likely to master these courses and apply what they’ve learned inside their very own vomFASS store.

By becoming a Franchise Partner, you’ll enter into a system that has proven to be effective for many others who have found growth and success delivering an exclusive product to those who value true culinary quality.

4. Special programs make it easier for Veterans to find franchise opportunities

To demonstrate our commitment to providing veterans with franchise ownership opportunities, vomFASS is a proud member of VetFran––a program offering a $5,000 discount for veterans interested in moving forward with a gourmet food and drink franchise of their own.

A veteran himself, vomFASS CEO and co-founder David Gibson actively seeks out former military members to grow vomFASS throughout the United States. Citing the “can-do” attitude many veterans take with them after their service, Gibson sees veterans well-suited to small business ownership where hard work, persistence, and problem solving leads to success.

This month, we congratulate Robert Kay, co-owner of vomFASS Sarasota on winning Franchise of the Month. Robert has served in both the Marine Corps as well as the National Guard and most recently completed a tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2012. It was during this time he first discovered vomFASS while in Germany––a discovery that soon turned into a business venture he has been dedicated to growing ever since.

So if you’re looking for a franchise opportunity designed to allow veterans to apply their leadership skills in a professional capacity, contact us today for more information about getting started.

Disclaimer: This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. Currently, the following states in the United States regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your jurisdiction.