Camille's Sidewalk Cafe Franchise

Sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts


The Camille's Story begins in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Woodland Hills Mall in 1995. Camille and David Rutkauskas were strolling through the mall one busy day and began thinking of a new concept... fresh food at the shopping mall. Among the throngs of hamburger and hot dog stands, pizza joints, and other greasy fast food offerings, Camille & David envisioned a cafe inside the mall that would be located away from the food court, away from their competitors. They decided to build a beautiful, and inviting oasis-a sidewalk cafe serving freshly made salads, gourmet wraps and sandwiches, fruit smoothies, desserts and coffees. Instead of having only greasy food choices, the public could now make healthier, tastier choices with more inspired offerings. Their vision would become known as Camille's Sidewalk Cafe. The first Camille's Sidewalk Cafe would open just 9 months from that day, and would be a novel addition to the tired choices in the fast food and quick casual restaurant segments.

Today, just ten years later, Camille's Sidewalk Cafe operates in 80 locations in 35 states. Camille and David have expanded their offerings to include Corporate Catering and a new expanded Breakfast Menu. With over 800 territories in development in the US Camille's Sidewalk Cafe continues to grow and provide their market with a fresh alternative to fast food, in an atmosphere where you can...Eat, Relax, and Enjoy!

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How much does it cost to open a Camille's Sidewalk Cafe Franchise?

The investment required to open a Camille's Sidewalk Cafe Franchise is between $210,000-$470,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $25,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Camille's Sidewalk Cafe name.

Individual Unit Costs

  • Initial Investment:
    $210,000-$470,000
  • Initial Franchise Fee:
    $25,000
  • Royalty Fee:
    5%
  • Advertising Fee:
  • Term of Agreement:
    20 years
  • Renewal Fee:
    1/2 of current franchise fee


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Camille's Sidewalk Cafe News & Press Releases

When did the first Camille's Sidewalk Cafe open? 1996
When did Camille's Sidewalk Cafe start Franchising? 1999

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2007 55 0 0 1
2004 39 0 0 1
2003 17 0 0 1
2002 17 0 0 0
2001 15 0 0 1
2000 3 0 0 1

United States: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming,

International:

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No Yes
Payroll No No

Third Party Financing Source(s): the SBA

Support
Newsletter, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives

Marketing
Co-op advertising, Ad slicks

Franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 95% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 30

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (50% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • Industry experience
  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills

  • Your income potential as a Camille's Sidewalk Cafe Franchise entrepreneur depends vastly on many factors. As an entrepreneur, the goals to achieve are related to expanding sales while lowering your operation costs and increasing the quality of your products and or services. Each month your operating costs can include royalty fees, mortgage / rent, supplies for products, staffing, utilities, bookwork, stationary and other items. From one month to the next, you may find your costs fluctuate, but your up-front costs are, for the most part, fixed and they will cover most of the initial setup of equipment, signage and renovations.

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    Camille's Sidewalk Cafe

    Camille's Sidewalk Cafe

    Camille's Sidewalk Cafe
    8801 S. Yale, #400
    Tulsa, OK
    74137

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