The Connoisseur Franchise

Sells and ships wine and gift baskets

Packaged with personalized labels, wine sold by Sanford and Annalisa French's company comes from vineyards in California and cellars in Europe. While it is illegal to ship wine directly to consumers in 39 states, Redondo Beach, California-based The Connoisseur has established a network of franchises and distributors that, like florists, can take orders from other stores and deliver wine and other gifts within 48 hours.

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How much does it cost to open a The Connoisseur Franchise?

The investment required to open a The Connoisseur Franchise is between $200,000-$270,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $29,500 which grants you the license to run a business under the The Connoisseur name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years

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When did the first The Connoisseur open? 1972
When did The Connoisseur start Franchising? 1988

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2003 6 0 0 1
2002 6 0 0 1
2001 7 0 0 1
2000 8 0 0 1
1999 6 0 0 1
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Equipment No No
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Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks

0% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 2

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

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  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at The Connoisseur Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    The Connoisseur

    The Connoisseur
    201 Torrance Blvd.
    Redondo Beach, CA


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