A HOODZ Franchise is a Great Opportunity in a Rebuilding Economy
As communities around the United States begin to return to normal, restaurants — and their kitchens — continue to need HOODZ’s services.
Owning a HOODZ restaurant exhaust maintenance franchise is a smart move, because even in a slow economy people still dine out, and restaurants generally still do steady business. But what about now, when many restaurants have closed, or are only able to offer carry-out or greatly reduced seating? Turns out, it’s still a great time to be a HOODZ franchise owner, says Nathan Willard, President.
“If you look at the industry we provide services to, which is exclusively commercial kitchens, they have recently been hit pretty hard,” Willard says. “Travel, airlines, hotels, tourism in general, have suffered the most but restaurants are right behind them. The global damage has been massive, but for a business that relies so heavily on restaurants, we have not seen the huge negative impact one would expect.”
Compliance-based services benefit HOODZ owners
That’s because HOODZ franchises are built on an incredibly strong foundation, he notes.
“For one, 99 percent of the services we provide are recurring in nature,” Willard explains. “Exhaust hood system cleaning and inspection services are compliance-based in that the restaurants must maintain their exhaust systems and equipment to meet certain standards in order to comply with local laws. These cleaning and maintenance services are also life and asset-safety based, as they provide fire protection. If a restaurant is going to be open at all, whether that’s for on-site dining, delivery, or just to-go orders, they are going to need our services.”
Strong relationships provide ongoing support
“The need for our services is coupled with HOODZ’s strong reputation in the communities our franchise owners serve. Relationships built over time with restaurant owners who value quality have paid off in this challenging period, and will continue to do so,” Willard adds.
“We are positioned as the premium provider of commercial kitchen cleaning and maintenance services, and our clientele is made up of restaurant owners and facility managers who are dedicated to maintaining a successful operation,” Willard says. “They want the best, and they know we provide it. They are also the ones who are most often surviving in this difficult time, because they are focused on providing the best to their customers as well. Our clients’ competitors, who cut corners on things such as maintenance, are not positioned to withstand a challenging economy. And that is actually a benefit in the long term to both new and existing HOODZ franchise owners.”
Owning a successful restaurant hood cleaning business doesn’t have to break the bank. HOODZ is one of the most affordable franchise opportunities in the $838 billion restaurant industry. The total investment to begin operations for a new HOODZ franchise ranges from $62,561 to $179,840. Not only do we offer in-house financing for 50% of the franchise fee, but we also have third-party relationships to help you finance any additional business needs. We also proudly offer veterans who are interested in joining our franchise family a discount.