San Francisco-based Ike’s Love & Sandwiches to Begin Franchising Nationwide

by Katie Lee

San Francisco — Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, the iconic San Francisco sandwich chain with a cult-like following, has launched its national franchise program with Fransmart to expand the concept across the country. Ike’s currently has more than 55 units open in California, Nevada and Arizona, along with locations opening soon in Texas.

Founded by Ike Shehadeh in 2007, the San Francisco-based concept grew to wide foodie acclaim with lines around the block.

“The idea behind Ike’s Love & Sandwiches was simple: putting customers’ happiness first while celebrating their unique and individual tastes,” says Shehadeh. “I feel truly humbled by the massive love and support Ike’s has received over the past 12 years, and now I’m excited to bring the brand into its next level of growth with the help of Fransmart. I’m extremely pleased to partner with such a reputable company to help deliver the Ike’s experience to customers across the country.”

Ike’s Love & Sandwiches has partnered with Fransmart, the industry leading franchise development company, to expand the brand nationwide. Fransmart provides franchise support services such as franchise sales, navigating franchising compliances, and providing guidance on legalities, locations, supply chains, hiring staff and operations.

“Sandwiches are the most pervasive food in America and one of the most saturated categories in the limited-service restaurant segment. In a sea of innumerable mediocre sandwich shops, Ike’s is a unique concept with a lot of heart and an unparalleled guest experience,” says Dan Rowe, CEO of Fransmart. “We are looking to find the right franchisees who will build a great team that can organically establish Ike’s as the deserved dominant sandwich brand in their market and share the unique Ike’s experience with their communities.”

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