True Mediterranean hospitality is at the core of our values. We truly believe by always giving the best of us, whether that be through passionate service or nourishing food, we can create a brighter outlook for our customers and the communities we operate in.
We are looking for service focused, passionate, hands on leaders to join our family and be part of something big.
If that sounds like something you want to be part of, keep reading!
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
Our store teams are our most important asset in delivering our brand and creating a brighter outlook for our customers.
You must be generous, people focused, and believe, like us, that staff happiness, customer service, genuine connection and great food can make a difference
We are a people-focused business and want any new franchisee to have strong experience with setting others up for success and managing a high performing team inside or outside of a hospitality environment. You must also have a mind for the numbers and be able to manage your own P/L.
What’s love got to do with it? Everything. From our loukoumades which are hand mixed, scooped and fried daily to house-marinated grass fed lamb made using a generations old recipe you must care about the food as much we do.
Our teams are more than our co-workers, they're our family. In this family, we take care of each other and we need you to be able to take the lead and drive our brand values in your store and get the best out of your team.
Whilst it’s your business you are part of a family and we need to be consistent in regards to brand, policies and procedures. What you do in your store doesn’t just affect you, it affects us all.
10 STEPS TO BECOMING A NEW FRANCHISEE
So you’ve visited us as a customer but you’ll want to know more before joining the family. Check out our Franchise Partner Information Pack for an overview of what being part of Zeus means.
Introduce yourself! Tell us a bit about yourself by filling in the form on the main franchising page. If we feel you’re a good fit we’ll be in touch to further your application.
Informal telephone or Skype interview to allow you to ask any initial questions and for us to get a feel for one another.
This is where we get to know each other face-to-face (or at the very least, over Skype!). You’ll meet our GM and we’ll introduce Zeus and discuss the franchising opportunity in more detail. We’ll review the completed Information Request together and address any more questions you may have.
We’ll provide you with a financial information pack for you to review. If you are happy with these we will move to a final meeting.
Our family isn’t a small one! At this meeting, you’ll speak to your support team and an existing franchisee about what it means to be part of Zeus. You’ll meet with our head of finance, head of brand and head of operations.
You will need several weeks to review the legal documentation and to receive independent advice. Once complete you’ll have a final interview with our GM & MD including discussion on sites and what is coming up.
This is it! Franchise documentation is signed and you will be required to pay either a portion of the Franchise Fee or the full amount, depending on availability of an appropriate site.
Preparations begin to have you up and running in the agreed site i.e. equipment and store fit-out, training, etc
We’ll be there all the way!
SAY HELLO TO YOUR NEW FAMILY
The application process should take around 8-12 weeks. Timing of the entire process will of course be dependent on site availability but can take from 8-12 weeks to 6+ months. See our FAQs for more information.
What do I need to become a Zeus franchise partner?
We are looking for hands owner-operators who aren’t afraid to get stuck in. You must have a genuine love of hospitality and a passion for people. You also will need to be able to raise the suitable funds required to set up a Zeus restaurant ($500k min). A background in hospitality is preferred, responsibility for teams and P/Ls is a must.
Am I required to work in the restaurant?
Short answer, yes. Restaurants perform the best when the owner is the operator. We expect our franchisees to part of the full-time team.
What do I get?
Becoming part of the Zeus franchise family is a great opportunity to run your own business while being part of an established network. Benefits include the potential to earn strong returns via a proven and profitable business model; the ability to leverage the strength of the Zeus brand and purchasing power; ongoing training, operations and marketing support and access to Zeus intellectual property and systems. In addition to these benefits, we hope you will have some fun and enjoy being part of the Zeus team.
What is covered in the initial investment?
The initial investment is expected to range from approximately $555,590 to $885,700 (plus GST) per restaurant. The actual cost will be dependent on a number of factors including the store size, location and condition. This investment delivers a turn-key franchise operation, including costs such as outlet selection and complete shop fit-out to our stringent quality standards, equipment, working capital, initial administration and security deposits and a one-off Franchise Fee.
What about ongoing fees?
A royalty is payable by all franchisees. This ensures the provision of ongoing operational support and marketing of the Zeus brand.