If you’re thinking about investing in a franchise opportunity, and are doing some research into an AFC franchise, you should know there are several steps involved, and one of the most significant is setting aside some time to review our Document, or FDD. An FDD is a comprehensive document that all franchisors are required to have, and that covers everything you need to know about a brand, including its history and key players. A careful review of an FDD is of fundamental importance because it will help you become as well-informed as possible before making any investment. Because FDDs cover so many topics and contain so much information, many potential franchisees review them with an attorney. Here, we’ll take a closer look at the role an FDD plays and some of the topics it will examine.
What to Expect from Us
As you begin the process of opening your urgent care center with AFC, our FDD will provide you with very useful information about what to expect from us as your franchisor. We take the franchisee/franchisor relationship very seriously, which is why our FDD spells out exactly what our responsibilities are to you. Among other things, you’ll learn what kind of training and support you can count on from us, as well as what marketing resources you can expect. Our FDD also gives you relevant information about our history and the pivotal players behind our brand, and how they contribute to it.
What’s Expected of You
Because delivering quality health care to communities across the country is a tremendous responsibility, and because consistency is a key element to the success of any franchise brand, it’s paramount that you adhere to certain guidelines and processes while operating your urgent care center. These are laid out clearly in our FDD. While in many ways you’ll still enjoy the freedom to run your clinic the way you’d like, it’s essential that you adhere to our business model, utilize all our proprietary materials, and stick to the culture of our brand. This kind of consistency helps to distinguish us from our competitors and sets all our franchisees up for success, taking a lot of the guesswork out of running their centers.
What Does an Investment in an AFC Franchise Look Like?
The information that likely interests most potential franchisees is the cost of investing in our brand, and our FDD clearly lays out that investment. You’ll learn what initial fees are associated with becoming an AFC franchisee, including the one-time franchise fee, and the cost of any ongoing fees you’ll be responsible for, including monthly royalty and marketing fees. It’s important that you have a clear sense of what’s expected of you financially, and our FDD provides that.
Take Your Time to Review
As we’ve already stated, Franchise Disclosure Documents contain a lot of vital information, so it would be wise to allow yourself plenty of time to review one. At AFC, we’ll give you a minimum of two weeks to go over ours before any documents can be signed. Our goal is to provide you with valid information that can be used to help you make an educated decision about your investment with us, and we’re always available during the process to answer any questions you might have.
If you’d like to learn more about an AFC franchise opportunity, we’d love to hear from you, so reach out today!