Q: What kind of locations
are considered for a Numero Uno Full-Service Restaurant?
A: Strip centers,
free-standing buildings and store fronts located in areas
of high visibility and in locations that people are at frequently
for other reasons.
Q: What is the typical size and
rent for a Full-Service Numero Uno Restaurant?
a Numero Uno Restaurant will be between 1,400 square
feet and up. This will provide adequate seating, but is small enough
to keep rent expense minimized.
Q: Does Numero Uno provide financing?
A: Numero Uno does not
directly provide financing, however, it will put you in contact
with lending institutions and leasing companies that it has
used in the past and with whom it has a working relationship.
Q: Where may I locate
my Numero Uno Full-Service Restaurant?
A: In addition to the criteria
set forth in the first question and answer, it is desirable,
if possible, to find a location which allows for easy access
to you restaurant. Delivery in a full service restaurant is optional.
Q: May I find my own
Numero Uno Location?
A: Yes! But, Numero Uno must approve the site and lease. Numero Uno has the experinced people in negotiating leases.
Q: Do I receive guidance
on the purchase of inventory and supplies?
A: Prior to the opening
of your restaurant, you will be put through a thorough training
program which covers all aspects of managing your Numero Uno
Full-Service Restaurant. This will include hands-on kitchen
training, food preparation, purchasing, inventory control,
hiring and training techniques, delivery techniques, accounting
procedures, marketing and advertising - just to mention a
few. Numero Uno will also provide, at no cost, training for
additional members of your family or management team and employees
Q: What supplies must
be purchased from Numero Uno?
A: Nothing is purchased
directly from Numero Uno. However, there are certain proprietary
products (i.e. dough, pizza sauce, boxes). All proprietary products are purchased by Numero Uno authorized distributors.
Q: Does Numero Uno have
a major supplier and what is the advantage of this to me?
A: Numero Uno continually
negotiates prices and on an annual basis, requests bids from
qualified suppliers to service its account. Numero Uno enters
into a preferred account relationship with a primary supplier
which locks in pricing on a plus basis. Typically, this pricing
is substantially better than an individual unit or a smaller
company could obtain. Numero Uno purchases millions of dollars
per year from its primary supplier and this purchasing power
has actually helped Numero Uno reduce its food cost in a marketplace
where prices have continuously increased.