At Kohn-Megibow Company, we’ve had the opportunity to work with lots of different types of restaurants, including franchises. When we partner with a franchise, we work as a dependable, centralized resource for them. With our extensive catalog of new and used restaurant equipment, KMC can cover all of your franchise’s equipment needs.
To show our service in action, take a look at how we’ve partnered with Flame Broiler to provide their franchise with quality restaurant equipment.
The Growth of Flame Broiler
Mike Sweet is Vice President of Distribution, Construction, and Purchasing at Flame Broiler, a leading franchise specializing in teriyaki bowls. This franchise has grown immensely in the past 10 years. There are now hundreds of Flame Broiler locations throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Florida, with new locations popping up all the time.
Mike has been a loyal KMC client for over 25 years, which started when he was with another restaurant distribution company. “We always used KMC to clear out our old restaurant equipment so we could bring in new pieces,” he said. “When I joined Flame Broiler, I continued working with KMC and they have been such an ideal resource for our company and our franchise owners. We pride ourselves on the quality of our food, but also the quality of our vendors. KMC is definitely a vendor we can trust.”
KMC – The Franchise Equipment Resource
Every Flame Broiler location from coast to coast gets all of their restaurant equipment from KMC. Because we know exactly what their restaurants need, we have developed a package that makes it very easy for franchisees to get exactly what they need for a new store that is opening. All the new equipment is purchased directly from KMC in Anaheim, California. Oftentimes, a new Flame Broiler location will take over a property vacated by another restaurant. The franchise owners depend on Kohn-Megibow Company to come in, move out all the old equipment and liquidate it for them.
When asked why he puts so much faith in KMC, Mike explained that it all has to do with trust. “They’re willing to invest in our future and really value us as a customer,” he said. “That’s why KMC has provided equipment for every single one of our stores nationwide. They have an excellent reputation with the vendor industry, and a lot of that has to do with trust. You know they will take excellent care of you.”
Making It Easier for You
KMC has made it so much easier for Flame Broiler franchisees to get what they need. There was one franchise owner in Florida who worked with Kohn-Megibow when opening her first store. The only challenge was shipping costs, as the equipment had to travel all the way across the country. When she opened her second store, she opted just to get some of the basic equipment from KMC and then the rest was purchased from local sources to avoid the shipping costs. However, that experience did not go as smoothly. By the time this franchisee opened her third store, she came back to KMC to purchase everything. The shipping cost more, but she preferred the peace of mind that came with hiring Kohn-Megibow Company. It was so easy to get all the equipment she needed with a quick turnaround time. “KMC is a one-ticket call, and that’s why our franchisees love their services so much,” said Mike.
It has been a true pleasure to work with Mike Sweet and all the Flame Broiler franchisees. We’re here to help make life easier for franchise restaurants, so contact Kohn-Megibow Company today for more information and see how we can help you with your franchise restaurant equipment needs.