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How to Franchise: Potato Corner




When it comes to french fries, there’s one dubbed as the “Best Flavored Fries” in the country — and that is Potato Corner. Whether you agree or disagree, what is an undeniable fact is that fries are currently a hot business in the Philippines.

If you’re interested to franchise Potato Corner, here’s a quick guide on how to begin your franchising journey.

About Potato Corner

Inspired by the idea of flavored popcorn which was a trend in the early ‘90s, Cinco Corporation, the company behind Potato Corner led by its founder Joe Magsaysay, launched the first Potato Corner food cart in 1992. A year later, it started franchising and managed to open 74 outlets in just one year.

Today, it is offering flavored french fries both locally and globally, with hundreds of branches in the Philippines and abroad, including Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Panama, and USA.

Currently, 70% of the local outlets are franchise operated.

Franchise Package Inclusions

Potato Corner’s franchise package includes the following benefits:

  • Cart
  • Small Wares & Equipment
  • Initial Supplies
  • Franchisee and Crew Training

Take note that the franchisee will be in charge of finding the space and paying the rent (if applicable), securing any needed permits, and hiring and paying the store crew who will man the store.

Potato Corner Franchise Fee in the Philippines

Potato Corner’s franchise fee depends on the store outlet type. The available franchise types and corresponding franchise fee are as follows.

School Cart (1.2 meters): P230,000

Standard Cart (1.8 meters): P385,000

Kiosk (2 x 2 meters): P400,000 – P600,000

In-Line Store (approx. 4 x 4 meters): P600,000 – P800,000

In-Line Dine-in Store with Seating (approx. 4 x 4 meters): P800,000 – P1,200,000

Examples of these food cart types are in the photo below.

How to Apply for Potato Corner Franchise

If you’re interested to proceed with franchising, you’ll have to undergo the following application steps.

1. Prepare and submit the following documents:

  • Letter of intent (including your desired location and reason/s why you want to franchise)
  • Map or sketch of your desired location
  • Photos of your desired location
  • Current resume/curriculum vitae
  • 2 valid (preferably government) IDs

2. Wait for the Potato Corner Team to schedule a meeting with you. There may be a location visit within the same day or at another time.

3. Wait for about a month for the approval process. Once your application is approved, you and your crew will be trained on how to prepare the flavored fries and to ensure these will sell.

Potato Corner Franchise Fee in Other Countries

For international franchises, Potato Corner requires franchisees to start with a 3-store package. This means a minimum of three (3) Potato Corner outlets must be opened upon approval of application. After running the stores, the franchisee may decide to apply for exclusivity rights for the entire territory.

According to Potato Corner, the franchise fee to operate one store in another country is roughly $70,000 or around P3.6 million to P4 million.

This initial investment only takes into account permits and other government requirements, store design and construction, equipment and small wares, training, and initial supplies.

Not included are the following fees which prospective franchisees must consider: Legal Fees, Leasing Fees, Translation Fees (when applicable), Fees by the Food Authority (or similar agencies), Customs / Importation Brokerage Fees, Local Marketing, Staff and Crew, and other costs related to local regulations and laws.

For interested franchisees in countries where Potato Corner is already operating, you may contact Potato Corner’s international franchising team. If you would like to start Potato Corner in new countries, contact them using the details below to coordinate with the process.

International Franchising Requirements

Individuals interested to franchise Potato Corner abroad are required to submit the following:

  • Letter of Intent (LOI)
  • Application Form (to be provided by Potato Corner)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Copy of Government-issued ID
  • Copy of Passport

Meanwhile, corporations looking to operate Potato Corner’s international franchises must submit the following:

  • Letter of Intent (LOI)
  • Application Form (to be provided by Potato Corner)
  • Copy of Business Registration
  • Copy of Articles of Incorporation
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV), Copy of Government-issued ID, and Copy of Passport of the Head of Company and Proposed Manager of the Potato Corner franchise

Here are the application steps for applicants of international franchising:

1. Send Letter of Intent and Application Form to Potato Corner.

2. Wait for the team to contact you and to set the Initial Interview.

3. Conduct a Market Study for the proposed franchise and prepare a Business Plan.

4. Conduct a personal presentation of the Business Plan to the Potato Corner team.

5. Wait for the results of the Final Background Evaluation.

6. Once approved, sign the franchising contract.

Potato Corner Franchise Contact Details

For further inquiries regarding the Potato Corner franchise, you may contact:

Potato Corner Franchise Officer

Email Address: iwantfranchise@potatocorner.com

Email Address (International Franchising): shakeworldwide@potatocorner.com

Telephone Number:  (02) 534-5845

Check out other food cart franchises in the Philippines! Here is PinoyMoneyTalk’s Complete list of Philippine companies available for Franchising

Information and Image Sources: Official Company Website (potatocorner.com)







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30 thoughts on “How to Franchise: Potato Corner”

  1. Lunel Solito says:

    Currently, I am working abroad. I am interested in franchising potato corner. I am trying to locate appropriate place which surely market the products. I have my people who will work initially with this proposed business.
    Kindly help me what will be the initial things to be done.

    1. Jason says:

      Buy 1 Get 1 Kiosk Promo
      350,000
      No hidden charges
      No royalty fee
      5 Years Contract

      PACKAGE INCLUSION

      2 High-end Kiosk with Lighted signage and Built-in flat screen TV
      2 Sets of crew Uniform
      2 Sets of complete equipment
      Cooking Timer
      Franchise Seminar
      5,000 Free of Initial Product
      Menu Board with USB
      Crew Training by Experts
      Training Manual/Guideline

      MODE OF PAYMENTS:

      -Cash
      -Credit Card
      -Check-Subjects for Bank Clearing
      -Online Payments-Paypal and Bank Deposit

      FRANCHISE COMPETITIVENESS:

      -Unique & Quality Products with competitive prices
      -Wide Variety of Products
      -Minimal Investment
      -Easy to Operate
      -No royalty Fee
      -Projected Payback Period of Less 6 Months

      We also give assistance location for your foodcart business.
      Your Success is Our Business

      Kindly fill up this form to get an appointment for free cart viewing and food tasting:

      NAME:
      ADDRESS:
      CONTACT #:

  2. Joselyn alob says:

    May promo pa po ba kayo?

    1. bhing says:

      Hi, Is the buy 1 take 1 promo for real?

  3. Gemma perez says:

    Ano po yung buy 1 get 1 kiosk promo?

  4. Luciamae m. Mangubat says:

    How much is the total investment? There is a new mall in valencia city robinson mall.

  5. Dana Angela Rampas says:

    Hi Jason,

    I’m interested in franchising Potato Corner.
    Name: Dana Angela Rampas
    Address: Bacoor, Cavite
    09954651194

  6. Eleanor sy chua says:

    Hi! Jason
    Am interested in franchise potato corner. Where can i ask for the detail. Thank you !!

    1. Jason Sanggalang says:

      please call 09954914964

  7. MECEL V. GUIBAO says:

    Greetings,

    Im interesting to franchise please send me notification in my email for any promotion.

    Your expeditious response is highly appreciated

    Thank you

    Regards,
    Mecel V. Guibao
    OFW-Accountat-KSA

    1. Marjon Andrade says:

      PROMO! PROMO! PROMO!
      “BEST SELLERS” FRANCHISE PACKAGE(SUPER DUO)
      COFFEE SPOT & DESSERT ZONE for 650,000 Pesos with Complete Inclusions
      (Save as much as 80K). NO ROYALTY FEE. NO HIDDEN CHARGES.

      GRAB YOURS NOW!
      For Franchise inquiries, 09156434638
      or you may visit our FB Page to check other concepts https://www.facebook.com/affordablefoodcartsbyifranchise/

  8. Jayson V. Ramos says:

    Good day,

    My name is Jayson Ramos from Marilao, Bulacan. I am interested to franchise Potato Corner. May I know if your office is open during weekend so that I can visit and ask personally the process and the requirements needed.

    Thanks in advance

    Regards

  9. Suzette Villanueva Espiritu says:

    How do i get feasibility study for this business?

  10. Jerry calpo jr. says:

    Hi im jerry i want to franchise potato corner but still iwant to find site for that maybe here in bgc…can you help me to be part of your team?..

    1. Jason Sanggalang says:

      please call 09954914964

  11. Sherryl Lara says:

    Good day! i am interested in franchising potato corner at the soon to be opened Vista Mall here jn Davao City. Can we discuss it via personal email? Thanks

    1. Jason Sanggalang says:

      please call 09954914964

  12. Alfred Layao says:

    Im an ofw and iwant to go home and settled business like potato corner its my daughters favorite. I already have the capital 350k but dont know how to start ill be in pinas next month feb. Pls. Help me

    1. Jason Sanggalang says:

      Good day Mr. Alfredo Layao, please call 09954914964 for assistance. thank you!

  13. Jenneveb B Trinidad says:

    Cebu base…regular kiosk? Details pls..

    1. Jason Sanggalang says:

      350K REGULAR KIOSK PACKAGE INCLUSION

      1 High-end Kiosk with Lighted signage and Built-in flat screen TV
      1 Sets of crew Uniform
      1 Sets of complete equipment
      Cooking Timer
      Franchise Seminar
      5,000 Free of Initial Product
      Menu Board with USB
      Crew Training by Experts
      Training Manual/Guideline

      MODE OF PAYMENTS:

      -Cash
      -Credit Card
      -Check-Subjects for Bank Clearing
      -Online Payments-Paypal and Bank Deposit

      FRANCHISE COMPETITIVENESS:

      -Unique & Quality Products with competitive prices
      -Wide Variety of Products
      -Minimal Investment
      -Easy to Operate
      -No royalty Fee
      -Projected Payback Period of Less 6 Months

      We also give assistance location for your foodcart business.
      Your Success is Our Business

      Kindly fill up this form and send to 0995-491-4964 to get an appointment for free cart viewing and food tasting:

      NAME:
      ADDRESS:
      CONTACT #:

  14. Arisa uchida says:

    Hello Po
    Interested Po mag franchise abroad Ano Po requirements?

    1. Jason Sanggalang says:

      350K REGULAR KIOSK PACKAGE INCLUSION

      1 High-end Kiosk with Lighted signage and Built-in flat screen TV
      1 Sets of crew Uniform
      1 Sets of complete equipment
      Cooking Timer
      Franchise Seminar
      5,000 Free of Initial Product
      Menu Board with USB
      Crew Training by Experts
      Training Manual/Guideline

      MODE OF PAYMENTS:

      -Cash
      -Credit Card
      -Check-Subjects for Bank Clearing
      -Online Payments-Paypal and Bank Deposit

      FRANCHISE COMPETITIVENESS:

      -Unique & Quality Products with competitive prices
      -Wide Variety of Products
      -Minimal Investment
      -Easy to Operate
      -No royalty Fee
      -Projected Payback Period of Less 6 Months

      We also give assistance location for your foodcart business.
      Your Success is Our Business

      Kindly fill up this form and send to 0995-491-4964 to get an appointment for free cart viewing and food tasting:

      NAME:
      ADDRESS:
      CONTACT #:

  15. Maria Ramirez-Santos says:

    I am interested to franchise potato corner in Isabela Province particularly in Cauayan City, Ilagan City , Santiago or Cabatuan Isabela. Is there any franchisee in that location yet? What are the steps to start with the business?

  16. Richard says:

    I’m interested to franchise in Metro Manila and Cainta Area. Ano po ung mga requirements. Actually im working as OFW here n DUbai.
    Thanks in Advance for your answer.

    1. Marjon Andrade says:

      Please call 09156434638 or visit our FP Page https://web.facebook.com/affordablefoodcartsbyifranchise/

  17. Wheng Domingo says:

    Hello,

    Approximately ilang years po ang ROI??
    Thanks and regards!

  18. catherine s dela cruz says:

    gusto ko po sana magivail ng isang franchise ng potato corner na malapit po sakin sa caloocan city po ako nakatira.pano po ba maginquire sa inyo po.

  19. Marjon says:

    PROMO! PROMO! PROMO!
    “BEST SELLERS” FRANCHISE PACKAGE(SUPER DUO)
    COFFEE SPOT & DESSERT ZONE for 650,000 Pesos with Complete Inclusions
    (Save as much as 80K). NO ROYALTY FEE. NO HIDDEN CHARGES.

    GRAB YOURS NOW!
    For Franchise inquiries, 09156434638
    or you may visit our FB Page to check other concepts https://www.facebook.com/affordablefoodcartsbyifranchise/

  20. marizon Onate says:

    pwede po mag avail ng potato corner.may promo pa po ba kayo.

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