There are a couple of common models in this franchise segment, neither of which bears much resemblance to a standard restaurant (the main exception to this being the wine bar). The first model is the wine shop. While it may emphasize wines, it almost always includes complementary gourmet foods such as cheese or chocolate and may even branch out into craft beers.
The second model is what we?ll call ?wine as entertainment,? in which wine is accompanied by an activity?usually painting. These franchises are as much about the experience as the wine. While a wine shop typically caters to a more selective wine consumer, with wine and painting shops, the wine is mostly just a component of the entertainment.
Franchises in both models are relatively inexpensive, as a simple in-line unit is fine and not much investment in build-out or equipment is needed. A wine shop will require inventory, of course, but that?s the primary expense. Keep in mind that with painting and wine franchises, your revenue is limited by how many sessions can be booked, which is a function of available space and staff. Be sure to include that in your planning.
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