Merzi - a fast casual, healthy, flavorful Indian restaurant franchise!
Merzi serves up modern interpretations of classical Indian flavors in a contemporary style. Merzi, which means “choice” in Urdu, Hindi and Punjab, will change the way Indian cuisine is served and eaten. Merzi gives customers the power to create custom meals on a fast casual assembly line full of premium ingredients spiced to perfection. Merzi's Indian-inspired meals are simple to order and healthy, fresh and flavorful.
Meals are built from either a warm oven-baked Naan Roll, filled with a choice of meat and vegetables; a Rice Bowl with long grain fragrant Basmati rice; Salad with crisp fresh lettuce, or Chaat, an aromatic blend of onions, peppers, corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, and chickpeas, topped with a lightly sweetened yogurt sauce and tangy tamarind date chutney. Guests can choose to dine vegetarian or add proteins such as Tandisserie™ Chicken, braised shredded slow-cooked beef, marinated grilled lamb, or juicy grilled shrimp to their meal. Merzi's sauces, served warm or cold and ranging from mild to spicy, round out the order.
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Merzi is cooking up a food revolution, with fresh, fast casual Indian cuisine! It's your choice--it's your Merzi.
The Merzi Fast Casual Indian Restaurant Franchise Program
Get in on the ground floor of the emerging, fast casual Indian segment with the Merzi Indian Restaurant Franchise Opportunity. We are growing throughout the Washington, DC Metro Market, in prime markets across the United States, and in select global markets. Merzi brings authentic Indian fare to a fast-casual restaurant platform, in a hip, modern and fresh atmosphere.
Merzi has a flexible footprint of just 1,300 to 2,000 square feet, with a working model for various urban or suburban real estate sites with high traffic and high visibility. Merzi restaurants offer an efficient build-your-own-meal ordering system, and a simple operational model for franchisees. Restaurants offer dine-in, carry-out and catering services.
Exceptional Support Systems for Merzi Franchisees
The Merzi management team provides support to franchisees at all levels. Franchisees are guided through the stages of planning, real estate selection, restaurant build-outs, training and grand opening. Merzi franchise support staff are on-site for restaurant openings, and ongoing support is provided for operations, training, purchasing and distribution.
Our franchise support program includes:
- Real Estate Selection and Lease Negotiation
- Construction and Design
- Management Training
- Recipes and Culinary
- Marketing and Promotions
- Grand Opening Restaurant Support
- Operations Training
- Purchasing and Distribution
Merzi Franchise FAQs Q: What size is a prototypical Merzi?
A: Restaurants typically range in size from 1,300 - 2,000 square feet, depending on location. Smaller footprints are also available for non-traditional locations. Q: What markets is Merzi targeting for expansion?
A: Merzi is currently expanding in our headquarter market of the Washington DC Metro area, in prime markets throughout the United States, and select international markets. Q: What kind of support do Merzi franchisees get?
A: The Merzi franchise program provides franchisees with support from real estate selection to marketing programs, management and employee training, ongoing operations guidance, purchasing and distribution, advisory services, and more. Q: What is the process for becoming a franchisee?
A: Step 1: Initial Inquiry
Step 2: Qualification
- Submit basic contact information
- Initial telephone contact
- Submit in-depth franchise application
Step 3: Discovery Day Meeting
- Initial conversations to review qualifications based on business experience and financial strength
- Completion of state and federal compliance requirements
Step 4: Legal
- Headquarter Discovery Day: tour restaurants, meet Franchisor team, learn more about opportunity
Step 5: Welcome & Store Opening
- Discuss deal terms and review legal documents
- Formalize and execute the Franchise Agreement; Payment of franchise fees
- Real Estate
- New franchisee / staff training
- Marketing / Grand Opening
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Please complete the form to request franchise information. Upon receipt, we will send you an e-mail containing a link to download our franchise e-Brochure. A Director of Development will then be in touch to answer any additional questions you may have, and discuss your goals and qualifications.