Franchise – Become a Franchise Partner

Become a Franchise Partner

A Little Bit About Us

Lunch in a Box was established in 2007 and prepares healthy, fresh, single serve meals. Each one is individually packaged and portioned and can be tailored to suit a variety of tastes and dietary requirements.

Our delicious food boxes are made to order and delivered straight to the door. We cater for staff lunches, corporate events, conferences, weddings, parties and major events such as Australia Day, festivals, NSW Police, charities and church groups in and around Sydney.

We offer a huge range of menu choices and can cater for any allergies or dietary needs, including:

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Allergy Free

Lunch in a box operates from a fully certified commercial kitchen near to the CBD. While our lunch boxes are hugely popular, we also offer:

  • Breakfast Boxes
  • Breakout Boxes
  • Finger Food Boxes
  • Grazing Boxes
  • Shared Platters
  • Morning and Afternoon Tea Boxes
  • Chilled Beverages and Treats

Our mission is to create healthy, delicious, convenient and affordable meals that everyone loves eating. Each box is made fresh to order with the best ingredients and chilled before delivery, so it reaches the customer bursting with flavor.

Application Process/Stages

1. Discovery Call
After your enquiry into franchising for Lunch in a Box, you’ll receive a franchise pack. Next, a member of our team will reach out to you for a short telephone discovery call. Here you can get all your initial questions answered.

- 1. Discovery Call

2. Complete Application Form
To move forwards with the franchise recruitment process, please complete the Lunch in a Box Franchise application form. This includes a confidentiality agreement and detailed franchise information. Once finished, return this to the franchising team.

- 2. Complete Application Form

3. Telephone Interview
Upon receiving and reviewing your completed application form, you’ll be invited to participate in a telephone interview with one of our franchising team. This gives us a chance to learn more about you, your experience and knowledge of the Lunch in a Box brand.

- 3. Telephone Interview

4. Attend a Brand Review
After successfully negotiating the telephone interview, you’ll be invited to participate in a brand review via Zoom. This is where you’ll experience a high level presentation of the Lunch in a Box brand.

- 4. Attend a Brand Review

5. Financial and Brand Due Diligence
Here you’ll receive more information to assist you with due diligence. All information provided is based on the current performance of the Lunch in a Box network.

- 5. Financial and Brand Due Diligence

6. Face to Face Meeting
Here you’ll attend a one-on-one meeting to learn more about Lunch in a Box and the relationship they have with franchise partners. This can be completed in person or via Zoom.

- 6. Face to Face Meeting

7. Discovery Day
During this step, you get to witness the daily operations of a Lunch in a Box franchise. You’ll be looked after by a member of the operations team and a current franchise partner.

- 7. Discovery Day

8. Self-Assessment and Business Planning
Here you’re required to complete an online self-assessment and to create a detailed business plan. This helps you to consider all the factors in operating a Lunch in a Box franchise.

- 8. Self-Assessment and Business Planning

9. Final Interview
This final interview will be conducted by the executive team. You’ll be asked a range of questions to ensure you know the commitment you’re making and that you’ve conducted due diligence.

- 9. Final Interview

10. Deposit and Franchise Documentation
If you successfully complete the franchise recruitment process, you’ll be issued a Franchise Agreement and Franchise Disclosure document. Here you should seek legal and business advice before returning these to us.

- 10. Deposit and Franchise Documentation

11. Training
Once you’ve signed your franchise agreement and paid your store deposit, hands on training will begin. The Lunch in a Box team will guide you through you through everything you need to know to succeed.

- 11. Training

12. Settlement and Store Opening
After your training is successfully completed, you can start catering for your very own Lunch in a Box business. You are now responsible for finding clients, preparing tasty meals and delivering food as a Lunch in a Box franchise partner.

- 12. Settlement and Store Opening

The Lunch in a Box team works with you to create a successful, profitable, food delivery franchise. We offer assistance and ongoing support and hold regular franchise meetings throughout the year.

The online food delivery market worldwide is set to grow to $320 billion by 2029 and will only keep on growing. There’s never been a better time to start your own Lunch in a Box franchise.

After becoming a franchise partner, you’ll be provided with a list of menu items and the recipes for each item, so you can create them easily and quickly. Our excellent food is backed up by operations and marketing training and constant product development, so you can run your business with confidence.

The Lunch in a Box business model is tried and tested, meaning that as a franchise partner, you’re handed an instant formula for success. As we grow, you’ll grow with us and enjoy providing exceptional customer satisfaction, while reaping great profits.

  • Tried and tested business model
  • Earn a guaranteed income in the first 12 months
  • Enjoy continual support and advice
  • Delicious menus and recipes are provided
  • Be part of a dynamic, inclusive and successful brand
  • Enjoy being your own boss

Are you interested in becoming a Lunch in a Box franchisee? We’re always open to discussing new locations. If you have somewhere in mind, you can book a discovery call with one of our team.

We’ll send you a franchise information pack, which we encourage you to read through thoroughly. A team member will then reach out to you for a short telephone call. Here, you can ask any questions and gain more information on what daily life is like as a Lunch in a Box franchise owner.

We encourage you to perform in-depth due diligence. This is crucial to help you decide whether this franchise opportunity is right for you. Due diligence should include:

  • Reading all general information
  • Lunch in a Box franchise disclosure agreement
  • Attending all calls and visits
  • Review all system documentation
  • Meet the Lunch in a Box team
  • Complete a detailed business plan
  • Attend all training and discovery days
  • Ask questions and speak to franchise owners

Interested in finding out more? Book a discovery call with our team today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I purchase more than one Lunch in a Box Site?

Yes, you can operate multi franchise sites. Many of our partners are successful multi-site operators and we work closely with each one to help them expand as easily as possible.

Do I need to be an Australian citizen or hold permanent residency to become a franchise partner?

Yes. All Lunch in a Box franchise partners need to be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent residency.

How can I find out more information about starting my own franchise?

Submit an online enquiry and one of our team will send you a franchise pack. Following this, you’ll be contacted by telephone for a short discovery call, where you can ask any questions you have.

Do I need previous retail food experience to start a Lunch in a Box franchise?

You’re not required to have previous food retail experience. Lunch in a Box provides in-depth training and all the information you need to get started. However, you will need a Food Safety Supervisor Certificate and a premise Food Hygiene certificate issued by the local council.

How much working capital do I need to get started?

We recommend that you obtain independent business and financial advice to answer this. However, as a rough guide, you should have at least 10 % of your initial investment cost.

Do I need my own kitchen to run a Lunch in a Box franchise?

Yes, franchise partners are required to set up their own commercial kitchen to prepare orders for Lunch in a Box. The cost of this set up is not included in the franchise fee.

Will I be able to sell my Lunch in a Box franchise in the future?

Yes, your Lunch in a Box franchise is yours to sell when the time feels right. Take a look at your franchise agreement that details all the requirements for a sale.


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