Steps to Become a Franchisee

Complete an online "Request for Information" Form

  • Founder, Frank Fagundes handles all franchise sales calls.
  • Learn about our concept and review brief questions.
  • Discuss qualifications required to become a Franchisee.

Franchise Application Submittal

  • Submit an online ‘Individual Application’ along with requested attachments:
    • Copy of driver’s license or photo identification of each applicant
    • Proof of funding (bank statements, IRA accounts, etc.).        If funding is from a private party, a notarized statement with lending amount is required as well as proof of funds.
    • You will be sent a questionnaire that tells us a little more about you.
    • You will receive Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) upon Mr. Pickle’s corporate office receiving qualified paperwork.


  • Meet with Mr. Pickle’s sales executives, at this meeting, we will discuss:
    • Pickle’s franchise format
    • Ask background questions and why you are interested in Mr. Pickle’s
    • Build out process and timelines
    • Training requirements
    • Answer question
  • Pickle’s corporate team will determine whether the next step is taken to Operational Prequalifying.

Operational Prequalifying

  • Applicants will attend 5-day operational prescreening where you are able to see the many aspects of our business as well it helps us determine if you are a good fit for our franchise.
  • Within 7-days from your operational prequalifying, you will receive written approval or denial letter from Mr. Pickle’s Inc.


  • Sign Franchise Agreement and pay a franchise fee of $35,000 by cashier’s check.

Finding the location

  • Pickle’s Inc., broker, and/or franchisee assist in finding the location
  • Submit site selection form
  • Negotiate Letter of Intent (LOI) with landlord
  • Execute lease
  • Pay Project Management Fee

Build Out

  • Licensed General Contractor bids job
  • Plans are submitted for approval
  • Construction begins
  • Furniture, Equipment, and Inventory are all installed

Mr. Pickle’s University (MPU)

  • During construction, you will attend Mr. Pickle’s University
  • MPU is 4-weeks of training at our Auburn, CA corporate training shop
  • A final Franchisee Test is given at the end of your MPU training and must be passed with a minimum of 86% accuracy

Preopening Checklist

  • A checklist is provided to guide you through the administrative setup process - utilities, vendor applications, business licenses, etc. This process can be done during construction and while training in MPU.

Hiring and Training New Employees

  • Place hiring ad’s and interview
  • Hiring and pretraining begins at your shop
  • MPI corporate trainer determines the opening date
  • Location opens, the trainer is at your location for another two weeks


The estimated time for this process is approximately 3-6 months, from the time you submit your ‘Request for Info’ until your location is open.  The timeline can vary by each city’s planning department approval process.


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Mr. Pickle's Inc.

6207 S. Walnut St. Suite 100
Loomis, CA 95650

(855) 677-4255

(855) 677-4255


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