Philly Dawgz Franchise Review
Principal Address of Business for PDFS
3080 Centerville Rd
Little Canada, MN 55117
Philly Dawgz Franchise System, Inc. (PDFS) is a Minnesota corporation offering franchises for the operation of Philly Dawgz Chigago Style restaurants.
Philly Dawgz Franchise
The Philly Dawgz Chicago Style franchise is a Chicago Style Hot Dog restaurant franchise with a menu that features 100% Vienna beef with seven other original ingredients, home style, slow cooked Bar-B-Que, and authentic Latin cuisine. Philly Dawgz Chicago Style Restaurant franchise businesses share a unique interior restaurant design, trade dress, decor and color scheme, uniform guidelines, specifications, and procedures for operations; procedures for quality control; training and ongoing operational assistance; all of which are subject to be changed or improved by Philly Dawgz Franchise System, Inc.
A normal Philly Dawgz restaurant franchise seats around 28 people in an area that is anywhere from 600 to 1000 square feet. Philly Dawgz Franchise System also provides a kiosk/trailer option. The Philly Dawgz kiosk or trailer business involves a free standing, fully equipped hot dog trailer out of which franchisees can run a Philly Dawgz Chicago Style restaurant.
Another option available to prospective franchisees is outlined in Philly Dawgz Area Development Agreement. Philly Dawgz Franchise System offers an area development program, according to which PDFS assigns territories to franchisees within which franchise owners must develop and operate a predetermined minimum number of Philly Dawgz Chicago Style restaurant franchises.
Philly Dawgz Franchise System Affiliates
Information on the company and its affiliates according to the 2010 Philly Dawgz Franchise Disclosure Document.
DNK Management, incorporated in 1988, is another Minnesota corporation that is owned by David Kloeber. DNK Management engages in franchise marketing and administrative functions for Philly Dawgz Franchise System. In Return, DNK Management is paid a percentage of the franchise fees that PDFS recieves in connection with any franchise sales for these services.
Philly Dawgz Franchise System, Inc., or PDFS, was organized on July 22, 2005. The company is owned by David N. Kloeber, Jr. and his three minor children, Meghan E. Kloeber, Nash D. Kloeber and David Patrick Kloeber. Philly Dawgz, Inc. (PDI), owned by David N. Dloeber, Jr., Phillip Drum, and Pedro Brannum, is an affiliate of PDFS that owns and operates Philly Dawgz Chigago Style restaurants. Philly Dawgz, Inc. has never sold franchises of any type. Franchisees who participate in the Area Development Program are required to sign a separate franchise agreement for each Philly Dawgz restaurant opened.
Philly Dawgz Franchise Management
Information on the companies management according to the Philly Dawgz Franchise Disclosure Document filled in 2010
Founder and Chief Executive Officer: David N. Kloeber, Jr.
David Kloeber is the controlling shareholder Philly Dawgz Franchise System, Inc.and Philly Dawgz Inc. (PDI). Involved in business management since 1988, David Kloeber is the Chief Executive Officer of Philly Dawgz Franchise System, Philly Dawgz Inc., and D.N.K. Management. He also functions as President at PDI and D.N.K. Management. As President and CEO of PDI, David Kloeber has developed and operated Philly Dawgz Chicago Style restaurants since October, 2004.
In addition to his functions with Philly Dawgz, David Kloeber is the President and CEO of Nash Sales, Inc., MEK Properties, Colombia Hights I Inc., Apogee Retail LLC, Dad’s Tree Farm, Dave Kloeber Jr. Inc., StoneRidge Golf Club, GreyStore Golf Club, United Diamond Mining Company, Ascona Terrace, MCA, Inc., MCA II, Inc., MCA III, Inc., Signature Development of Hawaii, LLC, Signature Homes of Hawaii, LLC, Corsair, Inc., MCA IV Inc., MCA V Inc., MCA VI Inc., 9165 Point Doglas, LLC, M&D Properties LLC, Kids Property LLC, EDP Investment LLC.
President: Joel Koeppl
Joel Koeppl has been the President of Philly Dawgz Franchise System, Inc. since 2007. As President of Philly Dawgz Franchise System, Joel Koeppl oversees Sales, Marketing and Support for Corporate and Franchise Locations.
Mr. Koeppl’s business experience includes positions such as Manager of Sales Planning Department of The Braun Division of Procter and Gamble, National Account Manager for Oral-B/Zooth/Rembrandt at the Gillette Company where Koeppl was responsible for $65,000,000 in annual sales to Target Corporation, and National Account Manager for the Braun Division of The Gillette Company where Koepll was responsible for $18,000,000 in annual sales volume to Target corporation.
Joel Koeppl also serves as the President of K.A.T. Corporation and Koepple Brothers LLC, and is the Manager of Old Shak Holdings, LLC.
Director of Operations: William Ilc
William Ilc has served as the Director of Operations at Philly Dawgz Franchise System, Inc. since October of 2007. As Director of Operations, William Ilc’s responsibilities include overseeing operations at Philly Dawgz Franchise’s corporate locations and at their Training Department.
Mr. Ilc has extensive experience in the restaurant industry and Restaurant Management. Before joining the Philly Dawgz Franchise team, William Ilc was Restaurant Manager at Entertain You Corp, Tucci Bennuch, L’Woods based in Chicago, IL, Restaurant General Manager at Taste America Corp, Catch 24 in Naperville, IL and then Restaurant General Manager for Chipotle Mexican Grill based in Warrenville, IL.
Philly Dawgz Franchise Price
Information on Franchise Cost according to Philly Dawgz Franchise Disclosure Document filled in 2010
The table below breaks down the bulk of the PDFS pricing options, fees, and other expenses.
|Type of Expenditure||Philly Dawgz||Philly Dawgz Kiosk/Trailer|
|Initial Franchise Fee||$30,000 per location||$30,000 per location|
|Tenant Improvements||$0 – $20,000||$0|
|Equipment, Signage, POS Computer System||$17,000 – $40,000||$8,000 – $15,000|
|Pre-opening Expenses||$3,000 – $10,000||$1,000 – $10,000|
|Working Capital||$15,000 – $25,000||$5,000 – $15,000|
|Initial Inventory||$1,000 – $5,000||$1,000 – $5,000|
|Professional Fees||$2,000 – $5,000||$2,000 – $5,000|
|Development Agreement Initial Investment||Depends on number of locations||Depends on number of locations|
|Total Estimated Initial Investment(s) (single location)||$68,000 to $135,000||$47,000 to $80,000|
Franchise Fee for a single Philly Dawgz Chicago Style restaurant business is $30,000. This amount is reduced by $5,000 for each Philly Dawgz restaurant opened, however shall never be less than $20,000. The companies franchise fees are nonnegotiable.
Other Fees and Costs
Philly Dawgz Franchise System, Inc. estimates the initial cost of inventory to cost approximately $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 for a Phylly Dawgz franchise. This includes food items, operating and cleaning supplies. The exact cost of inventory will depend on the volume of the store.
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