Since we started slingin’ sandwiches, spoonin’ soups and servin’ salads in 1973, we now have 27 locations and are still growing.  The Erik’s DeliCafé experience is multigenerational with our regular dine in customers, but also online ordering, catering, loyalty programs and delivery.

We’re looking for partners to help us grow the Erik’s brand to bring its delicious goods to more consumers and help more communities!


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Do you love people and great food?

Are you able to train, motivate and manage a team?

Do you value community relationships?

Are you interested in being in business for yourself, but not by yourself?

Training & Support

Team members with Erik

Becoming an Erik’s DeliCafé franchisee means joining our family!  Once you become a franchisee, the Erik’s DeliCafé leadership team will be with you every step of the way to select your site, design and build-out the location, develop and implement a pre-launch marketing plan, and post-launch operational support.

There is a four (4) week formal training program at both a classroom and operational level.  We then personally assist you at your new location for up to two (2) weeks to teach you how to manage and succeed in every aspect of your Erik’s DeliCafé.  When you’re ready to open your location, we’ll be there with you on-site to ensure that all gets off to a great start.

Territories Now Open

Erik’s DeliCafé franchise opportunities are now available in California. 

Our team understands the demographics for a successful location, and once you become a franchisee, we will help you determine viability of your proposed market.

Is the Erik's DeliCafé right for you?

Team member creating saladsIdeal candidates should have a strong passion for the fast casual deli industry and share our company culture and philosophy that franchisees are our partners that drive us to success. 


Consistency, Quality, Service and Integrity is the foundation upon which every Erik’s DeliCafé is built.  Franchisee candidates must also share this commitment and be willing to engage with customers/clients and employees/team members.  We prefer owner operators, but may consider alternatives on a per case basis.  Multi-unit investors must furnish a plan for management infrastructure and growth.

Take the First Step

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Are you ready to explore franchising with Erik’s DeliCafe’? 

  • Franchise Fee: $35,000
  • Total Investment: $303,500-521,600 (depends on location selection, existing infrastructure/amenities, square footage and market)
  • Royalty: 5% of gross revenue
  • Network Marketing: 2.5% of gross revenue
  • Minimum Financial Requirements:
  • - Liquid Assets: $100,000
  • - Net Worth: $500,000
  • - Credit Score: 680

Once you complete this first step to submit your inquiry, a member of the Erik’s DeliCafe’ team will reach out to you.

Development Team Contact Info

Teresa Wade

Development Advisor

P. 615-957-0888

Marty Welch

Development Advisor

P. 404-844-8661


This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise.  It is for information purposes only.  Currently, the following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises:  California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.  If you are a resident of or want to locate a franchise in one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your state.