Tech Ed for Franchisees

US sandwich franchise, Capriotti’s, has introduced iPads into its franchisee training programme.

Tech Ed for Franchisees

Franchisees are provided with a fully loaded iPad to use in training leading up to opening day, as well as to assist in day-to-day operations while they learn the ropes of their new restaurant.

Each iPad will be customised to suit each franchisee, providing the necessary tools they need for success – including digital operations manuals, recipes and the ability to connect with suppliers and access the company’s intranet.

Keeping up with a changing industry

The Capriotti’s franchise has more than 80 restaurants across the US, and the move to introduce iPad training is aimed at better educating and increasing efficiency among franchisees. All iPads become the property of the franchisees and are encouraged to be integrated into business and daily life.

“As the industry is constantly changing, Capriotti’s wants to make sure that the franchisees are being given all the tools they need to succeed in a way that is both practical and exciting,” says CEO of Capriotti’s, Ashley Morris. “Franchising requires an abundance of resources and tools to maximise profitability, so having an iPad with all information in an accessible and easy-to-update format helps to organise and plan all of the details that go into opening and operating a successful franchise.”

Tracy Lee Nicol
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Tracy-Lee Nicol is the managing editor of Franchise Zone Magazine and deputy editor of Entrepreneur Magazine. She studied her Masters degree in Art History and Visual Culture at Rhodes University and spent the next two years working and travelling in Asia. Her love of people, business and teaching is reflected in telling the stories of entrepreneurs, franchisees and franchisors, inspiring others to take the leap to being their own boss and bringing about positive change in South Africa.

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