Gourmet Fry Franchise Announces New Growth Strategy to Help Spread Heavenly Spuds

French Fry Heaven Launches Area Operator Program

Jacksonville, Florida, UNITED STATES

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- French Fry Heaven, the first and leader in the gourmet fry market, is ramping up its growth strategy with a new business opportunity. The franchise company recently launched its Area Operator program and already has signed multiple agreements through the new system.

The highly popular gourmet fry franchise started in Jacksonville, Fla. in 2011, where customers were taken aback by the incredible number of flavors (50+) and the quirky culture of the brand. Now with twelve locations open, CEO and founder Scott Nelowet is expanding the concept in a big way, while keeping his brand intact. Area Operators have quickly signed on to develop the franchise in Las Vegas, parts of New England and in several Southeastern states.

"I know French Fry Heaven will be a big hit wherever it comes to town, but I want to make sure each new store is fluent in everything fry," says Nelowet. "Area Operators are responsible for developing their territories by recruiting new franchisees and acting as their mentor. This program is a huge asset to store owners, but first Area Operators must completely and whole heartedly know the business model themselves."

The best and only way to understand the business, Nelowet believes, is by requiring that each Area Operator own at least one French Fry Heaven location. Franchisees are eligible to become Area Operators after demonstrating a high understanding of the concept and its culture. After signing an agreement, they are then responsible for recruiting prospective franchisees and generating interest in the opportunity in their chosen territory. As an incentive, Area Operators receive a two percent store royalty.

After a new prospect has signed on with the company, the Area Operator acts more like a "guardian angel" answering any questions or concerns, and becoming the go-to contact for the new store owner. Area Operators are not responsible for the sales process, collecting fees or conducting training–those tasks are still performed by French Fry Heaven headquarters, known as "Paradise".

"I signed on to develop the New England market after I opened my first French Fry Heaven store in Boston, where I quickly realized that the simplicity and popularity of the product, paired with its unique culture, makes this franchise a great business venture throughout the entire Northeastern Seaboard," says Aramis Jordan. "I am looking forward to getting these crazy fries out there to more people by recruiting the right franchisees and acting as their big brother."

French Fry Heaven offers a unique franchise opportunity at a low start-up cost with maximum flexibility in location and operations. The brand seeks out franchisees and employees who have a history of community service. French Fry Heaven is looking for multi-unit operators that are driven to achieve and profit at the highest levels possible.

At the base of French Fry Heaven's menu are Belgian style fries (Angels) and sweet potato fries (Saints) that are crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Customers can choose any flavor ranging from salty to sweet, Cajun fries to caramel sweet potato fries. The fries are cooked hot and fresh, made with zero trans-fat, cooked in gluten-free oil and served in a cone.

For more information on French Fry Heaven, visit www.FrenchFryHeaven.com. To learn more about the French Fry Heaven franchise opportunity, visit www.FrenchFryHeaven.com/franchise, or call (855) 841-6379.

About French Fry Heaven

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., French Fry Heaven was created in 2010 by Scott Nelowet and is first and leader in the "Gourmet Fry" market – home to the World's Best French Fries. The mission of French Fry Heaven is to serve the best fries on earth, be everywhere people are hungry, leave you with a smile on your face and make a significant positive impact on the world. French Fry Heaven is a snack-only franchise that serves two kinds of fries, Angels and Saints. Angels are classic fries served Belgium style and topped with a cacophony of the greatest flavors imaginable which represent the favorite flavors from around the world. Saints are delicious Sweet Potato fries served either salty, with the Angel toppings or dessert style rolled in cinnamon and brown sugar and covered with things such as caramel, vanilla or marshmallow. With proprietary cooking methods, the brand offers infused sea salts and 51+ flavors while constantly inventing new ones. A typical French Fry Heaven menu is equipped with 21 master flavors plus a few extra that are dear to the hearts of local appetites. There are twelve French Fry Heaven locations open and operating across the United States and 58 in the pipeline. For more information on the French Fry Heaven franchise opportunity, visit www.FrenchFryHeaven.com/franchise, or call (855) 841-6379.