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You can now sink your teeth into owning your own Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, as the popular Bay Area chain with 55+ locations opens up franchising nationwide!

Founder and namesake Ike Shehadeh opened the first sandwich shop in 2007. Since then the chain has expanded and gained a cult following for the large sandwiches and diverse toppings at all the Ike’s locations. Shehadeh’s smiling, goateed face serves as the instantly identifiable logo for the restaurants.

Ike’s offers a plethora of sandwich combinations at all locations. While the menu on the wall features a certain number of the offerings, customers can always order any of the Ike’s more than 700 specialty sandwiches, including many vegan options (or create their own). Many of the sandwiches are named for celebrities, and all of their chicken is halal. The signature on any Ike’s sandwich is their “Dirty Sauce,” a creamy garlic aioli that is toasted into the bread. The custom-made bread comes in soft Dutch crunch, French, sourdough, whole wheat or gluten-free rolls.

Ike’s Love & Sandwiches is a foodie sensation that combines Rockstar sandwiches with a very unique guest experience, a loyal customer base, low start-up costs, and high Return-On-Investment.

Target Franchisee

Ike’s Love & Sandwiches is looking for qualified investors who share the same passion for serving customers our highest quality unique sandwiches across the United States. Prospective franchisee should have multi-unit food service operator experience, be hands-on in the operations of their restaurants and adhere to Ike’s organizational structure requirements and brand guidelines.


We are looking for multi-unit franchisees or well-capitalized investors with:

  • Relevant franchising or food and beverage experience
  • $1MM net worth*
  • $500K liquid capital available for investment*
  • Ready to begin development within the next 3-6 months
  • Ready to develop a minimum five-unit territory in a major U.S. area

*Investment partners may contribute to this requirement


For more information about how you can become the next Ike's Love & Sandwiches franchise owner, submit your information below and a Fransmart Director of Development will be in touch.

  • By The Numbers
  • Minimum liquid capital required: $500,000
  • Minimum net worth required: $1,000,000
  • Minimum development: 5 units
  • Multi-unit development fee: Full deposit 1st unit, 50% deposit each additional unit
  • Royalties: 6% of gross sales
  • Creative fund: 2% of gross sales
  • Local store advertising: 1% of gross sales
  • Franchise fee: $30,000
  • Start-up costs: $191,400 to $671,000


  • Franchise Facts
  • Founded: 2007
  • Segment: Fast Casual
  • Footprint (average): 500 sq. ft. – 2,000 sq. ft.
  • Revenue Streams: Dine-in, carry-out, online ordering, catering
  • Day parts: Lunch, dinner, catering
  • Hours of operation: Vary by location, on average: 7-days a week, 10:30am-7pm
  • Franchise Support Ike’s Love & Sandwiches is committed to quality and consistency at every location and has developed systems which make duplication our famous recipes and flavors easy for franchisees. We use best in class product partners to guarantee efficient distribution to all restaurants. To ensure impeccable operations at every Ike’s, we provide our franchisees with the resources and support necessary to succeed.



1. Notice Regarding Franchise Offers and Sales

A. 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. There are approximately 14 countries and 15 US states that regulate the offer and sale of franchises. The countries are Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Canada (provinces of Ontario, Alberta, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Manitoba), China, France, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Spain, and the United States of America. The US states are 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 one of these states or countries, are receiving this message in one of these states or countries, or intend to operate a franchise in any of these states or countries, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with any applicable pre-sale registration and/or disclosure requirements in the applicable jurisdiction.

B. This offering is not an offering of a franchise. In New York (USA), an offering of a franchise can only be made by a prospectus that has been previously filed and registered with the Department of Law of the State of New York. The application for registration of an offering prospectus or the acceptance and filing thereof by the Department of Law as required by the New York law does not constitute approval of the offering or the sale of such franchise by the Department of Law or the attorney general of New York.