Deli franchises sell a variety of snack and drinks, and also offer fairly inexpensive sandwiches, soups and salads. Delis tend to do mostly lunch business, though they also are open for dinner as well.
Having a wide selection of snacks, sides and drinks makes delis an ideal one-stop shop for workers at lunch. Quality is also more important than ever before as customers are more discriminating—freshness is at a premium.
With the current trend of health-consciousness and eating that’s better for you, deli franchises are well positioned to offer low-calorie options with salads and soups.
Healthy eating trends mean customers are moving towards more veggies, and less mayonnaise.
The meat of the matter
Meat pricing can be a major stressor for deli franchises, which is a benefit for having access to the purchasing power of a franchise.
Catering is an additional revenue source delis often take advantage of.