STEP 1: Request For Consideration. When you have researched us online and are interested enough to begin a conversation with us, filling out the form will move you to the next step, which is our initial webinar. We’ll be in touch with you shortly after you fill out the form and will schedule an appointment.

STEP 2: Introductory Webinar. We have a 10-minute presentation followed by open Q&A. This is an informative and personalized introduction to what we do, how we do it, and, most important, what’s in it for you.

STEP 3: Receive our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). After the webinar, we’ll send you our franchise application and a non-disclosure agreement. Once you have completed these and faxed them back to us, we’ll send you an electronic copy of our FDD. You’ll need to sign, date and return the receipt page as soon as you get it.

STEP 4: Sample our food/learn about our culture. This is by far the most important step. We want you to try our product (hot out of the oven) at one of our stores. Visiting a location, seeing how we make the dough fresh every day, and eating our food will help you understand our culture and why East of Chicago is so successful.

STEP 5: Execute Agreements. When you sign and return the FDD receipt, a 14-day clock starts ticking. The Federal Trade Commission mandates a two-week waiting period before you finalize your agreement. We’ll deliver your completed agreements for the territory you selected, then you sign the contracts and start the next chapter of your life!


John Naylor
Director Franchise Development
Toll Free: 855-OWN-AEOC (696-2362)
Mobile: 302-275-5003

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