Our priority is customer satisfaction & providing a
uniquely delicious menu that assures our franchisee’s success

Ike's Food

2007 / Fast Casual – large, fresh, 700+ specialty sandwiches

Ike's Food

Dine-in, Carry-out, Online Ordering, Catering / Lunch, Dinner, Catering

Ike's Food

500 – 2,000 sq. ft. / varies by location, on average: 7-days a week, 10:30am-7pm

Our Story

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

Founder and namesake Ike Shehadeh opened the first sandwich shop in 2007. Since then the fast casual 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.

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 your own). 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-ish sandwiches with a very unique guest experience, a loyal customer base – including a huge celebrity following, and low start-up costs. Ike’s is simply the best sandwich franchise opportunity, period.

Ike's Shehadeh

Ike Shehadeh
Founder, CEO
Ike’s Love & Sandwiches

Franchise Advantage

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Prime for inexpensive conversions of tired brands, prime real estate, & flexible store options from 500- 2,000+ sq. ft.

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Huge fan-base at every location & brand support of a long list of celebrities from the Kings of Silicon Valley to superstar athletes like Marshawn Lynch

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Over 55 locations and growing fast, proven business model, loyal customer base at all locations, and low start-up costs

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Capitalizing on the huge trend of 300 million sandwiches eaten a day in the U.S. by offering 700+ hot, unique & delicious sandwich combinations at a competitive cost (U.S. Foods)

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Proven business model, low build out costs, efficient labor model, limited food waste & turnkey operation making it one of the most affordable franchises

The Numbers

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Multiple Storefronts


Full deposit 1-3 units (or 1-5 for 10+ units), 50% deposit each additional unit

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6% of Gross Sales

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2% of Gross Sales

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1% of Gross Sales

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$191,400 to $671,000

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. The 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.

Franchise Requirements

Operational experience in the restaurant business is a plus, but not required assuming a professional General Manager will be part of your team. The prospective franchisee must meet the minimum requirements below to be consider for an Ike’s Love & Sandwiches franchise.

  • $1MM net worth*
  • $500K liquid capital available for investment*
  • Ready to begin development within the next 3-6 months
  • Ready to develop a minimum 5-unit territory in a major U.S. area

*Investment partners may contribute to this requirement

Franchise Support

Ike’s Love & Sandwiches is committed to quality and consistency at every location and has developed systems which make duplication of 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.

Support provided to franchisees includes:

  • Real Estate / site selection
  • Store build-out, construction
  • Training systems
  • Operational support
  • Recipe & menu development
  • Marketing & brand building
  • Vendor & equipment selection
  • Business consulting
  • Pre-opening, grand opening support

The Market


  • California (50 units)
  • Arizona (4 units)
  • Nevada (2 units)
  • Hawaii (1 unit)

  • Vallejo, CA
  • Fresno, CA (2nd location)
  • Cedar Park, TX
  • Sunset Valley, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Mountain View, CA
  • Stockton, CA
  • Las Vegas, NV (2 locations)
  • San Marcos (Guadalupe), TX
  • University Oaks, TX
  • Newark, CA

Quotable Quotes

“They have plenty of options for any of your friends or family that may have food restrictions, and they really make them delicious. My go to is the Rueben with Seau Sauce. If you have contemplated going here, just do it! You won’t regret it.”

Trevor J.
Restaurant visitor, San Diego, CA

“Ike’s Love & Sandwiches is the best I have ever had. This California based shop knows how to do it! We need these EVERYWHERE! Extremely fabulous customer service and such amazing sandwiches options.”

Bekah S.
Restaurant visitor, Queen Creek, AZ

“I was recently introduced to Ike’s Love & Sandwiches which was absolutely phenomenal. I was looking for a vegan place yesterday and Ike’s popped up and I thought why not… Afterwards, I couldn’t wait to go to Ike’s again and have another one of their delicious sandwiches!”

Reta B.
Restaurant visitor, Los Angeles, CA

“Had some Ike’s delivered to my work, and OMG were they delicious! I can’t wait to go here again. I was super impressed with their unique Dutch Crunch bread, and their sauce was also an amazing treat – that’s a must on any sandwich for me now! I also really love their message, all about love and acceptance, very cool. I highly recommend this place.”

Sara S.
Restaurant visitor, San Diego, CA

“I simply can’t express how much I love Ike’s sandwiches. They’re awesome!! It started off with me being too hungry to go home and cook. As I was walking to my car, there was Ike’s calling my name. So I tried a sandwich (the Jim Rome) and holy smokes! It was sooooo good. I definitely recommend that you go try their sandwiches on a Dutch crunch bread (vegan btw).”

Mini P.
Restaurant visitor, San Diego, CA

“Ike’s has amazing sandwiches, and lots of options. In addition, what you see on the menu isn’t ALL of the choices. Ike’s has numerous sandwiches on their “secret menu” and regional menus from other locations. You want a sandwich not on the menu? Just ask! Ike’s is legitimately the best sandwich spot in town.”

James B.
Restaurant visitor, San Jose, CA

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