Franchising | Tilted Kilt Pub


Selling Fun

Just imagine being in the business of selling fun! Well, at Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, fun is precisely what we do best.  That’s what elevates our distinctive brand of Pub revelry above and beyond every other Pub, bar & grill, sports bar and restaurant concept in America.

Everything about our Pubs contributes to a unique one-of-a-kind Celtic celebration. From our alluring and sexy costumes to the humorous limericks that line our walls to the Scottish, Irish and English cultural curiosities, we’ve created an atmosphere that constantly encourages our guests to let loose! (They always happily oblige.)

With big HDTV screens everywhere you look, sports fanatics love to gather at the ‘Kilt. Add in pool tables, dartboards, and the driving beat of classic rock music and the end result is an atmosphere that’s dynamic, invigorating and fun! We also have a complete merchandising program to keep the brand front and center in the hearts of our loyal guests.

At Tilted Kilt, you can feast your eyes and your appetites on a menu that includes a variety of moderately-priced meals and savory choices like our  Big Arse® Burgers, Drunken Clams, One Shot Johnny Shepherd’s Pie and our World Famous Wings. Our philosophy of quality standards is what makes them all so delicious. We use only the best and the freshest ingredients available. Our guests recognize and appreciate the difference.

Tilted Kilt’s uniqueness is also reflected in the comforting “welcome back” feeling our guests get every time they return. Whether they’ve just come from a construction site or a tense corporate meeting, they’re always glad they’ve chosen to come to the ’Kilt.

Our goal at Tilted Kilt is to be the best, most recognizable and entertaining sports Pub in America. Wouldn’t you love to be a part of something this exciting? Then join us! Contact us today and learn more about our numerous franchise opportunities.

Legal: MN File No. F-5978 & F-5753. This advertisement is not an offering. An offering can only be made by a prospectus filed first with the Department of Law of the State of New York.  Such filing does not constitute approval by the Department of Law. Tilted Kilt Franchise Operating, LLC 1617 W. Warner Rd. Tempe, AZ 85284.

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. Currently, the following states in the United States regulate the offer and sale of franchises: 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, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your jurisdiction.

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This Franchisee Turned His After-School Job Into a Business

This Franchisee Turned His After-School Job Into a Business

Amol Kohli began working as a server at a restaurant in suburban Philadelphia when he was 15.. While in high school, he held different positions in the industry from dishwasher to cook to host to shift supervisor. Now, Kohli owns 11 franchises — multiple Friendly’s and Tilted Kilt locations. Read on to find out about his journey.

Name: Amol R. Kohli

Franchise owned: Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery of Sicklerville, N.J. (open) and a second location coming soon in the New York area.

Q: How long have you owned a franchise? 
I decided to become a franchisee after working a few years as a district manager for a Friendly’s franchisee in southern New Jersey while I was in college. I have owned franchises for more than five years.

Q: Why franchising? 
Franchising takes all the “guess work” out of what would make a potential concept successful. Most proven franchise concepts have a far lower failure rate than independent startups. In addition, you have the obvious benefit of a brand behind the concept you are franchising, giving you exposure and reach through traditional and non-traditional marketing channels that an independent concept simply cannot provide. It also gives you an operational platform that has been established and proven as well as a corporate infrastructure for support.

Q: What were you doing before you became a franchise owner?
I was attending Drexel University, where I majored in finance and marketing. My required co-op internship was supposed to be at an options-trading firm, but it fell through. As a result, I had to scramble to find a job to meet my internship co-op requirements, so I called my old boss, who had become a Friendly’s franchise owner. He hired me to work in his office, handling finances and accounting. I also began supervising operations at nine Friendly’s that he operated, all at the age of 21. After graduating I decided instead to become a Friendly’s franchisee — with plans to build my entrepreneurial portfolio.

Q: Why did you choose this particular franchise?              
I wanted to continue developing concepts in my hometown that are highly service oriented and entertaining. The Tilted Kilt embodied both of those characteristics, topped off with exceptional food and beverage offerings. After being heavily focused on the family dining category for a number of years through Friendly’s, I decided that I wanted to get into casual dining that would appeal to a wider consumer base as well. I wanted to offer something that had more of an appeal to a sports-based audience, something that would bring people together. I chose Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery because this concept was a growing, emerging concept that entertained a niche market which I felt was relatively underserved in the Philadelphia market.

Q: How much would you estimate you spent before you were officially open for business?
Typically a new restaurant opening will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars if not more, but the Franchise Disclosure Documents for any franchise, including Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery, outline the requirements in detail as to what you could expect to spend to open up new stores. The 2015 Tilted Kilt Franchise Disclosure provides that the initial franchise fee was $75K with a total estimated investment range of 898K – 2.8M. My first Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery was a new construction, ground up, 6400 square foot, state of the art, all steel frame building with a 1000 square foot outdoor covered, patio.

Q: Where did you get most of your advice/do most of your research?
I have been very lucky and blessed to have some very good mentors in my life. Most of my business advice comes from people that are veterans in the business. Some of them sit as Chairman of companies whereas others are seasoned franchisees in other systems. My general research on brands comes from many different sources, from National Restaurant News to Wall Street analyst reports for certain companies – it is all a part of a continuous learning experience.

Q: What were the most unexpected challenges of opening your franchise?
I knew that it was going to be difficult and my team and I were generally prepared for just about everything we had to deal with; however, I will say that no matter how much you plan, nothing will truly prepare you for what happens the last four weeks and the first four weeks of opening up a new restaurant. The amount of hours and time you put in during those eight weeks is almost unfathomable. My above restaurant team members and I each averaged 75-90 hours a week during that time. Opening a restaurant properly is so critical to ensuring long term success, I was not willing to take any chances.

Q: What advice do you have for individuals who want to own their own franchise?
You franchise because you are someone who would rather not recreate the wheel, but merely reshape it a bit. I am not an innovator, but an early adopter, and I know that is the main reason why I decided to get into franchising. The reason why you buy into a franchise is for the process, so be prepared to embrace it. Spend as much time in your business until you embody the brand and the concept inside and out. Take your time, and do your research. At the end of the day, you are an investor of any concept you franchise. Ensure it is the right model for you and that it fits your needs financially and fundamentally. Lastly, understand that a franchise will not run itself and that long hours lie ahead when you finally choose the concept you would like to develop.

Q: What’s next for you and your business?
We are in the process right now of doing some acquisitions and new construction projects. 2016 will be a development year for us, but I think long term the goal for the business is to keep it on stable ground and continue to push forward as efficiently as possible. Our development target for the Northern, NJ, New York Metro and New England market has us looking to build multiple Tilted Kilt Pubs throughout the Northeast region through strategic partnerships.