At a Glance
- Founded: 1971
- Locations: 184
- Initial Investment: $ $ 238 K - $ 478 K
- Headquarters: San Jose, CA
- Category: Food & Restaurant Sub Sandwiches
In 1971, a young college student with little money but a big dream bought a small sandwich shack. His mission was to make sandwiches exactly the way he wanted them: big in size to match big flavor, made-to-order and stuffed with fresh ingredients. Overnight, Togo’s became a favorite for hungry students in San Jose, California. A second restaurant opened in 1974 in downtown San Jose and franchising began in the late 1970s. Togo’s fandom quickly spread throughout California and today, with nearly 200 locations open or in development, we’re working to bring Togo’s piled-high goodness to markets nationwide.
Nearly 50 years later, we can confidently say that we’re just as passionate about sandwiches as our fans are about Togo’s. After all, you don’t win the title “West Coast Original” in a prize fight—we have fresh-baked artisan breads, premium meats sliced daily and fresh-mashed Hass avocados to thank for that.
And while we’ve never strayed from staying ‘True to the Sandwich,’ we’ve also engaged in a recent brand transformation to meet the modern consumer where they live. Togo’s 3.0 combines renovated restaurants with a modern look and feel; POS kiosks and third-party delivery partnerships; and a new “Speed Line” sandwich building kitchen system. We have successfully reconceptualized five existing locations and opened three new 3.0 locations, and we have a robust pipeline of new and newly renovated locations slated for completion in 2020 and 2021.
We're not your ordinary sandwich shop. Whether it's our premium pastrami, seasoned Hass avocados prepared daily on site or our fresh artisan bread, we're picky about our ingredients. And it's why our guests know they'll be eating something special when they come to Togo's.
Our sandwiches are bigger - and so are our financials. Togo's boasts higher average sales than most sandwich franchises. That's because, st Togo's, we're always finding new ways to maximize revenue and the bottom line.
Exceptional service is a big part of what makes our restaurants special. That's why we put a huge emphasis on our training. We take the kind of operational and franchise support expertise often found in larger companies and bring it to our close-knit brand.
Talk to any of our franchisees, and chances are they'll tell you their favorite Togo's sandwich. There's a rich history of current franchisees who first fell in love with the brand as fanatical customers. You really don't find that kind of deep-rooted affinity anywhere else.
As an iconic West Coast sandwich franchise established in 1971, we have a strong foothold in California and a rapid grand expansion throughout the Western states. We're an exceptional chain known for our commitment to quality ingredients - just ask our growing Togo's fan following.