Swiss Farms and Farm Stores have come together to form the only drive-thru neighborhood market franchise in the U.S. Please read on through if you’d like to learn more and see if you qualify as a prospective franchisee partner.
Swiss Farms and Farm Stores are the oldest and largest drive-thru neighborhood market chains in the U.S.
Farm Stores was founded in Miami, Florida in 1957 and has been a neighborhood staple for generations of Florida families ever since. Their stores look very different from the Swiss Farms stores on the outside, but anyone who grew up visiting Swiss Farms in DelCo would feel right at home as soon as they pulled up. They’ve all got the same great service and convenience at the driver’s door, and that neighborhood feel you don’t get anywhere else.
Farm Stores Franchising acquired Swiss Farms Stores in 2020, but you can rest easy if you’re a Swiss fan and worried about your stores. The most important part of the merger was that the Swiss Farms management team became the national operations team for both brands, so in a way you might say Swiss acquired Farm Stores. However you look at it, the results are great for everyone.
The newly merged teams are leading the expansion of the drive-thru neighborhood market concept across the U.S. There are over 50 franchises operating or in construction from Arizona to Connecticut, with a heavy emphasis in eastern PA, NJ, NY, and the Southeast: FL, GA, AL, NC.
We are accepting applications from qualified prospective franchisees in eastern PA and the northeast to expand the reach of the beloved DelCo and Florida concepts to new neighborhoods.
Most asked question in PA: “Do the new stores get the Swiss Farms brand?”
Answer: Yes. The Swiss Farms brand will grow in and around Delaware County. The Farm Stores brand is growing in New York and New Jersey. We can use whichever makes the most sense for the local market, and they can all grow together. The closer you are to DelCo, the more you will want to use the Swiss name.
Second most asked question: “Is there a difference besides the name?”
Answer: No. They have the exact same business model, operating teams, manuals, equipment, everything. The only difference is the name on the sign. There may be some difference in product menus across distant markets, but that is both expected and encouraged.
Franchising is about building partnerships. We’re not here to sell you a franchise, and there’s a good chance you may hear us talking you out of it. We’re here to build a brand and a network of locally-owned neighborhood markets. To do that, we need strong partners who share our vision and commitment to the concept.
You should already have received some communication from a franchise development representative by email and text. Please browse the website as much as you would like. There’s a lot of good information on here that covers the basics. When you’re ready, reach out to your franchise development representative and schedule a call so they can answer your questions and learn more about you and your goals.