The Last Diet Ever Weight Loss franchise offers the most comprehensive line of medically supervised weight loss protocols. We believe that a Last Diet Ever Medically Supervised Weight Loss franchise is an excellent investment for two important reasons: The program itself is healthy and successful, and the tremendous need for such a program is currently both urgent and widespread.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), obesity is "common, serious and costly." In fact, the Journal of the American Medical Association published the results of a study in January of 2010 that showed over 30% of American adults are considered obese. This has significant economic consequences for the country as well as places an added burden on the healthcare system. A Last Diet Ever Weight Loss franchise brings about significant change to individuals who need to leave more than 30 pounds and face other health issues.
More important for the overweight individual, of course, is the impact on his or her own life: Health issues, an inability to enjoy many activities, low self esteem, and so on.
Imagine for a moment having the ability to have an impact on individuals that will quite literally change their lives for the better. Imagine contributing in a real and measurable way to the lowering of healthcare costs in America. But also consider for a moment the need for Last Diet Ever, and the opportunity for you becomes obvious.
If you are willing to make the commitment to opening a Last Diet Ever Medical Weight Loss Clinic franchise, we stand ready and willing to support your efforts. To take the next step in establishing your clinic, start by completing our Franchisee Initial Inquiry form.
Are You Ready for the Commitment?
Every client who walks through the door of a Last Diet Ever® Medical Weight Loss Clinic is ready to commit themselves to losing weight. Without that commitment, it's not likely they'll achieve success. The same is true for every Last Diet Ever®Franchise owner. Your commitment to your business and your clients will enable you to reach your own goals. What does "commitment" mean for you more specifically?
- The happiness, health, and well-being of Last Diet Ever® clients are your priority. Your interest in their success is necessary for your own success.
- You must be sufficiently capitalized to open and operate a Last Diet Ever® franchise.
- As part of the Last Diet Ever® protocol we perform medical assessments with our clients. These assessments are crucial to the health of our clients and they must be performed by a licensed physician. Although a Last Diet Ever® franchisee is not required to be a physician, you must either partner with a physician or hire a medical doctor to serve as your franchise’s Medical Advisor. We can also assist you in finding the right candidate to be your Medical Advisor. We have found there are many physicians who are interested in part-time work.
- You agree to follow the established procedures of Last Diet Ever®, which includes our weight loss program and protocol as well as marketing materials and practices, so as to maintain and promote the uniformity of our brand and system.
If you are ready to own a business that improves the health and well-being of clients every day, we invite you to complete our Franchisee Initial Inquiry Form.
How the Franchise Program Works
Just as we offer support to our clients in their weight loss endeavors, we're here to support you when you join our corporate family as a franchise owner. Our support system means you'll spend less time worrying about re-inventing the wheel, and more time focused on the specific needs of your clinic(s) and clients. It also provides for consistency which enhances recognition and lets us all benefit from the successes achieved by each of us. Last Diet Ever Medical Weight Loss Clinic Support includes:
- The proven Last Diet Ever protocol
- Office aids, such as established forms
- Patient aids, such as a detailed handbook
- Access to recommended products and publications
- Website, personalized for you and your location
- Brochure, letterhead, business card, and other print material designs
- Standard print advertising materials
- Assistance with scripting for TV, radio advertisements
- Presentation outlines and materials
- Access to our graphic designers for additional custom materials as needed
- Proven business plan
- Use of client images and/or testimonials (until you're able to gather your own)
- Questions? We'll answer them!
- Training for office staff, counselors, and management personnel, including an extensive two-week program (comprising 80 hours) of training. You can be assured that, following training, your personnel will be able to run your office in a manner that will help you be successful.
Any inquiries, offers, negotiations, agreements, contracts and the like are subject to applicable law. The desire and commitment to establish a Last Diet Ever Medical Weight Loss Clinic in no way guarantees that you will be able to do so. A variety of circumstances, including state or local statute, may affect the end result.
Currently, the following states in the U.S. regulate the offering 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, or desire a franchise in one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise until we have complied with applicable presale registration and disclosure requirements in your state, which includes providing you with a state specific Franchise Disclosure Document.
The information offered on this and other pages of our Website concerning franchises is neither a solicitation nor an offer for the purchase of a franchise. It is intended only to provide an overview for those interested in pursing a franchise opportunity further. The content here is intentionally of a general nature only. Complete details will be provided to those who apply to purchase a franchise throughout the course of the process.
Should you choose to complete a Franchisee Initial Inquiry form, you will be providing us with information that, while not overly sensitive, would certainly be considered private. Any information that you provide will therefore be held completely confidential by us.
Frequenty Asked Questions
What qualifications are required to become a Last Diet Ever franchisee?
We are seeking franchisees that have good business acumen, a strong work-ethic and the willingness to follow our proven system of operation. We are confident in our ability to train our franchisees to successfully duplicate our system so we do not require that franchisees have any previous experience in the industry. Although franchisees are not required to be a medical doctor, your franchise must partner with or employ a licensed MD or DO to serve as its Medical Advisor. Medical assessments with our clients are essential and must be performed by a licensed physician. We can also assist you in locating the right candidate to serve as your franchise’s Medical Advisor. Franchisees must also have the minimum financial qualifications necessary to fund the opening of the franchise.
How long does it take to begin operating a Last Diet Ever franchise?
We estimate that the typical length of time between signing the Franchise Agreement and opening your franchise is 3 to 5 months. This includes the time necessary to select a location, construct your clinic, complete our initial franchise training program and hire and train staff. Our franchisees benefit from our extensive experience relative to selecting the right location, negotiating the lease, and constructing the clinic on time and on budget.
What is the size of a Last Diet Ever clinic/office?
The ideal size is 1,050 to 1,200 square feet. Strip malls and freestanding buildings are ideal locations for a Last Diet Ever franchise. There are a number of factors to consider regarding the site selection process so as part of our support, we assist franchisees with this process. Franchisees who are MD’s or DO’s may choose to operate a Last Diet Ever franchise from their existing practice.
What is the initial investment required to begin operating a Last Diet Ever franchise?
The initial investment required to open a Last Diet Ever franchise ranges from $84,000 to $149,000. The investment varies based on the size of your office, lease rates, leasehold improvement costs, and other similar factors. The initial investment includes the franchise fee, leasehold improvements, signage, fixtures, startup supplies and materials, initial inventory, equipment and furnishings, and working capital for a period of up to three months. Please contact us for detailed information concerning the required initial investment.
Do you recommend that I visit the corporate office?
Yes, we definitely encourage you to schedule a visit to our Corporate Office and clinic in Sandusky, Ohio. This will enable you to meet our team, view our operation, and much more. When you visit, we recommend that you spend at least a half day with us. Please contact us by phone or email if you would like to schedule a visit. We guarantee it will be time well spent!
Do you permit absentee owners?
Yes, provided your Office Manager successfully completes our initial training program.
How do I obtain a copy of your Franchise Disclosure Document?
During your visit to the Corporate Office, we will review our Disclosure Document with you and provide you a copy for review with your attorney, accountant and/or business advisor. In special circumstances, we will mail a copy of our Disclosure Document to you in advance of your scheduled visit.