The History of the Groucho's® name is a story unto itself, and one that can only be told as follows. Harold "Groucho" Miller came to Columbia, South Carolina in 1941 with a handful of original recipes for potato salad, cole slaw, and various salad and sandwich dressings, most of which were thought up during his childhood in a Philadelphia orphanage.These humble beginnings, along with the idea that "quality is the most important ingredient in a sandwich" are only where this story begins.Ivan Miller, recollected in an interview with the Columbia Record in 1986, "When Pop first opened this store, Columbia was a small town, and everything had a label. Here he (Harold Miller) was this really crazy kind of guy. Always, joking. Always had a big cigar. A mustache. He looked like Groucho Marx, he talked like Groucho Marx, and to Columbia, he was Groucho Marx. So that is how the name came about."

Contact Information for Groucho's Deli

Company Website: http://www.grouchos.com

611 Harden St. NA
Columbia
SC 29205 USA Work: (803) 799-9867
Fax: (803) 799-2297

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Email: bouncingolive@msn.com

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Training Available:
  • At headquarters
  • At local location
Support Available:
  • Newsletter
  • Meetings
  • Phone Support
  • Internet
  • Purchasing cooperatives

Business Start Date: 1

Description: The History of the Groucho's® name is a story unto itself, and one that can only be told as follows. Harold "Groucho" Miller came to Columbia, South Carolina in 1941 with a handful of original recipes for potato salad, cole slaw, and various salad and sandwich dressings, most of which were thought up during his childhood in a Philadelphia orphanage.These humble beginnings, along with the idea that "quality is the most important ingredient in a sandwich" are only where this story begins.Ivan Miller, recollected in an interview with the Columbia Record in 1986, "When Pop first opened this store, Columbia was a small town, and everything had a label. Here he (Harold Miller) was this really crazy kind of guy. Always, joking. Always had a big cigar. A mustache. He looked like Groucho Marx, he talked like Groucho Marx, and to Columbia, he was Groucho Marx. So that is how the name came about."

Required net worth: $150,000

Total investment: $115,700 – $163,200

Cash liquidity: $60,000

Franchise fee: $20,000

Franchise Start Date: 1

Number of Employees: 4

Number of Franchises: 14

Company Owned Units: 1

Ongoing Royalty: 5%

Financing Available: Yes Third Party


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