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About Us

In 1971, a young college student with a big dream and a little bit of money bought a small sandwich shack. His mission was to make sandwiches exactly the way he wanted them—made-to-order and stuffed with fresh ingredients. Overnight, Togo’s became a favorite for hungry students in San Jose, California.

That building may have been small, but the sandwiches were big. Before long, happy guests and entrepreneurs were clamoring to partner and open their own Togo’s location. A second restaurant opened in 1974 in downtown San Jose, and franchising began in the late 1970s. Togo’s fandom quickly spread beyond San Jose and throughout California.

Nearly 47 years later, we can confidently say that we have a cult-like following. After all, you don’t win the title “West Coast Original” in a prize fight—we have fresh baked artisan breads, premium meats that are hand-sliced daily and fresh Hass avocados to thank for that. Visit a Togo’s and you’ll see for yourself—the heritage that we were founded upon is still reflected in the passion that every franchisee, guest and employee has for the brand and the unwavering high-quality we stand for.

Why Togo's

OUR SANDWICHES

OUR SANDWICHES

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OUR FINANCIALS

OUR FINANCIALS

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OUR TRAINING

OUR TRAINING

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OUR POTENTIAL

OUR POTENTIAL

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OUR LEGACY

OUR FRANCHISEES

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OUR LEGACY

OUR LEGACY

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COMPLETE INITIAL APPLICATION

COMPLETE INITIAL
APPLICATION

Meet Executive Team

Meet Executive
Team

Sign Franchise Agreement

Sign Franchise
Agreement

Meet Our Franchisees

  • Letha Tran

  • Ali Navabpour

  • Travis Grubb

  • Letha Tran

    “I’ve been eating Togo’s for over 20 years, and ever since college, I wanted to open one of my own. I remember asking my mom if she could help fund me the money to make that happen—but, of course, she encouraged me to go to college first. Then, 10 years later, the opportunity came up again to own a Togo’s—and I couldn’t say no. And with that, I traded in my corporate job for sneakers and a t-shirt.”

    FACTS ABOUT LETHA:

    • Remembers eating Togo’s before she was tall enough to see over the counter
    • Owns three restaurants in Redwood City and Morgan Hill, California
    • Believes Togos’ extensive training helped her thrive as a multi-unit franchisee
    • Wakes up every day with an unrelenting passion for her job
  • Ali Navabpour

    “Transitioning from a field that I had known for 25 years into a new industry that I knew little about was certainly challenging. Not only did I have to learn the principles of the trade, but I also had to learn how to run a business. The training and support that Togo’s provided was essential. You quickly realize that every little detail they put in place during the training process is there for a reason, and it prepared me for where I am today very well.”

    FACTS ABOUT ALI:

    • Pursued Togo’s ownership to finally fulfill his dream of being his own boss
    • Proud owner of two Togo’s restaurants in Fremont, California
    • Found widespread success with Togo’s catering
    • Excited about the limitless opportunity to grow with Togo’s
  • Travis Grubb

    “I think many people have a little bit of a dream to own their own business. And the product quality and abundance was something to be proud of. When we produce our product for our guests, it looks like the pictures. When you lay a foundation like that, as long as you’re operating properly, it’s a recipe for success.”

    FACTS ABOUT TRAVIS:

    • Awarded 2016 Togo’s Franchisee of the Year Award
    • After working at Togo’s corporate, he decided to invest in the brand
    • 25 years of Togo’s experience
    • Believes Togo’s high-quality sandwiches is a recipe for success
    • Finds success by putting guests and employees first

Our Leadership

  • Glenn Lunde

    President

  • Nader Garschi

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Susan Koch

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Anna Nero

    Senior Vice President, Marketing

  • Glenn Lunde

    President

    Glenn has been a loyal Togo’s fan since his high school days growing up in the Bay Area. Glenn is a high energy, passionate leader who joined Togo’s in January 2017 to reinvigorate the Brand and create the next generation of Togo’s fanatics. He comes to Togo’s with over 15 years of executive level restaurant experience in building brands for Einstein-Noah’s Bagels, Panda Restaurant Group, Round Table Pizza, and Taco Bell. Glenn is a relentless change agent focused on redefining a brand’s relationship with its people, guests, vendors, and franchisees. He has consistently delivered outstanding results by being a champion of concept evolution, menu transformation, breakthrough creative communications, operations simplification, and transparency with franchisees.

    BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY:

    Our most important relationships are with our employees, guests, vendors and franchisees. Every decision should be made by first considering the full extent of the impacts on these key stakeholders of the Brand.


    FRANCHISEE PHILOSOPHY:

    Our franchisor and franchisee partnership can only achieve mutual success if we are committed to work together through the Power of We. We must consistently act with a win-win mindset that is focused on driving restaurant economics to provide greater opportunities for our employees, vendors, and franchisees.

  • Nader Garschi

    Chief Operating Officer

    Nader is an avid fan of Togo’s sandwiches. He joined Togo’s in May, 2017 and oversees company owned and franchised restaurant operations, brand/operations training, operations services, concept innovation, and new market and restaurant openings. He is an innovative and high-performing executive with over thirty years of increasingly challenging experiences in operations management for Fortune 500 companies. Nader has a passion for hands-on involvement in all aspects of the business and organization and believes in the power of people development to achieve operational excellence. Nader comes to Togo’s with leadership roles at companies including Sara Lee, PepsiCo, Yum Brands and Panda Restaurant Group.

    BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY:

    Great operations is a competitive advantage. I achieve that by focusing on people development, exceptional guest experience and profitable growth. And then I do it again…. Because the road to perfection is always under construction.


    FRANCHISEE PHILOSOPHY:

    Sharing the same purpose. Our success comes from strong commitment to each other and upholding the brand integrity. Community wins when I operate as a true partner.

  • Susan Koch

    Chief Financial Officer

    Susan is Chief Financial Officer; she has supported Togo’s since Allied Domecq purchased the brand in August 1997. Her hands-on experience and historical knowledge of the 40-year-old brand serves as an invaluable asset in effectively managing Togo’s finances and contributing directly to the company’s overall success. Susan is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner, and a seasoned professional with an outstanding history of success in managing finances for large national brands. Susan got her start in accounting in the audit division of Arthur Andersen. She was regional finance manager for ServiceMaster Management Services and PepsiCo’s Pizza Hut division prior to joining Allied Domecq.

    BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY:

    Integrity and honesty are the foundation of a strong company.


    FRANCHISEE PHILOSOPHY:

    Togo’s succeeds only if our Franchisees succeed. Measuring results and utilizing data to make informed decisions is key to our mutual success.

  • Anna Nero

    Senior Vice President, Marketing

    Anna’s love of Togo’s began 15 years ago when she spotted a bright, inviting sandwich shop near her new home and ordered the #24 Turkey & Avocado. Today, she enjoys Togo’s wide variety of sandwiches, salads and wraps. Anna is responsible for Menu Architecture, Culinary Innovation, Brand Creative, Promotions, Field Marketing, as well as Social/Digital and Traditional Media. Anna leads a multi-functional team focused on driving sales and marketing ROI, as well as consistent Brand standards across the Togo’s system.

    BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY:

    People are foundational to success. I believe sharing the vision early and often helps everyone support, build and sell the brand. Consequently, making sure everyone is in the same boat and paddling the same direction can only happen when I’m listening to and aware of feedback from our teams, franchisees, guests, and vendors. The best people relationships lead to the best business decisions.


    FRANCHISEE PHILOSOPHY:

    Brand stewardship is everyone’s responsibility. As such, I cultivate respectful and responsive relationships with our Franchisees, seek to understand their needs, and support their success with tools and information to build their business and the Togo’s brand.

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