How soon can I open? How long does the process take?
From First contact to opening day, generally the process takes between 6 months and 1 year. (Depending on a number of factors)
What is my initial investment?
The initial single-unit franchise fee is $30,000. Estimated initial investment requirement for a single restaurant ranges from $145,000 to $629,000.
What are the royalty and advertising fees?
Royalty is 6% of sales; Advertising is 1% of sales. The advertising fee can fluctuate in the future.
Can I own more than one unit? And how can I be assured of future locations?
Yes, you may own more than a single unit. You can lock up additional locations by signing a development agreement for multiple units. For the development rights to a geographic area, a nonrefundable payment equal to 50 percent of the total franchise fee for each store to be opened in the area is required upon signing the multiple unit development agreement. Then, the initial franchise fee for each store is reduced by half and due upon signing the franchise agreement. You will select a territory from those currently available; it will be a protected territory. At that time, we will agree upon the number of stores to be opened and timetable for opening them.
How many employees does it take to operate a unit?
Expect to hire 10 to 15 full and part-time employees.
What support will I receive going forward?
In addition to marketing and advertising support, you’ll benefit from ongoing training, research and development of new products, regular dialogues with your account representative, operations support and periodic business counseling.