Opening Costs

Initial Franchise Fee Amount Method of Payment When Due To Whom Payment is to be Made
Initial Franchise $25,000 – $30,000 Lump sum At signing of Franchise Agreement (and, if applicable, upon obtaining financing) Us
Real Estate/Rent $1,200 – $6,500 per month As incurred As incurred Landlord
Security Deposits $1,200-$6,500 Lump sum Prior to opening Landlord
Leasehold Improvements* $10,000 – $198,431 Lump sum Prior to opening Contractors
Architect $0 – $8,000 Lump sum Prior to opening Approved Supplier
Kitchen Designer $0 – $2,500 Lump sum Prior to opening Approved Supplier
Equipment and Fixtures $44,133 – $99,820 Lump sum Prior to opening Approved Supplier (Used Equipment is allowed.)
Point of Sale System (including equipment) $17,243 – $18,243 Lump sum Prior to opening H&G Business Systems (an affiliate of D.P. Dough Franchising)
Opening Inventory $4,000 – $8,500 Lump sum Prior to opening, grand opening, and first week of business Approved Supplier
Start Up Print Package $1,500 – $2,000 Lump sum Prior to opening Approved Supplier
Local Advertising & Grand Opening $1,500 – $7,975 Lump sum Prior to opening Various Media & Advertising
Insurance $3,000 – $7,639 Lump sum Prior to opening Insurance Company
Signs $5,500 – $8,000 Lump sum Prior to opening Local Sign Installer, Local Print Company, Approved Neon Supplier
Employee Training Labor $2,500 – $5,000 As incurred Prior to opening Employees
Travel and Living Expenses During Training $1,500 – $2,000 As incurred Prior to opening Motels, Restaurants, Air Travel, etc.
Professional Support (Attorneys and Accountants) $1,000 – $2,500 As incurred Prior to opening Attorneys & Accountants
Additional Funds for 3 Months Operating Expenses $20,500 – $40,500 As incurred As incurred Employees, Vendors, Utilities, etc.
Permits, Fees, Misc. Costs $3,180 – $8,616 As incurred Prior to opening Employees, Vendors, Utilities, etc. Employees, Vendors, Utilities, etc.
TOTAL $142,956- $463,224

 *This table does not reflect any tenant improvement funds that you may receive from a commercial landlord, which would offset the cost of your buildout. 


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