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 $2,000 – $6,500 per month As incurred As incurred Landlord
Security Deposits $0 – $9,500 Lump sum Prior to opening Landlord
Leasehold Improvements* $50,000 – $153,718.36 Lump sum Prior to opening Contractors
Architect $3,000 – $8,000 Lump sum Prior to opening Approved Supplier
Kitchen Designer $0 – $2,500 Lump sum Prior to opening Approved Supplier
Equipment and Fixtures

 

Equipment Setup and Install

$104,571 – $130,057

$17,178 — $27,561

Lump sum

 

Lump sum

Prior to opening

 

Prior to opening

Approved Supplier

 

Contractors or Approved Supplier

Point of Sale System (including equipment) $19,433 – $20,392.57 Lump sum Prior to opening H&G Business Systems (an affiliate of D.P. Dough Franchising)
Opening Inventory $6,500 – $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 $5,617 – $8,916 Lump sum Prior to opening Various Media & Advertising
Insurance $3,000 – $7,639 Lump sum Prior to opening Insurance Company
Signs $6,511 – $8,000 Lump sum Prior to opening Local Sign Installer, Local Print Company, Approved Neon Supplier
Employee Training Labor $1,500 – $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 $40,000 – $50,000 As incurred As incurred Employees, Vendors, Utilities, etc.
Permits, Fees, Misc. Costs $1,230 – $1,495 As incurred Prior to opening Employees, Vendors, Utilities, etc. Employees, Vendors, Utilities, etc.
TOTAL $291,540- $487,778

 *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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