Franchise Costs

How much does it cost to develop a Gold Star Chili franchise?

There is a wide range for an individual franchise.  Your initial investment may vary depending on numerous factors, including the condition of the premises, the amount of construction performed by the landlord, geographic areas and your capabilities.  The estimated initial investment for developing a Gold Star Chili franchise breaks down as follows.  Remember, these numbers reflect end-cap units to shopping centers, not free-standing buildings, which was once standard.  Actual cost of real estate not included.





Initial Franchise Fee



Lease & Utility Security Deposits



Equipment (lease down payment)



Furnishing & Fixtures



Initial Inventory & Supplies



Employee Training



Grand Opening Advertising



Signage & Awnings



Office Equipment & Supplies



POS System



Architectural Fees



Additional Funds for 3 Months







* Some items may not apply when purchasing an existing Gold Star Chili location.


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