Frequently Asked Questions

What are the initial franchise fees?

  • $25,000 initial franchise fee – first franchise.
  • $10,000 initial franchise fee – each additional location.
  • Waived if an existing franchisee is relocating an existing restaurant within existing territory.
  • $10,000 initial franchise fee for multi-brand franchises (3 or more).

What are the continuing franchise fees?

  • Paid weekly through auto-debit of checking account.
  • 5% of net sales for locations other than malls.
  • 4% of net sales for mall locations.
  • Mall locations must have at least 250,000 feet of leasable space.

Is there an advertising co-op fee?

  • Paid weekly same as Continuing Franchise Fee.
  • 4.5% of net sales for locations other than malls.
  • This amount is subject to increase, but will not exceed 6% of net sales.
  • 1% less for mall locations.

Is there a transfer fee for buying or selling a franchise?

  • $3,500 transfer fee when buying or selling an existing franchise.
  • Current franchise agreement must be signed.

What are the terms of the franchise agreement?

  • 10 years with option for an additional 10 year, for a total of 20 years.
  • With a transfer, the existing franchise term will be considered.

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