Don’t let anxiety over fresh food franchise costs prevent you from taking advantage of an exciting opportunity. There’s no doubt that it’s a great time to invest in a restaurant franchise like ours, and Baja Fresh is transparent with our franchisees about the costs of getting a new restaurant up and running. Read on to learn more about what it costs to get started, and what’s included when you invest.
Comprehensive Fresh Food Franchise Costs
An advantage of investing in a franchise like ours is that we’ve already opened many restaurants, so we have a good understanding of the costs you should expect. We’ve developed a comprehensive breakdown of expenses, giving you an accurate estimate of what you’ll need to spend to open a “Traditional” Baja Fresh franchise. This gives our franchisees a leg up over independent business owners who have to determine their needs on their own, leaving more room for unexpected costs to arise. The full breakdown of our costs can be found in our franchise disclosure document (FDD), but we’ll give you a sneak peek here.
Key Expenses to Anticipate
We estimate that the cost to open one of our full-sized, Traditional restaurants will run between $348,310 and $994,290. These restaurants don’t just come with a full-sized kitchen and comprehensive menu —they also include a comfortable seating area for guests, often with a patio.
The investment includes fresh food franchise costs like:
- Funds to launch an initial marketing campaign
- The expenses associated with attending your franchisee training
- Your one-time initial franchise fee
- Fixtures and signage
We want to make things as simple as possible for our franchisees, and we want them to feel confident about investing in our brand. When you contact us to request a copy of our franchise brochure, ask us about some of the key requirements to getting a new restaurant up and running – we’re always happy to discuss our fresh food franchise costs with prospective investors!
Once your restaurant has opened its doors, you should expect to pay some ongoing fees to help you keep things running smoothly. For instance, you’ll pay a nominal fee toward a marketing fund that will give you access to effective marketing materials to bring new customers and keep regular customers coming back. You’ll also pay a small royalty fee that, in part, helps to offset the costs of the many other ongoing resources you’ll enjoy1.
Ready to learn more about our fresh food franchise costs? Contact us today!
Elgin, Jeff. “Are Royalty Fees the Norm with Franchises?” Entrepreneur, December 3, 2013. https://www.entrepreneur.com/answer/227691.