Learn About Franchise Investments and What They Get You

We all know that investing in a fast-casual restaurant business can be one of the most successful business strategies available, but if you want to really excel and maximize your potential rewards, then you need to consider Bread Zeppelin’s franchise investments

This successful franchise opportunity gives investors something more significant than just another location – it’s an opportunity to invest in an innovative concept that combines the convenience of fast-casual dining with the nutritional benefits of healthy eating. 

With Bread Zeppelin’s focused fast-casual franchising model and passionate support system, you’ll have everything you need to get more out of your investment and experience real success.

Here’s everything you need to know about our franchise investment costs. 

Bread Zeppelin’s Franchise Investments

The best franchises to invest in will always offer a great deal of transparency around their investment costs and royalty fees. Bread Zeppelin is no exception to this, and we are proud to offer some of the most competitive investments in the fast-casual franchise sector of the QSR industry. 

Here is a breakdown of our investment fees.

Initial Franchise Fee: $40,000

This fee is paid when you sign your franchise agreement. An initial franchise fee is a one-time cost paid by a prospective franchisee to the franchisor to secure the right to operate under the franchisor’s brand. This fee is typically paid upfront before any other costs associated with establishing the business.

Site Evaluation Fee: $0 to $2,500

A site evaluation fee is a form of due diligence conducted before entering a franchise agreement. The prospective franchisee typically pays this fee. It covers an initial assessment of the proposed location or sites, including an analysis of the local market, potential competition, and other factors that could affect the business’s success.

Architect Site-Plan Approval Fee: $0 to $2,650

An architect site-plan approval fee is an integral part of franchising. It covers the cost incurred by a franchisee for obtaining approval from a professional architect for their specific site plan. This fee is typically paid upfront when signing the franchise agreement. It is designed to ensure that the franchisor has the necessary expertise to approve the physical layout of all buildings, structures, land use regulations, building codes, and other relevant regulations.

Leasehold Improvements: $142,000 to $306,000

Leasehold improvements are alterations made to a leased space to meet the needs of a business. In franchising, leasehold improvements are usually necessary for a franchisee to open their location and fit the brand’s standards. These improvements include installing new walls and fixtures, repainting, replacing flooring or ceilings, and installing new wiring or plumbing. It could also involve constructing ADA-compliant access ramps and other modifications that make the location more accessible.

Initial Training Costs: $15,000 to $25,000

One cost associated with becoming a franchise partner is the training program itself. Depending on the size and complexity of the operation, this could range anywhere from several hours of online classes or seminars to multiple days or weeks at offsite locations where experienced personnel provide hands-on coaching and guidance. This type of education allows franchisees to learn more about operating procedures and expectations, customer service skills, and other essential concepts related directly to their businesses.

Business Licenses and Permits: $3,000 to $5,000

Franchises must have a business license to operate legally. A business license is a document granting local, state, or federal government permission for a business to operate within a particular jurisdiction. Depending on the nature of the company, some franchises may need additional permits to operate. These permits can include zoning and safety ordinances as well as licenses specific to particular types of businesses, such as food service, retail sales, and beauty salons. 

Other Fees and Investments:

  • Furniture, Fixtures, Equipment, and Signage: $135,000 – $175,000
  • On-Site Pre-Opening Assistance/Training Costs: $7,500 – $12,500
  • Architect Fees: $15,000 – $20,000
  • Professional Services: $5,000 – $15,000
  • Rent and Utility Deposits: $5,000 – $10,000
  • Initial Inventory/Supplies: $5,400 – $7,500
  • Opening Advertising Expenses: $10,000 – $15,000
  • Insurance: $690 – $1,365
  • Additional Funds: $20,000 – $30,000

Overall, you’re looking at a total investment of $403,590 to $667,515 when you invest in a franchise with Bread Zeppelin, making ours stand as the best franchise investment and one of the most competitive in the QSR franchise industry. 

Are you ready to start your Bread Zeppelin journey? Contact us today to join our family of franchise partners.