Thinking about buying into a franchise business...

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  1. Lucky Pierre

    Lucky Pierre Well-Known Member

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    If successful, they can generally make about $70,000 to $100,000 net income/profit for the owner per year. But then the idea is you can expand without too much trouble once you have the first one down pat. So instead of one, you now own five and you're making $300-$500,000k/year.

    The one I'm considering requires:

    - $30,000 one time fee.

    - I then pay for all the equipment, supplies, etc, like any other business.

    - I have to cut them a check for 5% of the total gross sales as a royalty fee.

    - add another check for 3% of gross into a "marketing fund" which is suppose to pay for advertising, promotions, etc.


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    I always chuckle when they fold in the winter.
     
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    which franchise you looking at?
     
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    Lucky Pierre Well-Known Member

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    It's like Chipotle... but instead of burritos, it's salads... with a big focus on the drive-thru aspect of the business
     
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    sounds like a terrible idea
     
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    I will not buy a drive-thru salad.
     
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    Goddammit! I was hoping to bring that to the suburbs one day.

    Those salad places rake in NYC. This one called Sweetgreen has lines half a block at lunchtime.
     
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    right
     
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    Walk in or drive through, I will not buy a salad (unless it's got meat & cheese on it)
     
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    the town near me needs a 5 guys
     
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    they're cleaning your clock for 8% right off the top

    Good luck with that.
     
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    Get a sportclips franchise. :facepalm:
     
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    I thought Louis CK was doing better than this.
     
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    So, you're tossing salads, via a drive-thru? Stock-up on dental dams.