A fast food franchise can be one of the most expensive franchise businesses to buy. Opening a fast food restaurant is usually an expensive process when the franchisee dictates everything from how the building looks to what supplies must be ordered. Franchise owners have little room to try and save money as they must meet certain requirements as per their contract. Buying used restaurant equipment is usually out of the question. It should be noted that the more expensive it is to purchase a franchise,the more income you can expect to make per year in general.
Many fast food franchise restaurants have been in business for many, many years. This should give you an idea of why a fast food franchise costs so much to buy into. Franchisees are often required to have a minimum of £50,000-£100,000 of liquid capital available to enter into an agreement because any new business needs to have money available before they even open their doors. Turn-key package can cost £150,000 and up for the smallest of franchises. This costs are in addition to any royalties or marketing costs the franchisee must pay.
Many people are put off by the cost of getting into a fast food franchise. However, the old adage “it takes money to make money” really does apply when it comes to franchises.