The costs to open a diner franchise with Huddle House will vary depending on what type of restaurant you’re looking to start such as a conversion, a freestanding location, or an addition to a travel center. Variables like these will impact the amount you’ll ultimately have to spend. That being said, we can provide you with some figures to help give you a better idea right here. The best way to narrow down your estimated investment is to contact us directly.
The Estimated Initial Investment
We estimate that the cost to open a diner franchise with Huddle House will range from $519,935 to $1,338,075. One of the great things about franchising with us is that we’ve opened hundreds of franchises across the U.S. in the decades we’ve been in business, so we’ve been able to develop a comprehensive breakdown of costs that covers just about everything it takes to open one of our restaurants. While we can’t control things like real estate prices in your area, this breakdown greatly reduces the risk of unexpected surprise costs as you open your restaurant.
The items listed below are just a few of the key expenses included in this estimated initial investment. Check them all out on our Investment page!
The Initial Franchise Fee
One of the most important costs to open a diner franchise with any brand is the initial franchise fee. This fee helps to offset some of the costs associated with your onboarding and grants you access to our brand name and business model.
The Huddle house franchise fee runs between $25K-$35K and is due at the time you sign your franchise agreement.
Real Estate Costs
Real estate costs will vary greatly among franchisees because some will own their properties while others will lease. Incidentally, one of the great things about franchising with Huddle House is that we’re extremely flexible when it comes to locations. We thrive in small towns and big cities alike, and we welcome our franchisees to open up locations in:
- Travel centers
- Shopping centers
- Commercial lots
- …wherever a Huddle House would fit in best!
Ultimately, the location you choose will be one of the most important costs to open your diner franchise.
Equipment & Seating
Getting your restaurant up and running will require signage, leasehold improvements, food costs, equipment, and seating among other expenses. Having the right equipment and furnishings are crucial to opening any restaurant.
Thankfully, when you partner with Huddle House you’ll be able to work with our approved suppliers, greatly simplifying the process of getting the things you need. We’ve built in up to $265K into our estimated initial investment to allow for these expenses.
Ready to learn more about the costs to open a diner franchise with Huddle House? Contact us for further information!