What are my Startup Costs?

Start your own breakfast franchise for less than those other guys

When you take a look at the Huddle House franchise startup costs compared to the initial investment required by the competition, things stack up nicely. Starting your own Huddle House franchise costs less than franchises like IHOP and Denny’s, and is accessible, unlike corporate-owned Waffle House.

We have flexible restaurant formats, which means startup costs vary, ranging from $519,935 to $1,338,075. Factors that influence the startup costs include leasing vs. constructing a building, sizes of converting existing restaurants and re-openings of formerly closed Huddle House locations.

ITEM 7. ESTIMATED INITIAL INVESTMENT

YOUR ESTIMATED INITIAL INVESTMENT

Expenditures Low
Amount
High
Amount
Method of
Payment
When DuePayment Made To
Initial Franchise
Fee1
$25,000$35,000One PaymentWhen you
Execute the
Franchise
Agreement
HHI
Training Fee and
Travel and Living
Expenses While
Training2
16,50033,500As Arranged Training fee
($4,990) before
construction start;
remainder before
opening
HHI (for training
fee); Suppliers,
Transportation,
Food and Lodging
Real Estate – Rent for First 3 months313,50024,000As ArrangedAs Arranged Third-party Landlord
Improvements 4160,000723,000Progress PaymentsAs ArrangedContractors
Equipment5 and Seating 170,000265,000Financed or As Incurred As Arranged Vendors or HHI
Signs and Décor620,00075,000As ArrangedAs Arranged Vendors
Site
Plan/Engineering
Drawings
8,00018,000As ArrangedAs ArrangedVendors
Travel Expenses for
Opening Guide
Meeting7
0750As ArrangedBefore OpeningSuppliers of
Transportation,
Food and Lodging
Smallwares,
Opening Inventory
and Uniforms
41,00054,000As ArrangedBefore OpeningVendors or HHI
POS System815,50025,000Lump SumBefore OpeningVendors
Help Desk and
Maintenance9
735825MonthlyBefore Opening
and Monthly
thereafter
Vendors
Computer Related
Security Services10
1,2002,000AnnuallyBefore Opening
and Annually
thereafter
Vendors
Grand Opening Promotion3,0005,000As IncurredAs ArrangedVendors
Miscellaneous11
Opening Costs
4,0006,000Lump Sum Before Opening Vendors, HHI,
Governmental
Authorities, Utilities
Security Deposit127,50015,000One paymentAt construction startHHI
Additional Funds for 3 Months1315,00025,000As IncurredAs IncurredEmployees and Vendors
Totals14, 15$519,935$1,338,075

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