The expenses presented below are merely estimates. You are encouraged to make an independent investigation and analysis of the potential expenses you may incur to start your store.
- Initial franchise fee: $15,000. If you already own and operate an Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt store, your initial franchise fee is $12,000.
- Lease deposit and rent: $5,000 to $12,000. The initial investment assumes you will rent. These estimates are based on one month’s rent for a security deposit and the first month’s rent in a 1,500 square foot space in and around Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The size of a typical in-line store is from 1,500 to 2,400 square feet.
- Architect fees: $5,000 to $8,000. When a site has been selected, the franchisor will provide you with the layout, drawings, and design of a typical Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt store. The services of a licensed architect are usually required to detail the layout into construction plans.
- Improvements, construction, and interior decorating: $100,000 to $170,000. The cost of construction and improvements varies widely by the size of the space, the existing improvements, and local construction rates. Until a specific site is located and evaluated, a reliable estimate of costs cannot be projected. Sometimes you may receive a construction allowance from the landlord or you may lease a location which was already built out as a restaurant and if so, the costs may be reduced accordingly.
- Initial inventory: $10,000 to $15,000. These costs include your initial inventory of the food and beverage products you will sell at your store, including the cost of the frozen yogurt mix that you buy from the franchisor or its affiliates.