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Franchise Costs: Detailed Estimates of MOD Pizza Franchise Costs (2016 FDD)

by Franchise Chatter on May 13, 2014

in Franchise Costs, Pizza Franchises



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This post was updated on September 25, 2016 to reflect information from MOD Pizza’s 2016 FDD (Item 7).

Detailed Estimates of MOD Pizza Franchise Costs Based on Item 7 (Estimated Initial Investment) of MOD Pizza’s 2016 Franchise Disclosure Document

  • For the estimated range of costs, MOD Pizza relied on the historical operations of the MOD Pizza Restaurants owned and operated by affiliated entities.
  • Payments are not refundable unless otherwise noted. MOD Pizza does not offer direct or indirect financing.

1.  Initial Fee:  $30,000

2.  Leasehold Improvements:  $225,000 to $300,000

  • These estimated costs are to build an existing building or space to meet the image and decor requirements for MOD Pizza Restaurants. Costs for leasehold improvements will vary greatly, depending upon the location, condition, layout and content of the site, labor and material costs, and landlord provided work (tenant improvement allowance).
  • These leasehold improvement costs assume that the delivery of the space includes the requirements described in MOD Pizza’s standard landlord work letter.
  • MOD Pizza Restaurants will typically be located on an end-cap or in-line space within shopping centers, and generally require from 2,600 to 2,800 square feet of floor space. The cost per square foot of leasing commercial property will vary considerably depending upon location and market conditions.
  • This estimate does not provide for the purchase of land or the construction of a building. If you buy unimproved real estate and construct your Restaurant, the total estimated initial investment for your Restaurant will be significantly higher.

3.  Wages, Travel, and Living Expenses for You and Your Management Staff During Training:  $5,000 to $18,000



  • You must pay for the salaries and benefits, travel expenses, and other expenses while you and your management staff attend the training program.

4.  Furniture, Fixtures, Supplies, Decor, and Equipment:  $210,000 to $235,000

  • This includes the cost of kitchen and beverage equipment, registers, booths, bars, small wares, office equipment, and supplies. Your furniture, fixtures, decor, and equipment may be financed through a bank or other financial institution, leased or purchased outright.

5.  Architectural, Engineering Fees:  $15,000 to $30,000

6.  Signage:  $20,000 to $40,000

7.  Point-of-Sale and Computer System:  $5,000 to $10,000

  • This includes the cost of the computer hardware, peripherals, and software that will serve as your point-of-sale computer system, and the maintenance agreement for that system.

8.  Beer and Wine License Costs:  $2,000 to $15,000

  • Beer and wine license costs will generally range in the amounts stated. However, in certain cases and municipalities, the cost may substantially exceed the stated amounts. You should check with the local licensing regulatory agency to determine the cost of your beer and wine license.
  • If your actual out-of-pocket costs of obtaining a liquor license for your Restaurant exceed $25,000, the franchisor may not require you to obtain a liquor license.

9.  Miscellaneous:  $15,000 to $40,000

  • Miscellaneous fees include such items as security and lease deposits, utility and license deposits, impact fees, commissions, permits, miscellaneous professional fees to acquire or lease the premises of your Franchised Location, and other accounting and legal fees.

10.  Grand Opening:  $7,500 to $10,000

  • You must spend at least $7,500 on the grand opening of your Restaurant.

11.  Additional Funds – 3 Months (these figures have not been offset by operating revenues):  $30,000 to $50,000

  • During the first three months of operations, you will need additional funds to cover your expenditures for food and beverage inventories, fees due under the Franchise Agreement, local marketing, utilities, supplies, uniforms, lease payments, insurance, and other miscellaneous operating costs.
  • This estimate has not been offset by any allowance for your operating revenues during this three-month period.
  • Your working capital requirements may increase or decrease depending upon your geographic area, number of employees, labor rates, minimum wage laws, and other economic factors.
  • For the estimated range of additional funds that you will need during your first three months of operation, MOD Pizza relied on the initial operations of the MOD Pizza Restaurants owned and operated by affiliated entities.

12.  Total:  $564,500 to $778,000

  • These figures are estimates only and it is possible that you may have additional or greater expenses during this period.


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Pablopelayo October 25, 2016 at 9:29 am

Hello my name Is pablo i like contact me to BUY one franchise On this restaurant! I Baja California México

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