This post was updated on May 23, 2017 to reflect information from Teriyaki Madness’s 2017 FDD (Item 7).
Detailed Estimates of Teriyaki Madness Franchise Costs Based on Item 7 (Estimated Initial Investment) of Teriyaki Madness’s 2017 Franchise Disclosure Document
For a Single Franchise
1. Initial Franchise Fee: $45,000
- The Initial Franchise Fee is $45,000 for the purchase of a Single Franchise.
2. Store Opening Assistance Fee: $14,500
- The Store Opening Assistance Fee is $14,500 for the first Teriyaki Shop that you purchase. If you open additional Teriyaki Shops, you will pay a reduced fee of $7,500 per Teriyaki Shop.
3. Rent, Security Deposit, Utility Deposit: $7,000 to $15,000
- This estimate anticipates that your rent commencement date will start approximately 90 days after you take possession of the Teriyaki Shop and provides for rent payment for one month, an initial security deposit, and a utility deposit. If you are required to pay rent prior to this date, your expenses may be greater than what is indicated in the chart.
- Teriyaki Madness anticipates that a typical Business will need between 1,400 and 2,000 square feet of space, and it estimates lease rates to range between $2.25 and $4.25 per square foot per month.
- There are a variety of factors that can affect lease rates, the most prominent being location and market conditions.
- In addition, most leases are triple net leases which require the tenant to pay rent plus all taxes, insurance, and maintenance expenses, while other leases may charge a variable rent based on a percentage of your income, with no fixed minimum rental charge. This estimate does not account for triple net expenses or other amounts beyond the base rental rate.
- You should investigate lease rates in your own area.
4. Leasehold Improvements: $75,000 to $277,000
- The estimate shown assumes that the landlord provides a contribution or tenant improvement allowance to help cover the costs of the build out. You may be able to negotiate with your landlord for a significant landlord contribution for these expenses.
- In a build-to-suit lease, the landlord typically includes some or all of the improvements and fixtures in your lease payments. The costs may go up if the landlord does not provide what Teriyaki Madness requests in its standard work letter or the landlord does not provide an adequate allowance to cover these improvements.
- The estimate involves expenses associated with the design and build-out of the Teriyaki Shop, such as plumbing, electrical, and remodeling work and are based on Teriyaki Madness’s experience with existing franchisees.
- These costs may significantly vary depending on the size, condition, and location of the leased premises, supply and demand for materials and labor in your local area, local building and fire code requirements, and requirements of the lease regarding such matters as construction, signage, and inflation.
5. Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment: $75,000 to $138,000
- This estimate involves the furniture, fixtures, and equipment you will need to open a Teriyaki Madness Business, such as chairs, tables, casework, refrigerators, freezers, grills, a range, a deep fryer, exhaust hood, and other items. Some of these expenses will depend on the Teriyaki Madness Business size, shipping distances, supplier chosen, and your credit history.
6. Architect: $11,500 to $17,000
7. Initial Inventory and Supplies: $2,000 to $5,000
- You must have Teriyaki Madness’s required opening inventory and supply items on hand when you begin the onsite training of your Teriyaki Madness Business. You must purchase the initial inventory and supplies from Teriyaki Madness’s approved suppliers.
8. Insurance: $1,500 to $3,000
- You must obtain and maintain certain types and amounts of insurance, as specified in Item 8.
9. Business Licenses and Permits: $500 to $750
- You must obtain all necessary permits and licenses required by applicable law before you begin operation of the Teriyaki Madness Business.
10. Professional Fees: $2,500 to $4,000
- Teriyaki Madness strongly recommends that you hire a lawyer, accountant, or other professional to advise you on this franchise offering. Rates for professionals can vary significantly based on area and experience.
11. Signage: $5,500 to $12,500
- The estimate is the cost of the interior and exterior signs you will need for your Teriyaki Madness Business.
12. Office Equipment and Supplies: $9,500 to $12,600
- You must purchase Teriyaki Madness’s approved point-of-sale system from Teriyaki Madness’s approved supplier, a computer, business stationery, and certain other related items necessary to operate and manage the Teriyaki Madness Business.
13. Grand Opening Promotion: $10,000 to $12,000
- You must spend at least $10,000 on an approved grand opening advertising campaign. $1,500 of this will be paid directly to an outside public relations company for a public relations campaign.
14. Uniforms: $600 to $1,000
- You are required to have at least 1 clean apron per employee per shift. You are also required to have 1 hat per employee, 2 shirts for each part-time employee, and 4 shirts for each full-time employee. You must purchase uniforms from Teriyaki Madness’s approved suppliers.
15. Initial and Hands On Training Expenses: $599 to $4,500
- This estimates the expense you will incur in sending 2 individuals to Teriyaki Madness’s initial training and hands on training programs, including travel expenses. Teriyaki Madness does not charge a fee for training.
- These estimates do not include any salary or wages you may pay to any of your trainees for the time they spend in training.
16. Additional Funds – 3 Months: $10,000 to $35,000
- This estimates your initial startup expenses (other than the items identified separately above). These figures are estimates, and Teriyaki Madness cannot guarantee that you will not have additional expenses starting the Business.
- Your costs depend on how closely you follow Teriyaki Madness’s methods and procedures; your management skill, experience, and business acumen; local economic conditions; the local market for your services and products; the prevailing wage rate; competition; and the sales level reached during the initial period.
- These estimates are based on an initial period of 3 months.
17. Total: $270,699 to $596,850
- Teriyaki Madness has relied on the experience of its affiliates, predecessor, and officers to arrive at these estimates. You should review these figures carefully with a business advisor before deciding to acquire the franchise.
- Teriyaki Madness does not offer financing directly or indirectly for any part of the initial investment. The availability and terms of financing depend on many factors, including the availability of financing generally, your creditworthiness and collateral, and lending policies of financial institutions from which you request a loan.