Updated December 1, 2020.
Detailed Estimates of Uno Pizzeria & Grill Franchise Costs Based on Item 7 (Estimated Initial Investment) of Uno Pizzeria & Grill’s 2020 Franchise Disclosure Document
For Pizzeria Uno Restaurants – Built to Suit or Leased Building and Real Estate
- The costs and expenses are estimates and your actual costs and expenses may be higher or lower.
- These estimated expenses are based on new construction and prototypical development of an Uno Restaurant, covering a broad range of locations (new, conversion, etc.).
- These estimates do not reflect investment amounts associated with establishing an Uno Restaurant outside the United States.
1. Initial Franchise Fee: $40,000
- If you sign a Development Agreement, you must, when you sign the Development Agreement, pay a territory reservation fee equal to $5,000 times the number of Pizzeria Uno Restaurants you will develop, as well as a development fee equal to one-half of the $40,000 initial franchise fee for each Pizzeria Uno Restaurant you will develop.
- You must pay the remaining balance of the initial franchise fee ($20,000 per Pizzeria Uno Restaurant), when you sign the Franchise Agreement for each of your Pizzeria Uno Restaurants
2. Building Construction Costs: $640,000 to $1,200,000
- These estimated expenses include your costs of constructing your Uno Restaurant premises, based on use of the company’s design and criteria. These estimates include the contractor’s general conditions, overhead, profit, décor lighting and electrical, and general electric and plumbing.
- These estimates assume that adequate utilities are available for connection, and that there are no unusual site conditions or impact fees.
- Your actual costs may vary from these estimates based on the size, configuration, design, and location of your Uno Restaurant as well as other economic factors.
- Those estimated expenses include an allowance for permits and impact fees.
- Construction costs and permits/impact fees vary greatly from state to state and region to region, depending on materials, labor costs, and other variables.
3. Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment: $250,000 to $450,000
- The furniture, fixtures, and equipment will vary, depending on the size and seating capacity of the Uno Restaurant.
- The company requires you to construct your restaurant in strict compliance with its current design standards or prototypical construction documents.
- The estimated expenses include artifacts, signage, awnings, millwork, furniture and equipment, and costs to prepare, ship, and install the artifact package.
4. Initial Inventory: $15,000 to $25,000
- This estimate represents the cost of food and beverages, paper goods, product required for initial training, and opening inventory for your Uno Restaurant.
5. Point of Sale Computer Hardware and Software: $15,000 to $30,000
6. Supplies and Miscellaneous Costs (for 3 months): $1,000 to $3,000
7. Business Permits: $1,000 to $15,000
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8. Liquor License: $0 to $200,000
- The cost of obtaining a liquor license varies greatly depending on the licensing authority involved and whether a license must be purchased from a seller or governmental authority. In Uno’s experience, liquor licenses have been obtained for as little as $0 and as much as $200,000.
- This variation reflects the fact that some states issue only a limited number of new liquor licenses each year, or none at all, and you may therefore need to purchase an existing liquor license at its fair market value, which may be substantial.
9. Insurance Fees (for first year): $10,000 to $30,000
10. Architectural and Structural Design Fees: $30,000 to $60,000
11. Other Professional Fees: $2,500 to $25,000
12. Lease Payments: $10,000 to $30,000
- This estimate represents deposits, rent, and related charges during your first 3 months of operation, and assumes a monthly lease rate of $5,000 to $20,000.
- If you do not already own suitable restaurant space, you must purchase or lease the premises. Uno anticipates that most franchisees will lease the premises.
- Uno recommends a restaurant space of 3,000 to 3,500 square feet for Pizzeria Uno Restaurants.
13. Utility Deposits: $1,000 to $5,000
14. Travel and Lodging for Opening Team: $10,000 to $40,000
15. Grand Opening Advertising Expenses: $5,000
16. Gift Card Processing Deposit: $2,500
17. Delivery Truck: $10,000 to $50,000
- If you acquire a delivery vehicle, your costs will vary depending on the type of vehicle and whether you purchase or lease the vehicle. The estimates provided assume you purchase or lease a standard size refrigerated and heated cargo van.
18. Additional Funds (3 months): $125,000 to $200,000
- This represents your initial start-up expenses primarily for labor and supplies, including payroll costs. These figures are estimates and Uno cannot guarantee that you will not have additional expenses starting the business.
- Your costs will depend on factors such as:
- how much you follow Uno’s methods and procedures;
- your management skill, experience, and business acumen;
- local economic conditions;
- the prevailing wage rate;
- competition; and
- the sales level reached during the initial period.
19. Total: $1,168,000 to $2,410,500
- The totals do not include the Initial Development Fee which is required only if a Development Agreement is signed.
For Uno Presto Non-Traditional Restaurants – Built to Suit or Leased Building and Real Estate
- The total estimated initial investment necessary to begin operation of an Uno Presto non-traditional restaurant (built to suit or leased building and real estate) ranges from $545,500 to $1,405,500.
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