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The startup cost for a Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt shop ranges from $300,000 to $350,000.

Furniture, fixtures and related costs $140,000
Store build-out/construction $150,000
Franchise fee $40,000
Less Tenant Improvement Allowance — $20,000*
TOTAL AVERAGE COST (range) $300K – $350K

* Average

Qualified franchisees will have good credit and approximately $80,000-$90,000 in liquid assets and possess a net worth of approximately $350,000 in order to qualify for a Small Business Administration (SBA) commercial loan.

According to Item 7 of our 2016 FDD, here is a more detailed breakdown of our startup costs.

Type of ExpenditureAmountMethod of PaymentWhen DueTo Whom Payment Is to be Made
*National Average
$229,557 - $425,310
Franchise Fee$40,000 Certified fundsAt time of signing of Franchise AgreementUs
Training Expenses$500 - $3,500Check, cash, or credit card As incurredPaid to various vendors
Development Services Fee$1,920 As agreed toAt time of signing Franchise AgreementUs
Rent Deposit$4,000 - $8,100As agreed toAs incurredLandlord
Leasehold improvements$70,000 - $170,000*As agreed toAs incurredPaid to various providers
Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment$90,737 - $132,800 As agreed toAs incurredPaid to various required suppliers
Computer (POS) System$800 - $5,990 As agreedAs incurredVendor
Signage$2,100 - $10,000 As agreed toAs incurredVendor
Opening Inventory$3,000 - $5,000As agreed toAs incurredDesignated and approved suppliers
Uniforms, Merchandise, Equipment and Sales$3,500Certified fundsAs incurredUs
Initial Marketing$3,500As agreed toAs incurredVendors
Utility Deposits, Security Deposits, Business Licenses, etc.$3,500 As agreed toAs incurredVarious govt. entities, utility companies
Inspection Fee$0 - $1,500 As agreed toAs incurredUs
Additional Funds - 3 Months$6,000 - $36,000 As agreed toAs incurredVarious vendors

Financing Options to Own a Frozen Yogurt Franchise

Menchie’s is on the SBA Registry. Also, Menchie’s Franchise Development Managers have experience helping franchise candidates explore other sources of financing, such as home equity lines of credit and self-guided IRAs, which can allow you to start a business using pre-tax dollars without penalties or paying income tax on the start-up dollars.

Each franchise candidate has a unique personal financial statement and individual goals. Menchie’s Franchise Development Managers will study your situation and educate you on your best financing options.

If you fill out our contact form, one of Menchie’s Franchise Development Managers will reach out to you to schedule a time to speak with you and begin the process of determining if we each fit what the other is looking for.

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