How Much Can I Make in a Franchise?

How Much Do Franchises Cost?

This is a short overview of some of the successful franchise systems on the market and how much they cost.  Also includes are Royalty Fees, Franchise Fees and Franchise Advertising Fees.  


Franchise    Initial Investment   Franchise Fee  Royalty   Ad Fee 
ZIPS Dry Cleaners  $747k   $50k  6%  4% 
Blue Coast Burrito  $475k    n/a  n/a  n/a
Buffalo Wings and Rings    $2050000 $42k  5%  n/a
CiCi’s Pizza  $592k   $30k      4%  n/a
Subway Sandwiches $213k  $12.5k  8%     3.5%
Quiznos   $341.8k  $25k    7%     n/a
Dunkin Donuts  $677.8k  $60k 5.9%    n/a
McDonald’s    $1.375M $45k   12.5%     n/a
Pump It Up    $339k    $30k   6%   n/a
Monkey Joe’s     $442k $25k 5%  2%
Domino’s Pizza     $291k  $3,300 5.5%  n/a
Edible Arrangements  $203k   $25k   5%   n/a
Jimmy John’s Sandwiches $362k  $35k 6% n/a
7-11 Stores   $407.5k  $10k    5%   n/a
Supercuts  $178k $22.5k   6%   n/a
Dairy Queen       $1 mil   $35k  5%  n/a
Taco Bell      $1.9 Mil    $45k  5.5%     n/a


Sales Quotes – Sales Figures are difficult to pin down because very few franchises openly publish them (About 20% of the industry uses Earnings Claims), but here are some that Franchise Marketing Systems has found through research:

Dairy Queen - $270k / Profit $95k

Subway Franchise - $445k Sales / $56,925 Profit per store (if you manage the location)

McDonald’s Franchise - $1.985 Million Sales / $240k per year in Profit


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