As with any new business, there are a number of start up costs for a sandwich shop to consider when you open a Jon Smith Subs. We estimate that your total investment in one of our franchises will be $300,000-$400,000. We’re so confident that this figure covers just about everything you’ll need to run your business that we like to refer to it as a “turnkey investment.” When you open a business on your own, it can be difficult to predict all of the expenses you’ll encounter. Thus, a major benefit of franchising with Jon Smith Subs is that with our experience, we have a great idea of the start up costs for a sandwich shop — meaning less chance of unpleasant surprises for you! Here’s a breakdown of a few important costs included in an investment in a Jon Smith Subs restaurant.

#1. The Franchise Fee

When you open a Jon Smith Subs, one of the most important figures to consider is the franchise fee. This fee entitles you to many of the benefits associated with running a franchise, including the use of our brand name, access to information about our business model and procedures, and more. Once you pay your franchise fee, you’ll be able to get started on your training and really get moving towards opening your doors.

#2. Fees Associated with Your New Location

We’ve included fees associated with your new location as one of the start up costs for a sandwich shop. You’ll need to pay a deposit, and should plan on paying about three months rent with your initial investment to help cover costs while your business is still getting up and running. Ask us about the assistance we provide with finding a location and negotiating a lease!

#3. Inventory

You can’t estimate start up costs for a sandwich shop without considering factors such as furniture, kitchen equipment, food, and more! It can be especially difficult to estimate these costs when opening a business on your own. Available kitchen equipment alone can be confusing, and it can be difficult to identify exactly which options to go with. When you franchise with Jon Smith Subs, you can rely on our expertise to guide you towards just the right choices for your new kitchen.

#4. Liquid Capital

One of the most important start up costs for a sandwich shop franchise is liquid capital. We ask that our franchisees have a certain amount of liquid capital on-hand to help them during the initial few months while their business is still gaining traction. This way, they’re able to comfortably manage unexpected costs in their personal and professional lives while their business is growing. Jon Smith Subs asks that our franchisees have $150,000 in liquid capital on-hand, ensuring that they’re prepared to nurture their new business in its early stages.

These are just a few of the most important start up costs for a sandwich shop franchise. When you partner with Jon Smith Subs, we’ll provide you with a much more detailed breakdown of our investment, and exactly where your money will go. Contact us today to learn more about becoming a franchisee!