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Startup costs & fees

INLINE RESTAURANT

TYPE OF EXPENDITUREAMOUNTMETHOD OF PAYMENTDUEPAYMENT MADE TO
Real EstateNot included
Professional Fees, Licenses & Permits$15,000 - $40,000Lump sumPrior to receiving construction-ready documentsArchitects, attorneys, governmental authorities, newspapers
Building Costs Including Site Work$75,000 - $460,000Lump sum (or as agreed)Before openingContractor
Signs$15,000 - $40,000Lump sumBefore openingSign company
Furnishings, Fixtures & Equipment$100,000 - $210,000Lump sumBefore openingApproved distributors and suppliers
Sub-total$205,000 - $750,000
Other Expenses:
Initial Franchise Fee$30,000As agreedIn installments at submission of proposed site and upon your receipt of notice that construction of your Restaurant at the site has been approvedA&W
Grand Opening$5,000As agreedAt signing of Franchise AgreementNAC Advertising Trust Fund
Training Course Expenses$500-$10,000As agreedAs incurredThird party
On-Site Training Expenses$6,000 - $25,000As agreedAs incurredThird party
Miscellaneous Opening Costs$6,000 - $10,000As incurredAs incurredSuppliers, employees, landlord, attorney
Opening Inventory$6,000 - $12,000Lump sumBefore openingApproved distributors
Additional Funds – 3 Months$30,000 - $150,000As incurredAs incurredEmployees, distributors, suppliers, utilities
TOTAL$288,500 - $992,000(Does not include real estate costs)

FREESTANDING RESTAURANT

TYPE OF EXPENDITUREAMOUNTMETHOD OF PAYMENTDUEPAYMENT MADE TO
Real EstateNot included
Professional Fees, Licenses & Permits$60,000 - $80,000Lump sumPrior to receiving construction-ready documentsArchitects, attorneys, governmental authorities, newspapers
Building Costs Including Site Work$495,000 - $630,000Lump sum (or as agreed)Before openingContractor
Signs$25,000 - $60,000Lump sumBefore openingSign company
Furnishings, Fixtures & Equipment$100,000 - $456,000Lump sumBefore openingApproved distributors and suppliers
Sub-total$680,000 - $1,226, 000
Other Expenses:
Initial Franchise Fee$30,000As agreedIn installments at submission of proposed site and upon your receipt of notice that construction of your Restaurant at the site has been approvedA&W
Grand Opening$5,000As agreedAt signing of Franchise AgreementNAC Advertising Trust Fund
Training Course Expenses$500-$10,000As agreedAs incurredThird party
On-Site Training Expenses$6,000 - $25,000As agreedAs incurredThird party
Miscellaneous Opening Costs$6,000 - $10,000As incurredAs incurredSuppliers, employees, landlord, attorney
Opening Inventory$6,000 - $12,000Lump sumBefore openingApproved distributors
Additional Funds – 3 Months$45,000 - $150,000As incurredAs incurredEmployees, distributors, suppliers, utilities
TOTAL$778,500-$1,468,000(Does not include real estate costs)

CAPTIVE (CO-BRAND) RESTAURANT

TYPE OF EXPENDITUREAMOUNTMETHOD OF PAYMENTDUEPAYMENT MADE TO
Real EstateNot included
Professional Fees, Licenses & Permits$5,000 - $15,000Lump sumPrior to receiving construction-ready documentsArchitects, attorneys, governmental authorities, newspapers
Building Cost - Including Site Work$50,000 - $125,000Lump sumBefore openingContractor
Signs$5,000 - $15,000Lump sumBefore openingSign company
Furnishings, Fixtures & Equipment$40,000 - $100,000Lump sumBefore openingApproved distributors and suppliers
Offsite Storage Area$0 - $10,000Lump sumBefore opening Contractor
Sub-total$100,000 - $300,000
Other Expenses:
Initial Franchise Fee$30,000As agreedIn installments at submission of proposed site and upon your receipt of notice that construction of your Restaurant at the site has been approvedA&W
Grand Opening$5,000As agreedAt signing of Franchise AgreementNAC Advertising Trust Fund
Training Course Expenses$500-$10,000As agreedAs incurredThird party
On-Site Training Expenses$6,000 - $25,000As agreedAs incurredThird party
Miscellaneous Opening Costs$6,000 - $10,000As incurredAs incurredSuppliers, employees, landlord, attorney
Opening Inventory$3,500 - $8,000Lump sumBefore openingApproved distributors
Additional Funds – 3 Months$30,000 - $140,000As incurredAs incurredEmployees, distributors, suppliers, utilities
TOTAL$181,000-$528,000(Does not include real estate costs)

CONVERSION/REMODEL

TYPE OF EXPENDITUREAMOUNTMETHOD OF PAYMENTDUEPAYMENT MADE TO
Real EstateNot included
Professional Fees, Licenses & Permits$5,000 - $15,000Lump sumPrior to receiving construction-ready documentsArchitects, attorneys, governmental authorities, newspapers
Building Costs including Site Work$50,000 - $125,000Lump sum (or as agreed)Before openingContractor
Signs$5,000 - $50,000Lump sumBefore openingSign company
Furnishings, Fixtures & Equipment$40,000 - $100,000Lump sumBefore openingApproved distributors and suppliers
Offsite Storage Area (Approx. 300 Sq. Ft.)$0 - $10,000Lump sumBefore opening Contractor
Sub-total$100,000 - $300,000
Other Expenses:
Initial Franchise Fee$30,000As agreedIn installments at submission of proposed site and upon your receipt of notice that construction of your Restaurant at the site has been approvedA&W
Grand Opening$5,000As agreedAt signing of Franchise AgreementNAC Advertising Trust Fund
Training Course Expenses$500-$10,000As agreedAs incurredThird party
On-Site Training Expenses$6,000 - $25,000As agreedAs incurredThird party
Miscellaneous Opening Costs$6,000 - $10,000As incurredAs incurredSuppliers, employees, landlord, attorney
Opening Inventory$3,500 - $8,000Lump sumBefore openingApproved distributors
Additional Funds – 3 Months$30,000 - $140,000As incurredAs incurredEmployees, distributors, suppliers, utilities
TOTAL$181,000 - $528,000(Does not include real estate costs)

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