Below are the most commonly asked questions about the Wienerschnitzel franchise opportunity. Our team is happy to answer any additional questions; please fill out the form to start the conversation. We can’t wait to learn more about you!
How much is the franchise fee?
The franchise fee for the first location is $32,000 for up to a 20-year franchise term, and stores #2 and beyond are $16,000 each.
What is the royalty and advertising fee?
Currently, the royalty is 5% of your sales, plus 1% for the national marketing fund. You are also required to invest at least 3% into your local co-operative marketing, or own marketing efforts, if no co-operative exists.
How much does it cost to open a new Wienerschnitzel?
If you lease a building space or develop raw land, your build-out cost for survey, permits, site improvements, equipment, construction, training, signage, opening inventory, uniforms, etc. can range from $303,600 to $1,443,000.
What are the financial qualifications to own and operate a Wienerschnitzel restaurant?
$1 million net worth, with $300,000 in liquid assets available for Wienerschnitzel development. This net worth and liquidity requirement may be met by combining the financial worth of two or more partners. Should you seek third-party financing, it is possible to assume a bank will expect you to invest as much as 33% of your own funds toward the project, plus 100% of intangibles such as architect plans, site surveys, and permitting, to name a few.
Does Wienerschnitzel provide financing?
No. We don’t offer financing directly, but we do have relationships with third-party lenders.
How do I find a location for a new Wienerschnitzel franchise?
Once you have been awarded a franchise license from the Galardi Group, you are given a detailed site selection handbook and are responsible for securing your own real estate. You will also work closely with our real estate department to consider and review new locations, in addition to local commercial real estate brokers familiar with your geographical area.
Who builds the new Wienerschnitzel?
You are responsible for the architect, permitting, procurement, construction and build-out of your Wienerschnitzel restaurant. We provide a detailed construction procedure manual and have full-time construction department resources to help you stay on track.
What experience is required for approval to become a new Wienerschnitzel franchise partner?
Individuals with restaurant operations experience is preferred, but we will consider other professionals who have business ownership or high-level retail or management experience.
What training is provided?
A comprehensive eight-week training program addressing all facets of running a Wienerschnitzel restaurant is provided for the owner and designated general manager. The classroom and in-store, hands-on training culminates with certification testing at the conclusion of the course. Training is to be completed within 5 months prior to opening. In addition, we provide on-site grand opening support, including training assistance with new employees.
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