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FRANCHISE FAQS

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Is Frisch’s seeking new franchise candidates?

Yes, Frisch’s is seeking qualified candidates in select markets throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee

How long is the term of the franchise agreement?

The initial term of the Frisch’s Franchise Agreement is 20 years, with one ten year renewal

How much is the franchise fee?

The franchise fee for single restaurant is $45,000. The franchise fee for multi-restaurant franchise development is $40,000 per restaurant.

How much is the royalty fee?

The royalty fee for Frisch’s restaurants is 4% of gross sales

How much is the advertising fee?

Restaurants pay 2.5% of gross sales for national advertising production fund.

What are the financial requirements in order to qualify for an Frisch’s franchise?

A minimum financial net worth of $1.5 million and $500,000 in liquid assets.

What is the initial investment cost to open a Frisch’s Restaurant?

There are numerous geographical factors that affect the costs of construction, equipment, and FFE, as well as location and size factors. Item 7 of the Franchise Disclosure Document provides a range of costs by category for your review.

Is there financing available?

While Frisch’s does not provide financing, we may introduce you to lending sources.

What support does Frisch’s provide when I become a franchisee?

Frisch’s offers a full range of franchise support including training, site selection assistance, restaurant-design-planning assistance, restaurant-opening assistance and ongoing operations and marketing consulting.

The market I’m interested in is not available, why is that?

Frisch’s Franchising, LLC currently owns a four state territory including Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.  We do not have the right to expand outside of these four states.

How long does it take to be awarded a franchise?

Approximately 90 days.

How much will I make owning a Frisch’s restaurant?

There are numerous factors that affect the profitability of a restaurant, including sales volume, location, the size of the restaurant, competition, managerial skill, dedication, and the ability to manage the costs of the business appropriately. During your due diligence and after a thorough investigation of our franchise program, you should have the data necessary to make an informed business decision as to whether investing in a Frisch’s Restaurant franchise is compatible with attaining your personal business and financial goals.

In regard to specific information about the potential sales, operating costs, and profitability of a franchise, or otherwise, it is advisable to contact existing franchise owners to learn first hand of their experience. Frisch’s will provide you with a list of our franchise owners via the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). We do not require our franchise owners to provide you with their personal financial information, but it has been our experience that many of them are willing to share information about their businesses and how they do, and their satisfaction with both the concept and franchisor.

No employee of Frisch’s may furnish any specific oral or written information regarding the potential sales, costs income, or profits of a new Frisch’s restaurant other than that provided in our FDD. The intent of this policy is consistent with our commitment not to, in any way, mislead a potential franchisee; also, with the intent of the Federal Trade Commission that each investor should make an independent investigation as to the profitability of a business opportunity and how it applies to their particular situation. We do, however, provide certain unaudited historical sales and cost information on our corporately owned restaurants in item 19 of our FDD. The FDD also contains sample agreements such as our Franchise and Development Agreements.

What Makes a Great Frisch’s Location?

Frisch’s can be very adaptable to a variety of location types, in many different markets. Here are some key real estate metrics.

Trade Area Demographics

  • Minimum of 100,000 population in the immediate trade area surrounding the site
  • Daytime population of at least 15,000 in the immediate trade area
  • Median income of $50,000 and higher in the trade area

Site Requirements

  • Lot size of 1.25 acres or larger unless parking can be shared with adjoining lots
  • Minimum building size of 3,500 square feet
  • Minimum of 80 parking stalls
  • Superior visibility of the building and signage elements
  • Easy accessibility into location, with a preference of two curb cuts at a signalized corner
  • Traffic count of at least 30,000 VPD
  • Superior strategic positioning of the site for the trade area
  • Strong retail synergy within ½ mile of the location
  • Ability to achieve Frisch’s Big Boy brand signage and exterior elements