Franchise: Cost

How much does it cost?

Our stores currently operate in the Mid-Atlantic. Market conditions will vary and the investment range for opening a Brown Bag will range based on a number of variables. The most important consideration will be location. Our Brown Bag restaurants do a mix of takeout, eat-in and catering. Finding a location that blends the three revenue streams will be our number one priority.

We will work closely with a local commercial real estate professional and initially identify a number of suitable locations. One of our team members will come to your community and approve the locations that are suitable for a Brown Bag.

There are a number of options for financing your restaurant. The criteria that are used in determining the likelihood of you being able to use the SBA will be something that our Franchise Sales team reviews in detail with you.


Type of Expenditure Low Investment High Investment
Initial Franchise Fee $15,000 $32,500
Location Assistance Fee $0 $500
Delayed Opening Fee $0 $9000
Rent – 3 Months $6,000 $37,500
Security Deposit $5,750 $14,000
Leasehold Improvements $30,000 $158,000
Equipment, Furniture & Fixtures $65,000 $500
POS Computer System and Marchandiser Label System $12,000 $16,000
Insurance – 3 Months $900 $1,500
Permits and Licenses $800 $4,000
Initial Inventory $6,000 $10,000
Sinage $6,000 $17,500
Grand Opening Advertising $1,500 $5,000
Blueprints $5,000 $15,000
Travel Expenses for Training $0 $6,000
Professional Fees $2,000 $4,000
Additional Funds (3 months) $20,000 $28,000
Total Estimated Investment $175,950 $498,500

*Miscellaneous Fees Include: Professional Fees, Blueprints, Permits, Insurance, and Travel Expenses For Training, Rent and Security Deposits