If you’re looking into investment opportunities and are excited about the idea of becoming your own boss, a Samurai Sam’s® Teriyaki Grill is a healthy food business worthy of serious consideration. Our delicious Japanese meals at affordable prices appeal to a broad range of consumers who are interested in wholesome meals that are both convenient and fresh. The process of becoming a Samurai Sam’s franchisee is straightforward and transparent, and here, we’ll look at some of the start-up costs associated with joining our brand family.
The Initial Franchise Fee for Our Healthy Food Business
As with any franchise brand, Samurai Sam’s requires investors to pay a one-time franchise fee¹ in order to do business under our brand name umbrella. Our fee is $30,000, which represents a real value. Your franchise fee immediately grants you the usage of the Samurai Sam’s name and brand identifiers, as well as our time-tested business model that takes a lot of the guesswork out of running your restaurant. It also pays for your onboarding and your comprehensive pre-opening training and support, which includes:
- A deep dive into our operations procedures
- Marketing assistance
- Location scouting assistance and buildout guidance
- A team of experts who are there to answer questions along the way
- A network of franchisees who have walked in your shoes
You’ll also be required to pay a monthly percentage of your gross sales as a royalty fee. Our years in business have helped us develop highly-efficient procedures, strong relationships with vendors, and a reputation as a standout fast-casual restaurant — and when you invest in our healthy food business opportunity, you’ll benefit from all this, and more.
Net Worth Requirements
Starting any business takes more than just time and effort – it takes capital. So, we look for franchise candidates who are financially stable and have a certain net worth. We want our franchisees to be free to concentrate on all the important aspects of running and growing their new businesses, and that means being financially prepared to make an investment comfortably. For this reason, we look for candidates with at least $100,000 in liquid assets and a net worth of $250,000. In addition, we recommend that our franchisees have $5,000 to $20,000 for operating expenses in reserve until their business is established.
Ultimately, because we’ve helped so many franchisees get their Samurai Sam’s healthy food business up and running over the years, we have a good idea as to what the total estimated initial investment in one of our restaurants will look like. You can expect to pay somewhere between $122,660 and $432,050 to get your Samurai Sam’s® Teriyaki Grill up and running. While factors like real estate prices and the size of your location will affect these figures, the good news is they take into account just about everything you’ll need to open your doors and get down to business.
Ours is a thriving industry, driven by consumers who are paying more attention to the food they eat, how it’s prepared, and where it comes from — and investing in a Samurai Sam’s restaurant can be a great way to capitalize on this growing trend.
Ready to find out more about the costs associated with our franchise opportunity? Reach out today to request a copy of our franchise disclosure document.
*For a breakdown of all costs, please see the Franchise Disclosure Document
¹Daszkowski, Don. “What is a Franchise Fee?” The BalanceSmallBusiness, May 11, 2019 https://www.thebalancesmb.com/franchise-fee-1350571