Starting any new business requires a significant investment, and a Baja Fresh burrito franchise is no different.
When independent entrepreneurs start a business on their own, they often are confronted with unexpected costs. It can be difficult for new business owners to anticipate all of the costs that go along with getting a new company up and running. One of the benefits of franchising with Baja Fresh is that we can take much of the guesswork out of the investment.
Since 1990, we’ve been helping our franchisees get their restaurants up and running, so we have a comprehensive understanding of the costs associated with opening a new Baja Fresh. Let’s take a closer look at the startup costs, and what they cover, below.
Two Different Purchase Options
When you open a Baja Fresh burrito franchise, you have several different options to choose from. Here’s a quick breakdown of the two different purchase options, and the costs that are typically associated with them.
The single restaurant option allows you to purchase and build up your own Baja Fresh franchise. These restaurants are full-sized, meaning they offer comfortable seating for many guests. You’ll start your restaurant from scratch, but we’ll be there to support you throughout the process by helping you identify a great location, market your new business to your target audience, and more. The cost to open a single restaurant is approximately between $318,000 and $1,001,000. This estimate includes just about everything you’ll need to get your new restaurant started including a lease agreement, inventory, employee salaries, and more.
Opening a Baja Fresh Express burrito franchise is a great way to start your own business in the Mexican food industry. Since our express locations are smaller than our traditional full-sized locations, they cost significantly less to get started. The cost to open a Baja Fresh Express location is approximately between $227,000 and $630,000, and as with our other location options, this covers just about everything you’ll need to get your restaurant up and running.
Franchise fees are an important component of your investment with Baja Fresh. When you open one of our burrito franchises, you’ll have access to top-notch training and support to help make it as easy as possible to run your new business. Your franchise fee allows us to provide you with the resources you need to get your business up and running as efficiently as possible. One of the most significant benefits of franchising as opposed to starting a business from scratch is the comprehensive support you’ll receive, and your franchise fee allows us to offer you a wide range of resources. The franchise fees for each of the purchase options above are different – reach out to us for specifics! However, they’ve been included in the estimates listed above as a part of your total investment.
When you run a Baja Fresh burrito franchise, there are a few ongoing fees you should anticipate. We try to keep these fees as low as possible, but they help us provide you with important ongoing support. For instance, we charge a 1% advertising fee to help you market your business effectively. We also charge a 5% royalty fee in consideration of the other ongoing support you’ll receive (e.g. research and development, professional development, and so forth). Contact us for a full breakdown of the ongoing fees, and how they help us to support you.
This is just a simple breakdown of the most significant costs associated with running a Baja Fresh burrito franchise. Contact us today to request a copy of our franchise disclosure document, which provides a more comprehensive look at our startup costs!