Burger 21 Restaurant Franchise

Burger 21 Restaurant Franchise Costs

Franchisee Profile

Capitalizing on the fast casual restaurant, $21 billion industry, Burger 21 is an innovative concept seeking franchisees who meet the following criteria:
  • Single and multi-unit operators with foodservice and/or restaurant experience
  • Possess the resources and ability to open first unit within 12 months and each additional unit at a maximum of 12-month intervals
  • Passion for and commitment to exceptional customer service
  • Minimum liquidity of $250,000 per unit of interest
  • Minimum net worth of $600,000 per unit of interest

Franchise Investment Details

Burger 21 will be developed through both single unit and multi-unit franchise opportunities. The amount of units a franchisee decides to move forward with, is determined through discussions with our Franchise Development team and your (the franchisee's) personal goals.  Depending on the real estate site selected, the total cost of investment for one restaurant will be approximately $422,083 - $974,395 and the franchise agreement initial term is 10 years.   

The initial franchise fee is $40,000, however:
  • A 20 percent discount is offered to Veterans in support of the US VetFran program and minorities as defined by the US Census  
  • When four to six units are secured in an Area Development Agreement, the franchise fee is reduced to $35,000 per unit.  
  • When seven or more units are secured in an Area Development Agreement, the franchise fee is reduced to $30,000 per unit.   

Franchisees also can expect to pay a 5 percent royalty fee of monthly gross sales.  If the franchisee opens ahead of schedule, the royalty fee will be reduced to 2.5 percent for a period of up to 90 days.  In addition, franchisees will contribute 1 percent to the National Advertising Fund for revenues up to $1.5 million and 0.5 percent on sales amounts exceeding $1.5 million.

Total Estimated Initial Investment Costs




Initial Franchise Fee $27,000  $40,000
Leasehold Improvements $131,000  $420,212
 Impact Fees $0  $32,775 
Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment $111,052  $249,077
Computer and POS Hardware / Software $20,713  $31,238
Computer Software Installation and Training (First Year) $5,175  $5,975
 Gift Card Processing and Customer Surveys (3 months) $15  $300 
Signage $5,725  $25,073
3 Month’s Rent $17,322  $37,500
Security Deposit $0  $12,500
Opening Inventory and Supplies $22,132  $28,316
Grand Opening Advertising $10,000  $15,000
Travel and Living Expenses During Training  $22,620  $42,820
Miscellaneous Opening Costs $22,283  $37,283
Working Capital / Additional Funds (3 months) $25,000  $70,000
Insurance (3 months) $3,000  $6,800
Legal and Accounting Expenses $2,500  $6,000
Permits and Licenses $2,500  $14,295
Area Development Fee $20,000  $90,000



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