Franchise Start up Costs

The truth is that most franchise owners will tell you that they have saved money for the cost of opening up their franchise units. In fact some franchise companies would often train them on how to save money as part of their start up training.

Many parent companies would often let the franchisee knows that there are hidden cost in starting up a franchisee business. They said that the biggest waste of money when it comes to starting a franchise business is the impatience of the franchisee.

Most people who are new in this business are often excited and happy to start. They often times can’t wait for their business to open. If there are two options for starting up a franchise business, most of new franchise owner would select for speed even if it would cost a lot of money. These choices may really cost a lot of money as some would not notice it. There are many cases that time is not gained or produced any value at all because there is an increased in cost.

Experts say that the secret for having the best result for startup cost is the balance. If you picture speed and time in graph, you don’t want to be both in the extreme. Sometimes there are people who save money to open a business. This is actually not good compared to just spending a lot or sooner than you should.

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There are five expense factors where you often find savings in startup cost. Some of them are quite easy to take advantage of. Some would often require extra work and even expertise. With this kind of business, the saying that time is gold literally applies to every thing because you are trading time in order for you to save. Here are some factors that you need to focus on.

  • Franchise fees - There are some franchise companies that negotiate on franchise fees. It is a good idea to save on this right away. It would be best if you can contact those existing franchise owners so you have an estimate on how much it cost. If you are not used to with negotiation, hire a lawyer or business consultant who can actually give you the best bargain.
  • Turnkey packages - There are many franchise companies that give turnkey packages. This can help people who are just starting because all you need is coming from one source. This source could be the franchisor or third party seller. This package is often selected because it is convenient. The main purpose of this package is to offer convenience not the best value or lowest price. Sometimes you can learn that the components of the package could be acquired at a much lower cost but the tradeoff is the time and effort that the source invests in. This is actually where one gets a lot of savings.
  • Lease terms - This requires you to have an expert advice or assistance if you don’t have any background. A real estate broker who knows the market is the perfect person for this job.
  • Cost of construction - Many franchise business needs a location that is prepared based on specification. There are ways to save in this area. It is best if you can accept bids from one contractor to another.
  • Equipment and other fixtures - This is where a lot can save money. The market got variety of options that you can choose from. Choose franchise equipment that is readily available to save time and money.

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394 Comments

  • sanjeev bansi said on June 15, 2009
    how much does it cost to opening up a kfc franchise. please contact me on 0829303919.
  • sophia leong said on June 21, 2009
    kindly let me know the investment to opening up a KFC franchise restaurant. my contact mobile 09436102181. India Meghalaya
  • vamshidhar reddy said on July 2, 2009
    hi, i wanna start a kfc franchise in warangal district (india) so please let me know all the details... at present i am in London this is my mob number 00447595981720
  • Anil John said on July 5, 2009
    I want to start a KFC outlet in Kerala, India. Give me the exact costs and other details for starting the same. My contact numbers are 09946039391 or 09847266372. Thanks.
  • santosh said on July 17, 2009
    hi, i wanna start a KFC franchise in hydrabad, india. Give me an exact costs and other details for starting it. My contact numbers are 09849659958 or 09390908999. Thanks
  • Visakh said on July 22, 2009
    Hi ALL, Who want to open a Stock Broking Franchise in Kerala, India?? i can help you for the same. just put me an email at ancu03@gmail.com or else you can reach me at 9995820882. Happy Investing..be your own BOss..
  • Praloy Banerjee said on July 25, 2009
    I want to start a KFC franchise in Durgapur, West Bengal, india. Give me an exact costs and other details for starting it. My contact numbers are 9932771358 Thanks.
  • silal said on August 1, 2009
    yes, I would like to start a KFC Franchise in kerala, Trichur. Please mail me with details, thank you
  • clement ravikumar said on August 19, 2009
    I WOULD LIKE TO START A KFC FRANCHISE IN CHENNAI. I ALREADY HAVE EXPERIENCE WORKING IN STAR HOTELS AND I WORKED IN CRUISE SHIP(IN A RESTAURANT)AS RES.MANAGER FOR 12 YEARS.(CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES USA).AND I ALSO HAVE A NICE PLACE READY TO START A RESTAURANT. MY CELL.9841956179
  • G said on August 20, 2009
    There is a new shopping centre that will open very soon. The developers have advertised opportunities for people to open shops/lease space. I would like to open a KFC outlet. Could you please furnish me with all the information on how to apply for a franchise with your brand.
  • Riyas said on August 25, 2009
    Please let me know the approximate cost to open a KFC franchisee in Kerala. Thanks & Regards, Riyas
  • neeraj behal said on August 26, 2009
    i am interested in opening a kfc restaurant in amritsar and would be pleased if you call me for details my number is 9876218866
  • neeraj behal said on August 26, 2009
    also i am in deal with the businesses in amritsar and have a respectful position over there. i am working in a MNC as the northern manager
  • Ashish Malhotra said on August 29, 2009
    I want to open KFC restaurant. How much I have to invest to take Franchisee
  • andre mokopakgosi said on September 1, 2009
    i would like to know the start up procedures of franchising KFC from the capital costs to the contracts. very keen in franchising one in Botswana soon!
  • Pramod said on September 2, 2009
    i am interested in opening a kfc restaurant in Belgaum, Karnataka and please let me know the approximate cost to open a kfc franchise
  • Emily Mohamed said on September 3, 2009
    I would like to know what the cost is and where do you begin if one wants to buy the Kfc franchise in South Africa.
  • navamita said on September 14, 2009
    hi, i am interested in opening a crosswords franchise in bhopal/indore. please send me the details and how much investment is required in it.
  • Brian said on September 18, 2009
    i would like to open a KFC restaurant in johannesburg, South Afrika. What do I need to have and what is the process?
  • amandeep singh said on September 22, 2009
    i wanna open kfc in patiala, Punjab. so please let me know the cost of it. please mail me or you can call me on my cell 09356750008
  • lulama said on September 28, 2009
    I want to open KFC restaurant, what is the approximate cost to open a kfc franchise. call me on 0829633624 South Africa
  • zuziwe said on September 29, 2009
    i want to open KFC restaurant in Eshowe-Mbongolwane area and want to know the cost to open a kfc franchise and also want to get all the relevant information in this regard.
  • mohd shoeb said on October 4, 2009
    i wanna start with a kfc restaurant. can you help me by telling the exact cost of the franchisee and other respective costs.
  • aravinda chakroborty said on October 8, 2009
    Want to percolate the taste of KFC across Durgapur and its related area taking an opportunity from KFC. Can you please share the detail preparation of franchise set up in Durgapur, West Bengal? My contact number 919832113200. Thank you for being with celebration!
  • elijah said on October 14, 2009
    hi, i would like to start kfc at reitz south africa. pls send me more details. regards elijah
  • Animesh said on October 16, 2009
    Hi, I would like to start KFC in Nagpur, Maharashtra. If you can help me in finding details on How I can go about it, it would be really helpful.:-) Ph : 09742772047, Thanks, Animesh
  • Santhosh said on October 18, 2009
    Hi, Can you let me know the details of the contact person for opening a kfc franchise in Bangalore. Your help is greatly appreciated. Regards, Santhosh.
  • Brian said on October 18, 2009
    hi can you furnish me with all relevant documents to start up a kfc franchise. My contact details 083-314-2908
  • menzi nxumalo said on October 18, 2009
    hi i need all the info i can get on how to buy a franchise. and the costs of it. my number is 0783005629
  • srinivas.B said on October 24, 2009
    need to start kfc in or near by mysore. plz call me my ph.no:9035292043 waiting for response from you.....
  • belinda francis said on October 30, 2009
    hi, i want to open a kfc in franchise in durban, south africa. please send me more details on the cost and all other relevant information. it will be appreciated
  • Amardeep said on November 1, 2009
    HI SIR I WANT TO OPEN A KFC IN INDIA IN HARYANA. PLZ SEND ME MORE DETAILS ON THE COST AND ALL OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION INDIAN CURRENCY. IT WILL BE APPRECIATED
  • aditi dhar said on November 2, 2009
    Hi, Please let me know about the franchisee cost for opening a KFC outlet in Kolkata. 9674013290.
  • Clayton Ntloko said on November 2, 2009
    I would like to open a KFC in Lesotho. Please send me details how to go about it.
  • Ajay Bose said on November 4, 2009
    Can u kindly guide me through the costs and ways, in-order to get a KFC franchise in Chennai...
  • Vinoth D said on November 17, 2009
    I would like to start KFC franchise in Coimbatore, Tamil nadu, India. Please provide me more details on the cost and all other relevant information at coimbatore in Indian Rupees. Regards, Vinoth Dhanapal
  • kolena trading said on November 20, 2009
    I would like to start KFC franchise in pretoria, South Africa. provide all information regarding requirements and procedures and contracts and costs.
  • randeep singh said on November 23, 2009
    Hello sir, i am Randeep singh from Amritsar, Punjab, India. i am interested in franchise of kfc in amritsar on NH1. we have a plenty of space there with a perfect location. our location is near ''Bharti Wallmart'' in amritsar. please give me details about the procedure of kfc. please contact me. Randeep Singh, +919872503080, singh_randeep38@yahoo.com
  • christopher said on November 24, 2009
    I am from Kollam, Kerala, India. Kindly advise me on start up cost and terms and conditions for opening a kfc franchise in my above location. Thanks & best regards, Christopher Francis
  • vikas sehgal said on December 6, 2009
    hi sir, i want to ask u about kfc new franchise in india in haryana, mandi dabwali, dist sirsa.(125104) so i want the details for this, price, location etc. thanking you.
  • kapil said on December 7, 2009
    Hello, I want to know that how much would it cost to me to buy a KFC franchise. Can u plz also tell me that how much approx. would I be earning per month in this sort of business.
  • MOHAMED ABDUL KHADER said on December 10, 2009
    Good Day....I am an indian and presently I am working in DUBAI...Now I am planning to get the Franchise of KFC in Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India So can you please send me the details of how to get the franchise and how much will it cost for that???? Thanks and Regards, MOHAMED ABDUL KHADER.J
  • RAVIKUMAR said on December 11, 2009
    HELLO SIR I AM RAVIKUMAR FROM ERODE I HAVE MORE LAND IN COIMBATORE IN MAIN AREA AND I HAVE CUSTOMER BASED BUSINESS ALREADY SO I AM WILLING TO KNOW MORE ABOUT KFC FRANCHISE IN COIMBATORE OR SALEM, TAMILNADU. I WANNA KNOW ABOUT THE COSTING, AND MORE. MY CONTACT NUMBER IS 9944478100
  • lathesh said on December 13, 2009
    i would like to open a kfc franchise restaurant in chennai. kindly provide me details like exact costs and the person to contact. my mob.no.9841227446
  • lokesh ahuja said on December 13, 2009
    wana be a part of KFC chain in India(north delhi kamla nagar). so send me the details to go forward. regards:lokesh ahuja 9891391539,9312293031
  • ROHIT said on December 13, 2009
    SIR, I HAVE A GROUND FLOOR OF 2000 SQ.FT OF MY HOUSE IN ASHOK NAGAR (CHENNAI) AT 7TH AVENUE.. ITS LOCATED AT MOST PRIME AREA IN ASHOK NAGAR.. IF YOUR INTEREST TO GIVE ME KFC FRANCHISE OR IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR PLACE TO RENT IT OUT FOR KFC AT ASHOK NAGAR. PLS DO CALL ME 9884433330 , 9884091110.. THANKING U ROHIT
  • sheikh.k.v. said on December 21, 2009
    sir i would like to have KFC franchise restaurant at Bellary karnataka i would like to know the details involved in getting the same & investment with other terms & conditions.
  • Mukiza Edwin said on December 21, 2009
    Hello sir? I am from Rwanda in Africa and interested in opening up the first KFC franchise in this region. Would you mind getting me the details towards achieving my goal of opening one in Rwanda? Thanks. E-mail:mukiza@uniontrading.net
  • Deepak S Pillai said on December 22, 2009
    Sir, I am interested in opening a KFC franchisee outlet in Kochi, Kerala. Please let me know about the details for this. Regards, Deepak
  • Eshcol W JACOBER said on December 28, 2009
    I would like to open KFC franchise outlet in AHMEDABAD, GUJRAT, INDIA kindly provide details for the same with franchisee fee and all requirement. Thanks & Regards, Eshcol Jacober
  • A.S.ROBERT said on January 2, 2010
    Sir, I am interested in opening a KFC franchise outlet in Agartala, Tripura. Please let me know about the franchisee fee and all other things which require to start. Thanking you & Happy New Year, A.S.ROBERT mob. 09862162330
  • S. Sharma said on January 2, 2010
    hi, i m interested in opening a kfc franchise outlet in north part of india, want to know about how much finance require to get this franchise. plz send me all details in my mail. thx
  • Mohit Holani said on January 4, 2010
    Sir, i m interested in opening a KFC restaurant in Guwahati, Assam, India. so please let me know about its franchise fee and other details. as soon as possible..!! Mobile no. 9999790183
  • Virendra said on January 4, 2010
    Interested in opening a KFC in Nagpur MAharashtra. Please Help me with the project details.
  • Amjed Khan said on January 7, 2010
    Hi, i m interested in opening a kfc franchise outlet in Hospet(Karnataka). so please let me know about its franchise fee and other details. as soon as possible..!! Mobile no.9900570877 / 9743144104
  • J pillay said on January 7, 2010
    Hi i Want to open up a kfc franchise in lotus park isipingo DURBAN south africa! Please tell me the cost and money i need to open a kfc?
  • Sabari said on January 9, 2010
    I would like to open a KFC franchise in Trivandrum, Kerala. Please send me the details including the initial and subsequent investments needed for startup.
  • ARINDAM DHIBAR said on January 10, 2010
    sir, i want to take kfc franchise in durgapur. so what are the requirements.
  • Bappa said on January 10, 2010
    Hi, I would like to start a Siraj Restaurant Franchis in Kolkata. Could you please give me a breakup how much it will cost to start the Franchise ? Regards
  • Sibongile Mpungose said on January 12, 2010
    Dear Sir/Madam, I would like to start a KFC franchise in Lanontville, Durban South Africa. Please give me all the steps that needs to be followed and the requirements. Best regards
  • Dan said on January 12, 2010
    Hey all, This is Dan living in Canada! I have been in fast food industry for 12 years now and i have worked in KFC for 5 years as a manager. I know how to run the business and know many people who would run the business with me. Unfortunately, i don't have much investment or saved up. If you are a business person and have about 80000-200000 thousand dollars, contact me! I can help you open a franchise whether KFC or Mcdonald! I have a vision, We both can be very rich within 10 years.
  • Deeepak said on January 16, 2010
    hi, i m deepak and wanna be a franchisee of kfc at gurgaon, haryana, India. how much i have to invest. pls reply in rupees format
  • chandra sekhar dasari said on January 16, 2010
    hi, i wanna start a kfc franchise in vijayawada (india) so please let me know all the details... this is my mob number +919985732291
  • Ramesh Agarwal said on January 18, 2010
    i want to start franchise of KFC in Agartala, Tripura, India. So, you are requested to acknowledge me your terms and condition and requirement of investment so that it can be started early. My cell no- 9436121444.
  • Sreekanth said on January 18, 2010
    Hello Friends, I want to Franchise KFC in vizag. May i know the procedure and how much money I need to invest on this. Waiting for your reply. Thanks in advance.
  • Amardeep said on January 19, 2010
    hi i am in jalandar city in punjab and i want to open a crossword franchise in jalandhar plzz let me know the cost to get started
  • satish kumar said on January 22, 2010
    I am a chartered Accountant, want to start Franchise business. i am in ludhiana , punjab - india having space at premier location of city. anyone interested contact- SATISH KUMAR, 98145-30844, 94784-32679
  • mr.chiranjeevi said on January 22, 2010
    sir, i would like to start a KFC restaurant in a developed area in hyderabad where there is no kfc for around 15km. please give me all the necessary details and investment cost. please reply 9703072708
  • Louise Yon said on January 23, 2010
    want t open a KFC in Namibia in the North can you help me with the necessary information concerning a franchise. pls contact Louise @ 0026464202083
  • smita said on January 25, 2010
    Want to start a KFC Franchise @ bangalore, please let me know the price in Indian currency .
  • Farzana Naidoo said on January 25, 2010
    I want to open a KfC in Durban, please forward me the relevant information. Thank you.
  • Kogila said on February 1, 2010
    Hi, I would like to open a KFC restaurant at Chennai. There is no KFC branch around 15kms in that area.Please let me know the procedure to open KFC franchise in chennai and other details ASAP.
  • Saritha Thudi said on February 3, 2010
    Hi, I would like to open a KFC Restaurant in Chennai or Hyderabad. Can you please let me know the process and associated costs. Thanks Saritha R Thudi
  • santosh said on February 3, 2010
    Hi i would like to open kfc in hyderabad andhrapradesh india. can you please let me know the total cost of setting it. thanks santosh
  • Mujabdeen said on February 4, 2010
    I am a business owner and an employee in Dubai. I would like to open KFC franchise in trivandrum or Kollam. Please send me the details and investment and profit sharing
  • Rahil Daniel said on February 5, 2010
    Hi, i would like to open a kfc restaurant in meerut u.p. india, therefore kindly send me the complete details of the total expenditure required to open it in my city my no: 09997463497
  • gagan said on February 18, 2010
    i want to open kfc franchisee in patiala, punjab, india, so pls tell any body about cost at 9278251985 and 8010980395 if anyone interested
  • MBAMO JACOB KEKANA said on February 18, 2010
    my franchise is going to be in SESHEGO, POLOKWANE, LIMPOPO, SOUTH AFRICA. please send me all the necessary information.
  • prasad said on February 19, 2010
    Hi, i would like to open a kfc restaurant in bangalore india , therefore kindly send me the complete details of the total expenditure required to open it in my city my no: 9986555604untry
  • Mohammed Faiz said on February 20, 2010
    I am planning to start a restaurant in chennai soon..., Kindly mail me all the details for starting KFC restaurant & person in charge. My contact number is 9884410887
  • Sanjeev Divekar said on February 22, 2010
    Details for starting a KFC restaurant, capital costs involved, minimum area in sq/ft reqd. Franchise fees and other expenses if any. Navi mumbai, CELL NO :9833830904,9819906933
  • Ronald Mani said on February 22, 2010
    Hi, I would like to start KFC Restaurant in Dehradun, Uttranchal. If you can help me in finding details on How I can go about it, like capital costs involved, minimum area in sq/ft reqd. Franchise fees and other expenses if any it would be really helpful.:-) Ph : +91-9958309063, Thanks, Ronald Mani
  • Manoj said on February 25, 2010
    Hi I want to start a KFC restaurant in siliguri West Bengal, I already worked with satar hotel so can i know what is the minimum cost requires for it i already have good location plan for it please call 9832495096
  • paras said on March 5, 2010
    hello this is paras from karnal (haryana), plz let me know the minimum amount of money and minimum space requirement to open kfc franchise. plz reply me asap, thanks, paras, ph no. 09996056526, email id xs2paras1@gmail.com
  • ALOYSIUS JOHN LOBO said on March 5, 2010
    I am a franchise of a multinational company and interested in starting kfc in south goa. want to know the franchise details including the franchise fee. my no 09823388425/09923588425
  • Anand Vijayan said on March 5, 2010
    Hello Sir, I would like to open a KFC restaurant in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. I have been worked as Shift Manager in KFC ( United Kingdom - Sheffield) for about 12 months as a part time employee. So, I am wondering to know more about the starting new franchise in Coimbatore. My Contact number - (0044) 7529947273
  • Elvis said on March 12, 2010
    Hi I would like to start KFC in Banaglore, I would like to know completed cost of the project.
  • IMRAN SHAIKH said on March 13, 2010
    hi, I want to open KFC franchise in tanzania please send me some information who do i contact. THNAKS, REGARDS, IMRAN SHAIKH
  • moin said on March 14, 2010
    hello sir, I would like to start KFC restaurant in mysore, karnataka. i would like to know completed cost of the project. my contact number-9480353875 thank u
  • Shajin said on March 14, 2010
    Hello Sir, I am planning to setup KFC outlet in RT Nagar, Bangalore. Could pls tell me the total cost and procedure to start. Thank you.
  • Gustav Fortmann said on March 15, 2010
    Hi please let me know the cost of opening up a KFC Franchise in Durban, South Africa. Please furnish me with all other information as well. The contact number for your organisation will be highly appreciated. Thanks
  • jafar said on March 17, 2010
    my contact number is 07828 122555, i would like to set up a kfc in london. Could you please let me know the best people to contact in going about to do this. Thank you jafar
  • sennye makuke said on March 21, 2010
    please let me know the cost of opening up a kfc outlet in Palapye Botswana. sennyephiri@yahoo.co.uk
  • chandrasekar said on March 24, 2010
    I wish to start up KFC restaurant in Channai, Tamilnadu, India. could you please give me call on 9840930949 to discuss more upon business?
  • premson said on March 27, 2010
    i want to start business with KFC /Subway either in Shillong (Meghalaya) or Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh)- India. details franchise cost + other investments requirement along with the procedures may be communicated to me through this add - cpkhaps@in.com
  • Hemanth Urs said on March 27, 2010
    I am very much interested in opening up an kfc restaurant. I want to know the full details and investment to start the kfc, I request you to please mail me the entire details. India, Karnataka, Mysore.
  • kamal grewal said on March 27, 2010
    hi, i want to start business with mc donald in ludhiana [punjab] india i want to know the full details franchise cost+other investments requirement i request u to plz mail me the entire details.
  • P.Vijay Kumar said on April 1, 2010
    I intend to start up KFC restaurant at Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh, India. please give the details. I am also open for any other similar business like McDonalds, Landmark etc. My contact details: vijaykumar51@gmail.com or 9640128560
  • Jigmee Namgyal bhutia said on April 3, 2010
    I would like to open a KFC restaurant in Gangtok East Sikkim. Could you please let me know the best people to contact in going about to do this. Thanking you...
  • j.manivannan said on April 5, 2010
    Hi I would like to start KFC in pondycherry, I would like to know completed cost of the project.

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