How much money do I need to get started?The initial franchise fee for your first franchise is $35,000. The initial franchise fee for multiple units may be discounted for additional franchises based on certain conditions and criteria. The estimated initial investment for a typical Uncle Willie's restaurant will be an average of $250,000 - $450,000*.
* Based on 2,000 - 2,4000 square foot prototype.
What do I need to qualify financially?
To purchase an Uncle Willie's franchise, you will need a minimum credit score of 680 and liquid capital of $150,000.
If I don't meet the financial or operational criteria to become a franchisee, can I partner with someone who does?Yes you can. As long as your partner owns at least 50% of your organization, this is fine.
Do you help me secure financing?Uncle Willie's does not offer financing though we have a broad list of recommended lenders we can share with qualified candidates.
Is there a continuing royalty fee?The continuing royalty is 6% of gross sales, excluding sales tax.
Is there an advertising fee and what does that cover?Currently the advertising fees are 4% of gross sales. 2% of the fees go to National Marketing and 2% of the fees go to your local marketing. Your Uncle Willie's representative will be able to give you more specifics.
What are the revenue sources?
Revenue sources include in-store sales, take-out, and catering. Additional sources include retail sale of bottled sauces.
Who designs and builds?
You will be provided with an Uncle Willie's custom design prototype plan, and we will assist you in securing an architect, enginer, and approved contractors.