For anyone considering an individually-owned franchise, the initial investment is a primary concern. The following chart illustrates the estimated initial fees and cost paid by the franchisee to open one Flamers franchise.

Estimated Costs (Where the Money Goes) Low High
Franchise Fee (to Franchisor) $30,000 $30,000
Architect (to Architect) $5,000 $7,000
Leasehold Improvements (to Contractor) $74,500 $180,000
Equipment (to Vendors) $45,000 $108,500
Deposits (to Lessor) $4,000 $6,000
Inventory (to Vendors) $7,000 $8,000
Working Capital (to Employees) $4,000 $6,000
TOTAL $171,500 $345,500

The above cost estimates pertain to new location build-outs. The cost of converting a pre-existing food service restaurant to a new Flamers location could be substantially lower.