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Franchising Frequently Asked Questions
How much is the Franchise fee?
The Franchise fee is $45,000 per Johnny Rockets restaurant location for a Traditional prototype. The franchise fee is $25,000 per Johnny Rockets Express, Drive Thru & Kiosk formats. The Franchise fee is for the initial license to use the Johnny Rockets name and trademark, training, site assistance, and other pre-opening services to assist in starting your Johnny Rockets Franchise.
Can I acquire the right to develop an entire area?
We are seeking groups or individuals with the capacity to develop multiple sites within specific territories. Our Area Development Agreement allows for the development of a minimum of three restaurants.
What are the term limits of the Franchise agreement?
The initial term of the Johnny Rockets Franchise agreement is ten years. The Franchise agreement is renewable for two successive terms of five years each for those Franchisees that meet our renewal criteria.
What is the charge for royalties?
Individual Franchisees pay a royalty fee equal to 8% derived from their Johnny Rockets Franchise exclusive of sales tax, use tax or service taxes. This royalty fee is collected monthly. This charge covers the continued use of the Johnny Rockets name and trademark and access to our operation methods, ongoing support, and other benefits that come with being part of the Johnny Rockets team.
What about Marketing?
Building recognition of the Johnny Rockets name and reputation is an essential ongoing objective designed to benefit everyone involved in the Johnny Rockets system. Johnny Rockets is responsible for brand marketing & the sub franchisee is tasked with local store marketing efforts.
Do I receive training from Johnny Rockets?
Yes. Two representatives of the sub franchisee must attend the full training program for four continuous weeks at a Johnny Rockets certified training restaurant. Training restaurants are located throughout the country to help control the quality of training and to keep down travel expenses incurred by the sub franchisee. This program is designed to provide you with an understanding of the administrative and technical aspects of running your Johnny Rockets Franchise. Costs of the training program are included in your Franchise fee; however, all travel and lodging costs will be at the sub franchisee’s expense.
Do I receive assistance in opening my business?
Yes. Johnny Rockets will assist in the grand opening of your restaurant, which is designed to build your customer base quickly. In addition to your full training program, Johnny Rockets will send trained representatives to work with you at your restaurant for a period of seven days.
What form of continuing guidance will I receive?
As a Johnny Rockets sub franchisee, you will receive periodic scheduled visits from a trained Johnny Rockets representative to provide experienced guidance and answer any questions you may have. You will also receive the Johnny Rockets confidential operations manuals, which cover policies and procedures involved in running your Johnny Rockets Franchise. An outline of these programs is available upon request.
What is the average size of a Johnny Rockets restaurant?
A typical Johnny Rockets Traditional restaurant ranges from 1,000 to 1,500 square feet. However, a typical Johnny Rockets Express restaurant can range from 450 to 550 sq. feet.
Due to our unique concept, Johnny Rockets is able to operate in many types of facilities including specialty retail and entertainment centers; specialty retail foodservice locations; mall (food courts); universities; high-traffic, tourist markets; and airports.
What are the minimum requirements for a multi-unit Franchise developer?
- It is preferred, but not mandatory that you and/or your business partner(s) have at least two years restaurant owner/operator experience.
- You and/or a business partner(s) must have a net worth of USD 500,000 per unit, and available liquid capital of USD 200,000 per unit or more in order to qualify for development of up to five units.
- Development of six units or more will be considered on a case by case basis, pending your net worth and available liquid capital.
What is the next step?
If you meet our minimum requirements, please complete our request a Franchise Application to begin the process. If you have any further questions regarding our Franchise program, please contact us email@example.com.