Initial Investments and Startup Costs

Hot Chicken Kitchen is a low-cost investment opportunity with a simplified business model with the potential for high rewards

Hot Chicken Kitchen is a first-to-market hot chicken licensing opportunity that is easy to open, easy to scale and has initial investment costs below those of many other QSR, fast-casual and fast food concepts.

Hot Chicken Kitchen is a low-cost investment opportunity with potential for high returns, with the total investment estimate to begin operations on a new Hot Chicken Kitchen ranging from $230,000 and $355,000. Because our build-out costs and ongoing overhead are lower than many other brands in the fast casual, QSR and fast food segments, Hot Chicken Kitchen offers a quicker ramp-up time, which allows for a potentially faster return on investment. The license fee for your Hot Chicken Kitchen is $25,000.

Here’s your Estimated Initial Investment, which details the specific startup costs of offering a typical location:

Your Estimated Initial Investment
Type of expenditure Amount
Initial License Fee $25,000
Grand Opening Costs $5,000
Travel and Living Expenses for Training $5,000 to $12,000
Leasehold Improvements, and Fixtures $75,000 to $150,000
Equipment and Furniture $72,000 to $89,000
Exterior Signage $3,500 to $12,000
Point of Sale and Back Office Computer System $6,000 to $7,000
Website Development, Online Ordering, E-mail Marketing $1,500 to $2,000
Pre-opening Inventory and Supplies $7,500 to $12,000
Security Deposits $4,000 to $8,000
First Month’s Rent $1,500 to $6,000
Legal and Accounting $1,000 to $2,000
Insurance $3,000 to $5,000
Additional Funds (3 mos. working capital) $20,000
TOTAL $230,000 to $355,000

 

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