Initial Investment

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Initial Franchise Fee1

Estimated Amount $30,000 - $35,000
When Due Upon signing the Franchise Agreement &, if applicable, Development Rights Rider
Method of Payment Lump Sum
Whether Refundable Partially refundable under certain circumstances (see Item 5)
Payment To Us

Real Estate/Rent2 (1 Month)

Estimated Amount $2,500 - $8,000
When Due As Incurred
Method of Payment As Agreed
Whether Refundable No
Payment To Landlord

Security Deposit2

Estimated Amount $2,500 - $8,000
When Due As Incurred
Method of Payment As Agreed
Whether Refundable Yes
Payment To Landlord

Leasehold Improvements3

Estimated Amount $100,000 - $200,000
When Due As Incurred
Method of Payment As Agreed
Whether Refundable No
Payment To Outside Suppliers

Furniture, Fixtures, Signage, and Equipment (including Computer/Point-of-Sale System)4

Estimated Amount $107,500 - $166,000
When Due As Incurred
Method of Payment As Agreed
Whether Refundable No
Payment To Outside Suppliers

Architect

Estimated Amount $5,000 - $10,000
When Due As Incurred
Method of Payment As Agreed
Whether Refundable No
Payment To Architect

Office Equipment5

Estimated Amount $2,500
When Due As Incurred
Method of Payment As Agreed
Whether Refundable No
Payment To Outside Suppliers

Utility Deposits6

Estimated Amount $1,000 - $2,000
When Due As Incurred
Method of Payment As Agreed
Whether Refundable Yes
Payment To Utility Companies

Opening Inventory & Supplies7

Estimated Amount $6,000
When Due As Incurred
Method of Payment As Agreed
Whether Refundable No
Payment To Designated & Approved Suppliers

Grand Opening Event8

Estimated Amount $3,000 - $5,000
When Due As Incurred
Method of Payment As Incurred
Whether Refundable No
Payment To Advertising Sources

Training Expenses (Out-of-pocket costs for up to 3 people)

Estimated Amount $6,000 - $15,000
When Due As Incurred
Method of Payment As Incurred
Whether Refundable No
Payment To Third Parties

Insurance9

Estimated Amount $7,500 - $12,500
When Due As Incurred
Method of Payment As Incurred
Whether Refundable No
Payment To Insurance Company

Miscellaneous Expenses10

Estimated Amount $2,000 - $10,000
When Due As Incurred
Method of Payment As Incurred
Whether Refundable No
Payment To Advisors and others

Additional Funds11 (3 Months)

Estimated Amount $50,000 - $75,000
When Due As Incurred
Method of Payment As Incurred
Whether Refundable No
Payment To Employees and suppliers

Total Estimated Initial Investment (excluding real estate purchase costs)

Estimated Amount $325,500 - $555,000
When Due  
Method of Payment  
Whether Refundable  
Payment To  

Ongoing

Estimated Amount Royalties - 6%
Advertising - 4.5%
When Due Weekly
Method of Payment Bank Transfer
Whether Refundable No
Payment To Franchisor (Jimmy John's Franchise, LLC)
Type of Expenditure
Amount
Method of Payment
When Due
Whether Refundable
To Whom Payment is
to be Made
Initial Franchise Fee 1 $30,000 - $35,000 Lump Sum Upon signing the Franchise Agreement &, if applicable, Development Rights Rider Partially refundable under certain circumstances (see Item 5) Us
Real Estate/Rent2 (1 Month) $2,500 - $8,000 As Agreed As Incurred No Landlord
Security Deposit2 $2,500 - $8,000 As Agreed As Incurred Yes Landlord
Leasehold Improvements3 $100,000 - $200,000 As Agreed As Incurred No Outside Suppliers
Furniture, Fixtures, Signage, and Equipment (including Computer/Point-of-Sale System)4 $107,500 - $166,000 As Agreed As Incurred No Outside Suppliers
Architect $5,000 - $10,000 As Agreed As Incurred No Architect
Office Equipment5 $2,500 As Agreed As Incurred No Outside Suppliers
Utility Deposits6 $1,000 - $2,000 As Agreed As Incurred Yes Utility Companies
Opening Inventory & Supplies7 $6,000 As Agreed As Incurred No Designated & Approved Suppliers
Grand Opening Event8 $3,000 – $5,000 As Incurred As Incurred No Advertising Sources
Training Expenses (Out-of-pocket costs for up to 3 people) $6,000 - $15,000 As Incurred As Incurred No Third Parties
Insurance9 $7,500 - $12,500 As Incurred As Incurred No Insurance Company
Miscellaneous Expenses10 $2,000 - $10,000 As Incurred As Incurred No Advisors and others
Additional Funds11
(3 Months)
$50,000 - $75,000 As Incurred As Incurred No Employees and suppliers
Total Estimated Initial Investment (excluding real estate purchase costs) $325,500 - $555,000        
Ongoing Royalties - 6%
Advertising - 4.5%
Bank Transfer Weekly No Franchisor (Jimmy John's Franchise, LLC)

How do I get started?

  1. 1.

    Franchise candidate receives and reviews the Jimmy John's franchise information and promptly returns the completed confidential application to the Jimmy John's corporate office.

  2. 2.

    Franchise development representative reviews application.

  3. 3.

    An appointment is set with qualified candidate to visit Jimmy John's corporate office, where the candidate will then be disclosed with our current Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).