How Much It Costs

The Requirements

We're looking for someone who is passionate about business, growth focused, in tune with the community and has some restaurant experience. Some things you will need to know:

  • Back Yard Burgers is looking for both single and multi-unit operators who have foodservice and/or restaurant experience.
  • You should have the financial resources to open your first Back Yard Burgers location within the first 12 months and have a plan to grow within our brand.
  • You should be focused on exceptional customer service
  • You need to have a minimum liquidity of $500,000 and a net worth of $1,000,000

Total Estimated Initial Investment Costs

Initial Fees - Total$30,000 to $35,000
Area Development Fee$5,000(per Restaurant), which will be credited towards Franchise Fee and therefore is not included in total below
Lease$30,000 – $150,000
Equipment/Signs/Furniture$200,000 – $250,000
Build-out or Building Base$150,000 - $500,000
Licenses, Permits & Prepaid Expenses$1,000 - $20,000
Inventory & Opening Supplies$5,000 - $25,000
Training$10,000 -$30,000
Professional Fees$2,000 - $25,000
Utility Deposits$2,000 - $5,000
Insurance$5,000 - $50,000
Additional Funds – (3 months)$25,000 -$50,000
Total Initial Investment for a single Traditional Restaurant$460,000 - $1,190,000
See Item 7 of our 2015 Franchise Disclosure Document for additional details