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Franchise Summary

Business Opportunity

The franchisee will operate a Wendy’s quick-service restaurant which offers a limited menu of prepared to order food, including hamburgers, chicken sandwiches and complementary items.

Corporate Structure

Quality Is Our Recipe, LLC is a Delaware limited liability company formed in April 2015. Quality does business and intends to do business under the names “Wendy’s” and “Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers.” Quality’s principal business address is One Dave Thomas Boulevard, Dublin, Ohio 43017. One of their predecessors and intermediate corporate parents is Wendy’s International, LLC, an Ohio limited liability company which has been doing business since November, 1969, when it opened its first Wendy’s Restaurant in Columbus, Ohio.

Investment and Franchisee Fees

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Wendy’s Restaurant will vary depending upon whether the property is purchased for cash, financed or leased, as well as other factors, but it normally ranges from $2,018,500 to $3,669,000 if you purchase for cash, $570,500 to $1,131,000 if you finance, and $323,500 to $643,500 if you lease. This includes an amount between $0-$55,000 that must be paid to the franchisor or its affiliates.

Royalties and Marketing Fees

Royalties : 4% of Gross Sales
National Marketing : 3.50% of Gross Sales
Local MArketing : .50% of Gross Sales

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How much investment do I need to start my own Wendy's business?
Franchisees typically require at least $1,893,850 to $3,689,350 investment to get their Wendy's business started
What are the initial franchise fees for Wendy's?
Franchisees typically need to pay at least $0 in fees directly to Wendy's in order to earn the right to launch their business
How much money can I make with a Wendy's franchise? What are the average revenues for a typical Wendy's business?
We haven’t done the math on how much revenue a typical Wendy's brings in each year. We estimate that other franchisees in the Food & Beverage industry general revenue, so we would expect Wendy's to generate a similar amount
How long do I need to commit to running a Wendy's unit? What is my contractual commitment?
Wendy's franchisees are typically required to sign up to a 20 year contract initially. The renewal length is 10 years. You can of course exit early but don’t expect to get any refund!

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