If you’ve ever dreamed of opening up your own fast-food franchise, like McDonald’s or Sonic, you may have to keep dreaming. As the saying goes, “You have to have money to make money.“
Delish did a little research and figured out how much it costs to open up a location of America’s favorite fast-food chains.
1. McDonald’s. 40% of the initial costs if it’s a new location, or 25% if it’s an existing location. So a LOT of money. Plus, you need a net worth of at least 500 grand.
2. Taco Bell. $45,000 upfront, and a net worth of $1.5 million.
3. 7-Eleven. It depends on the location. But the average is about $200,000 to get started.
4. KFC. A $20,000 down payment, plus a $1.5 million net worth.
5. Burger King. As low as $15,000. But your net worth has to be at least $3 million.
6. Sonic. $45,000 and $1 million in assets.
7. Subway. Anywhere from $140,000 to $340,000. But no net worth requirements.
8. Wendy’s. At least $2 million upfront, plus a $5 million net worth.
9. Arby’s. At least $315,000 to get started. Plus a net worth of $1 million.