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What Are the Startup Costs?

With our reasonable pizza franchise startup cost, franchisees can invest with confidence

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The Marco’s Pizza franchise startup cost ranges from $222,830 to $663,830. Your total initial investment depends primarily upon the number of restaurants you build, their size, their configuration, their location, who develops the real estate for and/or constructs them, and the amount and terms of financing. For a more detailed look at the pizza franchise startup costs and fees, please review the tables below:

Store with Limited Seating

Type of Expenditure Amount Method of Payment When Due To Whom Paid
Initial Franchise Fee $25,000 Us
Real Property $6,500 - $16,500 Monthly Landlord
Equipment, Fixtures $60,000 - $107,000 As Incurred Before Opening Vendors
Point of Sale Computers $20,500 - $30,500 As Incurred Before Installation Vendors
Leasehold Improvements $20,500 - $130,000 As Incurred Before Opening Vendors; Contractors
Signage $3,000 - $9,000 As Incurred Before Opening Vendors; Contractors
Opening Inventory $6,000 - $15,000 Lump Sum Before Opening Suppliers
Small Supplies $9,500 - $11,500 Lump Sum Suppliers; Us
Delivery Vehicles See Note 8 Lump Sum Before Opening Dealer/Mfr./ Driver
Deposits, Pre-Paid Expenses $1,400 - $7,000 Lump Sum Before Opening Suppliers; Utilities
Business Licenses $100 - $500 Lump Sum Before Opening State & Local Agencies
Insurance $1,500 - $4,000 As Incurred Before Opening Insurance Company
Training Expenses $500 - $5,000 As Incurred Before Opening Employees, Hotel, Etc.
Miscellaneous Expenses $500 - $5,000 As Incurred As Required Suppliers, Employees
Additional Funds (3 months) $32,500 As Incurred As Required Suppliers, Employees
Architectural and Engineering $4,000 - $6,500 Lump Sum Before Opening Professionals
Technology Fee $330 Lump Sum Before Opening Us
Delivery Area, streets database for POS, and shape files for POS and OLO platform Maps $1,000 - $1,500 Lump Sum Before Opening Suppliers, Us
Brand Launch Program $30,000 Installments Us
TOTAL $222,830 to $436,830

Store with Expanded Seating

Type of Expenditure Amount Method of Payment When Due To Whom Paid
Initial Franchise Fee $25,000 Us
Real Property $6,800 - $20,000 Monthly Landlord
Equipment, Fixtures $73,500 - $119,000 As Incurred Before Opening Vendors
Point of Sale Computers $20,500 - $30,500 As Incurred Before Installation Vendors
Leasehold Improvements $90,000 - $320,000 As Incurred Before Opening Vendors; Contractors
Signage $3,000 - $12,000 As Incurred Before Opening Vendors; Contractors
Opening Inventory $6,000 - $15,000 Lump Sum Before Opening Suppliers
Small Supplies $11,500 - $13,500 Lump Sum Suppliers; Us
Delivery Vehicles See Note 8 Lump Sum Before Opening Dealer/Mfr./ Driver
Deposits, Pre-Paid Expenses $2,400 - $7,000 Lump Sum Before Opening Suppliers: Utilities
Business Licenses $100 - $500 Lump Sum Before Opening State & Local Agencies
Insurance $1,500 - $5,000 As Incurred Before Opening Insurance Company
Training Expenses $500 - $5,000 As Incurred Before Opening Employees, Hotel, Etc.
Miscellaneous Expenses $500 - $5,000 As Incurred As Required Suppliers, Employees
Additional Funds (3 months) $32,500 As Incurred As Required Suppliers, Employees
Architectural and Engineering $4,000 - $22,000 Lump Sum Before Opening Professionals
Technology Fee $330 Lump Sum Before Opening Us
Delivery Area, streets database for POS, and shape files for POS and OLO platform Maps $1,000 - $1,500 Lump Sum Before Opening Suppliers, Us
Brand Launch Program $30,000 Installments Us
TOTAL $309,130 - $663,830

Special Venue Store

Type of Expenditure Amount Method of Payment When Due To Whom Paid
Initial Franchise Fee $10,000 - $25,000 Us
Real Property $5,000 - $12,000 Monthly Landlord
Equipment, Fixtures $60,000 - $94,000 As Incurred Before Opening Vendors
Point of Sale Computers $0 – $38,000 As Incurred Before Installation Vendors
Leasehold Improvements $20,500 - $130,000 As Incurred Before Opening Vendors: Contractors
Signage $3,000 - $9,000 As Incurred Before Opening Vendors; Contractors
Opening Inventory $6,000 - $15,000 Lump Sum Before Opening Suppliers
Small Supplies $6,000 - $8,500 Lump Sum Suppliers; Us
Delivery Vehicles $0.00
Deposits, Pre-Paid Expenses $2,400 - $7,000 Lump Sum Before Opening Suppliers; Utilities
Business Licenses $100 - $500 Lump Sum Before Opening State & Local Agencies
Insurance $1,500 - $5,000 As Incurred Before Opening Insurance Company
Training Expenses $500 - $5,000 As Incurred Before Opening Employees, Hotel, Etc.
Miscellaneous Expenses $500 - $5,000 As Incurred As Required Suppliers, Employees
Additional Funds (3 months) $30,000 As Incurred As Required Suppliers, Employees
Architectural and Engineering $4,000 - $9,000 Lump Sum Before Opening Professionals
Web-Based Training $92 Lump Sum Before Opening Us
Delivery Area, streets database for POS, and shape files for POS and OLO platform Maps $0.00
Special Grand Opening Marketing Program $0 - $10,000 Lump Sum Before Opening Suppliers; Us
TOTAL $149,592 - $403,092

Our minimum criteria for new franchisees:

  • $100,000 in liquid assets. This includes anything besides home equity that can be converted to cash within 30 days. Retirement accounts such as a 401K or IRA can be considered.
  • Net worth of $350,000.
  • Strong credit.

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