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I Love Juice Bar Startup Costs

A detailed look at I Love Juice Bar startup costs

One of the many advantages of the I Love Juice Bar concept is that its startup costs are far lower than most food franchises, many of which cost $1 million or more to get started. By comparison, costs to start an I Love Juice Bar range from $172,860 to $302,805.

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The chart below provides estimated startup costs for an I Love Juice Bar location, based upon your choice of location, local market rates and the amount of money we recommend you reserve as cash for the first few months of operation.

Single Store Buyers

Type of Expenditure Low High
Initial Franchise Fee $25,000 $25,000
Leasehold Improvements $40,000 $90,000
Real Estate Fees $6,000 $12,000
Furniture, Fixtures and Kitchen Equipment $50,000 $75,000
Architects, Blueprints and Building Permits $3,000 $9,000
Signage and Menu Boards $5,000 $12,000
Point-of-Sale System and Office Equipment $7,000 $13,000
Utility Deposits and Sales Tax Bonds $1,000 $3,000
Opening Inventory and Small Wares $7,500 $12,000
General Manager Expenses While Training $1,000 $6,000
Grand Opening Event $2,000 $2,000
Insurance $5,360 $8,805
Additional Funds - Prior to and for 3 Months After Opening $20,000 $35,000
Total $172,860 $302,805

3 Area Developer Deals

Type of Expenditure Low High
Initial Franchise Fee $75,000 $75,000
Leasehold Improvements $120,000 $270,000
Real Estate Fees $18,000 $36,000
Furniture, Fixtures and Kitchen Equipment $150,000 $225,000
Architect, Blueprints and Building Permits $1,500 $6,000
Signage and Menu Boards $15,000 $36,000
Point-of-Sale System and Office Equipment $21,000 $39,000
Utility Deposits and Sales Tax Bonds $3,000 $7,500
Opening Inventory and Small Wares $15,500 $36,000
General Manager Expenses While Training $3,000 $18,000
Grand Opening Events $6,000 $6,000
Insurance $16,080 $28,415
Additional Funds - Prior to and for 3 Months After Opening $60,000 $87,500
Total $518,580 $876,415

It’s worth noting: The estimates are based on the experience of I Love Juice Bar CEO John Hunt, as well as the four decades of franchising experience held by the leaders of I Love Juice Bar’s parent company, Fresh Hospitality.

While the startup costs are presented as a range, your startup costs will almost certainly be somewhere in the middle. That does not mean that you need to have $172,860 in the bank to get started. If you have a liquid assets of $60,000, a net worth of $300,000 and a good credit rating, you may qualify to open an I Love Juice Bar.

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