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Smashburger Franchise Review

Smashburger Franchise

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Rating: 4.0/5 (8 votes cast)

Franchise Business Description: Smashburger Franchising, LLC and its affiliates have developed (and will continue to develop and modify) a system for the operation of Smashburger restaurants featuring hamburgers, sandwiches, salads, other food items and beverages, and related products and services authorized by us from time to time (individually, a “Smash burger Restaurant” and collectively, “Smash burger Restaurants”).Smashburger Restaurants are developed and operate using certain specified and distinct business formats, methods, procedures, designs, layouts, standards, and specifications, all of which Smashburger Franchising, LLC may improve, further develop, or otherwise modify from time to time. Smashburger Franchising, LLC and its affiliates use, promote, and license others to use and promote certain trademarks, service marks, and other commercial symbols in operating Smashburger Restaurants, including, without limitation, the Smash Burger” marks, and may create, use, and license other trademarks, service marks, and commercial symbols to identify Smashburger Restaurants and the products and services offered by Smashburger Restaurants (collectively, the “Marks”). Smashburger Franchising, LLC grant to persons who Smashburger Franchising, LLC determines satisfactorily meet the qualifications of Smashburger Franchising, LLC, and who confirm their willingness to undertake the investment and effort, a franchise to own and operate a Smashburger Restaurant offering the products and services Smashburger Franchising, LLC authorize and using the business formats, methods, procedures, signs, designs, layouts, standards, specifications, and Marks (the “Franchise System”) of Smashburger Franchising, LLC.


Franchising Company: Smashburger Franchising, LLC
Smashburger Franchising, LLC
1601 Arapahoe Street, Denver, CO 80202
Industry Categories: Restaurant, Burger
In Business Since:  N/A
Franchising Since:
Key Employees/Executives:  N/A
Franchise Broker Network: N/A

Smashburger Franchise Costs

Total Initial Investment Required: Over $1,000,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $40,000
Royalty 5% weekly gross sales
Initial Training Smashburger Franchising, LLC provides initial training for no additional fee for up to three people.
Additional Training  N/A (see full Smashburger Franchise Agreement)
Interest on Late Payments 2% per month
Minimum Liquidity Requirement $300,000
Renewal Fee 50% of initial franchise fee
Is financing available? Yes

*The information contained in this review was extracted from the official Smashburger Franchise Agreement.

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The 1800-Flooded franchise opportunity allows franchisees to use the 1-800-Flooded tradename and telephone number within a designated territory.
1-800-Flooded, Inc. is a Nevada corporation. The principal business of 1800-Flooded is licensing and franchising the tradename and telephone number “1-800-Flooded,” to which the company has exclusive rights. 1-800-Flooded, Inc. has no other business activities and does not itself engage in the flood damage business.
The 1800-Flooded franchise consists of the following: (a) the non-exclusive right to use the tradename “1-800-Flooded” in your geographical area; and (b) the exclusive right to receive and respond to telephone calls to the I-800-Flooded number from the telephone prefixes that you license from us. There are no requirements that you buy advertising or marketing materials from us although they are available if you want them. 1-800-Flooded, Inc. does not participate in the management of your business in any way, shape, or form. 1-800-Flooded, Inc. only ask that you refrain from any activity that will bring our tradename into disrepute and that you indemnify us in case of any claim advanced against us on account of your activities.

Franchise/Business Description

Most franchisees will have an existing water damage restoration business and will be interested in expanding their market share through use of the 800-Flooded tradename and number. 1-800-Flooded, Inc. does not operate the kinds of businesses being franchised.
The potential customers for the business being offered to the franchisees include principally owners of real property damaged by water, such as might result from natural flooding, faulty construction, or burst pipes. We are not aware of any regulations specific to the industry other than those which might be imposed by the state or local authorities in your area, such as the requirement for a contractor’s license or a business license for the municipality in which you are located.
There is no competition for the I-800-Flooded tradename or number. We have the
exclusive rights to both the tradename and the 800 number. At this time we are not aware of any use of a confusingly similar tradename anywhere in the United States. Of course, there is significant competition for the water damage restoration business, and companies are engaged in this business throughout the United States and Canada.
Our principal place of business is 2156 West Hillside Drive, Central Point, OR 97501. We are a new company organized in Nevada on or about July 1, 2001. Our agent for service of process is the California Corporations Commissioner, 320 West 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013-2344. We have not offered franchises in any other line of business.

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alphagraphics franchise

AlphaGraphics Franchise

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Rating: 3.8/5 (4 votes cast)

The AlphaGraphics franchise provides entrepreneurs the opportunity to own and operate an AlphaGraphics® Printshop. AlphaGraphics print shops specialize in the computerized preparation of graphics and type, scanning, CD-ROM creation and website creation, transmission of files, online document management systems, copying, electronic and offset printing, bindery and related services.

Generally, the printshop market is a developed market You will compete with national and local printshops and copy centers which offer products and services similar to those AlphaGraphics® Printshops offer as well as businesses offering photocopying and other services at customer locations. AlphaGraphics franchise owners sell services to businesses of all types and sizes that out-source computerized preparation of graphics and type, scanning, CD-ROM creation and website creation, transmission of files, online document management systems, copying, electronic and offset printing, bindery and related services, although individual consumers also may buy your services

AlphaGraphics Franchise Costs

Summary of Costs Franchisees must pay Alphagraphics an initial franchise fee of $25,900, a Training and Marketing Fee of $24,000, a Regional/Multi-Regional Marketing Fee of $15,000, a New Store Equipment Package fee of $155,000, an ISO Certification fee of $3,000, an ISO Surveillance Fee of $1,000, an AlphaLink® Maintenance Fee of $500, and a PrintSmith® Maintenance Fee of $500. The estimated initial investment required ranges from $352,000 to $545,900, excluding real estate purchase costs. If we grant the franchise under an Area Development Agreement, you must pay a development fee of $15,000 for the second and each additional Alphagraphics Printshop franchise business to be developed.
Total Investment Required: $352,000 to $545,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $25,900
Royalty N/A
Advertising/Marketing Regional/Multi-Regional Marketing Fee – $15,000
Training Training and Marketing Fee – $24,000
Is financing available? Yes

*The information contained in this review was extracted from the AlphaGraphics 2011 UFOC/Franchise Disclosure Document filled withFTC in 2011.

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Rosati's Pizza Franchise

Rosati’s Pizza Franchise

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Rating: 3.4/5 (11 votes cast)

Rosati’s Franchising, Inc. franchises a pizzeria restaurant featuring pizza and other food items under the “ROSATI’S PIZZA” trade name and service mark using certain procedures, techniques, business methods, business forms, business policies and a body of knowledge pertaining to the establishment and operation of the Rosati’s’ Franchised Businesses. Rosati’s franchises provide the right to operate a ROSATI’S PIZZA restaurant using the Rosati’s Pizza trademarks and System at a specific location. Franchisees may operate a ROSATI’S PIZZA franchise as either a small carry out location or a sit down restaurant.

Owners of Rosati’s Pizza franchises compete with other restaurants, including other
ROSATI’S PIZZA restaurants, and home cooking. The market for restaurants featuring pizza and other food items is quite

  • Franchising Company: ROSATI’S FRANCHISING, INC.
  • Headquarters: 2250 Point Boulevard, Suite 335
  • Elgin, Illinois 60123
  • Industry Categories: Food, Pizza

Rosati’s Pizza Franchise Costs

Total Investment Required: $179,200 to
Initial Franchise Fee: N/A
Royalty 5% of Gross Sales
Advertising/Marketing Advertising Fund: 2% of gross sales
Local Advertising & Promotion: 4% of gross sales
Additional Training $250 per day
Is financing available? N/A
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Winchell’s Donut House Franchise

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Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes cast)

Winchell’s Donut House franchisees customers are the general public. Winchell’s Donut franchise units currently feature donuts, muffins, bagels, cookies and other baked goods, coffee, other beverages, and our approved menu may be expanded to include other food products such as sandwiches or frozen desserts. Winchell’s Donut House franchises compete with other businesses offering similar food services, including donut shops, frozen dessert shops, coffee shops, sandwich shops, convenience stores, and full service and fast food restaurants, and Winchell’s Units operated by the franchisor and our other franchisees, and other retailers offering Winchell’s products. Winchell’s and its affiliates also sell bakery goods wholesale to markets, convenience stores, restaurants and cafeteria operations.

Industry Categories: Food, Donuts

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Abbott's Frozen Custard Franchise

Abbott’s Frozen Custard Franchise

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Rating: 4.7/5 (3 votes cast)

The Abbott’s Frozen Custard franchisee operates one or more retail Abbott’s frozen custard (and related products) stands where the public may purchase frozen custard, frozen yogurt, sherbet, soft drinks, and other desserts and related food products as approved by Franchisor. The services and products of Franchisor are used primarily by the motoring public for desserts or refreshment stops.

The Abbott’s Frozen Custard franchise includes the right to use the Abbott’s Frozen Custard name, product line (including our Abbott’s Frozen Custard Mix), and methods of marketing and operation. The services and products of Abbott’s Frozen Custard stands are used primarily by the motoring public for desserts or refreshment stops. You will be in competition with other businesses providing similar goods, including large national and regional franchise concerns, and local restaurants.

Abbott’s Frozen Custard’s business has been a family-operated business for over 75 years, and has conducted business like the proposed franchise for approximately 50 years in Rochester, New York. Abbott’s Frozen Custard has offered franchises for frozen custard retail stands for approximately 38 years. Abbott’s Frozen Custard has not offered franchises in any other lines of business.

Industry Categories: Food; Frozen Yogurt

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