Startup costs: $1.3 million to $2.2 million. This total is determined by the geography and size of the restaurant, the selection of kitchen equipment, signage, style of decor, and landscaping. The sum includes construction and equipment expenses.
Minimum liquid asset requirement: $500,000
Franchise fee: $45,000
Ongoing fees:McDonald's charges a monthly service fee equal to 4% of gross sales. Franchisees must also pay rent to the company, which is a percentage of monthly sales.
Startup costs: $1.2 million to $2.9 million. This includes the franchise fee and other startup expenses such as real estate and construction. The costs are slightly lower — between $175,000 and $1.8 million — for franchisees to acquire an existing Taco Bell restaurant.