Franchises

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  1. Cyhops

    Cyhops Active Member

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    I am looking for a new business opportunity and wanted to know if CF had franchise recommendations. I am in the DC area if there competition concerns.
     
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  3. srjclone

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    Any specific market you want to go into? Food, fitness, etc.?

    If I were to be starting one:
    Wing Stop
    Culver's (especially outside the midwest)
    Little Caesar's (only if in low-income area)
    Jersey Mike's

    would all be on my final list of choices
     
  4. capitalcityguy

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    I assume the available funds you have to invest aren't unlimited? It takes a lot more capital to start a sit down restaurant vs a Liberty Tax (for example). A LOT more.

    Your availability of capital to invest may rule out many options (most franchise websites list net worth, liquidity requirements, etc.)
     
  5. Cyhops

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    Restaurants would require too much of an investment, I am looking at sub $100k.
     
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    I think Subway has a low franchise requirement, I think around 100k.
     
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  8. capitalcityguy

    capitalcityguy Well-Known Member

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    OK Mr Deep Pockets! :)

    Minimum investment to start a Culvers:

    $1,845,000

    I can't attest to the accuracy of the source, but this is a list of franchise opportunities with min investment...

    http://topfranchises.franchisebusinessreview.com/?gclid=CjwKEAjw6e_IBRDvorfv2Ku79jMSJAAuiv9Yh4mnUEr2BL7oluC7rnF8NuJzCN3QRb_q6YVxBwXpmhoCSBHw_wcB
     
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    Blockbuster
     
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  11. capitalcityguy

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    I"m guessing the difficulty there is that Subway is pretty saturated and if there are openings, I bet current franchisees probably have first rights to territories.

    Also according the list I posted, Firehouse Subs and Planet Sub are closer to $200k investment, so have to assume Subway is at least as much.
     
  12. cyclonespiker33

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    But seriously, I would think that a barcade would be cool to open, or something like Richochet in Des Moines.
     
  13. srjclone

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    All seriousness tho, my girlfriends roommate in college was the daughter of two RV camp ground franchisee owners. And they are doing weeeeelllllll for themselves
     
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    That is so 2001.

    Everyone knows that Hollywood Video is where it is at nowadays!
     
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    Speaking of which. I can't believe Family Video is still around.
     
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    Weed is legal in DC, isn't it?
     
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  17. cyclonespiker33

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    I don't know what kind of person you are, but if you find a spot in a wealthy part of DC, I think The Exercise Coach could be a decent fit. From the link that capitalcityguy posted, it is $95,000 to start. They advertised on this website for a bit, and I did the free trial. If I was older and had extra money I would be interested in it.
     
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    Personally I'd go for a Quizno's but that's just so I could eat there for free all the time. Yum.
     
  20. Farnsworth

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    Quizno's is the bomb! I am really sad they are failing so hard all over the place, what gives. All of them in Omaha closed when I lived there, and I see only one is surviving in all of KC.

    edit yikes: Had 5000 locations 10 years ago, now only 900.
     

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