5 Franchise Opportunities for Investors

Investors
If a person has some extra cash to invest or they are looking for a business investment that will hopefully yield big returns, franchise business opportunities may be in their future. For those individuals who are eager to be their own boss and have the investable capital to spend, here are some franchise opportunities for investors to consider.

1. 7-Eleven Inc.–This convenience store franchise has nearly 60,000 locations worldwide. The business chain is currently seeking new locations in many U.S. states including Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas among many others. Moreover, the franchisor is also seeking additional international units in Australia, Asia, Mexico, New Zealand, and Western Europe.

Company Overview:
Number of Locations: 56,233
Total Investment: $37.2K – $1.6M
Founded: 1927
Began Franchising: 1964

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees, and Financing:
Total Investment: $37,200 – $1.64M
Franchise Fees: $10,000 – $1M
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years (renewable)
Veteran Incentives: 10-20 percent off franchise fee and special financing terms available.

Financial Requirements for Potential Investors:
Net Worth: $100K- $250K
Liquid Cash Available: $50K- $150K

Operations:
Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 7 – 10. Absentee ownership of franchise is not allowed. Thus, 100 percent of current franchisees are owners and/or operators.

2. Subway–This healthy fast-food alternative franchise has nearly 45,000 locations worldwide. The business chain is currently seeking new locations worldwide.

Investors

Company Overview:
Number of Locations: 43,148
Total Investment: $116.6K – $263.2K
Founded: 1965
Began Franchising: 1974

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees, and Financing:
Total Investment: $116.6K – $263.2K
Franchise Fee: $15,000 (one-time fee)
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 8 percent
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years (renewable)
Veteran Incentives: Franchise fee waived if opening a military or government location. 50 percent off franchise fee if opening a non-government/military location but receiving government financing.

Financial Requirements for Potential Investors:
Net Worth: $80K – $310K
Liquid Cash Available: $30K – $90K

Operations:
Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 8 – 12. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. Currently, 100 percent of franchisees are owners and/or operators.

3. Anytime Fitness–This fitness center franchise has been in business less than 15 years and has nearly 3,000 locations worldwide. The business chain is currently seeking new investors and locations worldwide.

Company Overview:
Number of Locations: 2,839
Total Investment: $78.7K – $371.2K
Founded: 2001
Began Franchising: 2002

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees, and Financing:
Total Investment: $78.7K – $371.2K
Franchise Fee: $22,500 – $32,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: $549/mo.
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years (renewable)
Veteran Incentives: 20 percent off franchise fee

Investors

Financial Requirements for Potential Investors:
Net Worth: $250K
Liquid Cash Available: $70K – $100K

Operations:
40 percent of all franchisees own more than one location. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. Currently, 100 percent of franchisees are owners and/or operators.

4. Denny’s–This family friendly dining franchise has nearly 1,700 locations worldwide. The business chain is currently seeking new locations all over the U.S., as well as international units in Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Central America, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, and South America.

Company Overview:
Number of Locations: 1,696
Total Investment: $1.2M – $2.1M
Founded: 1953
Began Franchising: 1963

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees, and Financing:
Total Investment: $1.22M – $2.12M
Franchise Fee: $40,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 4.5 percent
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years

Financial Requirements for Potential Investors:
Net Worth: $1M
Liquid Cash Available: $350K

Operations:
61 percent of all franchisees own more than one location. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 80. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed.

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5. Supercuts–This hair care franchise has nearly 2,500 locations worldwide. The business chain is currently seeking new locations worldwide.

Company Overview:
Number of Locations: 2,469
Total Investment: $113.9K – $233.8K
Founded: 1975
Began Franchising: 1979

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees, and Financing:
Total Investment: $114K- $234K
Franchise Fee: $29,500 (one-time)
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6 percent
Term of Franchise Agreement: Conditional (renewable)
Veteran Incentives: $2,500 rebate on first-store franchise fee

Financial Requirements for Potential Investors:
Net Worth: $500K
Liquid Cash Available: $150K

Operations:
82 percent of all franchisees own more than one location. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 6 – 8. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. Currently, 20 percent of franchisees are owners and/or operators.

If someone has the cash to invest and is looking for a business opportunity that will hopefully yield big returns, franchise business ownership could be a profitable investment. However, it is important to note that prospective investors need a significant amount of disposable income to pursue many of these opportunities. If a person is eager to be their own boss and has the investable capital to spend, they might want to consider franchise business opportunities.

Written and Edited by Leigh Haugh

Sources:
Entrepreneur–The Top 10 Franchises of 2015
Franchise Direct–Business Opportunities for Sale
BizBuySell–Home

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