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Sonny’s BBQ HQ
359 Carolina Avenue, Suite A
Winter Park, FL 32789
Email: [email protected]
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to open a Sonny’s BBQ?
Overall investment range is $601,000 to $972,000, excluding real estate and building costs. Costs can vary by location. See the 2020 Sonny’s Franchise Disclosure Document for additional information.
How many locations do you have?
96 locations across the United States.
How much money can I make?
The average annual sales volume for the calendar year ended December 31, 2019 for the Sonny’s BBQ franchised restaurants included in the survey was $2,629,672. 45 or 48.91% of these restaurants reported average annual sales volume at or above this sales level. A new franchisee’s results may differ from these results. See Item 19 of the 2020 Sonny’s BBQ Franchise Disclosure Document for additional information.
What is the franchise fee?
The standard initial franchise fee is $35,000 for the first restaurant. You may own and operate 2 or more Sonny’s restaurants under an Area Development Agreement and a development fee of $15,000 is expected for each restaurant, which is credited toward payment of the initial franchise fee on a pro-rata basis.
How long do the Franchise Agreements last?
Standard initial term of our Franchise Agreement is twenty (20) years with a renewal option of ten (10) years.
What are the royalty fees?
There is a 4.5% royalty fee plus a 2% brand fund fee and 2% local advertising fee. Fees are paid per restaurant and are based on gross receipts.
What are the minimum financial requirements to own a Sonny’s BBQ?
$500,000 in liquid assets and ability to raise 1.8M in capital.
How long is the process to become a Sonny’s BBQ franchisee?
The process includes pre-qualification, the application process, due diligence, business plan review, franchise agreement signing, site selection, construction and grand opening. The candidate approval process takes approximately 60-90 days. The average length of time between signing the Franchise Agreement to the grand opening is 9 – 15 months.
What is my next step?
Fill out the Initial Inquiry Form and we will be in touch.