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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I open a Jefferson’s franchise?

Jefferson’s seeks highly-qualified individuals to become franchisees. Prior restaurant or business experience, along with personal financial qualifications and self-motivation are important factors in our evaluation process.

What is the Franchisee Fee?

The initial fee is $20,000. The franchise agreement is for 10 years and is renewable for an additional 5 years with three renewal options.

What are the Royalties?

Jefferson’s franchisees pay 4% weekly (Gross-Sales tax). As we grow a 2% weekly gross in the future for advertising purposes. The advertising fee will take place in the near future at the owner’s discretion. Decision based on number of existing locations.

How much does it cost to open a Jefferson’s?

A good estimate is $183,000-$723,000. Amounts could be more or less based on restaurant size; build out costs, location, etc.

How much will I make as a Jefferson’s franchisee?

In our Franchise Disclosure Document we further explain why we cannot provide an earnings claim. Actual results vary based on location, expenses and labor. To learn more about actual finances, we will encourage you to speak with existing franchisees during the application process.

What kind of training can I expect?

We encourage all new franchisees to gain hands-on experience in our existing restaurants. Training is required in one of our existing stores. Close to opening our training team (franchise manager, experienced cooks and servers) will train your new hires and stay on board during your first full week of opening. We will provide continued support as needed.

Is financing available?

No. However, we can recommend sources that have provided financing options to other franchisees in the areas of equipment leasing.

Who decides the location?

Your selection of a site for a Jefferson’s franchise is subject to our acceptance. In approving a site we consider a variety of factors including general location, size, and physical characteristics of the site.

Can I change or modify the menu?

Some locations have a few regional items that other stores do not. These must be approved by corporate on an item by item basis. Franchisees can set their own prices with discussion and approval of corporate. Daily Food and Drink Specials are allowed, some fluctuation depending on what is selling regionally.

Franchise Steps

The steps to owning a Jefferson’s franchise is an exciting journey. We will guide you through the process.

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Why Jefferson’s?

Our business has expanded but our concept stays the same. We offer great, fresh food for a reasonable price.

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Franchise Form

To get started with your Jefferson’s Franchise! Simply Fill out our online application today!

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