Our Perfect Candidate
Our Ideal Person
A Bobby Chez franchise owner should understand our “gourmet to go” brand position and unique concept – fast, healthy gourmet meals that you heat at home.
They should have a creative entrepreneurial spirit helps to succeed in the restaurant business.
Franchise owners should live in or around an area close to the store.
Franchise owners should be involved in the day-today operations.
Franchise owners should be involved with in their local communities
We want you to have a familiarity with your desired market.
|Criteria||$150k liquid assets, $750k net worth per store|
|Investment||$249k to $498k (includes franchise fee of $40k)|
|Market||Familiarity with one of our target markets|
|Background||Business leadership in the restaurant industry, or an entrepreneurial background|
|Passion||You see the growing opportunity for “Gourmet to Go”|
|Initial Franchise Fee||$40,000|
|Real Estate Rent Deposits and Pre-Paid Expenses||$5,000 – $15,000|
|Training Expenses||$2,000 – $5,000|
|Grand Opening Marketing||$10,000|
|Fixtures & Furnishings||$20,000 – $30,000|
|Signage||$5,000 – $10,000|
|Food Service Equipment||$60,000 – $120,000|
|Computers, Hardware and Software||$7,500 – $8,500|
|Bobby Chez Crabcakes Restaurant Leasehold Improvements||$55,000 – $180,000|
|Inventory and Supplies||$10,000 – $15,000|
|Professional Fees||$3,000 – $5,000|
|License, Permits and other Licenses||$2,000 – $5,000|
|Insurance||$2,000 – $7,000|
|Architectural/Engineering Fees||$7,500 – $17,500|
|Additional Funds – 3 Months||$20,000 – $30,000|
|TOTAL ESTIMATED INITIAL INVESTMENT||$249,000 – $498,000|
We offer both options.
Customers can take their Bobby Chez meals to-go and heat at home or we can fully cook their meal at the restaurant and they can enjoy inside the restaurant and/or take away and eat somewhere else.
Most Bobby Chez locations have a small dining room for guests.
We have direct relationships with several lenders that we will connect you with for qualification and lending options.
Most lenders are expecting a franchisee to invest approximately 30% of the overall investment in cash. The remaining 70% can typically be financed.
The Bobby Chez royalty is 5% of net sales (Gross sales minus sales tax and discounts). This is collected weekly via and ACH with your bank.
The Marketing Fund is currently 1% of net sales and is also collected weekly along with the royalty.
Our typical location is 1000-1200 square feet and is located within a shopping center or outparcel strip center.
We focus on traffic counts, residential household numbers, income levels, and average age.
We like to be located next to other regional and national retail brands.
We have regional and national relationships with real estate brokers and landlords to assist you in finding the best possible location.
Once you have signed your lease on your real estate, the estimated time to open is 180 days.
Securing a location and signing a lease typically ranges between 30 days and 6 months.
Our main growth plans are in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. We plan to expand to surrounding states in 2023 and 2024.
Our franchisee success and support are extremely important and having a focused and disciplined growth strategy is something we will not waver on.
We believe that the sales in your Bobby Chez restaurant will be driven by your marketing, location, employee training, and overall guest experience.
In our 2022 FDD, under Item 19, we do list the 4 corporate locations revenue as well as the average revenue of the 4 locations.
The average Bobby Chez had revenue of $995,000 in 2021. This was also a 5 day per week business. Our standard for franchises are 6 days per week.
Complete the form below or call 856-912-2804, and a Franchise Development leader will reach out with more information.
* Four corporately-owned Bobby Chez locations were included in this financial performance representation, and three out of the four (75%) locations reported achieving or surpassing $990,197 in gross sales from January 2021 through December 2021. There is no assurance, however, that you will do as well. Full financial performance representations can be found in our Franchise Disclosure Document.