The following chart briefly lists the estimated start-up costs for a BBFC franchise:

    Type of Payment

    • Initial Franchise Fee
    • Training Expenses (travel only)
    • Real Property – Rent (depend upon negotiations with leasor)
    • Office Equipment and Supplies
    • Delivery van
    • IT Systems (computers, printers, fax machine, copier, software, etc.)
    • Opening Inventory (includes 5% royalty and 2% advertising fee)
    • Shipping Costs (per shipment)
    • Marketing and promotional materials
    • Deposits (for utilities)
    • Licenses and Permits (varies by state)
    • Payroll (90 days)
    • Insurance (auto, general liability, etc.)
    • Accounting and payroll services
    • Professional Fees
    • Additional Funds: Working capital

    Payment Amount

    • $5,000 ($5.00 per alcohol retail licensee min. 1,000 licensees per territory)
    • $3500
    • $9,000
    • $9,000
    • $5,000 (Down Payment)
    • $5,000
    • $25,000
    • $2,500
    • $500
    • $500
    • $3,000
    • $36,400
    • $1,500
    • $5,000
    • $3,000
    • $50,000

    Method of Payment

    • Lump Sum
    • As arranged
    • Lump sum
    • As arranged
    • As arranged
    • As arranged
    • Lump sum
    • Lump sum
    • Lump sum
    • Lump Sum
    • As arranged
    • Monthly
    • As arranged
    • As arranged
    • As needed
    • As needed

    When Due

    • Upon execution of the Franchise Agreement
    • As incurred
    • As arranged
    • As incurred
    • As incurred
    • As incurred
    • Upon execution of the Franchise Agreement
    • As arranged
    • As incurred
    • As incurred
    • As incurred
    • Monthly
    • As incurred
    • As incurred
    • n/a
    • n/a

    To Whom Payment is Made

    • BBFC
    • 3rd Party Vendor
    • Leassor
    • 3rd Party Vendor
    • 3rd Party Vendor
    • 3rd Party Vendor
    • BBFC
    • Third-party vendors
    • Third-party vendors
    • Third-party vendors
    • Federal, state, and local agencies
    • Employees
    • Insurer
    • Third-party vendors
    • Legal etc.
    • n/a