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One of North America's Fastest Growing Thaï Franchises

What Are My Startup Costs?

Owning a Thai Express franchise is remarkably affordable

Imagine the opportunity to join an iconic brand on the ground floor just before an historic expansion. With a Thai Express franchise, you can be the first to market with a popular product and a QSR restaurant that doesn’t compete in the overcrowded hamburger-pizza-chicken space.

Industry experts and major media alike have identified Asian food in general, and Thai food specifically, as major growth areas for the restaurant market. Just in the last 10 years, Asian foods have exploded in popularity in the U.S., with total growth over the period exceeding 135% according to The Washington Post. Opening a Thai Express is a remarkably affordable business, especially when you consider the tremendous growth potential our brand has in the U.S. market. Here is a breakdown of our startup costs:

TYPE OF EXPENDITURE AMOUNT - Food Court Location AMOUNT - Street Location METHOD OF PAYMENT
Initial License Fee (1) (a) single unit franchisees (a) $30,000 (a) $30,000 (a) Lump Sum
Electricity, Water, Gas, Telephone and Landlord’s Deposits (2) $5,000 to $10,000 $7,000 to $10,000 As incurred
Store Design Fees and Plans (3) $7,500 to $15,000 $7,000 to $15,000 Lump Sum
Permits (4) $500 to $2,500 $1,000 to $3,000 Lump Sum
Landlord Capital Contribution / Construction Chargeback (5) $25,000 to $50,000 $0 Lump sum as per the Lease
Store Construction, Leaseholds and Fixtures (6) $110,000 to $260,000 $180,000 - $360,000 As incurred
Exhausts (7) $15,000 to $50,000 $40,000 to $60,000 As incurred
Equipment Package (8) $75,000 to $90,000 $75,000 to $100,000 As incurred
Furniture (9) $0 $20,000 to $35,000 As Incurred
Signs (10) $8,000 to $15,000 $15,000 to $25,000 As incurred
Menu Box (11) $9,000 to $15,000 $10,000 to $17,500 As incurred
Opening Uniform Package (12) $300 to $1,000 $700 to $1,200 As needed
Working Capital (22) $10,000 $10,000 As incurred
Small Wares (13) $5,000 to $10,000 $10,000 to $12,000 As incurred
Opening Promotion and Advertising (14) $500 - $3,000 $750 - $5,000 As Incurred
Grand Opening (15) $10,000 $10,000 As incurred
Security System (does not include monitoring cost) (21) $0- $3,000 $0 - $3,000 As incurred
Training Attendance (16) $500 to $2,500 $500 to $2,500 As incurred
Insurance $850 to $1,500 $850 to $1,500 As incurred
POS System (20) $3,000 - $5,500 $3,500 - $5,500 As incurred
Additional Funds - First 3 Months (17) $15,250 to $25,500 $15,250 to $25,500 As incurred
Total Unit (18) $330,400 to $609,500 $436,550 to $731,700

Bring the premier Thai food franchise to your community today

Thai Express is a low-cost investment opportunity with high potential for growth as we expand across the United States. Startup costs range from $330,400 to $731,700, depending on the model you choose. Since 2004, we saturated the Canadian market with a business model built for entrepreneurs who are passionate about bringing an authentic and affordable Thai food experience to their communities. The franchise fee for your first Thai Express franchise is $30,000, and the franchise fee for multiple units can be discounted if certain conditions and criteria are met.

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