What Are the Startup Costs of Owning a Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop Franchise?

A breakdown of the costs and fees associated with investing in a Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop franchise

The Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop franchise is poised to transform the $3 billion sushi industry. By taking a forward-looking, postmodern approach to sushi and Japanese cuisine, Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop is the rare, first-to-market opportunity that has the credentials to prove the long-term viability of its business model. Known as Sushi Shop™ in Canada — where after nearly 20 years our brand has grown to more than 150 locations — we have helped dozens of entrepreneurs realize their dreams of owning a sushi business.

The total initial investment to open a new Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop franchise ranges from $268,660 to $340,000. Our brand’s low entry cost has grown out of our proven business model: a small footprint, a support network that seeks to lower inventory costs, and industry-leading marketing support.

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What do I get for my franchise fee?

As a Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop franchisee, you will have the support of Kahala Brands™ and MTY Food Group™. They run approximately 60 brands, including Cold Stone Creamery® and Pinkberry®, and have approximately 5,500 locations open in nearly 30 countries. We specialize in helping entrepreneurs own restaurants, and our franchise owners have access to an immersive initial training platform, ongoing personalized training, an in-house marketing agency and more to help their businesses grow and prosper.

What about financing?

To make the investment even more affordable for new franchisees, Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop has relationships with several third-party financial institutions that may be able to help you with financing.

What markets are available?

We have prime territory available in choice markets across the country.

What are our business models?

Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop franchise restaurants can thrive in a wide variety of settings and spaces, and we have two business models from which to choose. Our most popular model is a Street design, which works in urban locations and in strip malls. Our layout requires only a small footprint, which helps to keep ongoing rent costs low and helps secure prime locations next to coffee shops and supermarkets. We also offer a food court model designed for popular malls, stadiums, airports, college campuses and other non-traditional venues.

For a more in-depth look at costs and fees associated with opening a new Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop franchise, please review Item 7 from our most recent Franchise Disclosure Document:

Street Location

Estimated Individual Investment

Type of Expenditure Amount Method of Payment When Due To Whom Payment is Made
Initial Franchise Fee $30,000 Lump Sum Upon Signing Franchise Agreement Us
Electricity, Water, Gas, Telephone and Landlord's Deposits $2,000 - $10,000 As Incurred As incurred during training Utilities and Landlord
Store Design Fees and Plans $10,000 - $15,000 Lump Sum At signing of the Lease Architects or engineers
Permits $1,000 - $3,000 Lump Sum As Incurred State or municipality
Landlord Capital Contribution / Construction Chargeback $0 Lump Sum as per the lease Lump Sum as per the Lease Landlord
Store Construction, Leaseholds and Fixtures $90,000 - $150,000 As Incurred Generally 30% payable upon signing with the general contractor, 30% 20 days after signing, 25% after signing, 10% after signing and the balance after the restaurant is open General contractor
Equipment Package $70,000 - $75,000 As Incurred After singing the Offer to Lease Us, landlord or contractor
Furniture $15,000 - $20,000 As Incurred Before store opening Suppliers, third parties and/or vendors
Signs $10,000 - $20,000 As Incurred Before store opening Us and suppliers
Menu Box N/A As Incurred As Agreed General Contractor and/or supplier
Opening Uniform Package $700 - $1,200 As needed As Incurred Us
Small Wares $3,500 - $5,000 As Incurred As Agreed Suppliers
Cleaning Supplies $250 - $500 As Incurred As Agreed Suppliers, third parties and/or vendors
Opening Promotion and Advertising $2,000- $5,000 As Incurred As Agreed Third parties
Grand Opening $5,000 - $10,000 As Incurred As Agreed Us or our affiliate
Training Attendance $500 - $2,500 As Incurred As Agreed Third parties or vendors
Insurance $850 - $1,500 As Incurred As Agreed Third parties or vendors
POS System $4,760 - $14,000 As Incurred As per supplier agreement signed Supplies
Additional Funds - First 3 months $15,000 - $25,000 As Incurred Varied Times Suppliers
TOTAL $260,560 - $387,700

For additional information regarding this chart, please see Item 7 of our FDD.

Food Court Location

Estimated Individual Investment

Type of Expenditure Amount Method of Payment When Due To Whom Payment is Made
Initial Franchise Fee $30,000 Lump Sum Upon Signing Franchise Agreement Us
Electricity, Water, Gas, Telephone and Landlord's Deposits $2,500 - $10,000 As Incurred As incurred during training Utilities and Landlord
Store Design Fees and Plans $7,500 - $15,000 Lump Sum At signing of the Lease Architects or engineers
Permits $500 - $2,500 Lump Sum As Incurred State or municipality
Landlord Capital Contribution / Construction Chargeback $50,000 Lump Sum as per the lease Lump Sum as per the Lease Landlord
Store Construction, Leaseholds and Fixtures $75,000 - $90,000 As Incurred Generally 30% payable upon signing with the general contractor, 30% 20 days after signing, 25% after signing, 10% after signing and the balance after the restaurant is open General contractor
Equipment Package $70,000 - $75,000 As Incurred After singing the Offer to Lease Us, landlord or contractor
Furniture $0 As Incurred Before store opening Suppliers, third parties and/or vendors
Signs $2,500 - $5,000 As Incurred Before store opening Us and suppliers
Menu Box N/A As Incurred As Agreed General Contractor and/or supplier
Opening Uniform Package $300 - $1,000 As needed As Incurred Us
Small Wares $3,000 - $5,000 As Incurred As Agreed Suppliers
Cleaning Supplies $250 - $500 As Incurred As Agreed Suppliers, third parties and/or vendors
Opening Promotion and Advertising $1,000- $3,000 As Incurred As Agreed Third parties
Grand Opening $5,000 - $10,000 As Incurred As Agreed Us or our affiliate
Training Attendance $500 - $2,500 As Incurred As Agreed Third parties or vendors
Insurance $850 - $1,500 As Incurred As Agreed Third parties or vendors
POS System $4,760 - $14,000 As Incurred As per supplier agreement signed Supplies
Additional Funds - First 3 months $15,000 - $25,000 As Incurred Varied Times Suppliers
TOTAL $268,660 - $340,000

For additional information regarding this chart, please see Item 7 of our FDD.

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