Startup Costs and Fees for a Mr. Gatti’s Pizza or Gatti’s Pizza Franchise

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The franchise fee for a Mr. Gatti’s Pizza fast-casual restaurant (3,800 – 6,800 square feet) is $45,000, with a total estimated initial investment ranging from $909,335 to $1,356,500.

Refer to the chart below for our Item 7 for a Mr. Gatti’s Pizza restaurant:

Type of Expenditure Amount Method of Payment When Due To Whom Payment is Made
Real Estate and Site Improvements (Note 2) (Note 2) (Note 2) (Note 2)
Construction Costs $344,435 to $495,600 As agreed between you and your contractor As agreed between you and your contractor Various contractors
Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment Package (excluding IT equipment) $258,400 to $312,400 Lump Sum Before opening Various suppliers
IT Equipment and Point-of-Sale Systems (including music servicing fees such as ASCAP) $25,000 to $35,000 As agreed between you and your POS vendor(s) As agreed between you and your POS vendor(s) Approved POS Vendor(s)
Interior and Exterior Artifacts and Graphics/ Signage $10,000 to $25,000 Lump Sum Before opening Various suppliers
Games $125,000 to $280,000 As negotiated Before opening Various suppliers
Architectural Fees $15,000 to $30,000 As negotiated Before opening Architect
SUBTOTAL for Capital Items Only $777,835 to $1,178,000
Franchise Fee $45,000 Note 6 (Note 6) Us
Insurance Coverage $500 to $1,000 down payment (as negotiated with your carrier) As agreed between you and your carrier As agreed between you and your carrier Insurance Carrier
Initial Training Cost $5,000 to $12,000 As negotiated Before opening Hotel, wages, meals and travel of trainees
Initial Advertising and Grand Opening $30,000 As negotiated Before opening and in the thirteenth month following opening Various media and third party suppliers
Beginning Inventory (including paper products and plush inventory) $25,000 to $38,000 Lump Sum Before opening Various third party vendors
Change Fund $1,500 to $2,500 Lump Sum Before opening Maintained in Mr. Gatti's restaurant
Pre-opening labor $4,500 to $10,000 As negotiated As incurred Your employees
Additional Funds 3 months $20,000 to $40,000 As negotiated As incurred Employees, vendors, suppliers, etc
TOTAL Estimated Range for 1 Mr. Gatti's Restuarant $909,335 to $1,356,500

The franchise and application fees for a Gatti’s Pizza family buffet restaurant (6,000 – 30,000 square feet) is $60,000, with a total estimated initial investment ranging from $1,332,750 to $5,510,500.

Refer to the chart below for our Item 7 for a Gatti’s Pizza family buffet restaurant:

Type of Expenditure Amount Method of Payment When Due To Whom Payment is Made
Reimbursement of Site Evaluation Analysis Varies (Note 2) (Note 2) Us
Real Estate and Site Improvements (Note 3) (Note 3) (Note 3) (Note 3)
Construction Costs $438,000 to $2,550,000
Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment Package (excluding IT equipment and games) $331,500 to $750,000 Lump Sum Before Opening Various suppliers
IT Equipment and Point-of-Sale Systems $75,000 to $250,000 Approved POS Vendors
Interior and Exterior Artifacts and Graphics / Signage $25,000 to $90,000 Lump Sum Before Opening Various suppliers
Games $300,000 to $1,600,000 Lump Sum Before Opening Various third party distributors
Architectural Fees $20,000 to $45,000 As negotiated Before Opening Architect
SUBTOTAL for Capital Items Only $1,189,250 to $5,385,000
Franchise and Application Fee $40,000 to $55,000 (Note 7) (Note 7) (Note 7) Us
Initial Franchise Fee $5,000 (Note 7) (Note 7) (Note 7) Us
Insurance Coverage $500 to $1,000 down payment(as negotiated with your carrier) As negotiated between you and your carrier As agreed between you and your carrier Insurance Carrier
Initial Training Cost $5,000 to $12,000 As negotiated Before opening Hotel, wages, meals and travel of trainees
Initial Advertising and Grand Opening $30,000 As negotiated Before opening and in thirteenth month following opening Various media and third party suppliers
Beginning Inventory (including paper products and plush inventory) $30,000 to $45,000 Lump Sum Before opening Various third party suppliers
Change Fund $2,500 Lump Sum Before opening Maintained in Gatti's Pizza Facility
Pre-Opening Labor $5,000 to $15,000 As negotiated As incurred Your employees
Additional Funds 3 months $25,000 to $60,000 As negotiated As Incurred Employees, vendors, suppliers etc
TOTAL Estimated Range for 1 Gatti's Pizza Facility $1,332,750 - $5,610,500

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Note 2: See Item 5 of our FDD regarding Site Evaluation Analysis.

Note 3A: Construction costs include the construction of interior and demising walls, electrical, plumbing, flooring and millwork. Among other factors, local labor costs and other local conditions will affect your construction costs. The range above is based on a $73 per square foot to $85 per square foot construction cost.

Note 7: See Item 5. The Application Fee is either $40,000 or $55,000 and the Initial Franchise Fee is $5,000 for your Gatti’s Pizza Facility.

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