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What are the financial qualifications for becoming a broken yolk franchisee? 

You will need $1.5 million net worth and $500k liquidity per store.  These amounts are for qualification purposes and are not necessarily indicative of the cost of building a Broken Yolk Cafe.

Can the franchisee be a partnership?

Yes, you may form a partnership for the purposes of operating a Broken Yolk Café. Each member of the partnership will be required to sign and abide by the terms of the franchise agreement. 

How much is the franchise fee? 

The franchise fee is $35,000 when part of a multi-unit area development agreement.  On rare occasions where the geography and population warrant, we offer a 1-store franchise agreement.  In that case, the franchise fee is $45,000.   

How much are the royalty and advertising fees? 

The royalty and marketing fund fees are 4% and 1% of gross sales, respectively.  Both are paid electronically on a monthly basis.  You’ll also spend 2% of gross sales on local marketing for your specific restaurant.  

How is the advertising fee used? 

The marketing funds are used to build overall brand awareness and include social media management, video creation, advertising templates for various print options, billboards, coupons and direct mail.  They are additionally used to record radio spots and TV commercials when applicable.  

How much money can I make operating a Broken Yolk Café? 

Our average annual store volume for the 33 restaurants open the entire year of 2021 was $2.2 million. More detailed financial information is listed in the FDD. Federal and state laws prohibit any franchisor from providing projected earnings figures, but you may talk with our existing franchisees who can share their information and experience with you.  

Source:  2022 Broken Yolk Cafe FDD, Item 19.  If you open a Broken Yolk Cafe, your annual revenue may be higher or lower than these figures.

Do you offer one-store franchises? 

We offer multi-unit area development agreements with a minimum of three stores.   On rare occasion and when the geography warrants, we may offer a 1-store franchise.  

How is the territory determined for an area development agreement? 

The overall size of the territory is based upon the number of stores that you and Broken Yolk agree that you will build. Using demographic and population mapping tools, Broken Yolk will work with you to define a territory that is large enough to hold the number of stores you have agreed to operate. 

How long does it take to get a Broken Yolk Café up and running? 

The time needed to get up and running varies by the market place and is largely dependent upon real estate availability and permitting requirements. On average, once the permits are obtained, it takes approximately 3 – 4 months to design, construct and furnish the restaurant and open for business.

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