Cost varies from location to location. In general the franchisee will need $80,000 of liquid assets (this includes the franchisee fee and working capital for build out, inventory, marketing and initial operation). The total estimated cost to open an Adam & Eve Retail store is between $172,000 and $350,000 as outlined in the FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document). These figures are only a guideline and not all-inclusive. The following is a breakdown of what is reported in the ITEM 7 of the Adam & Eve Stores FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document).
Item Low Investment High Investment
Initial Franchise Fee $30,000 $30,000
Rent (3 Months) and Deposits $8,000 $20,000
Leasehold Improvements $15,000 $70,000
Fixtures $42,000 $60,000
Inventory $58,000 $112,000
Professional Fees $2,000 $5,000
POS Software/Hardware $2,000 $7,000
Miscellaneous Expenses* $15,000 $46,000
Total Costs $172,000 $350,000
* Miscellaneous Expenses Include: Additional funds needed for three months of operation, Insurance, Permits, Utility Deposits, Grand Opening Advertising and Training Expenses.