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Franchising FAQ
What is the cost of opening a Robin's®?

The cost of opening a Robin’s® location can vary depending on the type of location and the size. Typically it can range from $210,000.00 – $395,000.00.

Naturally, a large portion of the cost may be financed, though we recommend a minimum cash investment of at least 40%. Please review the franchise fee overview on the Franchise Program page, or contact our national office.

Will Robin's® select the location and build the store for me?

Robin’s® is actively seeking prime locations. In certain instances, you may choose to open a store in a location of your choice, however this location must be evaluated and approved by Robin’s®. Construction of the store will also be conducted or supervised by Robin’s®.

I have little experience negotiating leases; will Robin's® offer assistance in this area?

Yes. Robin’s® will fully negotiate or aid in lease negotiations for franchisees.

What hours will the store be open?

In a typical location, the store would be open 24 hours, 7 days a week. The hours of operation may change in site-specific circumstances.

Is the franchisee required to buy supplies and ingredients directly from Robin's®?

Quality specifications and recommended sources of equipment and supplies are provided to each franchisee. The franchisee purchases specified supplies through a designated food distributor.

Must a franchisee have prior experience in food retailing?

No. Though fast food experience is helpful, Robin’s® will provide comprehensive training and operational guidance. The interest and effort of the Franchisee is more important than hospitality or retailing experience.

Can a Robin's® franchisee own more than one Robin's® Franchise?

Yes. A franchisee who has demonstrated success in organizing and operating a profitable Robin’s® store may be eligible for new franchise opportunities.

What training and store opening assistance are provided to franchisees?

Robin’s® will provide an extensive training program covering all aspects of store operations including food preparation, operating policies, equipment maintenance, selling and merchandising, management and financial control, etc. This program is four weeks in duration and is held at our Training Facility or another designated location depending on your requirements.

What level of income can a Franchise expect to earn?

There are many factors involved in determining the level of revenues and expenses of an individual store. The franchisees’ skills, location, overhead costs, etc., will affect the outlets profitability. Accordingly, Robin’s® cannot guarantee that any store will achieve certain level of sales, profit or cash flow. However, Robin’s® stands behind its franchisees, providing a robust program to maximize your store’s sales and revenue potential.

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