What is the initial franchisee fee?
The initial fee is $27,500, with discounts available for multiple locations.
What is the total investment?
It is extremely difficult to determine the exact amount of the investment. Current estimates range between $127,500-$322,500. Many factors go into these estimates and will be discussed at length at the first face-to-face meetings.
Does WindMill offer a finance program?
No. However, previous franchisees have qualified for SBA loans.
What are the royalty fees?
The weekly continuing service and royalty fee to the individual franchisee is 5%, exclusive of sales taxes.
What are the advertising fees?
The WindMill Franchise Company has a separate advertising division. This division is financed by contributions from all franchisees. The contribution is 4% on the first 500,000 of gross sales and 2% on all gross sales after that. This fee is due on a weekly basis.
What is the term of the franchise agreement?
The basic term is 10 years. Franchisees in good standing are offered the opportunity to renew for another ten-year term at no additional cost.
How will I be trained?
The WindMill training program is designed to take you from the ground up. Each individual franchisee will receive a hand-tailored program based upon their prior knowledge. Training is conducted in a corporate-owned restaurant and a minimum of eighty hours is required.
How do I get started?
Simply fill out the Franchise Pre-Evaluation Form and submit it to us. Shortly after your application is received, you will be contacted to set up a telephone meeting with a franchise representative.